This exclusive 10-day tour from Perth to Adelaide will leave your taste buds tingling and your soul connected with nature. Travelling 4,000km across some of Australia’s most pristine wilderness, your expert guide will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to some of the best makers, growers, and passionate locals throughout Western Australia and South Australia.
Experience the extreme diversity and natural wonders of the South West corner of Western Australia. Swim off white sandy beaches in turquoise waters and walk among ancient forests. Engage with Indigenous culture and taste your way around Margaret River. Meet the friendly kangaroos of Esperance and embark on one of the world’s most iconic road journeys, crossing the mighty Nullarbor Plain. On South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at the Head of Bight, swim with wild sea lions and dolphins, and harvest your own Coffin Bay oysters.
Wine connoisseurs will enjoy matching premium Australian wine with their tasty local produce meals. And in between all of the fabulous gastronomic experiences, you’ll be mesmerised and surprised by the jaw-dropping scenery of this untouched part of Australia.
- Discover the iconic Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory
- Dine in premium restaurants and stay in award-winning accommodation
- Be mesmerised by an underground digeridoo performance on a two-hour cultural tour
- Taste your way around Margaret River and enjoy an exquisite lunch at Vasse Felix
- Walk among the ancient forests of Valley of the Giants in the Walpole region
- Meet the friendly kangaroos of Cape Le Grand National Park in Esperance
- Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the Great Australian Bight
- Swim with playful sea lions and magical bottlenose dolphins (OE)
- Take a unique Stargazing Tour whilst staying at an outback wilderness retreat
- Harvest your own delectable oysters on the ‘Pure Coffin Bay Oysters’ Tour
- Relax on an Electric Boat Cruise around Port Lincoln Marina
Day 1 – Perth to Margaret River
Your guide will meet you nice and early and over a coffee talk about all the exciting things that lie ahead. Two and a half hours south of Perth, make your first stop at the popular holiday town of Busselton. It’s hard to miss the world’s second-longest jetty stretching 1.8km out into stunning Geographe Bay. Catch the electric jetty train - the Stocker Preston Express, to one of only six underwater observatories in the world. Descend 8-metres below the surface to marvel at Australia’s greatest artificial reef, home to bright tropical corals, sponges, and fish.
After lunch at a magical beach, meet local custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture. Journey deep into Ngilgi Cave to be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, storytelling, and traditional fire-making during this 2.5-hour cultural tour.
Have a quick stop at Yallingup to check out a couple of famous surf breaks and pop into a winery for your first taste of the region. By late afternoon you’ll be settling into your accommodation at the Margaret River Beach Resort. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at The Common Restaurant in the resort. Today travel around 350km.
Day 2 – Margaret River
After breakfast at an iconic café overlooking the Indian Ocean, head into the Margaret River township to have a stroll down the main street. Lined with cafes, boutiques, local produce stores, and galleries, you’ll fall in love with this charming little town. 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, a cheese factory, and a 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 relax and enjoy a platter laden with all of the produce we have collected throughout the day. Of course, matched with some fine wine. Today we travel only within the Margaret River region, approximately 80km.
Day 3 – Walpole, Denmark & Albany
The first stop today is at the Diamond Tree, one of three fire lookout trees in the world. Ascend the 51 metres to the top if you are feeling brave. Onwards to the Valley of the Giants in the Walpole Wilderness National Park. Here you will walk among ancient tingle forests on the Ancient Empire and Treetop Canopy walks.
After a picnic lunch of local produce, venture on towards William Bay National Park to be amazing by the paradise that is Greens Pool. If the weather is warm, it’s the perfect place for a dip. Stop in at picturesque Denmark for a coffee, before a dreamy coastal drive towards Albany. Explore Torndirrup National Park and its highlights - The Gap and Natural Bridge. This evening enjoy fine dining with stunning ocean views at renowned local restaurant Garrison. Check into the award-winning 5 Star Boutique Hotel - the Beach House at Bayside. Today we’ll travel around 550km.
Day 4 – Albany to Esperance
After breakfast, discover some of the highlights of Albany including Mount Clarence and the National Anzac Centre. Travel into the oldest mountain range in the world – the Porongurup’s. Take a walk to Castle Rock for jaw-dropping views over the region. After a picnic lunch, it’s back in the vehicle to travel through the beautiful Stirling Ranges towards Fitzgerald River National Park. This park is recognised as one of the most diverse botanical regions in the world with 1,800 species of flowering plants alone! Take a four-wheel-drive track through the park and if you are lucky enough to be travelling from August to November, you’ll be blown away by wildflowers in full bloom!
In the evening arrive in beautiful Esperance and enjoy a meal at the Loose Goose Restaurant. Tonight you’ll be relaxing in your luxurious 5-star accommodation at the Esperance Chalet Village. A perfect hideaway nestled among nature. Today travel 550km.
Day 5 – Cape Le Grand National Park
This morning enjoy breakfast amongst native wildlife at your chalet, 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, and of course a highlight will be meeting the iconic kangaroos of Lucky Bay. Take an inspiring coastal walk to Hellfire Bay where a gourmet BBQ feast will be awaiting you for lunch.
From one paradise to another, jump back in the vehicle to do a 36km scenic drive along the 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 160km to travel today.
Day 6 - The Nullarbor
It’s up before the bird’s chirp because today we’ll be putting our clocks forward 1.5 hours and have a lot of land to cover as we begin our journey across the Nullarbor Plain. We’ll go off-road, four-wheel driving along the Balladonia Track to see some unique historical highlights. Stretch the legs at the original Eucla Telegraph Station before crossing the border into South Australia.
Today you’ll have the opportunity to play a hole on the longest golf course in the world, the Nullarbor Links. Even by Australian standards, we cover a lot of distance today travelling 920km. Tonight we’ll stay in an Outback Roadhouse Motel in Border Village.
Day 7 – The Nullarbor & Great Australian Bight
This morning we’ll continue our journey along the Nullarbor stopping in at the unique Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park. Originally a fuel and rest stop for people travelling along the Nullarbor in the 1950s, it was abandoned in the 1970s and is now a special piece of Australiana history and a photographers dream.
Then get ready to be blown away by the epic scenery of the Head of Bight - the longest continuous cliff coast line in the Southern Hemisphere. It is our favourite place in Australia and one that leaves passengers speechless every time. If you are travelling between the months of June to October you’ll see magnificent Southern Right Whales and their young taking shelter in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. You’ll also have the option during these months to take to the skies on a scenic flight to get another perspective of this incredible region.
Enjoy an Indigenous cultural experience at the Ceduna Aboriginal Culture and Arts Centre before settling into your 5 Star Spa Villa right on the beach in Ceduna. Relax with some of the region's finest wine and a heavenly platter packed with the region’s best local produce from the land to the sea. Today we travel 480km.
Day 8 - Baird Bay & Coodlie Park
This morning we’ll make our way to Baird Bay where you’ll have the Optional Experience and once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with Australian sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise. In calm waters, these puppy dogs of the sea will splash, twist and twirl all around you and the magical dolphins won’t disappoint either. If you’d rather stay dry or are travelling between June to August, we have an alternative itinerary including visiting the Point Labatt sea lion colony.
After a gourmet picnic lunch, take an inspiring coastal walk around Venus Bay where we often spot dolphins surfing the waves. Then head to Coodlie Park Farm Retreat where you will join company owners Hassie & Jo for a home-cooked meal and family hospitality. After dinner, if you are up for it, head out on a Nocturnal Wildlife & Stargazing Tour. This gives you a chance to experience the millions of stars of the southern skies and see native wildlife at its most active. Today we’ll travel 200km and tonight you’ll sleep in a 3.5-star cottage at our property, Coodlie Park.
Day 9 - Coffin Bay & Port Lincoln
After breakfast, we’ll mosey down the coast, stopping at a few of the regions stunning highlights such as Talia Caves, Locks Well and Elliston. Seafood lovers are in for a treat today as we join ‘Pure Coffin Bay Oysters’ for a wonderful harvest experience. Learn to shuck and eat your own Coffin Bay oysters, understanding why these little morsels of goodness are recognised as the world’s best!
Lunch today is at the 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant where you will feast on an impressive seafood platter featuring King George Whiting, a favourite fish of the region. Explore some stunning coastline at Sleaford Bay and Whalers Way before meeting the friendly koalas at Mikkira Station. Come evening you’ll come checking into your 4.5 Star ocean view room at the Port Lincoln Hotel. Today we travel 365km and will wine and dine on tantalising tasting plates of local produce.
Day 10 – Port Lincoln to Adelaide
After a little exploring, it’s time for another 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 an amazing seafood lunch.
Next, board the ‘Tesla’, a unique electric canal cruiser. Enjoy a tranquil cruise around Port Lincoln’s Marina and learn about Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet from local legend Fred. Visit Boston Bay Wines for tastings and as your 10-day journey comes to an end, enjoy one last culinary experience at Beer Garden Brewing, a unique boutique brewery. Enjoy some yummy woodfired pizza, washed down with a beer paddle of sustainably brewed beers.
After an early dinner, your now very familiar guide and friend, will farewell you at the Port Lincoln Airport for your 45-minute flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer will have you arriving at your Adelaide hotel at approximately 9pm.
- Flight – Port Lincoln to Adelaide
- Accommodation – 7 nights 5 star and 2 nights 3.5 star
- All activities, national park fees and GST
- All meals and beverages
- Airport transfer 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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