This exclusive 10-day tour from Adelaide to Perth will leave your taste buds tingling, your mind inspired and your soul connected with nature. Feast on delectable local produce from the land to the sea, as we make our way 4,000 km across some of Australia’s most pristine wilderness. Travel in your own private group in an Executive 4WD. Your guide will introduce you to the best artisanal food producers and passionate locals throughout South Australia and the south-west of Western Australia.
On the Eyre Peninsula, harvest your own Coffin Bay oysters, swim with sea lions and stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at the Head of Bight. Embark on one of the world's most iconic road journeys, travelling across the Nullarbor Plain which is guaranteed to surprise. In south-west Western Australia, swim at spectacular beaches and taste your way around the renowned Margaret River wine region. Walk among colossal forests at Valley of the Giants and engage with Indigenous culture with Koomal Dreaming.
Wine connoisseurs will enjoy matching premium Australian wine with their succulent meat and scrumptious seafood meals and in between all of the fabulous gastronomic experiences, you’ll be mesmerised by the jaw-dropping scenery of this untouched part of Australia.
- Relax on an Electric Boat Cruise around Port Lincoln Marina
- Engage in the ‘Pure Coffin Bay Oysters’ personalised Oyster Lease Tour and Tastings
- Dine in premium restaurants enjoying world-class local produce and wine
- Swim with playful sea lions and magical bottlenose dolphins (OE)
- Take a unique Stargazing Tour whilst staying at an outback wilderness retreat
- Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the Great Australian Bight
- Meet the friendly kangaroos of Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park
- Walk among the ancient forests of Valley of the Giants
- Enjoy an exquisite lunch at Vasse Felix, Margaret River's founding wine estate
- Engage in Indigenous Culture with Koomal Dreaming
- Discover the iconic Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory
Day 1 – Adelaide to Port Lincoln
You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch your flight to Port Lincoln where your expert guide will greet you. After a little exploring, it’s time for your first taste of ‘Australia’s Seafood Capital’, joining a ‘Seafood Lovers’ behind-the-scenes tour of the Fresh Fish Place. This one hour experience includes an array of fresh seafood tastings and continues with a tantalising seafood lunch.
Feeling satisfied, it’s time to relax on the eco-friendly ‘Telsa’, an electric canal cruiser. Meander through the Lincoln Cove Marina waterways with local legend, Fred. He will share 40 years worth of knowledge and a few sailor’s tales too. Explore some breathtaking coastline including a scenic drive along iconic Whalers Way and pop into Mikkira Station to get up close and personal with wild koalas.
After a wonderful first day, settle in for an exquisite culinary dining experience at the award-winning Line & Label Restaurant. Enjoy a 5-course degustation menu of local produce as you sip on a perfectly matched bottle of Peter Teakle Wine. Driving distance today is around 150 km and you’ll spend the night at the award-winning Port Lincoln Hotel.
Day 2 – Coffin Bay
Mosey up the coast towards the seaside town of Coffin Bay where you’ll take off your shoes for a stroll along stunning Golden Island beach. Next, board the boat with ‘Pure Coffin Bay Oysters’ for a wonderful harvest experience. Learn to shuck and eat your own Coffin Bay oysters, understanding why they are recognised as the world’s best! Take a town tour from the boat, and perhaps spot some local dolphins, before sitting down for lunch at 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Sample more fresh seafood including King George Whiting, a favourite fish of the region.
After lunch, head up the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula exploring beautiful places such as Locks Well, Talia Caves, and Elliston. Come late afternoon, pull in to Coodlie Park Farm Retreat where you’ll join company owners Hassie and Jo for a home-cooked meal. 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 280 km and tonight sleep in a 3.5 star fully self-contained cottage at Coodlie Park.
Day 3 – Baird Bay & Ceduna
It’s up early today for an inspiring coastal walk around Venus Bay where you’ll often see dolphins surfing in the waves. Next, it’s time for one of the best interactive wildlife experiences in the world, swimming with wild Australian sea lions and bottlenose dolphins in sheltered Baird Bay. The puppy dogs of the sea will welcome you with great excitement and the magical dolphins won’t disappoint either. This optional extra is just $180 per person and available from September to May. If it's June, July or August, or if you’d rather stay on dry land, we offer an alternative itinerary.
After a delicious lunch at Bay Funktion in Streaky Bay, we’ll spend time at Perlubie Beach. As you take in the pristine landscape, you’ll sample fresh oysters and local wines. Check into your Eco Villa at Shelly Beach in the seaside town of Ceduna where you’ll relax with a glass of wine and feast on a scrumptious platter of local produce. Today we travel 180 km.
Day 4 – Head of Bight & The Nullarbor
How you spend this morning will depend on the time of year you are travelling. From November to May, get the adrenalin pumping on a four-wheel-drive adventure through Davenport Creek dunes. If you are lucky enough to be travelling from June to October, we’ll instead travel to Fowlers Bay to board a Whale Watching & Oceanic Cruise. Witness the great spectacle of Southern Right Whales frolicking with their young in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. You’ll also see other wildlife such as humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, little penguins and birdlife.
After lunch, we’ll make our way towards the magnificent Head of Bight, a place that will stay in your memory forever. Next, get ready to be immersed in the outback as we begin our journey across the 1660 km Nullarbor Plain. That might sound like a long way but there are plenty of stops along the way including the unique Koonalda Homestead, a special piece of Australiana history and a photographers dream. We’ll travel along part of the Old Eyre Highway and exit at Border Village, just a few kilometres from Western Australia. Here you’ll spend the night in a 3.5 star Outback Roadhouse Motel. Today we travel 400 km.
Day 5 – The Nullarbor & Esperance
Hit the road early today to continue our way across the Nullarbor into Western Australia. Wind your clock back 1.5 hours and enjoy the changing landscapes. Enjoy a short visit to Eucla Telegraph Station ruins to stretch your legs. And have the opportunity to play a hole on the longest golf course in the world – the Nullarbor Links. Go off-road, four-wheel driving along the Balladonia Track towards Esperance, seeing some sites of historical value along the way.
Today we clock up the most distance travelled, driving 900 km. Arrive in beautiful Esperance and enjoy a fantastic meal at the Loose Goose Restaurant. Come evening you’ll be relaxing in your luxurious 5-star villa at the Esperance Chalet Village. A perfect hideaway nestled among nature.
Day 6 – Cape Le Grand National Park
Enjoy breakfast amongst native wildlife at your accommodation before a short drive to one of Western Australia’s most spectacular National Parks – Cape Le Grand. Words cannot describe the beauty you’ll experience today. Blindingly white sandy beaches, a turquoise ocean, footprint-free beaches and of course, meeting the iconic and friendly kangaroos of Lucky Bay. Take an inspiring walk along the coast to yet another jaw-droppingly beautiful beach – Hellfire Bay. Awaiting you here will be a gourmet BBQ feast for lunch.
From one paradise to another, jump back in the vehicle to do a 36 km scenic drive along Twilight Cove Loop. Take your pick from one of many pristine beaches to have a swim, before relaxing back at your hideaway at the Esperance Chalet Village. Just 80 km to travel today.
Day 7 – South West Coast & Albany
It’s more breathtaking scenery today as we head from Esperance into the Fitzgerald River National Park. With 1,800 species of flowering plants alone, the park is recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions on earth! Go off-road, four-wheel driving through the park and if you are lucky enough to be travelling from August to November, you’ll witness the landscape in full bloom. Colourful wildflowers will be in abundance!
Next, travel into the oldest mountain range in the world – the Porongurups. After a picnic lunch, set off on a forest walk to Castle Rock which gives you stunning views over the whole region. Travel along some amazing coastline through Albany, stopping at Torndirrup National Park to be wowed by The Gap and Natural Bridge. Once in Albany, discover the township and its rich culture, including exploring Mount Clarence and the National Anzac Centre.
This evening you’ll enjoy fine dining with ocean views at renowned local restaurant Garrison, before checking into our 5 Star Boutique Hotel – the Beach House at Bayside. Today we’ll travel around 550 km.
Day 8 – Denmark & Walpole
After breakfast set off towards Denmark, a gorgeous town nestled on the banks of the Denmark River. Grab a coffee before heading on towards William Bay National Park to visit magical Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. If the weather is warm, it’s the perfect place for a dip. Next head inland to discover the old-growth forests of the Walpole Wilderness region. At the iconic Valley of the Giants do the Ancient Empire and Treetop Canopy walks.
Arriving in Margaret River in the evening, you’ll settle into your accommodation at the Margaret River Beach Resort and enjoy a delicious meal at The Common Restaurant. Today travel around 400 km.
Day 9 – Margaret River
After breakfast at an iconic café overlooking the Indian Ocean, head into town where you’ll have some time to stroll along the main street. Lined with cafes, boutiques, local produce stores, and galleries, you’ll see why Margaret River is so loved by locals and visitors alike. The rest of the day your taste buds are in for a treat as you taste your way around the region. Visit cellar doors, a chocolate factory, cheese factory, and boutique brewery. But the highlight today will be a delectable lunch at the world-renowned Vasse Felix, Margaret River's founding wine estate.
Spend the night back at the Margaret River Beach Resort where you’ll enjoy a platter laden with all of the local produce we have collected throughout the day. Today we travel within the Margaret River region, travelling just 80 km.
Day 10 – Margaret River to Perth
This morning you are off to have one of the best Indigenous experiences in Australia with Koomal Dreaming. Meet local custodian Josh who will introduce you to the world's oldest living culture. 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.
After lunch, arrive in the popular holiday town of Busselton where it’s hard to miss the world’s second-longest jetty stretching 1.8 km out into stunning Geographe Bay. Catch the electric jetty train – the Stocker Preston Express – to the end of the jetty where you’ll descend 8 metres below the surface to marvel at Australia’s greatest artificial reef. Host to bright tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish, and invertebrates, this is a great way to end your 10-day journey across the southern coastline of Australia. One last stint on the road will have you arriving into Perth around 6 pm where we will drop you at your pre-booked accommodation. Today you travel around 300 km.
- Flight – Adelaide to Port Lincoln
- Accommodation – 7 nights 5 star and 2 nights 3.5 star
- All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- All meals and beverages
- Airport transfers in Adelaide
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
- Any items of a personal nature.
- Any meals or drinks not specified in inclusions.
- Anything not included in the list of inclusions (above).
- Domestic flights, unless specified in inclusions.
- Travel insurance.
Note, we can arrange all travel to and from tour locations, quote for group bookings, and tailor any packages as required.
- Prices may vary due subject to availability and accommodation type, number of travellers and activities.
The initial deposit is refundable for 5 days - a cooling off period long enough for us to send you precise final terms. Note, many of these are still being negotiated but this first payment will be held in trust, giving us time to determine the conditions for final payment without putting this payment at any risk.
Reservations are confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $A500 per person or per booking, or the amount specified on your booking. On receipt of your reservation form and deposit, we will, subject to availability, reserve your place on your selected travel module. Additional deposits may be required and will be advised at time of booking. Final payment of land costs are due at least* 60 days prior to arrival and all reservations will be cancelled if full payment is not received by the due date, with loss of deposit. On receipt of your payment, we will send tour information and vouchers. Please ensure that you receive the information before you travel. Bookings made at least* less than 60 days prior to departure must be paid in full. Due to time constraints, tour information and vouchers may be collected on the first day of departure with Wildiaries from its tour guide. These arrangements will be confirmed to you in writing prior to travel. Every reservation amendment will incur an AUD$50.00 charge, subject to availability. Note that if travel documents have been issued, the fee will be AUD$100. *Special conditions may apply to some trips. You will be notified if this is the case.
All cancellations must be made in writing to Wildiaries, and all tours are subject to the following cancellation charges based on the number of days before tour departure: Over 60 days: No refund of tour deposit Between 0 and 60 days: No refund of tour cost There is no refund for any unused portions of the tour once the tour has commenced. [Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges will normally be refunded to you by the insurance company, subject to the terms of your insurance]. Any cancellation fees imposed by hotels, ground operators or other principals or suppliers of goods and services will be charged to you in addition to the cancellation amounts stated above.
Baggage restrictions may apply to charter air travel and small group tours and must be strictly adhered to. We recommend that you ensure you adhere to any weight restrictions indicated.
4. WILD ANIMALS
Please be aware that travel may take you into areas of extreme weather conditions [eg. heat] or bring you in close contact with wild animals. Cases of dehydration and attacks by wild animals are rare, but no tour can guarantee that this will not occur. Neither Wildiaries, its contractors, agents or staff can be held responsible for any injury or incident on your tour. Neither does Wildiaries guarantee sightings of any wild animals, even if these are listed as animals possible to see on a tour.
5. PASSPORT, VISAS & DEPARTURE TAX
The onus is upon you to ensure that passports and visas are valid. Wildiaries, their contractors, agents or staff cannot be held liable for any visas etc. not held by you. The onus is on you to ensure departure tax is included when the airline ticket is purchased prior to arrival in any country.
Wildiaries, its contractors and agents act only as agents for the passenger with respect to services provided, including, but not limited to hotels, restaurants, touring, and all forms of transportation. Wildiaries shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever, and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, shall particularly not be responsible for loss or damage arising from any errors or omissions contained in its brochure or other literature, late or non-confirmation or acceptance of bookings, loss or damage caused by delays, sickness, injury or death, whether occasioned by negligence or not. In addition Wildiaries shall have the right at any time at its discretion to cancel any tour or the remainder thereof or make any alteration in route, accommodation, price or other details, and in the event of any tour been rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable by weather, avalanches, strike, war, government or interference or any other cause whatsoever, the extra expenses incurred as a result thereof shall be your sole responsibility. Wildiaries may at its discretion and without liability or cost to itself at any time cancel or terminate the passenger’s booking and in particular without limiting the generality of the foregoing it shall be entitled to do so in the event of the illness or the illegal or incompatible behaviour of the passenger, who shall in such circumstances not be entitled to any refund. The person making any booking will, by the making of such booking, warrant that he or she has authority to enter into a contract on behalf of the other person/s included in such a booking and in the event of the failure of any or all of the other person/s so included to make payment, the person making the booking shall by his/her signature thereof assume personal liability for the total price of all bookings made by him/her.
7. CHANGES TO SCHEDULES
Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules it should be borne in mind that Wildiaries reserves the right to alter any tour arrangements due to local conditions while providing similar tour inclusions.
Whilst Wildiaries uses its best endeavours to ensure that all anticipated accommodation is available as planned, there shall be no claim of any nature whatsoever against Wildiaries for a refund either in the whole or part, if any accommodation or excursion is unavailable or the passenger was unable to use that service. [Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy it is your responsibility to refer the matter to your insurance company to seek a refund].
You must take out comprehensive insurance cover before travel for cancellation, medical expenses, personal baggage and money. This should be arranged at the time of payment of any non-refundable costs to cover you for cancellation at that time.
10. PRICING & INSURANCE
We will do the utmost to keep to the prices published. Should increases be forced on us by tour operators, etc. Wildiaries reserves the right to surcharge without notice. All tour costs are based on all known costs at the time of publication.
(a) This agreement is made subject to and shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of Australia.
(b) Wildiaries cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or changes which may occur after that time. All materials contained in any brochure and web site including text, maps, graphics and photographs remain the property of Wildiaries and may not be copied or reproduced.
(c) Clients with special dietary problems are advised to warn us in advance of departure.
(d) For flight information on how to get to the starting point of your tour, contact your travel agent. Please ensure that you re-confirm all your flights prior to air travel.
11. MEDICAL & HEALTH
(a)Hospital facilities in remote locations are often unavailable and evacuation can be difficult and expensive. Wildiaries assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care. A Medical Certificate must therefore be filled out and returned to Wildiaries. If you are aged 65 or older, the Medical Certificate must be signed by your physician. Once you have been confirmed on a trip, normal cancellation penalties apply if your doctor does not approve the Medical Certificate.
(b). It is vital that persons with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. The tour leader has the right to disqualify anyone at any time during a tour if he or she feels the tour member is incapable and/or if a tour member’s continued participation will jeopardise the individual involved or the group. Refunds are not given under such circumstances. The tour leader’s decision is final and neither Wildiaries nor the tour leader shall be subject to any claims or liability in respect of such disqualification.
The payment of the deposit OR any other partial payment for a reservation on a tour constitutes consent to all provisions of the conditions and general information contained in this brochure. The terms under which you agree to take these tours cannot be changed or amended except in writing signed by an authorised officer of Wildiaries.
(a) Share Basis for Single Travellers
Accommodations (both hotels and tented) are usually based on double occupancy. If you are travelling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a room-mate if possible. If there is no one with whom you can share, or if you prefer single accommodations, you are requested to pay a Single Supplement Fee.
(b) Tour Information
Whilst Wildiaries makes every effort to ensure accuracy in tour information and descriptions, we are reliant on the tour operators and accommodation providers providing us with accurate data. Since tour operators and accommodation providers are constantly changing facilities and services, we cannot be liable for any errors or omissions herein. If any feature is of critical importance to your holiday, it is your responsibility to ask Wildiaries to check whether such features will be available at the time of occupancy.
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