10-Day Perth to Adelaide Overland Tour
The Great Australian Wilderness Journey —
On this 10-day Perth to Adelaide overland tour, you’ll journey 4000 km across the south-west of Western Australia and South Australia. This tour has it all. Stunning and diverse scenery, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, food and wine experiences, and Indigenous culture. Of all our Perth to Adelaide tours, this itinerary is the most outstanding. Be fascinated and reconnect with nature. Travelling in an executive 4WD, your local guide will take you off the beaten track to experience the real Australia.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
This 10-day, 4,000 km bucket-list journey across Australia will connect you with nature in a way you could barely have imagined. Taste your way around the Margaret River wine region and walk in the treetops in the forests of the south-west of Western Australia. Meet the kangaroos of Lucky Bay in Esperance. Experience the vastness of this great land as you travel across the mighty Nullarbor. Stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at Head of Bight. Be wowed by the mouth-watering seafood and abundant wildlife of the Eyre Peninsula.
Travelling in a 7-seater executive four-wheel drive, your expert guide will take you off the beaten track to experience the real Australia. And at the end of each day, sit back and relax with some local produce and matching wine, creating memories to last a lifetime.
- Engage with Indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
- Taste your way around the Margaret River wine and produce region
- Walk among the ancient forests of Valley of the Giants
- Explore Cape Le Grand National Park – a national treasure
- Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the Great Australian Bight
- Feast on the world’s most delectable Coffin Bay Oysters
- Swim with playful sea lions and magical bottlenose dolphins (OE)
- Dine in premium restaurants tasting world-class local produce and wine
Flights are operated by Rex and depart Port Lincoln on day ten at 6.25 pm and arrive in Adelaide at 7.10 pm.
Rex has a 15 kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7 kg carry on; however, upon presenting a valid itinerary or ticket, passengers with international connections are permitted 20 kg. Visit the Rex website for more details on their Baggage Allowance.
Accommodation is at a variety of quality hotels, apartments and motels. Rates are based on Twin/Double Share. If you are travelling solo, you need to pay the Single Traveller rate for your own room.
Private tours require a minimum of two people. If you would like to upgrade to a private experience, you can do this during the booking process.
Any Optional Extra Experiences are outsourced, and therefore the terms and conditions of each operator apply.
Dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise at the time of booking.
Our tours require a minimum of two people to operate, and in the unlikely event, 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 trip and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full. Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking your tour.
Sea lions tour does not operate from June to August, and an alternative itinerary for the morning will apply during these months.
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.
- Flight – Port Lincoln to Adelaide
- Accommodation – 9 nights
- All activities, national park fees, GST, and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- All meals
- Airport transfer in Adelaide
- 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. This is a very popular activity, so we highly recommend securing your place at the time of booking. You can add these 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 that company apply. Weather can play an essential 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 for his experience.
Swim with sea lions and dolphins – $180 per person
The interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay will leave you breathless. Board the 14-seater boat for a short ride to the first stop, where you’ll swim with sea lions. This natural experience takes place in approximately two metres of water where the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon.
Head further out into the bay to swim with the majestic bottlenose dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, and a wetsuit and snorkel equipment is included.
Departs Perth once a month all year round.
This tour is also available as a private tour.
Or take this journey from east to west, on our Adelaide to Perth tour.
Perth to Margaret River
Your expert guide will meet you first thing and tell you about the exciting journey ahead over a coffee. Make the first stop at the popular holiday town of Busselton to see the world’s second-longest jetty, stretching 1.8 km into the turquoise waters of Geographe Bay.
After a picnic at a magical beach, enjoy one of the best Indigenous cultural experiences in Australia at Koomal Dreaming. Meet local custodian Josh and journey deep into Ngilgi Cave where you’ll be mesmerised by a live didgeridoo performance, storytelling and traditional fire-making.
On the way into Margaret River, pop into a winery for your first taste of the region and by late afternoon, settle into your accommodation at the Margaret River Beach Resort. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Common Restaurant.
Today we travel around 350 km.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Indian Ocean at the locals favourite café and explore the quaint township of Margaret River and its various craft and produce stores. We’ll plan today around your favourite flavours, whether that be wine, beer, gin, olives, dairy or sweet treats. Taste buds will be tingling, but the highlight today will be a lunch at the world-renowned Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate.
Relax on the balcony back at the Resort and enjoy a platter of local produce collected throughout the day.
Today we travel within the Margaret River region travelling around 80 km.
Walpole, Denmark & Albany
After breakfast, head inland to the Walpole Wilderness region and connect with nature at the Valley of the Giants. Walk 40 metres high into the canopy of Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees, found nowhere else on Earth.
We’ll stop in at Denmark, a gorgeous town nestled on the banks of the Denmark River for a coffee, before making our way along a dreamy coastal drive towards Albany. If you are up for it, we can stop in at The Gap and Natural Bridge on our way into Albany. Check into our self-contained apartment and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant overlooking the ocean.
Today we’ll travel around 350 km.
Albany to Esperance
After breakfast, discover the township of Albany and its interesting history before travelling into the Porongurups for a two-hour walk to Castel Rock. Be wowed by jaw-dropping views over the region. Travel through the beautiful Stirling Ranges towards Esperance, and if you are travelling during wildflower season, it will look even more picture-perfect.
Stop at the mind-blowingly beautiful Twilight Cove for your first taste of the epic beaches of the ‘Golden Outback’. Check into our Esperance accommodation at the Bay of Isles Motel and enjoy an evening meal overlooking a turquoise ocean.
Today we’ll travel 480 km.
Cape Le Grand National Park
Words cannot describe the absolute beauty you are going to experience today. Located approximately 50 km east of Esperance, Cape Le Grand is one of Western Australia’s most spectacular National Parks. It features blindingly white sandy beaches with sand so fine it squeaks between your toes. Wildlife is in abundance including the iconic sunbathing kangaroos at Lucky Bay who are always up for a photo opportunity. Swim, bushwalk and reconnect with nature today. Stay back in Esperance tonight and enjoy dining at a local restaurant.
Just 80 km to travel today.
It’s up before the bird’s chirp today. We’ll be putting our clocks forward 1.5 hours and have a lot of land to cover as we begin our journey across the Nullarbor Plain. Stretch the legs at the original Eucla Telegraph Station before crossing the border into South Australia.
We travel 790 km today, which is a long-distance, even by Australian standards. Be entertained by your guide as you enjoy the changing landscapes and depending on weather conditions, head off-road, four-wheel driving along the Balladonia Track to see some unique historical highlights. Tonight, stay at an iconic Outback Roadhouse Motel in Border Village.
The Nullarbor & Great Australian Bight
Continue the journey along the Nullarbor stopping in at the unique 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 is now a unique piece of Australiana history.
Have the opportunity to play golf on the longest golf course in the world, the Nullarbor Links.
Take in the otherworldly scenery of the Head of Bight, 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.
Baird Bay & Coodlie Park
This morning we’ll head south to Baird Bay for a tour highlight, swimming with Australian sea lions and dolphins on a 3-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 $180 per person and available from September to May. If it’s the off-season, or you’d rather stay on dry land, we offer an alternative itinerary.
After lunch, visit Murphys Haystacks before joining the Xplore Eyre owners at their home – Coodlie Park Farm Retreat – for an evening meal under the stars.
Today we’ll travel 170 km and tonight you’ll sleep in a cabin at our property, Coodlie Park Farm Retreat.
Coffin Bay – Port Lincoln
After breakfast, we’ll mosey south stopping at some coastal highlights including Talia Caves. At the seaside town of Coffin Bay, join the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Put on some waders and sit down to feast on the world-renowned Coffin Bay oysters, plucked straight out of the ocean. Lunch will follow with a beautiful seafood platter at the 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant.
Explore more stunning coastline before visiting Mikkira Station, home of a wild koala population where you will get some great photos. Check into the Port Lincoln Hotel and dine at an award-winning seafood restaurant for dinner.
Today we travel 300 km.
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 stroll along the foreshore. By now, our guide will know you very well and will tailor the day to your liking. Whether that’s exploring nearby national parks, bushwalking, learning about the fishing industry at the Port Lincoln Marina or relaxing on the beach. Enjoy a late lunch at the iconic Fresh Fish Place and in the afternoon visit some local vineyards for wine tasting.
As your ten-day journey 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 8 pm.