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Traversing almost 4,000km of iconic Australiana over ten adventure-filled days, this Adelaide to Perth camping tour takes in the Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Nullarbor Plain, Esperance, Margaret River, and so much more. Along the way, swim with wild sea lions and dolphins, and see kangaroos, koalas and other iconic Australian animals in the wild. Engage in authentic Indigenous culture and participate in a meaningful wildlife conservation activity. Learn to surf, sandboard down massive dunes, stop at charming country towns, fall asleep under star-filled skies and get to know the quintessential Australians who call this untamed land home. Awaken your inner adventurer in the wilds of Australia.
Escape the city and head north for the first stretch of your Adelaide to Perth camping tour. Grab a coffee in the small town of Port Wakefield before claiming a sandy patch of pristine beach for yourself at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Soak up the sun, then continue along the coast to the seaside town of Port Germein, where you can stroll along South Australia’s longest jetty, built in 1881.
This afternoon, arrive at Mt. Remarkable National Park in the Southern Flinders Ranges to enjoy an afternoon bushwalk. Later, arrive at 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. Relax with your new travel companions over dinner. Then kick back and enjoy front-row seats to one of Earth’s most spectacular light shows as you roll out your swag under a blanket of stars twinkling stars.
Today, travel approximately 320km.
Wake up to the sounds of native birdlife, and after breakfast, embark on the Daveys Gully hike to take in panoramic views across the Spencer Gulf. Then, hit the road. Along the way, we’ll see Kimba’s unique silo art and wind towards the wildly beautiful Eyre Peninsula after a quick pitstop to buy lunch.
Test your sandboarding skills in epic dunes before unearthing a magical seaside cave at Talia. Arrive at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat for a barbecue feast and spend the night in a unique swag hut.
Today, travel approximately 450km.
This morning, it’s time for one of the tour highlights, swimming with wild sea lions and majestic dolphins on a three-hour cruise in the sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This optional experience is an outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours and an experience to treasure forever.
Following a picnic lunch, peel on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson on a pristine beach with Streaky Bay Surf School. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or wander the shores. After a big day, arrive in Penong, an outback town famous for its dozens of windmills.
Today travel approximately 340km.
You may have swum with dolphins before, but the interaction you will have with the sea lions and dolphins together at Baird Bay is genuinely life-enhancing. The rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions are the labradors of the sea splashing, jumping, twisting, and twirling all around you. The magical bottlenose dolphins won’t disappoint either. This experience includes a three-hour cruise with all equipment and morning tea provided.
Visit the Baird Bay Eco Experience website and make sure you book with us in advance.
Today we begin the epic pilgrimage across the Nullarbor Plain. Keep your cameras at the ready for iconic photo opportunities at the famous camels, kangaroos and wombats crossing road sign before we make our way to 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. Breathe deep and take it all in.
Stop at the iconic Nullarbor Roadhouse, marvel at the ruins of an old telegraph station and, come late afternoon, cross the border into Western Australia. Tonight’s entertainment is courtesy of the celestial sphere bush camping under the southern skies on the Nullarbor.
Today travel around 800km with plenty of stops along the way.
Today we continue across the mighty Nullarbor, taking in Australia’s longest straight road, 90 Mile Straight. Visit the outback town of Balladonia, which shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to Earth here rather abruptly. Watch the ever-changing landscapes from your window as your guide regales the history and stories that make this land unique.
By afternoon, turquoise water will replace red dirt as we head towards Esperance. 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. Then head for the pristine bushland and beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park, our base, for two nights.
Today travel around 600km.
Crystal clear waters, powdery, white sands, expansive granite bluffs, and sunbathing kangaroos. Today, you’ll wake up in paradise. Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect the absolute beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is transparent, and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. 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.
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. Refuel with a lunch stop at one of the many beaches on Esperance’s Great Ocean Drive, then settle in for the onward drive to the Stirling Ranges to set up camp.
Today, travel approximately 520km.
After breakfast, travel to the Porongorups, which rise from the landscape like an island. Over 1,100 million years in the making, the striking granite outcrop of Castle Rock invites you to walk its 670-metre peak through tall Karri and Marri tree forest and take in the jaw-dropping view from the suspended Granite Skywalk.
Hop back on the bus for a dreamy coastal drive towards Albany. We’ll stop at The Gap and Natural Bridge before continuing to the turquoise and calm waters of Elephant Rocks. Then just up the road, descend into Greens Pool, a white sandy beach framed by huge granite boulders, primed for swimming in the warmer months. From the coast to the forest, walk among the old-growth forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region with the last stop of the day at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.
Travel approximately 390km today.
Today leave your hiking boots behind as you taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Unearth an array of cellar doors from wine, beer and gin to dairy and sweet treats. Between tastings, stop for lunch at one of Margaret River’s great restaurants.
Today travel around 240km.
Roll up your swag one last time before we arrive at the Ngilgi Cave Ancient Lands, an immersive above and below-ground experience. Go beneath the Earth’s surface for a 45-minute semi-guided tour of the exquisitely decorated Ngilgi Cave. Above ground, discover 600 million years of stories associated with the land and its people. Follow a pathway through the native bushland bringing to life the creation of the land, cave formations, cultural connection and native flora and fauna through a series of experiential nodes.
In Busselton, take a stroll along the 19th-century jetty stretching 1.8km into gorgeous Geographe Bay and have some free time for lunch. Then complete your ten day adventure with a meaningful experience at FAWNA to participate in some volunteer conservation work. This wonderful not-for-profit organisation, run solely by volunteers, was established in 1984 to support wildlife rehabilitators to provide the best care for orphaned, injured, or abandoned wildlife. Tasks vary from tour to tour but include things like cleaning wildlife enclosures, gardening or planting trees. Meet and learn from the passionate people that protect the region’s wildlife, such as the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possums to kangaroos, birdlife and reptiles.
One last stint on the road has you arriving in Perth around 6 pm.
Today travel around 340km.
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