Departures Tours depart from Adelaide Bus Station – 1 Franklin Street at 7am on these Wednesdays Fortnightly 21 Sep – 30 Nov 2016 Weekly 7 Dec – 25 Jan 2017 Fortnightly 8 Feb – 3 May 2017 Please call us to check departures
Hit the road for a 6-day swag camping wildlife adventure around South Australia’s wild and stunning Eyre Peninsula! Shark cage dive with Great Whites swim with sea lions & dolphins. Explore the Flinders Ranges, Alligator & Warren Gorges, and sandboard on mountainous
Day 1 Adelaide to Flinders Ranges National Park
With its many festivals and great live music scene, South Australia’s state capital prides itself on being Australia’s arts hub – but we love it just as much for its proximity to some of the world’s greatest wines. If you arrive in Adelaide a few days prior to your Overland adventure starting, make sure to try some choice drops from the Barossa or a McLaren Vale shiraz.
We head out of the city pretty early on Day 1, stopping for a quick coffee in Clare (another great wine region), and then continuing on to the southern Flinders Ranges National Park. There’ll be time for a stretch of the legs at Alligator Gorge, lunch in Quorn – home of the PichiRichi Railway – and a guided to the top of the ranges at Dutchman’s Stern. Tonight’s campsite is in Warren Gorge; keep your eyes peeled for yellow-footed rock wallabies, which have bounced back from near-extinction.
Driving time is about 4.5 hours and we’ll walk for about 2 hours. Tonight we bush camp at Warren Gorge which has toilets but no showers. Lunch and dinner provided.
Day 2 The Eyre Peninsula & Coodlie Park
Prepare to encounter one of Australia’s best-kept secrets today: the Eyre Peninsula. Composed of incredible red-rock landscapes, a huge diversity of wildlife, and very few travelers, this part of the world really feels like your own private piece of paradise. Keep your cameras at the ready for the Big Galah, an eight-meter-high fiberglass structure overlooking the gift shop in the tiny town of Kimba.
After a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s back on the road to Venus Bay, Talia Caves, and the Lake Newland sand dunes (where adrenaline junkies can test out their sand boarding skills). In the afternoon we’ll pull in to Coodlie Park for a night’s stay on a working farm which is also our home base!
Tonight you will share a meal and stories with travelers from our other tours sleep in our super cool swag huts and shower facilities are available. Please note that tomorrow you will be swapping buses and joining the other group coming from Perth.
Today we drive approx 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and walk about 1.5 hours. All meals are included.
Day 3 Coodlie Park & Baird Bay
This morning we may be joining the group coming from Perth and going to Adelaide, heading off to swim with the ever cheeky and playful sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay which is just up the road from Coodlie Park. The Eyre Peninsula is an area famed for its watery wildlife and this morning you’ll get the option to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise. This outsourced adventure done by Baird Bay Eco-tours is an optional experience and at only $160 will be one you will treasure forever.
Then it’s onto Murphy’s Haystacks, incredible granite rock formations sculptured into wondrous and weird shapes over millions of years then we head back to Coodlie Park Bush camp for more campfire stories with your new friends
Driving time today is about three hours and accommodation is back in the swag huts at Coodlie Park with all meals provided.
Day 4 Coodlie Park & Mikkira Station
A motor along the Great Ocean Tourist Drive towards Elliston, checking out the amazing cliffs of Locks Well, then continue on to Port Lincoln for lunch. Stretch your legs with a wander around the town – we’ve put aside an hour here for you to stroll along the foreshore, survey the scenery or kick back with a cool drink in a caf√©. Tonight we camp at Mikkira Station, a private campground surrounded by eucalyptus trees and neighborly koalas.
We drive for about four hours today and walk for one and a half hours. Mikki Station has toilets and shower facilities. All meals included.
Day 5 Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable
Depending on your love affair with fear, today you’ll either be diving into the world of Great White Sharks or brushing up on local whaling history at Whaler’s Way Conservation Park. Choose shark diving and you’ll be boating out to sea, changing into dive gear, and invited to hop in a cage for a meet-up with some real monsters of the deep.
Choose the way of the Whalers and you’ll be visiting the remains of an old whaling station (where you’ll hopefully spot some kangaroos and emus), lunching in Lincoln National Park, and stopping by Glen Forest Wildlife Park to hand-feed a few critters. Tonight we set up camp in Mt Remarkable.
Today we drive for about four hours, and walk for two, if not doing the cage dive. We bush camp with toilet facilities at Mt Remarkable.
Day 6 Mt Remarkable to Adelaide
We’re on the home stretch now – and the entrance into Adelaide provides a fitting finale. Traveling on to some of South Australia pioneer mining towns of Kadina, Moonta, and Wallaroo. Check out the rustic charm of this historic area.
This overland adventure ends upon arrival in Adelaide. There’s no accommodation provided tonight, and make sure you have booked your accommodation prior to departure. 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 the big journey together over a few drinks and meals (at own expense).
While everything on our tours is included in the price such as transport, accommodation, food and entry, and national park fees, there are a few optional extra activities that we leave up to the passenger to decide if they want to do.
Swim with sea lions and dolphins – Baird Bay $160 p.p.
This is an amazing experience – you may have swum with dolphins at other places around the world but the interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Bairds Bay will leave you breathless. Bairds Bay is a very sheltered bay on the Eyre Peninsula and passengers board the boat for a short ride to our first stop which is to swim with sea lions. This takes place in approximately 2 meters of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us.
After this, we head further out into the bay to swim with the dolphins. This happens in four meters of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, wetsuit and snorkel equipment is provided at no additional cost. We will need to know your intentions upon booking to give updated numbers to the operator. Payment is done on the day to the operator.
SHARK CAGE DIVING OPTIONS – PORT LINCOLN
Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 onboard payment
Calypso Star Charters was the first one-day shark tour in Australia and offers passengers the chance to get up close and personal with one the planets most feared creatures, the Great White Shark. Take a 2.5 hours cruise out to the Neptune Islands on this full-day tour spending a minimum of 45 minutes in the cage with 7 other adrenalin junkies.
The tour departs at 6.30 am and includes breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea. Nullarbor Traveller passengers receive a photos pack valued at $30.
Shark Cage Diving with Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 onboard payment
This full-day tour out to the Neptune Islands gives people the opportunity to shark cage dive with 5 of their adrenalin junkie friends or stay dry in the world’s first Shark Aqua Sub. These guys are eco-friendly, no chumming option, instead of pumping out AC/DC underwater which apparently is the great whites favorite band!
The tour departs at 6.30 am and includes breakfast, morning tea, and afternoon tea and returns around 6.30 pm.
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