Southern Coast Explorer and Across the Nullarbor
17 night – Perth to Adelaide
This is the ultimate tour of the Southern Australian Coast and across the Nullarbor to Adelaide.
Along the way you will visit Busselton, Margaret River, Cape Leeuwin, Albany, Wave Rock, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, cross the Nullarbor, tour the east and west coast of the Eyre Peninsula and visit the Barossa Valley. You will enjoy experiencing fine wineries, viewing spectacular coastlines and inland attractions such as the iconic “Wave Rock” and historic gold mining town of Kalgoorlie.
With the exception of the Granite Skywalk, this tour is suitable for people with only moderate levels of fitness.
Highlights & Inclusions
For eighteen days we explore the South West and Southern coastline of Australia taking in the verdant cool green forests of the South West and the incredible rough South Coast. Be amazed at the pristine white beaches of the Recheche Archipelago and Esperance. Along the way we will see the Golden outback of Western Australia, the harsh arid Nullarbor Plain and the dry hinterland of South Australia.
With almost all of the attractions easily accessible this is a tour not to be missed, and one you will talk about for the rest of your life!
- National Park entry fees
- Experienced Guide
- Entrance Fees to Tree Top Walk
- Entrance fees to all Museums
- Farewell Dinner in the Barossa Valley
- Margaret River Wine Tastings
- Valley of the GiantsTree Top Walk
- Albany Whale World Tour
- Porongorups Granite Sky Walk
- Wave Rock Sunset Walk
- Cape Le Grande National Park
- Kalgoorlie Super Pit Tour
- Cliffs of the Great Australian Bight
- Barossa Valley Wine Tastings
Day One - Overnight in PERTH
On your arrival in Perth, if required we will meet and greet you at Perth Airport for your complimentary transfer to your hotel in Perth.
In this modern and vibrant city you will enjoy a welcome gourmet dinner.
Crown Promenade Hotel – Ensuited Hotel Room (D)
Day 2 - PERTH to MARGARET RIVER
Setting off from Perth on our exploration of Southern Australia we travel southwards to our first attraction at Wonnerup House, a fascinating restored early settlers cottage near Port Geographe Marina in Busselton. Then it is off for lunch at the iconic Busselton Jetty that reaches out from the sheltered beach over one mile into the calm waters of Geographe Bay.
After lunch we visit Canal Rocks where the Indian Ocean swells crash against the granite boulders in the Leeuwin Naturalist National Park. Following a short drive we visit the famous Leeuwin Estate Winery, one of the first wineries in the area and home of the annual outdoor Leeuwin Concert which has featured many famous international artists. You will have the opportunity to taste some of their fine wines.
A short drive later we arrive at Margaret River, an cosmopolitan town in the cool southwest famous for it surfing, dining and arts and crafts where we will stay for two nights.
Stay Margaret River Lodge – Ensuited Hotel Room (BLD)
Day 3 MARGARET RIVER - LEEUWIN NATURALIST NATIONAL PARK - MARGARET RIVER
Today, we have a full day to explore the scenic Leeuwin-Naturalist National Park and some more opportunity to sample some of the fine wines the area is renown for.
Our first stop is Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, a historic lighthouse with magnificent views that stands on the boundary of the Southern and Indian Oceans and is one of the three most significant marine navigation points in the Southern Hemisphere, The others being Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope.
We are now in for a memorable drive through the unique Karri forests along Boranup Drive where the towering giants of the forest form a cool green and sheltered world underneath.
We continue on to “Contos” a hidden gem that hosts World famous surfing beaches and spectacular coastal scenery and in the afternoon you will again have the opportunity to taste some of the fine wines of the area as we make cellar door visits to some of the more famous wineries before returning to Margaret River for the evening.
Stay Margaret River Resort – Ensuited Hotel Room (BLD)
Day 4 - Margaret River to Albany
Today, we continue our explorations of the cool green South West with its rugged coastline, hidden inlets, and cool green forests.
Our first stop is the Pemberton Gloucester Tree fire lookout. Until it was recently closed the more adventurous could climb this tree to view a scenic vista over the surrounding forests.
Our next stop is the delightful Rest Point at Walpole with its old world english charm and tranquil beauty.
After a short drive from Walpole we visit the “Valley of the Giants” where you can walk amongst the tree tops on a spectacular elevated walking amongst the canopy of the forest.
Continuing our explorations of the South Coast pay a brief visit to the rounded granite boulders of the appropriately named Elephant Rocks, and then take the scenic drive to Ocean Beach, and then back along the tranquil Wilsons Inlet and Denmark River before heading into Albany.
Best Western Albany Hotel – Ensuited Hotel Room (BLD)
DAY 6 Albany to Wave Rock
The Porongorups, Granite Sky Walk
The Stirling Ranges, Bluff Knoll
Wave Rock Sunset Walk.
Wave Rock Resort – Ensuited Hotel Room (BLD)
DAY 8 Cape Le Grande National Park
Cape Le Grande Beach
Lucky Bay Kangaroos
Thistle Cove Beach Walk.
Hospitality Esperance Hotel – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
DAY 10 Kalgoorlie
Super Pit mine Tour
Kalgoorlie Town Tour
Gold Mining Museum
Rydges Kalgoorlie Hotel – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
DAY 11 Kalgoorlie to Balladonia
Super Pit mine lookout
Balladonia Skylab Museum
Balladonia Motel – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
DAY 12 Balladonia to Eucla
Balladonia Telegraph Station
Madura Pass Lookout
Eucla Telegraph Station
Eucla Motel – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
DAY 14 Ceduna to Port Lincoln
West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula
Port Lincoln Hotel – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
DAY 15 - PORT LINCOLN to WILPENA POUND
Whyalla Ship Building Museum
Wilpena Pound Resort – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
Day 16 - Wilpena
Wilpena Pound is located within the Flinders National Park; the pound is approximately 15Kms in length, 8Kms wide and is an area of Approximately 8000 Hectares. Today we will explore
– Admiring Adnyamathana rock paintings or etchings at Arkaroo Rock or Perawurtina cultural heritage sites.
– Taking a scenic drive through Bunyeroo Gorge to include Razorback Lookout for panoramic views of Wilpena Pound
– Visiting Brachina Gorge in the late afternoon to view a colony of yellow-footed rock wallabies at Scree Slope.
Wilpena Pound Resort – Ensuited Hotel Room (B,L,D)
Day 18 - Adelaide FAREWELL
This morning enjoy some a relaxed breakfast before heading south to Adelaide for your transfers to the airport for your return/onward flights. (B)
Twin Share $6750pp
Single Supplement $750
Departure Dates – Tour Notes – Tour Vehicle Info – T&C’s
What to Bring
It is recommended that you bring a torch, wet shoes (old trainers for walking in shallow water, sandals, a broad-brimmed hat, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal water bottle.
It is also recommended that you bring insect repellent, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.
- Itineraries may vary and/or attractions can be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
- Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some morning and frequent stops between destinations.
- This tour is not suitable for children.
- Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. Failure to purchase travel insurance may result in out of pocket expenses in the case of accident, illness or road closures. We recommend Travel Insurance that includes coverage for Medical Evacuation.
- It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
- It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred accommodation pick up point. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.
These are the Terms and Conditions under which Kimberley Outback Tours noted below. Payment of the Tour deposit represents an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below.
BOOKINGS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20% per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. The deposit will be required within 7 days of booking. The balance of payment is due 30 days prior to departure date. Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST for Australia and are valid for travel until 30 September 2018.
CREDIT CARD FEES
If paying by credit card a small transaction fee of 1.1% is applicable. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.
For cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You
For cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You are, however, always welcome to send a friend or a family member in your place.
Note: Management reserves the right to re-assign, cancel or change seats in unforeseen circumstances.
- 30 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
- Between15 and 29 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost
- 14 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.
Cancellation fees will not be waived as a result of:
• Sickness or injury.
• Delayed, rescheduled or missed flights or connected travelling.
• Climatic, political or social incidents
HEALTH, FITNESS & MOBILITY
We will assume all passengers are in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness and we are not liable for any injury, illness during any activity. If a passenger requires any special mental or physical assistance, then a companion to help and assist must accompany them.
We will not be responsible for any costs associated with cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed.
We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance be purchased to cover the loss of deposits, medical emergencies and all cancellation costs in case your health and fitness status should change.
BOOKING EXTRAS & LUGGAGE LIMITS
Passengers are requested to notify Kimberley Outback Tours of any special requirements, related to diet or health requirements at the time the booking is made. We will notify all third parties of these requirements and will endeavour to ensure they are met. However, we cannot guarantee that all special requirements will be met in all instances.
Luggage is restricted to 15-20kg soft bags per person with a small day pack for easy access of sunglasses, sunblock, camera, etc.. Passenger’s luggage is entirely at their own risk during the tour.
Kimberley Outback Tours do not accept any responsibility or liability for any injury, loss, damage, change of itinerary or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly as a result of events which are outside of Kimberley Outback Tours control. Kimberley Outback Tours will not be liable for any loss, damage, omission or act of negligence or otherwise committed by third parties or other operators, their assignees or agents.
Itineraries are correct at time of publication and may differ slightly to the one displayed in the brochure/website. Occasionally itineraries change as operators make changes based on feedback from past travellers or due to weather or conditions.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION:
No seats are allocated on tour. Rotation of seats is encouraged for interaction with fellow passengers
- No smoking is allowed on board our tour vehicles.
- At the discretion of Kimberley Outback Tours, if any passengers conduct or condition is creating an unsafe environment for themselves, other passengers or tour operator, they will not be permitted access to the bus to continue the tour and no refund will be paid.
- Most tours require a certain level of participation. This may include assisting and cleaning with the preparation of meals and setting up camp.