15 Days Perth Nullarbor Plain – Alice Springs

15 Days Perth Nullarbor Plain – Alice Springs

15 Days Perth Nullarbor Plain – Alice Springs

The Nullarbor is an adventure, this destination showcases the remote and undiscovered regions Western Australia and South Australia. Destinations that feature some of the national parks and white beaches in Australia. This tour offers a truly unique experience and showcases highlights like Wave Rock and other weird and wonderful rock formations, Cape Le Grand National Park, the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre and the fascinating “underground town” of Coober Pedy (where you have the opportunity to sleep in an underground hotel!).

Tour Details

  • Min: 4 passengers / Max: 12 passengers
  • Price: twin AU$ 7,350 / single AU$ 8,730
  • Departs ex Perth: Saturday 20.10.2018 / 19.01.2019 / 02.03.2019
  • Departs ex Alice Springs: Monday 05.11.2018 / 04.02.2019 / 18.03.2019
  • Tour start: From your hotel in Perth/Fremantle and Alice Springs
  • Private Charter Tours: Can be booked on a private charter tour for daily departure
  • All prices are per person and valid until 31 March 2019 

 

INCLUDES:

  • Transfer from airport to hotel/from hotel to airport:
    – in Perth up to 3 days prior/after tour
    – in Alice Springs 1 day prior/after tour
  • Transport in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation during the tour 14x in hotels/motels
  • Entry fees all National Parks, wine tasting, lighthouse precinct at Cape Leeuwin, Wave Rock, Super Pit Kalgoorlie, Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour, 4WD Tour Flinders Range, small aircraft scenic flight Lake Eyre
  • Meals (10x B – Breakfast / 1x D – Dinner)
  • Daily extensive coffee/tea break with also juices, biscuits, muesli-bars, nuts, salty snacks, seasonal fruit and/or vegetable, dried fruit and lots more (including gluten free products) to choose from
  • Personal bag with comprehensive information package and useful bits and pieces for your Australian holiday

     

    Tour Overview

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    Margaret River Wine Region with Wine tasting

     
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    Cape Leeuwin – Australia’s most south-westerly point

     
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    Tree Top Walk and Valley of the Giants

     
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    Esperance with its beautiful beaches

     
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    Golden Mile Kalgoorlie with Super Pit Tour

     
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    Port Lincoln – Australia’s Oyster Capital

     
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    Flinders Range National Park with Arkaroola Jeep Tour

     
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    Lake Eyre Scenic Flight

     
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    Coober Pedy – Opals and overnight stay in underground hotel

     
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    German or English guided / French on request only

     
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    Free cold non-alcoholic drinks during driving

     
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    Comprehensive information kit in vehicles

     
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    24-hour German/French/English telephone service

     

    Day 1 Perth – Pemberton                                                                         
    On our drive towards Margaret River we pass Mandurah and Bunbury. In Busselton we will visit the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. The fascinating coast of the famous Canal Rock formation is close by. The region around Margaret River which is one of the most renowned wine areas of Australia, welcomes us with its relaxed atmosphere. Her, you have the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting at one of the most renowned vineries. Afterwards our tour continues to Australia‘s most south-westerly point, Cape Leeuwin. This is the point where the Indian and Southern Ocean meet. From here the nearest landmass is Africa to the west and Antarctica to the south. We then travel along the coast of the Southern Ocean through farmland into the Karri Forest region of Pemberton.
    Accommodation: Pemberton Hotel, Pemberton

    Day 2 Pemberton – Albany (B)                                                                      
    After today’s breakfast, courageous visitors will have the opportunity to climb a spiral ladder to the platform of the “Gloucester Tree” in Pemberton. The Valley of the Giants, a section of forest appropriately named for its huge trees, is our next destination. Tree Top Walk offers an amazing bird’s eye view to this window of the past. Much of the vegetation in this region is unique to the southwest of Western Australia. Via Denmark we reach Albany, Western Australia’s first settlement.
    Accommodation: Quality Suites Banksia Gardens, Albany

    Day 3 Albany – Hyden (B)                                                                            
    A city tour of Albany and the magnificent panorama view from Mt. Clarence overlooking King George Sound, where the first settlers landed in 1826, let you realize the importance of this town to Western Australia. Afterwards we will be exploring “Natural Bridge and The Gap” in Torndirrup National Park. The tour continues with a drive through farmland in the Stirling Range. The many different varieties of plants originating in the Stirling Range are mainly due to its insular location. This mountain range is a climatic island and the plain is typical for its dry and warm weather conditions. Late afternoon we will arrive in Hyden.
    Accommodation: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

    Day 4 Hyden – Kalgoorlie (B)                                                                       
    After breakfast, we will visit the famous and astounding “breakers wave” the ‘Wave Rock’. There is enough time to explore and learn about the story of this unbelievable natural wonder. From here we will be following the track of the Emu Fence Road in a northerly direction towards Southern Cross. By tracing the footsteps of the first gold seekers we will be reaching Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie’s Golden Mile. A visit to the Kalgoorlie Base of the RFDS which was established back in 1937 gives you an insight into the busy operation servicing the goldfields and beyond. A short city sightseeing tour completes our day.
    Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Kalgoorlie

    Day 5 Kalgoorlie (B)                                                                                 
    In the course of the morning a visit to the mine site “Super Pit” – Australia’s biggest open cut gold mine – enables us to capture impressions of the unbelievable ratio and dimensions on the Australian continent. Now we start to realize the differences of gold mining of the past and present. Located 10 minutes north of town is the original corrugated iron shed and bush ring that was once the Two-Up school. Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game that is periodically still played here. From Menzies, a former gold mining town, a dusty track brings at to Lake Ballard. The highlight is the amazing and not to be expected sculpture park spread out on the dry salt plains of the lake. The artwork is a collection of 51 different steel sculptures by Antony Gormley. They stand against the dramatic backdrop of the lake’s dry salt bed. Back in Kalgoorlie the rest of the day is leisure time.
    Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Kalgoorlie

    Day 6 Kalgoorlie – Esperance (B)                                                                  
    Leaving the Golden Mile behind us, there is still 400km of sealed road in front of us today! At Norseman starts the Eyre Highway which crosses the 1,500 km wide Nullarbor Plain towards Adelaide. However we are heading south and will visit Cape Le Grand National Park with its scenic, turquoise bays and extended white beaches. Esperance, which by the local Aborigines is called „Gabba-Kyle“ (meaning “the place where the water is shaped as a boomerang) is our stop for the night.
    Accommodation: Best Western Hospitality Inn, Esperance

    Day 7 Esperance – Balladonia (B)                                                               
    We farewell this pictures coastline with a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Drive with its highlights Rotary Lookout, Twilight Beach and Pink Lake. Afterwards we travel north to Norseman. This is the starting point of the Eyre Highway which crosses the 1,500 km wide Nullarbor Plain towards Adelaide. Impressions of Australia’s outback will accompany you on our journey travelling east.
    Accommodation: Balladonia Hotel, Balladonia

    Day 8 Balladonia – Nullarbor (B)                                                                
    Of course we will be stopping to have the road sign „Australia’s longest stretch of road “photographed”! In Eucla we will be visiting the ruins of the Telegraph station opened back in 1877. Soon we will be passing the border to South Australia. We will have to adjust our watches and pass the quarantine station. The journey toward our today’s destination continues relatively close to the south coast.
    Accommodation: Nullarbor Hotel/Motel, Nullarbor

    Day 9 Nullarbor – Port Lincoln (B)                                                                
    Today’s main attraction, the lookout Head of Bight within the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, will be visited only a short time after leaving Nullarbor. This majestic bluff is stunning and breathtaking. We do even have good chances to observe giant humpback wales. Via Ceduna we will be continuing our eastbound journey to Port Lincoln, Australia’s oyster centre. After our time in the sheer deserted and treeless Nullarbor Plain we feel like being back in a major city again.
    Accommodation: Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln

    Day 10 Port Lincoln – Port Augusta (B)                                                       
    After breakfast, a leisurely and scenic drive brings us to Coffin Bay. By visiting one of the many oyster farms open to the public, you are given an insight into the lucrative oyster industry – tasting included. In the afternoon we are heading to Port Augusta.
    Accommodation: The Standpipe, Port Augusta

    Day 11 Port Augusta – Arkaroola (Flinders Range) (B/D)                           
    After Breakfast we leave Australia’s South Coast. Travelling north we pass Hawker and get into the inland parts of South Australia. Soon we will be able to detect the Flinders Range on the horizon. This range, which stretches almost 500km in a north south direction, is of an important geological significance. The geological formation which is supposed to be more than 580 million years of age formed an incomparable landscape. A landscape so unique, it can only be found and experienced in the Australian Outback.
    Accommodation: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Arkaroola

    Day 12 Arkaroola (Flinders Range) – Marree (B)                                          
    This morning we will be enjoying an adventurous 4WD tour within Flinders Range National Park. We will be visiting spectacular lookouts in this rampant and primarily part of this world. Sillers Lookout offers a breath taking and unforgettable view. In the afternoon we continue our journey in the comfort of our own touring vehicle.
    Accommodation: The Marree Hotel, Marree

    Day 13 Maree – Coober Pedy (B)                                                                 
    Marree is a “very important traffic junction” in the Australian Outback: From here leaves the Birdsville Track in a north-easterly direction to Queensland. However, we will be travelling in a westerly direction on the Oodnadatta Track. The relatively well maintained track leads us to William Creek. Here, in this township which relates to a Western Movie, we will be boarding a small aircraft. You enjoy gorgeous bird’s eye views on enormous Lake Eyre, which marks Australia’s deepest point! De facto, the usually dried out lake is 12 meters below sea level! Unfortunately time is ticking away and we have to farewell this unique location. We will arrive in Coober Pedy early evening and check-in our rooms in an underground hotel.
    Accommodation: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

    Day 14 Coober Pedy (B)                                                                             
    Today we will be discovering Coober Pedy. This dusty township with a population of about 2,000 people is also well-known as “opal-capital” of the world. No wonder that the name of the traditional inhabitants “kupa-piti” means „hole of the white man“. The so-called Breakaways, a fracture in the terrain guarantees great and colourful photo opportunities. After we have visited “dingo fence” we will be returning to Coober Pedy at about lunch time. The rest of the afternoon is simply for leisure or for you to find your perfect opal.
    Accommodation: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

    Day 15 Coober Pedy – Alice Springs (B)                                                        
    Today we will have a leisurely drive into the Northern Territory. We are heading north on Stuart Highway and will soon be leaving South Australia. Stop at the Henbury Meteorite Craters Conservation Reserve. After some more enjoyable travel, this fantastic tour concludes at your hotel.