The ultimate 10-day Adelaide to Perth overland adventure across South Australia and the south-west of Western Australia. This coastal outback tour has it all. On a journey covering 4000 km, you’ll be immersed in stunning and diverse scenery, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, food and wine experiences, and Indigenous culture. Travelling in an executive 4WD, your local guide will take you off the beaten track to discover the real Australia. Be fascinated and reconnect with nature in a way beyond imagining.
10-Day Adelaide to Perth Overland Adventure Overview
This 10-day, 4,000 km bucket list journey across Australia will fascinate and connect you with nature in ways you could barely have imagined. Be wowed by the mouth-watering seafood, incredible coastline and wildlife on the Eyre Peninsula. Feel the vastness of our great land as you travel across the mighty Nullarbor, and stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at the Head of Bight. Walk the footprint-free white sandy beaches of Esperance. Taste your way around Margaret River, and explore the ancient forests of the south-west of Western Australia.
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- Feast on the world’s most delectable Coffin Bay Oysters
- Swim with playful sea lions and magical bottlenose dolphins (OE)
- Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the Great Australian Bight
- Meet the kangaroos of Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park
- Walk among the ancient forests of Valley of the Giants
- Taste your way around the Margaret River wine region
- Engage with Indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
After a short 45-minute flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, your expert guide will greet you and give you an overview of the journey ahead. Recognised as ‘Australia’s Seafood Capital’ explore Port Lincoln’s highlights, including Mikkira Station, home to a wild koala population. Enjoy a seafood lunch at the Fresh Fish Place and explore the stunning coastline. Pop into a vineyard for wine tasting and check into the Port Lincoln Hotel to freshen up before relaxing over a lovely dinner at a local restaurant.
Driving distance today is around 150km.
Mosey up the coast to the seaside town of Coffin Bay for the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour, the only one of its kind in Australia. Put on some waders and sit down to feast on the world-renowned Coffin Bay oysters, plucked straight out of the ocean. After lunch, head up the West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula exploring beautiful sights such as Locks Well and Talia Caves. Then it’s onward to the business base at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat where you’ll join company owners Hassie and Jo for an Aussie campfire feast. After dinner, head out on a Nocturnal Wildlife & Stargazing Tour giving you a chance to see the beautiful southern skies and native wildlife at its most active.
Today travel approximately 250 km and tonight sleep in a fully self-contained cottage at Coodlie Park.
Alternative Day 2 Itinerary – Great White Experiences (Optional Extra)
Those who love aquatic wildlife, and/or are seeking an adrenalin rush, can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. There are two operators offering different types of experiences: From staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, to the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564 depending on your choice. Please see ‘Optional Extras’ for more information.
If you opt for the shark experiences, when the boat returns, we’ll have a quick dinner in Port Lincoln before making the 3-hour drive to Coodlie Park.
After an early breakfast, head north to Baird Bay for a tour highlight, swimming with Australian sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour eco-cruise. The puppy dogs of the sea will twist and twirl around you, and the magical dolphins won’t disappoint either. This optional extra is just $180pp and available from September to May. If it is is not operating, or you’d rather stay on dry land, we offer an alternative itinerary.
After lunch in Streaky Bay, we’ll take a coastal drive to Ceduna and come late afternoon, check into the 4.5 star Eco Villas, positioned right on the beach. Relax and watch the sunset over the ocean as you sample fresh local produce and wines.
Onwards to the magnificent Head of Bight, Australia’s ultimate coastal lookout. In the months from June to October, spot Southern Right Whales and their young frolicking in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. Get ready to be immersed into the Australian outback, beginning the 1660km journey across the Nullarbor Plain. You’ll even have the opportunity to play golf on the longest golf course in the world, the Nullarbor Links.
Today travel 550km and stay in an iconic Outback Roadhouse Motel in Border Village, just a few kilometres from Western Australia.
Hit the road before the birds chirp today as the journey across the mighty Nullarbor continues. Stop for an iconic photo at the 90 Mile Straight roadsign and cross the border into Western Australia, rewinding your clock 1.5 hours.
Travel 790km today, which is a long-distance, even by Australian standards. Be entertained by your guide as you enjoy the changing landscapes and depending on weather conditions, head off-road, four-wheel driving along the Balladonia Track to see some unique historical highlights. Arrive in Esperance in the early evening and after a long day enjoy a BBQ dinner on the balcony at the Bay of Isles Motel.
Words cannot describe the beauty you are going to experience today. Located approximately 50km east of Esperance, Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s most spectacular National Parks. It features blindingly white sandy beaches with sand so fine it squeaks between your toes. Wildlife is in abundance including the iconic sunbathing kangaroos at Lucky Bay who are always up for a photo opportunity. Swim, bushwalk and reconnect with nature today.
Tonight stay back in Esperance and enjoy dining at a local restaurant. Just 80km to travel today.
It’s more breathtaking scenery today heading from Esperance through the beautiful Stirling Ranges, and if you are travelling during wildflower season, it will look even more picture-perfect. At the Porongurups, take a two-hour walk to Castel Rock which is worth every bit of effort being rewarded with jaw-dropping views over the region.
Travel along the coastline towards Albany, and if you are up for it, stop at Torndirrup National Park to see coastal highlights, The Gap and Natural Bridge. Arrive at our accommodation late afternoon and enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean. Today we travel around 550km.
After breakfast, have a little look around the Albany township and take in the views from Mt. Clarance. Set off towards Denmark, a gorgeous town nestled on the banks of the Denmark River. Head into the old-growth forests in the Walpole Wilderness region and connect with nature at the Valley of the Giants. Walk 40 metres high into the canopy of Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees, found nowhere else on Earth.
Arrive into Margaret River in the late afternoon and settle into your accommodation at the Margaret River Beach Resort. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Common Restaurant overlooking the ocean. Today we travel around 400km.
After breakfast at a favourite local café overlooking the Indian Ocean, explore the quaint township of Margaret River and its eclectic craft and produce stores. Taste buds will be tingling as you taste your way around the region. The guide will tailor the day around your favourite flavours, whether that be wine, beer, gin, olives, dairy or sweet treats. But the highlight today will be a delectable lunch at the world-renowned Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate.
Relax on the balcony back at the Resort and enjoy a platter of local produce collected throughout the day. Today we travel within the Margaret River region travelling around 80km.
This morning, have one of the best Indigenous experiences in Australia at Koomal Dreaming. Journey deep into Ngilgi Cave where you’ll be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, storytelling and traditional fire-making during this fascinating 2.5-hour cultural tour.
As your 10-day journey draws to an end, visit one last white sandy beach in Dunsborough before stopping in for some coffee and ice cream at the popular holiday town of Busselton. Here you will see the second longest jetty in the world. Arrive into Perth around dinner time where we will drop you at your pre-booked accommodation. Today travel 300km to the sunny capital, Perth.
- Flight – Adelaide to Port Lincoln
- Accommodation – 9 nights
- All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- All meals
- Airport transfers in Adelaide
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
- Pick up and drop off
- Travel Insurance
- Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 7 am – arriving Port Lincoln 7.50 am.
- Rex has a 15 kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7 kg carry on. However, upon presenting a valid itinerary or ticket, passengers with international connections are permitted 20 kg. Please visit the Rex website for more details on their Baggage Allowance.
- Accommodation is at a variety of quality hotels, apartments and motels. Rates are based on Twin/Double Share. If you are travelling solo, you are required to pay the Single Traveller rate for your own room.
- Any Optional Extra Experiences are outsourced and therefore the terms and conditions of each operator apply.
- Dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise at the time of booking.
- Our tours require a minimum of two people to operate, and in the unlikely event, we only have one person confirmed we have some other options available. Firstly, a Single Traveller fee is offered to run the tour with only one person. Secondly, we reserve the right to cancel the trip and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.
- Private tours require a minimum of two people. If you would like to upgrade to a private experience, you can do this during the booking process.
- The sea lion and dolphin tour does not operate from June to August, and an alternative itinerary will apply in the morning during these months.
- Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as our number one priority.
- While everything on our tours is included in the price, there is one optional extra experience on this tour that we leave up to you to decide if you would like to do. This is a very popular activity, so we highly recommend securing your place at the time of booking. You can add these to your cart when booking.
- Please keep in mind: This tour is operated by a third party and separate to Xplore Eyre. Therefore, the terms and conditions of that company apply. Weather can play an essential part in the operations of this tour, and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided with a full refund for his experience.
- Swim with sea lions and dolphins – $180 per person
The interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay will leave you breathless. Board the 14-seater boat for a short ride to the first stop, where you’ll swim with sea lions. This natural experience takes place in approximately two metres of water where the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon.
- Head further out into the bay to swim with the majestic bottlenose dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, and a wetsuit and snorkel equipment is included.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.