All prices in Australian Dollars (ex Port Lincoln unless stated otherwise)
All Tours will depart for 2 persons (Adult Fares)
Talk to our booking office if you would like to customise your own visit.
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The crystal blue of Sleaford Mere greets you as you embark on this sand dune adventure. Spectacular ancient sand hills formed by the awesome power of wind and waves rise above the vehicle as you wind along a narrow passage through the maze of sand. Learn how the coastal plants cling to life before emerging at the rugged Wanna cliffs, where the Southern Ocean pounds against the shore
Tour the city sights, view a spectacular coastal panorama and encounter the rich history of Port Lincoln. Visit the Winter’s Hill Lookout, ‘Hollywood Houses’, the wharf complex, Lincoln Cove Marina and South Australia’s largest fishing fleet.
Take the opportunity to follow some of the smaller creatures inhabiting Lincoln National Park, now the Ark on Eyre Project has completed several years.
You can see Kangaroos and possibly a Woylie (Brush Tailed Bettong). Who knows what you might come across, a Southern Stone Curlew, a Tawny Frogmouth, a Nightjar or even an Owl. There could be bats, and the reptile and insect worlds come alive at night.This is a good opportunity to give the kids a different experience and see it all for real, instead of a documentary on TV.Travel with an experienced guide and there will only be groups of 6 at any time.
What to Bring: Warm Jacket & Good Walking Shoes. No Thongs or Sandals Please.No Cameras with flashes allowed, but a video camera without a light is okay.
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Journey to Australia’s premier Southern Right Whale breeding ground at the Head of the Great Australian Bight. This informative, personalised tour will create the experience of a lifetime. Perhaps the best whale-watching anywhere in the world, the sheer cliffs at the Head of the Bight put you in the box seat to witness this amazing event. Every winter (June to September) Southern Right Whales migrate northwards from their sub-Antarctic feeding grounds to the warm waters below the towering Nullarbor cliffs. From your vantage point over the calving and nursery area, you can observe new-born calves sheltering with their mothers. Watch as the males (bulls) breach spectacularly out of the water and jostle one another in courtship displays. More than fifty whales congregate in this area each winter – a guarantee of good viewing. Learn about whale behaviour, and recognise individual whales by their markings and callosities (distinctive white growths) on their heads.
This tour is designed to take in the best South Australia’s West Coast has to offer. View the Sea Lions at Point Labatt or swim with them at Bairds Bay. ( Swimming with Sealions Cost Not Included). See nesting Ospreys and a chance of whales cruising the coast on their way to the Head of Bight where you will see them with their calves.
Not to mention visiting caves and the taking in the interesting history the region has to offer.
Departs: Port Lincoln
Not Included: Airfares, Breakfast day 1, Dinner day 3. Swimming with Sea Lions at Bairds Bay.
Included: Lunches, Morning & Afternoon Teas All Days. Dinner days 1 & 2 and overnight accommodation days 1 & 2 Port Lincoln Package (from $800.00, minimum 2 persons, 4 days 3 nights) For more information email us.
Includes: accommodation, breakfast and lunch on days 2 & 3 and breakfast on day 4. Airfares not Included
Travel in air-conditioned turboprop aircraft with a convenient departure from the domestic terminal at Adelaide Airport.
Day 1 : – Arrive in Port Lincoln, where you will be transferred to your accommodation. Take the rest of the day to explore Port Lincoln.
Day 2 – As the sun rises across Boston Island you have breakfast, then you head off into the sand hills of Sleaford Bay to see the spectacularly rugged coastline as you make your way through a magnificent wilderness area to historic Memory Cove. Enjoy the many sheltered bays and beaches of Lincoln National Park as you travel in our air-conditioned 4WD.
Day 3 – We tour southern Eyre Peninsula and visit the historic National Trust Collection of bygone days at Koppio, and then travel to the ranges on the west coast. You travel via Farm Beach to Coffin Bay, skirting the myriad of backwaters in this area. Then see the vast beauty of Point Avoid and the Coffin Bay National Park. Travel back to Port Lincoln through the diverse bushland and take in the view of all you have travelled from Winter Hill Lookout.
Each evening you will be returned to your accommodation and then you can select one of the many fine restaurants. Port Lincoln is famous for fresh seafood and a large selection is yours for the asking.
Day 4 – On this last morning it is your time to take in the many town attractions and enjoy a casual or formal lunch in the town before departing for Adelaide.
Tours done by Arrangement for Groups.
Special Requirements – Your high-clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle should carry a normal set of 4WD spares, such as radiator hoses and fan belts. Our vehicle will carry recovery equipment and tools. These tours are self-catered, so bring along your own meals and beverages, and adequate water. Note that our guides are very experienced off-road drivers and will be giving you instructions on how to handle a vehicle in these conditions. We must ask that your 4WD vehicle be in good repair, as recovery of a broken-down vehicle may have to be at your own cost.
If you want to visit this beautiful wild area, why not do it with the assistance of an experienced guide. The Yangie trail is a track which is beyond most of today’s drivers skills, and it is no fun having to be rescued, so why not have an experienced person accompany you. Drive along remote beaches and see kangaroos, emus and wild horses. Learn about the history and try some of the ‘bush tucker’ (if in season). Teach the children a little more about the bush and discover what makes the Coffin Bay National Park special. Available by arrangement.
Travel through the vast dunes around Sleaford Bay, named by Matthew Flinders in 1802. Visit the Stramatolites of Sleaford Bay, a living fossil and take in the magnificent views along this coast. There is sand driving that will start you on the road to other adventures, so take advantage of having an experienced guide assist you. See the osprey’s nest, plus kangaroos and emus in the bush land around Wanna.
This Tag Along is for the four wheel drive enthusiast who wants to take in the country they are traveling through without the hassle of having to guess where they are and what they are looking at.
Much of the country to be traveled is still relatively unknown to the general public and if one takes the accounts of the first European Explorers through the area, it is not hard to understand, why this country is dismissed by many, even today.
On 11th August 1858 John McDouall Stuart wrote
“To-day’s few miles have been through the same dreary, dreadful dismal desert of heavy sand hills and spinifex with mallee very dense, scarcely a mouthful for the horses to eat”. He was traveling from Mount Finke to near Fowlers Bay.
On the 2nd of April 1875 while near Mount Finke, Ernest Giles said
“It was impossible to travel through this region at night, even by moonlight; we should have lost our eyes upon sticks and branches of the direful scrubs if we had attempted it, besides tearing our skin and clothes to pieces also”.
What can one say about the description given to the Nullarbor by R.T. Maurice in the 1890’s? “Any man who would travel this country for pleasure would go to hell for a pastime”.
The modern traveller has the opportunity to take in the wonder of a region that at first glance would appear to be an endless waste of mallee scrub. But highlights include the extraordinary Jellabinna Rocks, a huge outcrop of granite boulders in the middle of a vast expanse of flatland, Mount Finke – a similarly ‘out of place’ large quartz mount. This great expanse has the Gawler Craton beneath it, which is currently being extensively surveyed by mining companies. Ooldea has for millennia been a major water source and meeting area for Aboriginal people of the region.
In 1917 the East-West Railway was completed near here. This was the home of the famous Australian author Daisy Bates, who studied the culture of the aboriginal people between 1919 and 1934. The Nullarbor is Australia’s famous ‘treeless plain’ – there is no way to describe the feeling of standing in an endless expanse of flat land extending from horizon to horizon, in all directions. At night, the stars glisten in the incredibly clear outback skies, with absolutely nothing to obscure your view – and the silence is breathtaking. Underground this region is riddled with astonishing caverns and passages that may open into football-field sized chasms, or end in small blow-holes gushing air. And you can experience the ‘end of the world’ as the vast plain ends abruptly at the Nullarbor cliffs, pounded by the wild Southern Ocean. At ‘Head of the Bight’ the cliffs taper to a magnificent isolated and unspoilt beach, and between June and September you can watch many Southern Right Whales frolicking and giving birth in their breeding grounds.
From here you can continue into Western Australia, or return home after a week you will remember for years to come..
Saturday – depart Port Augusta at 9.00 am for Iron Knob. Turn off and travel via Mount Ive, Lake Gairdner and Yardea to first camp in the Gawler Ranges.
Sunday – travel from the Gawler Ranges to Ceduna for fuel. Depart Ceduna and travel to Kalanbi at the start of Googs Track. Travel to Googs Lake and camp the night.
Monday – continue along Googs Track and turn off to Jellabinna Rocks. Camp on track while making for Mount Finke.
Tuesday – on to Mount Finke and climb it. Then continue on to Malbooma camping on the way.
Wednesday – travel from Malbooma to Ooldea following the East West Railway Line and camping near Ooldea.
Thursday – continue to Ilfoud Lake on the edge of the Nullarbor, and cross onto the Nullarbor Plain, camping on the plain north of the Head of the Great Australian Bight.
Friday – on to the Head of the Bight to view the Southern Right Whales and camp near there. This will be the break up night for those wishing to continue on to the west.
Saturday – Return
You will be required to cater for yourselves, and all camp and entry fees will be at your expense. You will need to be self-sufficient in water and fuel from Port Augusta to Ceduna, a distance of 500 kms, and then from Ceduna to Nullarbor. On this section we travel approximately 900 kms over 5 days through vegetated dunes – fuel consumption will be heavy, particularly for petrol engine vehicles. Tyres will need to be deflated for this part of the trip, so an extra spare and repair kit are advised, preferably with another spare casing and tube. Your vehicles must carry a set of spares, inc. radiator hoses, fan belts, spark plugs, points, condensers, coil, plug leads and oil-, fuel- and air-filters. A snatch strap and shackles along with a shovel and axe are also required as minimum retrieval equipment. All vehicles must have be fully serviced and have an RAA, NRMA, VAC or equivalent inspection certificate. Travelers are responsible for all expenses incurred in repairing and/or retrieving vehicles. We carry HF radios linked to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and to normal telephone services. Backup and retrieval options are available if needed. It is an advantage to have a UHF radio in your vehicle to take advantage of the guide’s information as we travel.