Adventure in the Last Wilderness

8 days | Departs Jun to Sep –
Adelaide » Whyalla » Gawler Ranges » Ceduna » Head of the Bight » Coffin Bay » Port Lincoln

Discover the amazing wildlife in the last great wilderness – South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. See the Southern Right Whales at the Head of the Great Australian Bight, spot the Australian Sea Lions at Fowlers Bay, taste some of Australia’s best oysters at Coffin Bay and enjoy an opportunity to get up close with sharks at Port Lincoln.

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8 days | Departs Jun to Sep –
Adelaide » Whyalla » Gawler Ranges » Ceduna » Head of the Bight » Coffin Bay » Port Lincoln

Discover the amazing wildlife in the last great wilderness – South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. See the Southern Right Whales at the Head of the Great Australian Bight, spot the Australian Sea Lions at Fowlers Bay, taste some of Australia’s best oysters at Coffin Bay and enjoy an opportunity to get up close with sharks at Port Lincoln.

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Pre-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Travel arrangements commence on the day before the tour departs.

Your adventure begins with a flight to the beautiful city of Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Ask us about a range of optional activities available or simply take a stroll along the newly redeveloped Riverbank precinct or go shopping at nearby Rundle Mall.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Day 1: Adelaide to Whyalla via Port Wakefield & Port Augusta (MD)

Adelaide travellers will be met at home and transferred to the Central Bus Station to join the tour. Interstate travellers will be picked up from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

We begin our journey to the beautiful Eyre Peninsula today with a stop at Port Wakefield for morning tea before continuing on to Port Augusta for a lunch break. We then head west, following the Lincoln Highway to the town of Whyalla, one of South Australia’s best kept secrets. The town is renowned for its dramatic events, stunning coastal & outback scenery.

❱ 1 night: Alexander Motel

Day 2: Whyalla to Wudinna via Iron Knob & Lake Gairdner (BLD)

★ After a cooked breakfast, we tour to Iron Knob where the first iron ore deposit was discovered.

The town grew up between the two “sister” quarries and supplied Whyalla with ore for its steel & shipbuilding industry for many years. We stop for morning tea before departing Iron Knob and travelling in a westerly direction along an old dirt road through sheep station country passing to Mt Ive Station.

★ After a picnic lunch, here we take the station track to visit Lake Gairdner. This incredible salt lake is so large, it is visible from space!

We then travel down through old Buckleboo and take the Stringer Highway (another dirt track) to re-join the Eyre Highway before continuing west through Kyancutta and arriving in Wudinna, the gateway to the Gawler Ranges.

Indulge in a delicious dinner at your motel’s restaurant tonight.

❱ 1 night: Gawler Ranges Motel

Day 3: Wudinna to Ceduna via the Gawler Ranges (BMLD)

After breakfast, we continue our tour travelling through the Gawler Ranges on our way to Ceduna on the South Australian coastline.

★ Explore the Gawler Ranges, an area that is virtually untouched since the beginning of time and one rarely visited by tourists due to the lack of accommodation & other facilities in its unspoilt wilderness.

Hidden in the ranges are amazing rock formations filled with colour. Stunning boulders of granite towering above plains often filled with colourful vegetation and seasonal wildflowers. Rare yellow footed rock wallabies can be seen hopping around enjoying their natural environment during our journey. We stop for morning tea and later in the day for a picnic lunch.

Later, we pass the ruins of buildings long abandoned due to the harsh times in years gone by before arriving in Ceduna. Ceduna is the last South Australian township of significance when travelling west, with just roadhouses lying between it and the town of Norseman which is located 1,208km west in Western Australia. Dinner is included at your hotel tonight.

❱ 3 nights: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel

Day 4: Southern Right Whales Encounter (BLD)

Today, we set off from Ceduna and travel west via the Great Eyre Highway passing through Penong, the Nundroo Roadhouse & Yalata before arriving at the Nullabor Hotel for lunch.

★ We then travel back to the Head of the Great Australian Bight and enjoy the amazing spectacle & beautiful sights of up to 60 magnificent whales – a truly amazing experience!

Between June & October each year, the Southern Right Whales take up “residence” at the Head of the Bight after travelling from the Antarctic to the Head of the Bight to breed & enjoy the warmer waters. Marvel at the lopping, diving, spy hopping & slow motion somersaults of the majestic whales from the 2 special viewing platforms which will provide you with an up-close view.

Later, we travel back to Ceduna for dinner.

Day 5: Nullabor National Park & Fowlers Bay (BLD)

Today we set off along the Eyre Highway towards the Nullarbor National Park Reserve. We travel via Penong and onto Bookabie to the little fishing village of Fowlers Bay.

★ On arrival at Fowlers Bay, we board an interesting cruise which provides us with great opportunities to spot many of the whales playing in the ocean.

Discover the fascinating yet brutal history of Fowlers Bay, learn about Whale Baleen Plate, hold some very rare Ambergris and listen to real-time underwater acoustics including the famous Humpback Whale Song! On our return to shore we enjoy lunch by the sea at the Folwers Bay Caravan Park before we tour back to Ceduna for dinner.

Day 6: Ceduna to Port Lincoln via Streaky Bay, Sea Lions at Point Labatt (BLD)

★ This morning we travel along the Flinders highway following the coastline to Smoky Bay and onto Streaky Bay.

The town renowned for its stunning coastal scenery, fantastic local seafood and all the beach activities.

★ We then continue to the stunning Point Labatt Conservation Park, Australia’s only known mainland breeding ground for Sea Lions.

Here, we can observe them as they laze in the sun or dive for fish. Found in no other country in the world, the Australian Sea Lion is one of Australia’s most endangered marine mammals & rarest seals.

Later, we travel along the Flinders Highway to Port Lincoln, the jewel of the Eyre Peninsula and the Seafood Capital of Australia.

❱ 2 nights: Port Lincoln Hotel

Day 7: Seafood Bay Cruise from Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour (B)

Port Lincoln is well known for a variety of reasons, including Tuna fishing and breeding, Great White Sharks and the Australian Sea Lions.

★ After breakfast, we cruise from Port Lincoln and learn about the town’s colourful history that brings beautiful seafood to your plate.

Cruise the waters of the largest, most sheltered harbour in the world and learn things that only a local would know.

Your cruise will take you to places such as the canals of the Lincoln Cove Marina, Porter Bay, Boston Bay, Port Lincoln National Park, Boston Island, our local Sea Lion colony and views of Port Lincoln that can only be seen from the water!

Whilst onboard, enjoy an array of fresh local seasonal seafood including prawns, mussels, sashimi tuna & kingfish.

★ We then travel to Coffin Bay and take a close up look at their famous Oysters – recognised as some of the finest oysters on the planet!

These oysters are grown in South Australia’s pristine waters and are shipped all around the world. During our hour long visit, we cruise around the waterway adjacent to the township and visit the Kellidie Bay Oyster Farms and the original oyster farm. Learn more about the oysters with informative commentary from your host – the oyster farmer himself!

We return back to our hotel in Port Lincoln this evening. Dinner tonight is at your leisure – you may choose to dine at your hotel or at one of the many restaurants nearby.

Day 8: Port Lincoln to Adelaide via Port Augusta (B)

After breakfast, we depart Port Lincoln and begin our journey back to Adelaide.

We stop in Port Augusta for lunch before following the Augusta Highway and travelling to Adelaide, arriving at 6pm.

Adelaide travellers will be met on arrival at the Adelaide Central Bus Station and transferred home by chauffeured vehicle. Interstate travellers will be dropped off at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

Post-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Stay the night on return to Adelaide and fly home the following day.

On our tour’s return to Adelaide, you will be taken to your hotel in the city centre. The next day, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Adelaide. Ask us about optional tours that are available today. Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

➔ OPTIONAL SHARK VIEWING CRUISE EXTENSION
Day 8: Great White Shark Viewing Cruise from Port Lincoln (B)

★ After breakfast, we board a purpose-built Aqua Sub for an exciting day of seeing the Great White Sharks in the wild!

Travel aboard the world’s first Aqua Sub for a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the legendary Great White Shark in its natural habitat. Start your day with a 6am transfer & a cruise to the Neptune Island Group before viewing the magnificent sharks from a submersible glass viewing area that allows you to stay completely dry!

Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia where you can view Great White Sharks, with the opportunity to cage dive with them. Jump onboard for an exciting day of adventure, education & lots of fun! It’s the ultimate day of wildlife spotting from Port Lincoln!

❱ Extra night: Port Lincoln Hotel

Day 9: Fly from Port Lincoln to Adelaide (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Port Lincoln Airport in time for your included flight back to Adelaide.

Various flight times are available for this flight back to Adelaide with Qantaslink & Regional Express. Ask us for more details.

Adelaide travellers will be met on arrival at the Adelaide Central Bus Station and transferred home by chauffeured vehicle. Interstate travellers will be dropped off at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

Post-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Stay the night on return to Adelaide and fly home the following day.

On our tour’s return to Adelaide, you will be taken to your hotel in the city centre. The next day, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Adelaide. Ask us about optional tours that are available today. Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Highlights
  • Stop in the town of Port Augusta
  • Visit the Iron Knob, where the first iron ore deposit was discovered
  • Travel through sheep station country to Mt Ive Station
  • Tour into the Gawler Ranges amazing wilderness
  • Travel to the Head of the Great Australian Bight
  • See the amazing sight of up to 60 magnificent whales which have gathered in the Bight
  • Visit the little fishing village of Fowlers Bay
  • Follow the coastline to Streaky Bay
  • See Australia’s only known mainland breeding ground for Sea Lions
  • Taste some of the world-famous Coffin Bay Oysters
  • Visit Port Lincoln, the centre of South Australia’s tuna fishing industry
  • Option to get up close with sharks on a cruise from Port Lincoln
Inclusions
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 3 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D)

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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