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Perth to Melbourne Map Surfing Wave Rock Dutchemans Stern Flinders Ranges Esperance stairs to beach Elephant Rocks Frenchmans Peak Great Australian Bight Kangas Lucky Bay Koala Mikkira Wildlife crossing Lucky bay Cape Le Grand hike Cape Le Grand camp fire Cape Le Grand coastal walk Great Ocean Road Gibson Steps Great Ocean Road Coastal drive Grampians Mackenzie Falls

12 Day Perth to Melbourne Adventure Tour

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Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
12 days, 11 nights
Most Meals
Sundays(October to May) at 6:45am
Day 12 Approx 7pm
Cross Australia on an amazing Perth to Melbourne adventure tour!

Come on a once in a lifetime journey across the spectacular Nullarbor with the 12 day Perth to Melbourne adventure tour and experience some of the best and most beautiful spots in Australia.

You’ll see so much that you wouldn’t expect on this once in a lifetime trip including Wave Rock, The quaint little town of Esperance and some of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Le Grande National Park. Plus you will also experience once of Australia’s most famous tourist drives which is the Great Ocean Road via the magical Grampians National Park.

Cross the Nullarbor taking in the beautiful coastal views, rugged highway and abundance of wildlife before arriving at Coodlie Park for a true Aussie farm stay.

You’re now on the Eyre Peninsula where you have the chance to enjoy some of the top wildlife experiences in the world! Swim with sea lions and cage dive with great white sharks to cap off an amazing journey across this great country!


  • 9 day Perth to Adelaide camping tour
  • 2 nights dormitory accommodation at YHA Adelaide
  • 2 day 1 night Great Ocean Road and Grampians Adelaide to Melbourne tour
  • Private beaches just for the tour group
  • Amazing sunsets and sunrises
  • Surfing, hiking and lots of beach time!
  • Friendly, informative tour guide
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • All entry fees and touring

*This tour operates in the reverse direction, click here to check it out!*

“This trip allows you to cross the second largest desert area in the world and check out some amazing spots along the way! From awesome national parks and beaches to stunning treetop walks and wildlife including the chance to cage dive with Great White Sharks, this is a great experience.” – Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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  • Wave Rock
  • Visit Esperance
  • Cape Le Grande National Park
  • Koonalda Homestead & Nullarbor National Park
  • Learn to surf & sandboarding adventure
  • Stunning beaches and coast
  • Cross the Nullarbor
  • Visit Coodlie Park
  • Swim with sea lions and cage dive with great white sharks (own expense)
  • Visit a historic lighthouse and enjoy the breathtaking coastal views
  • Get up close and personal to koalas and some amazing birdlife in the wild
  • Marvel at the 12 Apostles
  • Visit Loch Ard Gorge and learn the true story of the famous shipwreck
  • Descend the Gibson Steps and view the Apostles from the beach
  • Visit The Balconies/Jaws of Death
  • Check out the views at Reed Lookout
  • Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Explore Halls Gap
  • Mackenzie Falls
  • Lots of Aussie wildlife

tour itinerary Perth to Melbourne
Day 1: Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River National Park
Our adventure begins as we travel east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with our first coffee break in the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town. A bit more driving and you’ll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock. By late afternoon, we’ll have arrived in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised world biosphere! Today we clock up a few kilometres and travel around 10 hours with stops along the way. Tonight we swag camp at Fitzgerald River National Park which has toilet but no showers.
Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Cape Le Grand National Park
Begin the morning with a hike up East Mt Baron then we’ll take the coastal route into Esperance. Get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks & where we camp is the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local eastern grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. Enjoy a free afternoon here and how you spend it is wholly up to you. Set out on a coastal bushwalk, splash about in the sea, fiddle around with your camera aperture or just kick back with your new buds along the beach. Today we travel 2.5 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about 3 hours and you’ll be swag camping with toilet and shower facilities at Cape Le Grand.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Cape Le Grand to The Nullarbor
Start the day with an early morning hike up Frenchman’s Peak which has stunning views across the inlets and islands of the Recherche Archipelago. Then we head to Norseman for lunch and then we’ll take a stunning coastal drive stopping at some of the regions most breathtaking beaches including Twilight Cove before heading to the outback town of Norseman for lunch and hit the Eyre Highway to start our journey eastbound.  Tonight you will get an IMAX version of the great southern sky where you’ll be left speechless by the show of constellations and shooting stars. Today’s driving time is about 5 hours and walking for about 1 hour. Tonight we bush camp (no facilities) under the Southern skies on the Nullarbor.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: The Nullabor & Koonalda Homestead

Driving’s the name of the game today (we’ve got 500 kilometres of the world’s longest stretch of straight road to cover!). Today will certainly give you a sense of the sheer size of this vast and ancient land. Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park.  This unique campsite was originally a sheep shearing station and fuel and rest stop for people travelling along the Nullarbor in the 1950s. Abandoned in the 1970’s the site became somewhat of a car graveyard with old cars left behind, broken down on the Nullarbor Plain.  A photographers dream! Travel time today is about 6 hours and once again be prepared to be bedazzled by the wonders of the southern skies.  Koonalda Homestead provides toilets but no showers and all meals are cooked up for you again today.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Great Australian Bight & Coodlie Park
Stops for today include the highway’s famous Camels/Kangaroos/Wombats Crossing road sign and the Bunda cliffs, where the Nullarbor Plain drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Running for approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, this is the world’s longest uninterrupted line of sea cliffs. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, we’ll arrive at Coodlie Park bush camp – a working farm retreat that boasts its own private beach and offers an insight into the demands of rural living. Tonight you may share a meal and stories with travellers from our other tours sleep in our super cool swag huts with shower facilities available. Today we travel for about 8 hours with stops along the way
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Coodlie Park & the Eyre Peninsula

Today is a day you’ll remember forever swimming with sea lions and dolphins in the clear waters off Baird Bay, on the Eyre Peninsula. (Please note: the Baird Bay Eco-tour is an optional outing you’ll need to book before your adventure begins. Cost is $170 per person; duration 3-4 hours). Those who choose to stay dry will have the morning at their leisure. Following a picnic lunch on the beach, we’ll hit the waters again doing a learn to surf lesson with Sceale Bay Surf School on a remote and pristine beach.  Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore.

Tonight we’ll stay back at Coodlie Park in the swag huts, drive for about 3 hours today, walk about 1, with some swimming if you choose to as well.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Mikkira Station & Port Lincoln

This morning test out your sand boarding skills in the Lake Newland Conservation Park sand dunes then explore the spectacular Eyre Peninsula coastline visiting Talia Caves before heading to Port Lincoln – the Seafood Capital of Australia.

Enjoy delicious lunch on the foreshore of Port Lincoln and check out the local sites of this pretty little town and Australia’s seafood capital. Then we’ll make the short drive on to our campsite in Mikkira which is a working sheep station clustered with Manna Gums with koalas galore! Driving is about 4 hours and the walking time is about 2 hours. Tonight we swag camp at Mikkira Station which has toilets and shower facilities. All meals included.
Meal(s) included: None
Day 8: Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable (Shark Cage Diving)
Depending on your love affair with fear, today you’ll either be diving into the world of Great White Sharks or brushing up on local whaling history at Whaler’s Way Conservation Park. Choose the way of the Whalers and you’ll be visiting the remains of an old whaling station (where you’ll hopefully spot some kangaroos and emus), lunching in Lincoln National Park and stopping by Glen Forest Wildlife Park to hand-feed a few critters. Choose shark diving and you’ll be boating out to sea, changing into dive gear and invited to hop in a cage for a meet-up with some real monsters of the deep. These are some critters we don’t suggest hand-feeding.

We visit Wadlata Cultural Centre and have an interpretive walk through the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia.  We’ll pick up any people returning from the Shark Cage Dive and then head to Mt. Remarkable National Park to set up camp for the night.

Depending on which itinerary you chose we’ll drive for about four hours, and walk for two, if not doing the cage dive. We bush camp In Mt. Remarkable National Park which has showers and toilets.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Mt Remarkable to Adelaide

This morning we’ll embark on our last hike of the tour – Davey’s Gully Walk in Mt Remarkable National Park, before hitting the road back to Adelaide and travelling through some of South Australia quant country towns.

Drive time today is about 5 hours and this overland adventure ends upon arrival in Adelaide.

This overland adventure ends upon arrival in Adelaide. There’s no accommodation provided tonight, and make sure you have booked your accommodation prior to departure. You’ll get your breakfast and lunch and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).
Day 10: Free day to explore Adelaide 
Optional day tours available – Barossa Valley Winery Day tour or Kangaroo Island Day tour
Day 11: Adelaide to The Grampians National Park

We’ll begin the day picking up from central Adelaide before heading East. We’ll take a break from our drive and stop to have morning tea along the mighty Murray river before continuing onto the township of Horsham for a look around.

Upon arrival into Halls Gap we’ll head to the Brambuk Aboriginal cultural centre, the Grampians is one of the best places in Victoria to learn about Aboriginal heritage and culture and also to spot wildlife so keep an eye out for Kangaroos and hopefully Emus too!

After the cultural centre we’ll head to the stunning views of Reeds lookout and The Balconies(Jaws of Death). The Jutting out rock formations of the Balconies over the spectacular valley really makes for one of the iconic photos of the day.

Mackenzie Falls is up next with an easy hike down to the Falls for beautiful views and a moment to look and reflect. Last up for the day we’ll head to Boroka lookout for views of the heart of the Grampians Ranges before retiring to our accommodation for the night to enjoy a nice Dinner amongst new friends.

Meal(s) included: Dinner

Day 12: The Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

Wake up to your awesome guide who’s prepared breakfast and get your fill before heading south towards one of the top ten drives in the world – The Great Ocean Road. We’ll stop off at Tower Hill on the way to get a look at the Volcanic Crater before starting the drive along this spectacular coastal drive with a visit to the Bay of Martyrs.

London Bridge is up next for some cool photos and selfies before heading to Loch Ard Gorge. This area is spectacular to behold and a favourite of many so make sure you explore it and get down to the lovely hidden beach, you’ll learn the story of the survivors of the famous shipwreck the Loch Ard by which the area is named as well.

A visit to the 12 Apostles is next, formerly known as the Sow and Piglets the Apostles are arguably one of the most iconic photos of our trip. We’ll have plenty of time to get some great photos before heading further east along the road to the Otway Rainforest.

Enjoying a walk through the cool temperate rainforest, you’ll feel dwarfed walking among the massive mountain ash trees. Breath in some of the freshest air you’ll ever come across as you check out the local flora and fauna.

We continue our drive and arrive at the surf coast where we checkout the seaside town of Apollo Bay. We stop off in Kennett River and spot birds and koalas in the wild before continuing onto Memorial Arch. The Arch is the former toll point for the great ocean road and is where you can get the iconic photo with the great ocean road sign over the road.

We continue through seaside towns Anglesea and Lorne before making the final stretch of road back to Melbourne over the West Gate Bridge arriving between 7 and 8:00pm.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Helicopter Ride over the 12 Apostles ($145 – 10 to 15 minutes)


While everything on our tours is included in the price such as transport, accommodation, food and entry and national park fees, there are two optional extra activities that we leave up to the passenger to decide if they want to do.

Swim with sea lions and dolphins ($170pp)

This is an amazing experience - you may have swum with dolphins at other places around the world but the interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay will leave you breathless. Baird Bay is a sheltered bay on the Eyre Peninsula and passengers aboard the boat for a short ride to our first stop, which is to swim with sea lions.  This takes place in approximately 2 metres of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us.

After this, we head further out into the bay to swim with the dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, wetsuit and snorkel equipment is provided at no additional cost.

As this activity is outsourced, only limited spaces are available so you must book this optional experience at the time of booking so you don’t miss out.  You will pay the operator direct $170 on the day of activity.

 Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Star Charters ($495pp)

Calypso Star Charters was established in 1990 and have a proud history of providing safe and exciting Advanced Eco Certified Shark Cage Diving.  They are also the only one-day Shark Cage Diving South Australian tour operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley (chum) to attract the sharks.  This sustainable practice provides passengers with the best possible chance of sighting and interaction close to the vessel and cage which will enhance your incredible experience! Book your cage dive now here! 

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag (Hire not available)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm and cool clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • A sense of adventure!

Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max

*This tour operates September till May only

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