West and South Coast - 10 day/9 night Adelaide to Perth Camping Tour


West and South Coast - 10 day/9 night Adelaide to Perth Camping Tour


Combine Australia's ultimate road trip with incredible wildlife encounters on this 10 day swag camping adventure! Swim with dolphins & sea lions, hike national parks, swim in pristine beaches, sand boarding, walk ancient forests and have one of Australia’s ...

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 Overview – This 10 day, 4000km road trip of a lifetime travels through some of Australia’s most diverse and spectacular landscapes. Discover white sandy beaches, ancient forests, rugged coastlines, mountain ranges and outback.  Encounter abundant native wildlife and have the once in a life time opportunity to swim with wild sealions and dolphins.  Bring out your adventurous side hiking through beautiful national parks, learning to surf and sandboarding huge dunes.  Engage in indigenous culture, taste local produce and be connected with nature sleeping under the under the billions of stars that make up the Southern Skies.  This is the real Australia, let our local expert guides show you all the highlights and some hidden gems too.


  • Australia's ultimate roadtrip - crossing the Nullarbor Plain

  • Hiking Flinders Ranges & Alligator Gorge

  • Swim with Sea Lions & Dolphins

  • Sand boarding massive dunes

  • Surfing Lession 

  • Cape Le Grand National Park – a national treasure

  • Valley of the Giants tree top walk

  • Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Cultural Experience

  • West Australias spectacular South West

  • Taste your way around Margaret River

  • Marvel the coastal rock formations of Albany

  • Abundant wildlife 

  • Sleeping under the stars 


What's included

Meals - 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport - Minibus - air-conditioned mini coach with a maximum of 18 pax
All National Park entry fees
Accommodation - swag camping in a combination of national parks and bush camping
All activities (exc Swim with Sea lions $170pp)
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : All
Dinner : Some

Dietary Requirements

Most dietary requirements catered for but MUST be advised at time of booking

Luggage Limit

1 backpack/soft travel bag per person (max 15kg) and 1 piece of hand luggage

What to bring

Sleeping bag, hat, travel pillow, comfortable walking shoes, insect spray, snacks, sunglasses

Day 1 : Flinders Ranges

Headed north we’ll stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. Hike Alligator Gorge where we’ll have lunch and explore the pristine Warren Gorge where we’ll be spending the night camped out under the stars of the Southern Cross. Today we drive approx. 400 km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way. We’ll be bush camping (no facilities) and your lunch and dinner are included.  

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Flinders Ranges & The Eyre Peninsula

Its an early morning start for the incredible Dutchmans Stern hike, then travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best kept secrets. See some unique outback silo art in the tiny town of Kimba and after a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s time to head to the coast to explore Venus Bay, Talia Caves. Next its to the Lake Newland sand dunes where adrenaline junkies can test out their sand boarding skills. In the afternoon we’ll pull in to Coodlie Park, our home base, where company owner Hassie will cook up a delicious BBQ feast and you’ll share stories with travellers from our other tour around the campfire before spending the night in a unique little swag hut. Today we drive approx. 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and all meals are included and bucket shower and toilet facilities are available.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Baird Bay & Penong

This morning you’ll get the option to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise. This outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours is an optional experience and at only $170 will be one an experience you will treasure forever. Following a picnic lunch on the beach, we’ll continue driving along the coast to then do a 2 hour learn to surf lesson on a remote and pristine beach. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore Sceale Bay while the others test their surf skills. After dinner have the chance to experience some country hospitality and meet the locals when we visit the Penong Pub for a nightcap. Today we drive approx 5 hours, in total with stops along the way and camp at Penong which is famous for its dozens of windmills which pump the local water supply from a large underground basin. All meals included.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : The Great Australian Bight & Nullabor

There is no getting out of a long drive today as we start to travel across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. Take a snap the world famous wombat, kangaroo and camel road sign, see jaw dropping scenery at the longest continuous cliff coast line in the Southern Hemisphere, the spectacular Bunda Cliffs or “Edge of Australia”. Stop at the iconic Nullarbor Roadhouse, explore the ruins of an old telegraph station and come arvo cross the border into WA where tonight’s free entertainment is provided courtesy of the celestial sphere. Tonight we bush camp (no facilities) under the Southern skies on the Nullarbor and all your meals are provided.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : The Nullarbor & Cape Le Grand National Park

Another early rise this morning as we travel the last part of the Nullarbor visiting the Caiguna Blowhole for some free air conditioning from the ocean. After lunch we continue the drive to Esperance, which may seem like a bustling metropolis after a couple of days in the outback. After another reasonably big drive day, get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. We’ll set up camp in the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park where you also have showers facilities. All meals included.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Cape Le Grand National Park

Crystal clear waters, powdery white sands, expansive granite bluffs… and sunbathing kangaroos? Sound like a dream? Well its not because today you’ll wake up in one of Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local western grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. So beautiful is this park we will be spending the whole day here exploring, swimming, bush walking and you’ll also have some free time to do whatever you please. We drive approx 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. You will have shower facilities and all meals included.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges

Head down to the beach nice and early to make friends with some of the local kangaroo’s then we’ll be hiking Frenchman’s Peak, where beautiful vistas span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Refuel with a lunch stop on one of the many beaches on Esperance’s Great Ocean Drive then settle in for the onwards drive to our Stirling Ranges campsite at Mount Trio. We drive for about 4 hours today, and walk for two hours. We camp in a private campground in the Stirling Ranges where you have shower and toilet facilities and even limited phone charging! All meals included.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Stirling Ranges & South West Coast

Today’s an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock which is a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Then travelling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, you’ll 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. Visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim in a sheltered swim and then a stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia. It is just over 5 hours from Lucky Bay to the Stirling Ranges, with stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at a Quinnup Caravan Park with shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Walpole & Margaret River

Discover the pristine wilderness region of Walpole and if feeling brave you can climb the 50 metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout and only 1 of 3 wooden top towers in the world. Next it’s time tantalise those tastebuds as we spend the rest of the day tasting our way around the Margaret River region visiting boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. Cheers to that. Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at a camp ground with shower and toilet facilities with all meals are provided. There is even limited phone charging here.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Margaret River to Perth

On the last day of the trip you’ll wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before heading to Dunsborough where you’ll meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience. As our 10 day adventure draws to an end as we have our final lunch and swim at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. One last stint on the road see’s us arriving into Perth around 6pm and 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. 4 hours and please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Pick up locations and times: 6.45 YHA Adelaide at 135 Waymouth Street, 6.55am, Adelaide Bus Station at 1 Franklin Street

Arrival: Friday +/- 7.00 pm, Perth. 

Optional Experiences
There is one optional experience on this tour.

Swim with sea lions and dolphins ($170 p.p. guaranteed)

[Highly recommended optional experience (!)]

This is an amazing experience - you may have swum with dolphins at other places around the world but the interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Bairds Bay will leave you breathless. Baird bay is a very sheltered bay on the Eyre Peninsula and passengers aboard the boat for a short ride to our first stop, which is to swim with sea lions. This takes place in approximately 2 metres of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us. After this, we head further out into the bay to swim with the dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, wetsuit and snorkel equipment is provided at no additional cost.

As this activity is outsourced, only limited spaces are available. By confirming and saying your intentions now, we can guarantee your position on the tour.  Pay the operator direct $160 on the day of activity

The operators of this tour operate independent to Nullarbor Traveller.

Weather can play an important part in the operation of the tours and the operators make their own risk assessment and decision about the operation of the tour each day.

Any money collected is refunded if the tour does not operate.