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Adelaide to Perth Overland

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About this tour: Encounter the best of Australian wildlife on this expansive trip across the Nullabor
This countrys made for road trips, and crossing South Australias vast Nullarbor Plain is just about as iconic as they come. Settle in for a 10 day journey from Adelaide to Perth from Red Gums to sand dunes, dolphins splashing in the water to kangaroos sunbathing on the beach, endless deserts and ancient forests, this trip will show you we mean it when we say Australia is packed with diversity. This is also your chance to get up close to that famous Aussie native wildlife kangaroos, wombats, emus and rare birds in remote natural parks and enjoy iconic bush scenery. Head up through southern Western Australia for a drop of Margaret River wine country and finish up in Perth whichever way you look, this wild, nature-filled land will knock your socks off.

Map of Adelaide to Perth Overland

Tour Name: Adelaide to Perth Overland

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Tour Code/Style:
PAP10 (Basix)

Trip Theme/Destination:
Overland, Western Australia, Outback, South Australia

Tour Departs From:
Default pick up: Adelaide Central YHA (135 Waymouth St), 06:45am

Tour Finishes:
Select Perth accommodation early evening day 10

Max People:
Group size: Min 1, Max 21

Age:
Minimum age to travel is 8 years old

Tour Departs:
APR18: 04 18, MAY18: 02 16 30, SEP18: 05 19, OCT18: 03 17 31, NOV18: 14 28, DEC18: 05 12 19 26, JAN19: 02 09 16 23 30, FEB19: 13 27, MAR19: 13 27

Accommodation:
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (6 nights)
This trip is Basix camping with swags and pop-up dome tents. Please bring your own sleeping bag, they are not available for purchase.
Basix accommodation on this trip consists of swag camping (Aussie bed rolls). We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions. Camping will be 2 nights bush camping (no facilities), 1 night farm stay accommodation, and 5 nights at camp grounds with showers/toilets. All camping fees/equipment included (except sleeping bag). Tents are 3 person dome style shared by 2 people.

Price:
PAP10
AUD $1695 per person

All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person

Western Australia cape le-grand beach

Why we love this trip
Spot for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies in the Flinders Ranges
Swim with sea lions and dolphins off the Eyre Peninsula
Travel across the sunbaked Nullarbor Plain
Explore Margaret River and taste fine local wines
Camp in the tranquil and remote Cape Le Grand National Park
Journey across the iconic Great Australian Bight
Learn to surf off the coast of South Australia
Visit Adelaide, the city of churches

Is this trip right for you?
This trip covers some serious km from the east to far west of Australia - appreciate the vastness of this country and the landscape
There is little phone or internet signal in this part of the country - and that's one of the reasons we love it! Disconnect from the real world and put that phone on flight mode
This trip is predominately swag camping and on some nights facilities are very basic

swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a  cruise.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Flinders Ranges National Park
Its an early start today as we set out from the City of Churches across the Nullarbor. Headed north, well stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the rugged gorges and Red Gums of the Flinders Ranges. Along the way therell be the opportunity for a bit of a leg stretch on a stroll down Alligator Gorge (no crocs here, though keep an eye out for snakes), then its on to Quorn, home of the Pichi Richi Railway, for lunch. Youll be spending tonight in Warren Gorge, camped out under the stars of the Southern Cross. As the sun is setting and while your evening meal is being prepared, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Warren gorge in the Flinders Ranges. It is here that you will get the opportunity to see a Yellow-Footed rock wallaby, almost driven to extinction by introduced Feral animals, at Warren Gorge they are beginning to Bounce Back!

Today we drive approx. 400 km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

Day 2: Coodlie Park, Eyre Peninsula
If theres one thing Australia does well, its big things: the Big Pineapple, the Big Banana, the Big Merino the list goes on. Keep your cameras at the ready for the lesser-known Big Galah, an eight-metre-high fibreglass structure overlooking the gift shop in the tiny town of Kimba. After a quick pit stop for lunch, its back on the road to Venus Bay, Talia Caves and the Lake Newland sand dunes (where adrenaline junkies can test out their sand boarding skills). In the afternoon well pull in to Coodlie Park for a nights stay on a working farm.

Today we drive approx 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Coodlie Park
Just up the road from Coodlie Park lies Baird Bay, an environment famed for its watery wildlife. This morning youll get the option to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise. This outsource adventure done by Baird Bay eco tours is an optional experience. Following a picnic lunch on the beach, well continue driving along the coast to our secluded camping spot in Fowlers Bay.

Today we drive approx 5 hours, in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Farmstay (1 night) Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Optional Activities Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins - Port Neill - AUD170

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Great Australian Bight
Days dont get much more Australian than this one. Not only do we cross the 5,320-kilometre-long dingo fence this morning; we also take a snap or two at the famous wombat, emu, camel road sign on the Nullarbor and stop off at Bunda Cliffs to see where Australia, quite literally, drops into the ocean. Come arvo we cross the border into WA, where tonights free entertainment is provided courtesy of the celestial sphere.

Today's distance is approx. 7 hours, with break stops.

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees Head of the Bight entry and Whale watching (in season)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Nullarbor Plain/Great Australian Bight
With their planetary sounding names and strewn about space junk, the small towns of Balladonia and Norseman have a slightly intergalactic atmosphere about them. Balladonia shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to earth here rather abruptly. Continue the drive to Esperance, which may seem like a bustling metropolis after five days in the desert.

Today we drive approx 7 hours, with stops along the way

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park
Crystal clear waters, powdery white sands, expansive granite bluffs and sunbathing kangaroos? If you choose to start today with an early morning beach stroll, dont be surprised when you come across a roo or two lounging on Cape Le Grands stunning shoreline they know whats good for them. How you spend your day here is wholly up to you: set out on a coastal bushwalk, splash about in the sea, fiddle around with your camera aperture or just kick back with your new buds along the beach. Unless you decide to stay in your tent all day playing Tetris, theres really no wrong answer.

We drive approx 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Cape Le Grand National Park - Stirling Ranges
Kick-start the day with a hike to Frenchmans Peak, where beautiful vistas span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Locals reckon Frenchmans Peak was named after the shape of French hats, but were not so sure. Refuel with a lunch stop at Lucky Bay, then settle in for the onwards drive to our Stirling Ranges campsite.

We drive for about 4 hours today, and walk for two hours.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Sterling Ranges
Todays a day for keeping cameras close and clicking fingers at the ready. Travelling along Western Australias answer to Victorias Great Ocean Road, youll be treated to superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. From the coast to the forest, well veer off into the Valley of the Giants for a treetop canopy almost 60 metres above the ground. It is just over 5 hours from Lucky Bay to Sterling Ranges, with stops along the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees Ancient Empire Walk - Valley of the Giants

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: South West Coast
Diamond Tree, a 50-metre-tall Karri tree once used as a fire lookout, is our first stop for the day. With the handy assistance of a circular staircase attached to the trees trunk. Return to the coast for the drive into Margaret River, a region known for its local delicacies and world-class red wines. Cheers to that.

Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees The Diamond Tree

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Margaret River to Perth
Wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before taking the coastal road. Today you'll enjoy a special Indigenous cultural experience a bush walk with local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland, who is passionate about sharing his culture and bush lore with visitors. Learn how to identify bush tucker and medicine, discover the traditional arts of fire lighting and tool making, and enjoy a didgeridoo performance in the Ngiligi Caves. Afterwards, a final stint on the road will bring us into Perth. Although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).

Today we drive approx. 5 hours (although driving through Perth city traffic can mean a slower journey than previously advised).

Included Activities All National Park entry fees Aboriginal Culture Dreamtime tour

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

South Coast Tree Top Walk Brouwer


What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swimming gear, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, pillow and sleeping bag (not available for hire or purchase on the tour, so please bring your own).

What's Included in tour:
Meals 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport Minibus
Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (6 nights)
Basix accommodation on this trip consists of swag camping (Aussie bed rolls). We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions. Camping will be 2 nights bush camping (no facilities), 1 night farm stay accommodation, and 5 nights at camp grounds with showers/toilets. All camping fees/equipment included (except sleeping bag). Tents are 3 person dome style shared by 2 people.

Activities:
All National Park entry fees Head of the Bight entry and Whale watching (in season) Ancient Empire Walk - Valley of the Giants The Diamond Tree Aboriginal Culture Dreamtime tour

South Coast Ngilgi Cave Brouwer

Important notes
1.The tour commences on Day 1 at 6.30am and finishes on arrival in Perth on day 10 at around 18:00.

2. Please bring your own sleeping bag, they are not available for purchase.

3. We highly recommend you arrange optional extra activities in advance to avoid disappointment.

4. This trip is Basix camping with swags and pop-up dome tents

South Australia nullabor great Australian bight.

Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (6 nights)
PARTICIPATORY CAMPING: To participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, collecting firewood, setting up and packing up camp every day, in all conditions.
This trip is BASIX swag camping. Swags are 'Aussie Bed Rolls' made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish.
Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions.
Night 1: Warren Gorge - swag camping. Toilet facilities, no showers
Night 2: Coodlie Park Bush camp - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 3: Shelly Beach Campground. Swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities
Night 4: The Nullarbor - swag camping. No toilet or shower facilities
Night 5: Cape Le Grand National Park. - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 6: Cape Le Grand National Park. - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 7: The Stirling Ranges - swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities available
Night 8: Shannon's National Park - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 9: Big Valley Campground - swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
FINISH TIMES: Our trips generally finish early evening.
We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day. We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel.

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Fitness Ratings:
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Our tours are activity and participation based:
Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

Children
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

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Scheduled tours operate.
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From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

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