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10-Day Perth to Adelaide Adventure Tour

Overview

Experience the ultimate Perth to Adelaide camping tour. Escape to secluded beaches with the whitest sand. And traverse the sunburnt outback country, dusted with vivid ochre. The epic crossing from West to South is filled with ‘why didn’t I get here sooner’ landscapes. From the pristine coastline of Esperance to the towering peaks of the Flinders Ranges, fill your days swimming at Australia’s best beaches, surfing waves and dunes and hiking in unforgettable national parks. Get to know the local wildlife, swimming with wild sea lions and dolphins, lounging on the sand with Lucky Bay’s resident kangaroos, and camping at a koala sanctuary. Come nightfall, gaze up at the clearest night skies in Australia. Wake to sunrises across the untamed country before you embark on another adventure-filled day.

If you’re in South Australia, you can do this trip in reverse on our Adelaide to Perth adventure tour.

Perth to Adelaide Adventure Tour Map
Perth to Adelaide Camping Tour Map

Duration

10 Days

Departure

Perth

Group Size

Small Group (max 20)

Vehicle

Coaster Bus

Untamed Moments

  • Marvel at the ancient Wave Rock 
  • Unearth Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park with its friendly kangaroos
  • Connect to Country during the authentic Dabungool Cultural Experience
  • Traverse the vast expanses of the Nullarbor Plain
  • Plunge into the ocean environment on a surfing lesson
  • Witness abundant native wildlife from the land, sea and sky 
  • Taste the world-famous seafood of the Eyre Peninsula
  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins or come face-to-tooth with a white shark (OE)
  • Roam the towering landscapes of the Flinders Ranges
  • Participate in meaningful conservation work

Inclusions

  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities unless stated as an optional extra (OE)
  • Meals – 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation – swag camping with basic facilities (8 nights), and bush camp with no facilities (1 night)
  • Transport – air-conditioned coaster bus (max 20 people)

Itinerary

Wave Rock Western Australia

Day 1: Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park

Your Perth to Adelaide camping tour begins travelling east from the city over the Darling Ranges, stopping for coffee at Western Australia’s oldest inland town, York. A bit more driving, and you’ll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock and, by late afternoon, setting up camp in Fitzgerald River National Park. This is one of Australia’s largest and most botanically significant national parks, renowned for its rugged hinterland, coastal scenery and more than 1,800 beautiful and rare plant species.

Today travel around 600 km.

Accommodation

Swag camping at Fitzgerald River National Park, which has toilet and shower facilities.

Meals Included

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Adventure tours in Western Australia and South Australia by Untamed Escapes

Day 2: Fitzgerald River to Cape Le Grand National Park

Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt. Baron for breathtaking views, then take the coastal route into Esperance, an iconic oceanic wonderland. This part of Western Australia has no less than nine national parks where you’ll find some of the best beaches in the world. Connect to Country during a 90-minute Dabungool Cultural Experience. Join local Wudjari Nyungar mother and daughter as they guide you on a coastal walk to learn about the six seasons, bushfood and medicine plants that have sustained the Wudjari people for many thousands of years.

Next, drive along one of the most magical stretches of oceanside road you’ll ever see. Stop for a swim at Twilight Beach before travelling a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp where the bush meets the beach at Lucky Bay, your base, for two nights. Spend the afternoon hiking, swimming in turquoise waters, or simply just soaking up the serenity.

Travel about 250 km today.

Accommodation

Swag camping at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park, which has toilet and shower facilities.

Meals Included

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Kangaroos sunset at Lucky Bay Western Australia

Day 3: Cape Le Grand National Park

Sunrise is a sacred time here, and it’s also when the friendly western grey kangaroos are most active. Wander onto the beach to say hello before strapping on your hiking boots to embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak for sweeping views across Cape Le Grand and Recherche Archipelago. Spend the remainder of the day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves and learn about its abundant flora and fauna.

We drive only 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. Stay a second night in Cape Le Grand.

Accommodation

Swag camping for a second night at Lucky Bay.

Meals Included

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Passengers with Nullarbor Plain road sign on Nullarbor tours

Day 4: The Nullarbor

Rise with the sun and hit the road. By nightfall, we’ll be falling asleep under the star-filled outback skies of the Nullarbor. En route, stop at the quintessential outback town of Norseman before we traverse the Eyre Highway eastbound, taking in Australia’s longest straight road, 90 Mile Straight. Watch the ever-changing landscapes from your window as your guide regales the history and stories that make this land unique. Tonight, gaze up at distant galaxies on a genuine bush camping experience on the Nullarbor.

There is no escaping a long drive today with 790 km of outback to cover but plenty of stops along the way.

Accommodation

Swag camping on the Nullarbor (no facilities).

Meals Included

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Head of Bight Lookout in the Great Australian Bight

Day 5: The Nullarbor and Great Australian Bight

Today we continue crossing the outback of the mighty Nullarbor. Make a stop at Eucla, an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath dunes. Classic Australian sights stretch out before us on the road today. Keep your cameras at the ready for iconic photo opportunities at the famous camels, kangaroos and wombats crossing road sign and the edge of Australia, where the outback drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Stretching approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, Bunda Cliffs are the world’s longest continuous line of sea cliffs.

Further on, unearth a piece of Australian history as we cross the Dingo Fence. At 5,614 kilometres, it is the world’s longest fence and marks the entry point to the Yalata Aboriginal lands. Finally, in the afternoon, arrive at Fowlers Bay.

Travel we travel around 560 km.

Accommodation

Swag camping at Fowlers Bay Caravan Park, which provides toilets and showers.

Meals Included

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Campfire, Bushcamp, Newman rocks

Day 6: Eyre Peninsula’s West Coast

This morning, unearth some pristine coastal sights, including a legendary surf break at Cactus Beach, before stopping at the Penong Windmill Museum to meet ‘Bruce’, the biggest windmill in Australia. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, test your sandboarding skills in some massive dunes. Come late afternoon, arrive at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat to enjoy a barbecue feast and roll out your swag in a unique outdoor hut.

Today travel approximately 400 km.

Accommodation

Swag camping at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat, which provides toilets and showers.

Meals Included

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Sea Lion Baird Bay (TA)

Day 7: Baird Bay to Port Lincoln

Today, get ready for a truly magical wildlife encounter. Head out on a small boat into the calm waters of Baird Bay to Jones Island, home of a wild colony of Australian Sea Lions. Once moored, pop on a snorkel swim in the rock pools. Before long, some curious and playful sea lions will likely come to take a closer look, twisting, twirling and splashing around you. When you thought this day couldn’t get any better, it is likely you will also have the chance to swim with wild, bottlenose dolphins as well. It’s important to note these creatures are wild and are not fed or coerced in any way. This optional three-hour cruise is an outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours and needs to be booked in advance.

Those who choose to stay on land will travel to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where you can see Australian seal pups playing and resting on the beach.

After lunch, continue down the coast, stopping at travel to Elliston for a short coastal drive, then onwards to set up camp for two nights at Bayview Park.

Travel around 400 km today. 

Accommodation

Swag camping at Bayview Park which has shower and toilet facilities.

Meals Included

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Meet a wild koala at Mikkira Station on an Australian Adventure Tour

Day 8: Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay

This morning, you can give back during a conservation volunteering experience. We have various conservation partners across our regions, including Bayview Park, where we camp for two nights. They offset their carbon footprint by collecting and propagating native seeds and revegetating the land. What we do this morning depends on the time of year, but you might find yourself collecting seeds or planting trees.

Feeling inspired, it’s time to unearth some of the natural highlights of Port Lincoln and its surroundings. First, visit the rugged and spectacular Whalers Way before heading to Mikkira Station Koala Sanctuary. This private property is home to the Eyre Peninsula’s only wild koala population, and with lots of kangaroos and emus also calling Mikkira home, this is a great place to spot wildlife and have lunch.

This afternoon, hit the white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park before heading to Port Lincoln, where you will have some free time to explore and grab dinner before returning to camp.

Alternative Itinerary

Those coming to Port Lincoln to get up close and personal with the aquatic wildlife can opt to have a Great White Shark experience. This outsourced activity is not included in the itinerary and must be booked directly with Calypso Star Charters. Please see Optional Extras for more information.

 Drive time today is about 2.5 hours unless you are doing the shark experience, in which case it is only 1 hour.

Accommodation

Swag camping for a second night at Bayview Park.

Meals Included

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Learn to surf Adelaide to Perth adventure tour aerial

Day 9: Port Lincoln to Flinders Ranges

Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. The turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay are the perfect places for beginners to perfect their skills. Those not wanting to surf can relax on the beach or swim. Stop to see unique silo art in Cowell before some free time in Port Augusta.

Then, onwards to Spear Creek Holiday Park, which is set adjacent to the Western slopes of the Flinders Ranges in the middle of a 21,000-acre working sheep station. After a tasty dinner prepared by your Guide, kick back and enjoy front-row seats to one of Earth’s most spectacular light shows. The Flinders Ranges is famed as having some of the Southern Hemisphere’s clearest skies. Roll out your swag under a blanket of stars twinkling stars and reflect on your adventure.

Today travel approximately 400 km.

Accommodation

Swag camping at Spear Creek Holiday Park, which has a toilet and shower facilities.

Meals Included

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Untamed Escapes Guide overlooking the Flinders Ranges

Day 10: Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

The fossils discovered in the Flinders Ranges are so old that geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period. After breakfast, we will unearth more of this amazing park as we pull on our hiking boots for a morning hike. After lunch, we begin the final leg of our tour back to Adelaide. South Australia is well known for its world-class wine, and the last stop of the tour takes full advantage of this. Pull up in the Clare Valley wine region for a wine tasting, and cheers to your adventure before finally arriving in Adelaide around 5 pm.

Today we travel approximately 330 km.

Meals Included

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Know Before You Go

GENERAL

  • Do this trip if you’re looking for more than just a bus from Perth to Adelaide because it’s an adventure tour full of wonders!
  • If you’re unsure which direction to take this trip in, the main difference between the itineraries is that in this direction, we miss Margaret River and Albany, instead travelling from Perth to Wave Rock and into Esperance. After we cross the Nullarbor, we spend some time on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
  • To confirm your booking, we require a 40% deposit, with the balance due 14 days before departure. If you would prefer to pay by Australian bank transfer, please contact us, and this can be arranged.
  • To get the most from our adventure tours, you need to enjoy the outdoors and hiking and be able to cope with a range of weather conditions. Our guides work hard and sometimes need a helping hand, so we kindly ask for involvement from our passengers, such as helping with meals and packing up camp.
  • A moderate fitness level is required, with walks between 2-12 kilometres on some days. This may involve rough ground and perhaps getting wet.
  • Please advise of any special dietary requirements when you book. We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
  • Due to limited space in the trailer, bags are restricted to 1 × 15 kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage for on the bus.
  • As part of our COVID-Safe protocols, all passengers must complete online check-in, including a ‘Fit for Travel’ self-declaration to confirm they are illness-free. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure.
  • This tour requires a minimum of six people to operate. In the unlikely event your departure is cancelled because minimum numbers have not been met, we will transfer all monies paid onto a future departure date. If this is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.
  • Itinerary changes may occur to ensure we provide the best possible experience. Weather conditions in Australia can change quickly, and our experienced guides will always put the safety of our passengers first. Any itinerary changes will be communicated to the group in advance.
  • Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.

ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING

  • Camping on this tour is at a mixture of national parks and campgrounds. All campgrounds have basic toilet and shower facilities except one night when we bush camp on the Nullarbor.
  • When camping, we use single swags. Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. Passengers must provide a sleeping bag and pillow to insert into the swag.
  • Our wet weather option is tents shared by the group.
  • In the unlikely event of an extreme weather event, alternative accommodation may be sourced. In this case, the accommodation costs incurred will be shared 50/50 between Untamed Escapes and each passenger.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ADVENTURES

On this adventure tour, there are two optional extras that passengers can decide to add to their tour. You can find all the details below in the Optional Extras section. As these experiences can fill up, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay. This experience includes a three-hour cruise with all equipment and morning tea provided.
  • If you would like to choose the alternative itinerary for Day 8 in Port Lincoln and have a white shark experience with Calypso Star Charters, you need to contact them directly to check availability and book.

Optional Experiences

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What our customers say

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  • Avatar Dheeraj Dheeraj ★★★★★ a month ago
    The 10 days of Adelaide to Perth will remain an unforgettable experience to me.
    This had everything  - swag camping , star studded night skies, beautiful beaches, scenic drives, spectacular hikes, picnic lunches & a lot of wildlife
    … More ( yes, Kangaroos wake you up in the morning - I am not kidding !! ).
    The selected camping parks and the facilities available were impressive, can't complain. Enough time to explore and enjoy places.
    Have to mention - Brendon and Jackson - they were the best guides , really appreciate their hard work, effort and patience to give all of us a wonderful tour experience. The food was delicious, in-plenty and always on-time, never felt disappointed 🙂 .
    The group was a bunch of wonderful humans who were very friendly and full of energy, there was never a boring moment !!
    Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a tour across Nullarbor !!
    Thanks for the experience, and looking forward to the next adventure with Untamed Escapes!!
  • Avatar Katie van der Walt ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My husband and I just returned back to Qld after experiencing the 6 Day Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges Adventure Tour. We had a fabulous time with Steve the tour guide and the great people we met who travelled with us. You get to … More see and experience so much in a small amount of time. We had no idea South Australia is so beautiful and has many beautiful walks, views, food and wine. It really has it all. It's definitely a trip we will remember forever.
  • Avatar Sunny J ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    When my friend told me about this trip, I thought she’s crazy or gonna be crazy during to trip. It was the wildest adventure of my life. I’ve been to many beautiful places but what I saw on this trip was exceptionally beautiful. Brendan … More and Michel always gave us positive energy. Their passion for Australian bushes and geology was a bonus. I can't understand how they maintain so much energy from early morning until nighttime. Happy days! When my friend told me about this trip, I thought she’s crazy or gonna be crazy during to trip. It was the wildest adventure of my life. I’ve been many beautiful place but what i saw in this trip was exceptionally beautiful. Brendan and Michel always gave us positive energy. Their passion for Australian bushes and geology was a bonus. I can't understand how they maintain so much energy from early morning until nighttime. Happy days
  • Avatar Stephan Ryffel ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We very much enjoyed our trip from Perth to Adelaide! It was a unforgettable experience whit lots of highlights. The tourguide Jakson was very professional and did a great job! - Thank you very much for the great Time!!
  • Avatar Tess V ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I had an amazing 10 day tour from Perth to Adelaide! Saw the most wonderful places. Everything was well organised. Swag sleeping was a nice experience. We had an amazing group of people ! Lots of respect for Jackson! He’ s such an amazing … More tour guide and person. He knows so much and shared his knowledge with us. And I liked his ideas for lunch and dinner very much.
  • Avatar Jacqui Ollevou ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    The incredible Adelaide to Perth 10 Day camping trip.
    A review simply cannot sum up how amazing this trip was! If you are contemplating booking it, just do it! Home grown Aussie like myself, an expat or tourist, it's really an amazing
    … More experience for everyone.
    The places you visit showcase some of the incredible beauty Australia has to offer and camping in a swag really lets you get in touch with nature. We really are a very lucky country!
    Our guides Brendan and Jackson went above and beyond to make this trip over NYE extra special and memorable and we will all be forever grateful. Our eclectic group of people made for such real, heartwarming, genuine fun and laughs that will forever bring a smile to my face 😁😊
    I cannot recommend this trip enough and look forward to planning my next adventure with UnTammed Escapes!
  • Avatar Liz Dempster ★★★★★ a year ago
    TripADeal sub-contracted our 10 day Adelaide to Alice Springs adventure to Untamed Escapes and how lucky we were! Matt (our mini-bus driver and guide), was fantastic, a real legend! We felt very safe with his driving and he went above and … More beyond to make our road trip so memorable. Matt was friendly, professional and knowledgeable with a cheeky Aussie sense of humour. We would recommend that you give Untamed Adventures a go.
  • Avatar Riley Williams ★★★★★ a year ago
    What an amazing way to see the Eyre Peninsula! Hassie has got to be the most informed person of the EP, and wow does he have some stories.
    I will definitely be getting on an Adelaide Hills tour asap and maybe even one of their WA tours!
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  • Avatar Maddie ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a lovely day. It was so scenic and relaxing. we were not expecting to learn this much but so glad that we did.
  • Avatar hamideh taleby ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We did a whole day tour of Port Lincoln and it was truly the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide, Ian, was just so friendly and knowledgably about the area. It was definitely worth it and we are so glad we did it to discover the best … More of Port Lincoln!
  • Avatar Michael M. ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I had the 1-day Port Lincoln tour with Geoff. I must say I totally enjoyed the tour. I have been brought to places in PL that I thought I would never have gone to on my own. Geoff is very knowledgeable and an experienced ranger. The … More knowledge he provided about PL’s history and flora/fauna were something I have not learnt in school. He has so much experience and he cares for the environment. I was in awe at how he explained the ecosystems in the places we’ve been to. I felt like watching a documentary only I am part if it and experiencing things first hand. My fave spot would be Whaler’s Way with the Tortoise rock. It was nature at its best. I highly recommend this tour as I know you will have the best time of your life enjoying nature’s beauty in South Australia that is Port Lincoln.
  • Avatar Daniela Cetrangolo ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    In March 2021 four of us did the Best of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay and we still talk about our experience when we catch up. From the minute we were greeted at the airport by our tour guide Ian the fun began. Ian was a fountain of information … More and he certainly made our experience memorable. He showed us many amazing sights, our hotel accommodation was A1 and our food was 10/10. Getting into our waders and sitting down at a semi-submerged water pavilion, shucking oysters washed down with some wine was an experience we will never forget. We will be back!!!
  • Avatar michelle ball ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    4 days of exploring and experiencing the Margaret River region. Wow wow wow, loved the visual delights, nutritional sensations, the slowness of yoga sessions, the workshops of sourdough making at One Table Farm; the education received from … More the Spice Mistress and her delightful food. The experience of tasting gin for the first time and walking an 8km section of the Cape to Cape. Thank you so much Jodie, Gem and Riley for making me feel so welcomed, you looked after us girls in every way. Glamping at Fair Harvest was a treat I’ll never forget 🤩🤩🤩
  • Avatar Trish Ferguson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I absolutely loved my 10 day trip across the Nullarbor from Adelaide to Perth, there was not one thing I would change. The Nullarbor was on my bucket list of things to do and you can’t do it any better than living out of a swag. If you … More get the chance to swim with the seals and dolphins do it, it’s worth every cent. I just loved seeing the kangaroos on the beach over in WA and the huge trees and the bush walks we did. Don’t think about it just go ahead and do it.
  • Avatar Vaniece Kelly-Howe ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful West Coast adventure - whale watching and more. We loved every minute and are looking forward to Untamed day trip Escapes around Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln coming up soon!
  • Avatar Paula McManus ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We recently were treated to a fully guided whale watching tour and have been raving about it ever since. We saw things we were in awe of, went to places that we can't wait to return, learned things about the area that were amazing … More and stayed in beds that were oh so comfortable. We would recommend Untamed Escapes to anyone who wants to get the best of the Eyre Peninsula and Nullarbor Plain during whale watching season!