Learn about First Nations Wardandi culture with a didgeridoo session in Ngilgi Cave, native food tasting, a bush medicine lesson and traditional fire lighting demonstration.. Wildlife-lovers, this one’s for you! Get the chance to swim with wild sea lions and dolphins off the Eyre Peninsula and camp in the bush among kangaroos and kookaburras.. Take guided hikes through Australia’s most captivating landscapes like the Porongurups, Flinders Ranges, Cape Le Grande National Park and the Stirling Ranges.. Spend a day winery-hopping around the Margaret River region, sampling local food and drink in boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory.
Hit the road on a uniquely Australian adventure from Adelaide to Perth and encounter native Australian wildlife up close. Vast, rugged and beautiful, we think the best way to experience Australia is camping under the immense southern skies and road-tripping through incredible scenery. Spot kangaroos, wombats, emus and rare birds in remote national parks and enjoy stunning bush scenery on an adventure across the epic Nullabor Plain and Stirling Ranges into Western Australia’s wine country. This ten-day tour is perfect for international and local travellers who want an immersive journey through the wild landscapes of Australia’s south coast.
Breakfast Included: 9 Lunches Included: 10 Dinner Included: 9
Adelaide — Flinders Ranges National Park
Meet your leader and group this morning at 6.30 am sharp, then hit the road headed north. Stop at Clare for a coffee before continuing to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic time-line of the Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period! Take a hike to Alligator Gorge, enjoy lunch in the great outdoors and then continue to Warren Gorge.
Eyre Peninsula – Coodlie Park
Embrace an early start this morning and head to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. See some unique outback silo art in the tiny town of Kimba and after a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s time to head to the coast to explore the Talia Caves. Continue to the Lake Newland sand dunes. Here, you can choose to get your heart pumping with some sandboarding, or relax and admire the views. In the afternoon, continue to Coodlie Park Farm Retreat. This working farm has traditional cropping, sheep and a project of tree planting on their own land to offset their own carbon emissions.
Baird Bay – Penong
This morning, continue driving along the coast, stopping at a remote and pristine beach. Here, you can choose to partake in a beginner’s surfing lesson. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore Sceale Bay while the others test their skills. There’s also an opportunity today to enjoy the unique chance to swim with wild dolphins and sea lions in Baird Bay. This incredible optional activity involves a 4-hour boat cruise to find local pods to swim and snorkel with. If you’re interested in this, please speak to an intrepid booking agent before your trip begins. If you’d rather stay on land, don’t worry, you’ll head to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where Australian seal pups can be seen learning to swim, play and rest on the beach.
The Nullabor – Eucla
Spend the day driving across the mighty Nullarbor Plain, with plenty of stops along the way to stretch your legs, sightsee and snap photos. Crossing the Nullarbor has become a rite of passage for backpackers and offers a quintessential experience of the Australian Outback. Take a snap with the world famous wombat, kangaroo and camel road sign, see jaw dropping scenery at the longest continuous cliff coastline in the Southern Hemisphere, admire the spectacular Bunda Cliffs or ‘Edge of Australia’,
stop at the iconic Nullarbor Roadhouse, explore the ruins of an old telegraph station and, finally, cross the border into WA. Your entertainment at camp tonight? The celestial sphere.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Embrace another early start this morning to continue the adventure across the Nullarbor. Stop at Caiguna Blowhole for some free air conditioning from the ocean, then as well as the small town of Balladonia, where the Skylab space station fell to earth in the 1970s. After lunch, continue the drive to Esperance, which may seem like a bustling metropolis after a couple of days in the outback. Set up camp in the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Wake up to views of crystal clear waters, powdery white sands, expansive granite bluffs and sunbathing kangaroos, AKA heaven. Spend the day exploring this incredible national park on guided walks, swims in transparent waters and sunbathing on white sands.
Cape Le Grande National Park – Stirling Ranges
Head down to the beach nice and early to make friends with some of the local kangaroos, then take a guided hike to Frenchman’s Peak for views over Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Drive along the Great Ocean Road to Mount Trio in the Stirling Ranges, with a stop en route at Lucky Bay for lunch.
South West Coast (Stirling Ranges)
Rise and shine for a 2-hour hike to the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. During the hike you’ll walk through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. After the hike, hit the road again to the coast and travel past sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. Make stops at the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks, Green Pool for a swim and, finally, the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.
Visit the Diamond Tree for an early morning walk, then head to the Margaret River region to spend the rest of the day winery-hopping. Visit boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as you go. Cheers to that!
Margaret River – Perth
Wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos and hit the road to Dunsborough for a unique First Nations experience. Meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to his culture with immersive experiences like a didgeridoo session in Ngilgi Cave, native food tasting, a bush medicine lesson and traditional fire lighting demonstration. Have a final group lunch and swim at Busselton, then continue to Perth. Your trip ends on arrival at 6 pm.