Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Perth to Adelaide Overland tour
Overland Journeys Land expedition Perth to Adelaide Overland package

Perth to Adelaide Overland

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
9 days
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Overview

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

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Perth
End City Adelaide

Travel Theme

Overland Journeys

Destinations

Australia

Cities & Attractions

Adelaide

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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 Special Note: If we do not get to visit Wadlata Cultural Centre today, we will visit first thing the next day

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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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)

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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.

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Finish point

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

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