9 Day Perth to Adelaide Ultimate Adventure
Come on a once in a lifetime journey across the spectacular Nullarbor and experience some of the best and most beautiful spots in Australia. Our Perth to Adelaide road trip is popular amongst travellers seeking breath-taking scenery and amazing animal encounters!
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.
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 and finish your Perth to Adelaide road trip on a high! *Own Expense
“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
- Wave Rock
- Visit Esperance
- Cape Le Grande National Park
- Koonalda Homestead & Nullarbor National Park
- Learn to surf lesson & 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)
Day 1: Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River National Park
Day 2: Cape Le Grand National Park
Day 3: Cape Le Grand to The Nullarbor
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.
Day 5: Great Australian Bight & Coodlie Park
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 $180 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 4.5 hours today, walk about 1, with some swimming if you choose to as well.
Day 7: Mikkira Station & Port Lincoln (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.
Day 8: Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable
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.
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 ($180pp)
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 - Port Lincoln ($532pp) - Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Star Charters
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 practise 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:
- Sleeping bag (Hire not available)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Warm and cool clothing
- Insect repellent
- A sense of adventure!
Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max
This tour operates September till May only