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All about the 6 Day Secrets of Eyre Peninsula Tour
The Eyre Peninsula is unquestionably one of Australia's best-kept secrets. The secret's out on this spectacular Australian coastal playground.
Discover the southwestern coastline and interior of South Australia known as the Eyre Peninsula. This camping tour departs from Adelaide takes in the stunning landforms and wildlife in the region through the Flinders Ranges to the coast. Options are available to go swimming with seals and dolphins or cage dive with Great White Sharks.
You have the opportunity to sandboard on mountainous dunes, take the Locks Well “Staircase to Heaven” coastal walk and see plenty of Koalas and native wildlife at Mikkira Station.
During the day you are going to see and do a lot but when the sun goes down you’ll sleep Aussie bushman style in swags under the billions of stars that make up the Southern Skies and kick back around the campfire with a beer and sharing stories with your new friends. Sleep under the stars surrounded by Koalas in nearly every tree. You even get the chance to see endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby in Warren Gorge. It is these moments that also leave travelers with life long memories. Visit the wonderful Southern Flinders Ranges Alligator and Warren Gorges.
Highlights on our Eyre Peninsula tour
Explore the Southern Flinders Ranges – Alligator and Warren Gorges
Learn-to-surf lesson and sandboarding adventure
Feel inspired after hikes that will leave you speechless
Koalas and native wildlife at Mikkira Station
The spectacular coastal scenery of the Eyre Peninsula
Swim with playful wild sea lions and magical bottlenose dolphins (Optional)
Come face to face with a majestic great white shark (Optional)
A great adventure tour to Eyre Peninsula!
6 Day Secrets of Eyre Peninsula Tour
Tour itinerary - 6 Days
Adelaide to Flinders Ranges National Park
Headed north, we’ll stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic time-line of the Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period! 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.
We’ll also be keeping our eyes peeled for the rare yellow-footed rock wallaby that is bouncing back from near-extinction.
Today we drive approximately 400 km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way and we’ll be bush camping at Warren Gorge, which has a toilet but no shower facilities. (L and D)
Flinders Ranges to Eyre Peninsula
Today we travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, loved for its footprint-free white sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Check out some unique silo art in the outback town of Kimba, and after a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s time to head towards the coast. Stretch the legs on a coastal walk around Venus Bay where you will see dolphins surfing the waves. Then it’s time for your first hit of adrenalin, testing out your sandboarding skills in some epic dunes.
In the afternoon, pull into our home base at Coodlie Park where company owner Hassie will cook up an authentic Aussie BBQ feast. Share campfire stories with travelers from our other tour before rolling out your swag in a unique swag hut for the night.
Today we drive approximately 450km (5 hours) in total, with stops along the way.
Please note that tomorrow you will be swapping buses and joining the other group traveling from Perth to Adelaide. (B, L and D)
Baird Bay and Mikkira Station
This morning you’ll have the opportunity to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and magical dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the calm and sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This tour is operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours and is an optional experience. At only $180, it will be a memory you’ll treasure forever.
Those who choose to stay on land will travel to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where Australian seal pups can be seen learning to swim, play and rest on the beach.
After lunch on the foreshore we’ll explore some cool coastal caves. Then we’ll head on toward our campsite at Mikkira Station—home to a wild koala population.
Drive time today is 4.5 hours and tonight you’ll sleep under koala-filled gum trees. How Aussie is that! (B, L and D)
Port Lincoln and Mikkira Station
Today you are offered two very different itineraries. Those who love aquatic wildlife and/or are seeking an adrenalin rush, can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. There are two operators offering different types of experiences. From staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, to the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564 depending on your choice. Please see ‘Optional Extras’ for more information.
If you choose to stay on land, then you will be exploring the Eyre Peninsula’s amazing coastal scenery. From the wild and rugged Whalers Way, to the white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park. After lunch on the foreshore at Coffin Bay, we’ll head into Port Lincoln, also known as ‘Australia’s Seafood Capital’. Explore and enjoy some free time before picking up the rest of the group and heading back to the friendly koalas at Mikkira Station, where we camp for a second night.
Drive time today is about 2.5 hours unless you are doing the sharks experience in which case it is only 1 hour. (B, L and D)
Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable
Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today you’ll pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson with Xtreme Kite & Paddle. The turquoise and calm waters of Fisheries Bay in Port Lincoln are the perfect place to Hang 10! Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore.
After lunch it’s onwards to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges and Mt. Remarkable National Park.
We’ll set up camp for the night at Mambray Creek and then head out to see the abundant native wildlife that call this region home.
Drive time today is 4.5 and we camp at Mt. Remarkable National Park, which has showers and toilets. (B, L and D)
Mt Remarkable to Adelaide
This morning we’ll embark on our last hike of the tour through Davey’s Gully. Back on the bus we’ll head towards Adelaide but not before traveling through some quaint country towns. South Australia is well known for its world-class wine and our last stop of the tour will be for lunch and wine tasting in the picturesque Clare Valley. Cheers to that.
Drive time today is about 5 hours and this overland adventure ends upon arrival in Adelaide. Although there are no formal activities planned, it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on our 9-day adventure over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).
There’s no accommodation provided tonight so please make sure you have booked your accommodation prior to departure. (B and L)
7.00am from the Central Bus Station, 101 Franklin Street, Adelaide on:
Apr: 03 17,
May: 01 15
Oct: 02 16 30,
Nov: 13 27,
Dec: 04 11 18 25,
Jan: 01 08 15 22 29,
Feb: 12 26,
Mar: 11 25.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Please arrive at departure point 15 minutes early.
- Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a soft bag or backpack plus a day pack.
- If the guide and group prefer to stay in accommodation (in lieu of camping due to inclement weather) this is at additional cost.
- Optional experiences: Swim with Sea lions and Dolphins - $150 and Great White Sharks Cage Dive Calypso Star - $495 - wetsuit and DVD highlight package included or Adventure Bay Charters -$395. (All prices subject to change).
- Our tours are camping adventures and participation and involvement is required. Accommodation is a mixture of national parks, campgrounds, bush camps (no facilities) and a farm retreat.
- Mobile phone coverage is very limited on tour.
- Itineraries may change due to seasonal and cultural conditions.
- Travel insurance is recommended. Get a quote here.
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