Whale watching tours in South Australia with Xplore Eyre. Photo via EP Cruises

3-Day Whale Watching Tour

from $1,995.00

Whale Watching in the Great Australian Bight

Discover the incredibly beautiful Head of Bight on this small group tour of South Australia’s Nullarbor region. It’s renowned as one of Australia’s most spectacular whale watching destinations. With the awe-inspiring Bunda Cliffs as its backdrop, the Head of Bight offers a unique opportunity to view up to 120 southern right whales. They frolic, here, in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park from June to October each year.

On this 3-day tour package from Adelaide you’ll see the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of this part of Australia. You’ll also feast on the delicious fresh seafood of the Eyre Peninsula. All served up with local wines, boutique beers, and good old-fashioned, local hospitality, this tour really is a uniquely wonderful experience.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Nature & Wildlife, Outback
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the 3-Day Whale Watching Tour.

Tour Overview

This unique whale watching tour from Adelaide gives you the opportunity to discover the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of this part of Australia, whilst indulging in delicious local produce from ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’ – The Eyre Peninsula.

The Head of Bight is renowned as one of Australia’s most spectacular whale watching sites. With the backdrop of the spectacular 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.

Jump onboard a Whale Watching Cruise set among stunning beauty and get another perspective by taking to the skies on a scenic flight over the Head of Bight and the Nullarbor. Enjoy a four-wheel driving adventure and discover iconic outback towns.

Company owner Hassie has called this magical part of the world home for 25 years and he will share his knowledge and unrivalled passion for the region with you.


Tour Highlights

  • 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


Important Information

Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 8.15 am – arriving Ceduna at 9.05 am. Returning from Ceduna on day three at 7.25 pm 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.

Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking.

Our tours require a minimum of two people to operate and in the unlikely event that we only have one person confirmed we have some other options available. Firstly, a Single Traveller fee is offered to run the tour with only one person. Secondly, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable we will refund your tour price in full.

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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Tour Inclusions

  • 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
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Optional Extras

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 apply. 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 with a full refund.

Head of Bight Marine Park Scenic Flight – $275 per person
(Operates July – September and has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 people)

Get a whole new perspective of this incredible landscape taking a 45-minute scenic flight over the Head of the Great Australian Bight and outback of the Nullarbor.



Departs Adelaide every Tuesday from June to October

Great Australian Bight tour map - Xplore Eyre
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This tour is also available as a private tour.

  1. Day 1 Adelaide to Ceduna

    You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch your short flight to Ceduna. Your guide will greet you and give you an overview of what amazing things are to come. Start your journey by exploring beautiful Denial Bay where you’ll learn about the oyster industry and sample some fresh produce. In the afternoon get a little adventurous doing some four-wheel driving at Davenport Creek. Back in Ceduna, check into your Luxury Spa Villa with views over the ocean, and enjoy some more local produce for dinner. Today we drive around 150km.

  2. Day 2 Great Australian Bight

    Enjoy breakfast on the foreshore before heading to Fowlers Bay to board a two-hour Whale & Wildlife Oceanic Cruise. Witness the great spectacle of southern right whales sheltering with their young and often see other wildlife such as humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, little penguins and birdlife.

    Back on land enjoy lunch and some more whale watching from the foreshore and in the afternoon stop at Penong to hear how the town became home to so many windmills. Next, we’ll make our way along iconic “Watermelon Ave” to the world-famous surf break – Cactus Beach. Be wowed by the endless deserted white sandy beaches of Point Sinclair. Pop into a country pub for a beer and yarn with the locals, before heading back into Ceduna for another relaxing meal.

    Today drive 250km and stay back in your Luxury Spa Villa at Shelly in Ceduna.

  3. Day 3 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 about these incredible creatures. Have a bite for lunch as you breathe deep and take in the magic all around you.

    From the sea to the air. Next, we highly recommend the Optional Extra of the 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 caves along the Nullarbor.

    As your tour draws to an end, tantalise your taste buds one last time at our pop-up seafood 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, with your airport transfer having you back to your accommodation at around 9.30 pm.

this beautiful coastline

incredible fresh seafood

Xplore Eyre Pop-Up Restaurant
Grazing Platter