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3-Day Whale Watching Tour

from $1,995.00

Whale Watch 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 destinations. With the awe inspiring Bunda Cliffs as its backdrop, the Head of Bight offers a unique opportunity to view up to 170 southern right whales as they frolic in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park from June to October each year.

This one-of-a-kind 3-day tour package from Adelaide, gives you the opportunity to discover the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of this part of Australia, as well as to 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

Not only is the location stunning in its beauty, the Head of Bight offers travellers a unique opportunity with accessible viewing platforms, close enough to hear the sound when the whales breach and their ginormous bodies hit the water.

Enjoy a Whale Watching and Wildlife cruise off Point Fowler where you will commonly see southern right and humpback whales, dolphins, Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, little penguins and some rare species of albatross.

From the sea to the air, you also have the option to enjoy a 45-minute scenic flight over the Head of Bight which gives you a whole other perspective of the region! Do some soft adventure four-wheel driving through massive dunes, explore stunning National Parks, discover an iconic outback roadhouse on the Nullarbor, and try your hand at surf 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 the “Edge of Australia” for the first time is one of the best things about doing we what do.

Tour Highlights

  • Whale watching at Head of Bight
  • Cruise in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park to witness southern right whales and other aquatic wildlife
  • Feast on the premium produce of Australia’s Seafood Frontier
  • Feel the remoteness of the vast outback wilderness of the Nullarbor Plain
  • Four-wheel driving adventure in Fowlers Bay sand dunes
  • Scenic flight over the Head of Bight (OE)

Important Info

  • This tour operates from June to October
  • Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 8.15am – arriving Ceduna at 9.05am. Returning from Ceduna on day three at 5.05pm arriving Adelaide 6.10pm.
  • We recommend storing some luggage at your return accommodation in Adelaide as Rex have a 15kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7kg carry on. For more details on Rex Baggage Allowance please visit their website.
  • It is highly recommended that you pre-book the optional activities at time of booking as they are very popular and can’t be booked on the day. We can reserve your place upon booking and you pay the operator locally.
  • Any Optional Extra Experiences are outsourced and therefore the terms and conditions of each operators apply
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking
  • 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 at the 4.5 star Fowlers Bay Holiday Units
  • All entry fees, national park fees and activities, unless stated as an optional extra experience
  • All meals
  • 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 – such as transport, accommodation, food, entry fees and national park fees – there are some optional extra experiences not included in the price, that we leave up to you to decide if you’d like to do:



Departs Adelaide every Tuesday from June to October

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  1. Day 1 Adelaide to Ceduna

    You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch your 8.15am flight to Ceduna which arrives 45 minutes later. Your local guide will pick you up and give you an overview of what exciting things are to come. Start your journey by exploring Denial Bay where you’ll learn about the oyster industry and sample some fresh produce. Then get a little bit adventurous doing some 4WD’ing at Davenport Creek before travelling to the most iconic surfing spot in South Australia, Cactus Beach.

    Today drive 150km and tonight stay in stunning coastal town of Fowlers Bay in self-contained accommodation at the Fowler Bay Holiday Units.

  2. Day 2 Great Australian Bight

    Enjoy breakfast on the foreshore before boarding the Fowlers Bay Whale & Oceanic Cruise to witness the great spectacle of the southern right whales sheltering with their young in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. This cruise often includes sightings of humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, little penguins and bird life.

    Take in the beauty of the rugged Eyre Peninsula going off road for some 4WD’ing, explore National Parks and an iconic outback roadhouse. Walk on footprint-free beaches, sample the local seafood and even try your hand at surf fishing before making your way back to Fowlers Bay to cook the catch of the day.

  3. Day 3 Head of Bight & Nullarbor

    This morning it’s up bright and early to travel to the Nullarbor Plain to take in the jaw-dropping beauty of the Head of Bight. From this incredible lookout on the Great Australian Bight we’ll spot some more whales and simply take in the view from Australia’s ultimate coastal lookout.

    From the sea to the air! Next, we highly recommend the Optional Extra Experience of the 45-minute Scenic Flight over the Great Australian Bight and awe inspiring Bunda Cliffs, where you’ll also be able to again spot many southern right whales, as well as the spectacular outback of the Nullarbor.

    As your tour draws to an end you’ll have one last feast of seafood before returning back to Ceduna and boarding your 5pm flight. Your Adelaide transfer will have you back to Adelaide accommodation at 7pm.