Highlights
  • Explore Wave Rock and the Darling Ranges
  • Travel across the vast plains of the Nullarbor
  • Go swimming with sealions and dolphins on the Eyre Peninsula
  • Spot unique Australian wildlife
  • Discover the mighty Flinders Ranges in South Australia
  • Visit the delightful city of Adelaide

This is not only one of the world's great road trips across the vast plains of the mighty Nullarbor, but also an opportunity to encounter the best of Australian wildlife up close. This journey provides opportunities to spot a kangaroo, wombat, emu and dingo in the wild. Swimming with dolphins and sealions, taking in stunning Australian coastal scenery and kicking back in character-filled Aussie pubs, make this trip the ultimate for those looking for a wild and nature-filled journey through Australia's outback and remote regions.

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While traveling through Melbourne and Sydney with my husband who was on a work trip, I had a few extra days to book a side trip to see Uluru, The Olgas and Kings Canyon. As a single female traveler, I felt completely comfortable on this trip - there were a few other single female travelers in their 20s and 30s like me, from the US, the UK and Australia. Completing the group were a few Dutch couples in their 60s. Although we were a diverse group, we got along wonderfully and had a fantastic time with each other. The tour itself was very organized and our guide was very knowledgeable about the best times to go to the attractions in order to best avoid the crowds. While Uluru was a special place that had a real mystic feeling to it, the highlight for me was actually visiting Kings Canyon. Meals could have been more appetizing, however pretty good for camping in the bush. Highly recommend this tour and Intrepid.
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it was brilliant, ive never really camped September 2015

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it was brilliant, ive never really camped before ,now ready to book the darwin to perth, _x000D_
it was all just brilliant , can't believe i did it,_x000D_
i thought i loved India [ done 8 tours there] but now need to ditch the o/s brochures and work my way around the aus one
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well balanced between action, information given by September 2015

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I would just point people directly to September 2015

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I would just point people directly to adventure tours

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I'm 60yrs old and the other 6 September 2015

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I'm 60yrs old and the other 6 travellers were all in their 20's. They were a wonderful fun group who connected so well. Cheif, our tour guide topped it off. He was a wonderful cook, incredibly knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure everyone felt looked after. I especially liked the way he kept his eyes open for happenings in the wild eg wedge tailed eagles feeding, an obscure lizard, or wold horses. Things as an Australian I take for granted but were much appreciated by our visitors. _x000D_
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Itinerary

Day 1 Perth - Fitzgerald River National Park

Our adventure begins as we travel east over the Darling Ranges. After a morning break at the historic township of York we then continue our journey south. Our lunch stop will be at Wave Rock, where there's the opportunity to have a look at this amazing rock formation. After lunch we drive further south to the Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and the opportunity for a short walk. Approx travel 10 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about an hour and a half.

Day 2 Cape Le Grand National Park

Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron, one of the three quartzite peaks that make up the Barren Ranges. Legs stretched, we’ll take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee break and mosey around. Then 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 at the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local Western 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. Approx travel 2.5 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about 3 hours.

Day 3 The Nullarbor

If you didn’t have a chance to spot any roo's yesterday, early morning’s a prime time to potter down to the beach and see what’s hopping about before our early morning hike up Frenchman’s Peak which has stunning views across the inlets and islands of the Recherche Archipelago. 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 east bound. 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. Driving time is about 5 hours today, and walking time is about 1 hour.

Day 4 The Nullarbor

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. The name ‘Nullarbor’ is derived from the Latin for ‘No Trees’, so vegetation is one thing you shouldn’t expect to see today. We’ll make a stop at Eucla, an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath sand dunes, then call in for a night’s camping at Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park. This unique camp site 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.

Day 5 The Great Australian Bight

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. We drive onto the Nullarbor Plain and across the dingo fence while travelling through Yalata First Nations lands. In the afternoon we are heading to the Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre. Here you will learn more about the different styles and meaning behind many forms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Having a short stop at Streaky Bay for any supplies and then later in the afternoon we arrive at Coodlie Park bush camp. This working farm has traditional cropping, sheep and a project of tree planting on their own land to offset their own carbon emissions. Today we travel for approximately 8 hours.

Day 6 Coodlie Park Farm Retreat

Today is a day filled with ocean-based adventure! This morning you’ll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the calm and sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours is an optional experience and at only $180 will be one an experience you will treasure forever. 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 total driving time today is approximately 3 hours

Day 7 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 and afterwards have some free time to check out the town before making the short drive on to our campsite in Mikkira Station which is home to a wild koala population. Tonight you’ll go to sleep under the koala filled trees and wake to the now familiar sounds of native birdlife. Driving is about 3 hours. Walking time is about 2 hours.

Day 8 Lincoln National Park

Visit Lincoln National Park, which features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia. Travel along Whalers Way coastal drive to see breathtaking coastline and some of the oldest rocks in Australia and you’ll be spotting abundant native Australian wildlife such as emus and kangaroos in the sanctuary. We visit Wadlata Cultural Centre and have an interpretive walk through the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia. We bush camp In Mt. Remarkable National Park

Day 9 Mt Remarkable - 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. This overland adventure ends up on arrival in Adelaide. 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 their 9-day adventure together over a few drinks and meal Driving time on the last day is about 5 hours

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Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 21
Accomodations
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 nt),Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nts),Farmstay (2 nts)
Start City
Perth
End City
Adelaide
Guides All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Yor leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, organise the camp and cooking for camp or kitchen cooked meals (though passengers are required to help out) as well as recommend great local eating venues. They will also introduce you to our local friends along the way. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the areas visited on the trip, including historical, environmental, cultural and social aspects.
Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Central Adelaide accommodation
  • Adelaide
  • Adelaide
  • South Australia
  • AUSTRALIA

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