The Great Australian Bight
3-Day Whale Watching Private Tour
Watch Whales in the Great Australian Bight
The incredibly beautiful Head of Bight, on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, is renowned as one of Australia’s most spectacular whale watching sites. With the backdrop of the spectacular Bunda Cliffs, the Head of Bight offers a unique opportunity to view up to 120 southern right whales as they frolic in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park from June to October each year.
This private whale watching tour from Adelaide gives you the opportunity to discover the extraordinary scenery and aquatic wildlife of this part of Australia. All the while indulging in the mouthwatering local produce of the Eyre Peninsula – ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeFood & Wine, Nature & Wildlife, Outback
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
The jaw-droppingly beautiful Head of Bight is renowned as one of Australia’s most spectacular whale watching sites. With the backdrop of the Bunda cliffs, pristine beaches, and accessible viewing platforms, the Head of Bight offers a unique opportunity to view up to 120 Southern Right Whales as they frolic in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park.
Take to the ocean on a 2-hour Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise off Point Fowler. Set among the stunning beauty of rugged cliffs and sand dunes, you’ll have the opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, sea lions, NZ fur seals and Little Penguins.
Get another perspective of the region on a 45-minute scenic flight over the Head of Bight and get adventurous on some off-road four-wheel driving experiences. Explore stunning national parks, discover an iconic outback roadhouse on the Nullarbor and try your hand at fishing.
Company owner Hassie has called this part of the world home for 25 years and he will share his knowledge and unrivalled passion for the region with you. This is a place that takes our breath away every single time we visit and watching passengers experience this natural wonder for the first time, is one of the best things about doing we what do!
- See up to 120 Southern Right whales at stunning Head of Bight
- Enjoy a wildlife cruise in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park
- Feast on the premium produce of ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’
- Experience the vast outback and wilderness of The Nullarbor Plain
- Get your heart racing on a four-wheel driving adventure
- Take to the sky on a scenic flight over the Head of Bight (OE)
- Walk along the stunning and footprint-free beaches of the Eyre Peninsula
- Explore the karst limestone caves of the Nullarbor
Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 8.15 am – arriving in Ceduna at 9.05am. Returning from Ceduna on day three at 7.25 pm, and arriving in Adelaide at 8.50 pm.
We recommend storing some luggage at your return accommodation in Adelaide as Rex has a 15 kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7 kg carry-on. For more details on Rex Baggage Allowance please visit their website.
Rates are based on Twin/Double Share. If you are travelling solo you need to pay the Single Supplement rate for your own room.
Private tours require a minimum of two people to operate or a Single Traveller rate applies.
Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking.
Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as our number one priority.
Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions prior to booking your tour.
- Flights – Adelaide to Ceduna return
- Accommodation – 2 nights in a 4.5-star Spa Villa with ocean views
- All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra
- All meals and beverages
- Airport transfers
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
While everything on our tours is included in the price, there is one optional extra experience on this tour that we leave up to you to decide if you would like to do. You can add this to your cart when booking.
Please keep in mind: This tour is operated by a third party and separate to Xplore Eyre. Therefore, the terms and conditions of this operator applies. Weather can play an important part in the operations of this tour and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided a full refund.
$275 per person
(Operates July to September and has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 people)
Departs Adelaide every Friday June to October
This tour is also available as a small group tour.
Adelaide to Ceduna
You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch a short flight to Ceduna. Your guide will greet you and give you an overview of the journey ahead over a coffee and delicious homemade pastries. Then it’s time for your first taste of the Eyre Peninsula, exploring beautiful Denial Bay. Learn about the oyster industry and sample some fresh produce.
In the afternoon get adventurous doing some four-wheel driving through the dunes at Davenport Creek. Back in Ceduna walk along the jetty and try your luck at hooking a Southern Calamari. Check in to your Luxury Spa Villa with views over the ocean and enjoy a delectable platter of fresh oysters and local produce, paired with some Eyre Peninsula fine wine.
Today we travel 150km.
Great Australian Bight
Enjoy breakfast on the Ceduna foreshore before heading to Fowlers Bay to board a two-hour Whale & Wildlife Oceanic Cruise. A highlight of the tour, witness the great spectacle of Southern Right Whales sheltering with their young and see other species of aquatic marine life and birdlife.
Back on land enjoy some gourmet fish and chips while we do a little more whale watching from the foreshore. In the afternoon stop at Penong to hear how the town became home to so many windmills. Next we’ll make our way along the iconic and colourful “Watermelon Ave” to the world famous surf break – Cactus Beach. Be wowed by the endless deserted white sandy beaches of Point Sinclair and pop into a country pub for a beer and yarn with the locals. Enjoy a meal at the Ceduna Hotel or head back to the villa to cook up the catch of the day.
Today drive 250 km and stay back in your Luxury Spa Villa at Shelly in Ceduna.
Ceduna to Adelaide
This morning it’s up bright and early to take in the jaw-dropping beauty of the Head of Bight and Bunda Cliffs. Stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at an awe-inspiring coastal lookout. Visit the Head of Bight Whale Centre to learn more about these incredible creatures. Have a bite for lunch as you breathe deep and take in the in magic all around you.
Next, we highly recommend the Optional Extra of a 45-minute Scenic Flight over the Great Australian Bight. This gives you the chance to spot many more whales from above, as well as the vast outback of the Nullarbor. This afternoon you will discover an iconic outback roadhouse and the karst limestone caves along the Nullarbor.
As your journey draws to an end, tantalise your taste buds one last time at our pop-up restaurant, enjoying some seafood and local wine over a lovely Eyre Peninsula sunset. Then it’s time to return back to Ceduna and catch your 7.25 pm flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer will have you back to your accommodation at around 9.30 pm.
See wildlife of all kinds on our outback tours—like this goanna, soaking up the sunshine.
this beautiful coastline
The famous wildlife crossing sign on the Nullarbor