Dreamy coastline, vast outback, iconic wildlife and gourmet food seamlessly blend together on an epic voyage from west to south. Traverse almost 4,000 km through some of Australia’s most inspiring country on this 10-day, soul-stirring Perth to Adelaide overland tour. Unearth the southwest of Western Australia as you taste your way around the world-renowned wine region of Margaret River. Walk among ancient forests and sprawl out on deserted beaches without another soul in sight. Then, make the pilgrimage across the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and into South Australia. Here, wind back to the coast and stand at the edge of Australia at the Head of Bight. Descending deeper into the south, wander across vivid pink lakes, swim with abundant marine life and taste world-famous seafood straight from the source on the Eyre Peninsula.
Day 1: Perth to Margaret River
Your expert guide will meet you first thing and tell you about what lies ahead on your Perth to Adelaide overland tour, coffee at the ready. Setting out, our first stop awaits at the scenic seaside town of Busselton, home to the world’s second-longest jetty, stretching 1.8 km into the turquoise waters of Geographe Bay.
After a picnic at a postcard-perfect beach, descend into the magical Ngilgi Cave, Western Australia’s very first tourist attraction. Wander the extensive underground boardwalks which lead you through the exquisitely decorated cave.
Arriving in the Margaret River region, pop into a winery for your first taste of world-class wine. By late afternoon, settle into your accommodation at the Margaret River Beach Resort. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Common Restaurant.
Today travel around 350 km and stay at Margaret River Beach Resort.
Day 2: Margaret River
Breakfast at a favourite local café while watching surfers riding the waves of one of the world’s most renowned breaks, then meander down the streets of Margaret River and peruse its eclectic craft and produce stores. Today, taste your way around the region’s abundant cellar doors, from wine, beer and gin, to dairy and sweet treats. Between tastings, stop for lunch today at one of the Margaret River’s great restaurants. Feast into the evening as you unwind back at your hotel with a platter of local produce collected throughout the day.
Today travel about 80 km through Margaret River and stay back at the Margaret River Beach Resort.
Day 3: Walpole, Denmark and Albany
After breakfast, head inland to the Walpole Wilderness region and roam among the Valley of the Giants. Walk 40 metres high into the canopy of Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees, found nowhere else on earth. Next, stretch your legs at Denmark, a gorgeous town nestled on the banks of the Denmark River, before we make our way along a dreamy coastal drive towards Albany. Along the way, we’ll stop at two highlights, The Gap and Natural Bridge. Check into our accommodation and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean.
Today we’ll travel around 350 km and stay at Dog Rock Motel in Albany.
Day 4: Albany to Esperance
After breakfast, amble through Albany’s township and unearth its interesting history before travelling into the Porongurups for a two-hour walk to Castle Rock. Feel alive, culminating in sweeping views over the region. Travel through the beautiful Stirling Ranges, which during spring is blanketed with wildflowers. Watch the brilliant kaleidoscope of colours change as you journey into Esperance. Plunge into turquoise waters and stroll along sand so fine it squeaks at Twilight Cove, your first taste of the incredible beaches that await. Check into our Esperance accommodation and enjoy an evening meal overlooking the pristine ocean.
Today we’ll travel 480 km and stay at the Jetty Resort in Esperance.
Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park
Today we venture to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, where kangaroos lounge on snow-white sand as crystal clear water gently laps the shore. Located approximately 50km east of Esperance, Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s most spectacular National Parks. Flora and fauna are abundant, including the iconic sunbathing kangaroos at Lucky Bay, who are always up for a photo opportunity. Swim, bushwalk and unleash your inner wildling surrounded by nature. Stay back in Esperance tonight and enjoy dining at a local restaurant.
Travel 80 km today stay back at the Jetty Resort in Esperance.
Day 6: The Nullarbor
Rise with the birds as we begin the epic pilgrimage across the Nullarbor Plain. Stretch your legs at the original Eucla Telegraph Station before crossing the border into South Australia. Today we travel a long-distance, even by Australian standards. Along the way, we’ll head off-road, four-wheel driving along the Balladonia Track to see some unique historical highlights. Relax as you watch the changing landscape roll by your window as your guide regales the unique history and stories of the land. Tonight, stay at an iconic Outback Roadhouse Motel in Border Village.
Today we travel approximately 790 km.
Day 7: The Nullarbor and Great Australian Bight
Continue along the Nullarbor, stopping in at Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park. Formerly a fuel and rest stop for people travelling along the Nullarbor in the 1950s, it was abandoned in the 1970s and now offers a unique glimpse into Australiana history. Forget golf greens and practice your swing on the red dirt of the outback; today, you have the opportunity to play a hole on the longest golf course in the world, the Nullarbor Links.
Take in the Head of Bight’s otherworldly scenery, Australia’s ultimate coastal lookout where from June to October, you can spot whales taking shelter in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. Come late afternoon, check into the 4.5-star eco villas, positioned right on the beach in Ceduna. Relax and watch the sunset over the ocean as you sample fresh local produce and wines.
Today we travel 480 km and stay at the Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park.
Day 8: Baird Bay and Elliston
Enjoy a much-deserved sleep in this morning before getting back in the car to travel to Streaky Bay. Grab a coffee and have a look around before we arrive in Baird Bay for a tour highlight, swimming with Australian sea lions and dolphins on a three-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 $200 per person and is available from September to May. If it is not operating, or you’d rather stay on dry land, we offer an alternative itinerary visiting the only colony of Australian sea lions on the mainland at Point Labbat. After lunch, visit Talia Caves and come late afternoon arrive at Waterloo Bay Tourist Park on the beach in Elliston. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the beach.
Stay: Waterloo Bay Tourist Park
Day 9: Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln
After breakfast, mosey south, stopping at some coastal highlights, including Locks Well and Cummings Lookout. Venture around the coast to our next destination, where world-famous Coffin Bay oysters are primed for tasting. Meet the local producers and learn about the Eyre Peninsula’s enviable seafood industry as you glide through crystal-clear waters to a working oyster farm. Pluck your very own oysters straight from the ocean, learn how to properly shuck your fist-sized Pacific prize, then sample the briny fruits of your labour. Lunch will follow with a beautiful seafood platter at the 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant.
Wander the pristine beaches and bushland of Coffin Bay National Park, where kangaroos and emus are in abundance. Come mid-afternoon, arrive in Port Lincoln and relax at your accommodation before our final dinner at an award-winning seafood restaurant.
Today we travel 300 km and stay at the award-winning Port Lincoln Hotel.
Day 10: Port Lincoln to Adelaide
On the last day of the tour, you have earned a sleep-in. Enjoy a relaxing continental breakfast in the hotel restaurant and take a town tour of Australia’s Seafood Capital. Visit the Fresh Fish Place for lunch, and this afternoon, head off-road four-wheel driving through the dunes from Wanna Lookout to Sleaford. Get your last dose of epic coastline at Whalers Way and meet the adorable koalas at Mikkira Station.
Pop into a vineyard for wine tasting, and as your ten-day Perth to Adelaide overland tour comes to an end, your guide will drop you off at the Port Lincoln Airport for your 45-minute flight to Adelaide. A private transfer will have you back to Adelaide accommodation by around 7 pm.