10 Day Perth to Adelaide Adventure Tour - Untamed Escapes

Wide, open spaces, arid lands, pristine beaches, lush bushland, abundant wildlife and scores of natural wonders. Welcome to Australia; raw and rugged as nature intended. Traversing almost 4,000km of iconic Australiana over ten adventure-filled days - The ultimate Perth to Adelaide camping tour. 

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Highlights

  • Marvel at the ancient Wave Rock
  • Unearth Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park with its friendly kangaroos
  • Traverse the vast expanses of the Nullarbor Plain
  • Plunge into the ocean environment on a surfing lesson
  • Witness abundant native wildlife from the land, sea and sky 
  • Taste the world-famous seafood of the Eyre Peninsula
  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins or come face-to-tooth with a white shark (OE)
  • Roam the towering landscapes of the Flinders Ranges

Inclusions

  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities unless stated as an optional extra (OE)
  • Meals – 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Accommodation – Swag camping with basic facilities (8 nights), and bush camp with no facilities (1 night)
  • Transport – Air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)
  • Expert local guide

Day 1 : Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park

Your Perth to Adelaide camping tour begins travelling east from the city over the Darling Ranges, stopping for coffee at Western Australia's oldest inland town, York. A bit more driving, and you'll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock and, by late afternoon, setting up camp in Fitzgerald River National Park. This is one of Australia's largest and most botanically significant national parks, renowned for its rugged hinterland, coastal scenery and more than 1,800 beautiful and rare plant species. Today travel around 600km. Accommodation Swag camping at Fitzgerald River National Park, which has toilet and shower facilities.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Fitzgerald River to Cape Le Grand National Park

Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt. Baron for breathtaking views, then take the coastal route into Esperance, an iconic oceanic wonderland. This part of Western Australia has no less than nine national parks where you'll find some of the best beaches in the world. Connect to Country during a 90-minute Dabungool Cultural Experience. Join local Wudjari Nyungar mother and daughter as they guide you on a coastal walk to learn about the six seasons, bushfood and medicine plants that have sustained the Wudjari people for many thousands of years. Next, drive along one of the most magical stretches of oceanside road you'll ever see. Stop for a swim at Twilight Beach before travelling a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp where the bush meets the beach at Lucky Bay, your base, for two nights. Spend the afternoon hiking, swimming in turquoise waters, or simply just soaking up the serenity. Travel about 250km today. Accommodation Swag camping at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, which has toilet and shower facilities.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Cape Le Grand National Park

Sunrise is a sacred time here, and it's also when the friendly western grey kangaroos are most active. Wander onto the beach to say hello before strapping on your hiking boots to embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak for sweeping views across Cape Le Grand and Recherche Archipelago. Spend the remainder of the day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. We drive only 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. Stay a second night in Cape Le Grand. Accommodation Swag camping for a second night at Lucky Bay.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : The Nullarbor

Rise with the sun and hit the road. By nightfall, we'll be falling asleep under the star-filled outback skies of the Nullarbor. En route, stop at the quintessential outback town of Norseman before we traverse the Eyre Highway eastbound, taking in Australia's longest straight road, 90 Mile Straight. Watch the ever-changing landscapes from your window as your guide regales the history and stories that make this land unique. Tonight, gaze up at distant galaxies on a genuine bush camping experience on the Nullarbor. There is no escaping a long drive today with 790km of outback to cover but plenty of stops along the way. Accommodation Swag camping on the Nullarbor (no facilities).  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : The Nullarbor and the Great Australian Bight

Today we continue crossing the outback of the mighty Nullarbor. Make a stop at Eucla, an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath dunes. Classic Australian sights stretch out before us on the road today. Keep your cameras at the ready for iconic photo opportunities at the famous camels, kangaroos and wombats crossing road sign and the edge of Australia, where the outback drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Stretching approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, Bunda Cliffs are the world's longest continuous line of sea cliffs. Further on, unearth a piece of Australian history as we cross the Dingo Fence. At 5,614 kilometres, it is the world's longest fence and marks the entry point to the Yalata Aboriginal lands. Finally, in the afternoon, arrive at Fowlers Bay. Travel we travel around 560km. Accommodation Swag camping at Fowlers Bay Caravan Park, which provides toilets and showers.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Eyre Peninsula's West Coast

This morning, unearth some pristine coastal sights, including a legendary surf break at Cactus Beach, before stopping at the Penong Windmill Museum to meet 'Bruce', the biggest windmill in Australia. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, test your sandboarding skills in some massive dunes. Come late afternoon, arrive at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat to enjoy a barbecue feast and roll out your swag in a unique outdoor hut. Today travel approximately 400km. Accommodation Swag camping at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat, which provides toilets and showers.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Baird Bay and Mikkira Station

Today, dive into glassy waters and swim with wild sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This optional experience is an outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours. Those who choose to stay on land will travel to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where you can see Australian seal pups playing and resting on the beach. After lunch, travel to Elliston for a short coastal drive, then onto Mikkira Station Koala Sanctuary to set up camp for two nights. This private property is home to the Eyre Peninsula's only wild koala population, with around 300 koalas and lots of kangaroos and emus calling Mikkira home. Enjoy some free time before dinner at the campsite. Tonight, fall asleep under koala-filled gum trees. Travel around 400km today. Accommodation Swag camping at Mikkira Station Koala Sanctuary which has shower and toilet facilities.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Port Lincoln and Mikkira Station

Unearth the natural highlights of Port Lincoln and its surroundings, including the rugged Whalers Way and white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park. You'll also have time to explore Australia's Seafood Capital, Port Lincoln. Today, you have the opportunity for a meaningful regeneration experience. We have various conservation partners in Port Lincoln, and what we do depends on which projects are running at that time of year. You might find yourself removing weeds, doing a koala count, planting trees or doing a beach clean-up. After a full day of exploring, return to your new koala friends at Mikkira Station for a camp dinner and rest. Alternative Itinerary Those coming to Port Lincoln to get up close and personal with the aquatic wildlife can opt to have a Great White Shark experience. This outsourced activity is not included in the itinerary and must be booked directly with Calypso Star Charters. Please see Optional Extras for more information. Drive time today is about 2.5 hours unless you are doing the shark experience, in which case it is only 1 hour. Accommodation Swag camping for a second night at Mikkira Station.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Port Lincoln to Flinders Ranges

Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. The turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay are the perfect places for beginners to perfect their skills. Those not wanting to surf can relax on the beach or swim. Stop to see unique silo art in Cowell before some free time in Port Augusta. Then, onwards to Spear Creek Holiday Park, which is set adjacent to the Western slopes of the Flinders Ranges in the middle of a 21,000-acre working sheep station. After a tasty dinner prepared by your Guide, kick back and enjoy front-row seats to one of Earth's most spectacular light shows. The Flinders Ranges is famed as having some of the Southern Hemisphere's clearest skies. Roll out your swag under a blanket of stars twinkling stars and reflect on your adventure. Today travel approximately 400km. Accommodation Swag camping at Spear Creek Holiday Park, which has a toilet and shower facilities.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

The fossils discovered in the Flinders Ranges are so old that geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of Earth's history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period. After breakfast, we will unearth more of this amazing park as we pull on our hiking boots for a morning hike. After lunch, we begin the final leg of our tour back to Adelaide. South Australia is well known for its world-class wine, and the last stop of the tour takes full advantage of this. Pull up in the Clare Valley wine region for a wine tasting, and cheers to your adventure before finally arriving in Adelaide around 5 pm. Today we travel approximately 330km.  

Meal(s) included : None

 

Departs: From the Tourist Bus Stop (Stand) Beaufort Street, the corner of Beaufort Street and Jame's Street Mall, Perth at 6:30 am

Returns: in Adelaide around 5:00 pm  

 

Extras:

  • Those coming to Port Lincoln to get up close and personal with the aquatic wildlife can opt to have a Great White Shark experience. This is an outsourced activity not included in the itinerary and needs to be booked directly with Calypso Star Charters.

What to bring

  • Sleep Bag
  • Pillow
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Water bottle &/or Camelbak (2L minimum)
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Swimmers and beach towel
  • Hand sanitiser and insect repellent
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Torch or headlight
  • Snacks for the bus in your day bag
  • In cooler months (Oct, Nov, March & April), pack thermals, bed socks, warm clothes and a hot water

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