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Great Australian Bight whale watching 3-day Small Group Tour

  • 3days
  • Eyre & Nullarbor

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Whale-watching and pure nature small group tour

This whale watching tour from Adelaide gives you the opportunity to discover the extraordinary scenery and aquatic wildlife of this part of Australia. All the while indulging in the mouthwatering local produce of the Eyre Peninsula -‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’. The jaw droppingly beautiful Head of Bight is renowned as one of Australia’s most spectacular whale watching sites. With the backdrop of the Bunda cliffs, pristine beaches, and accessible viewing platforms, the Head of Bight offers a unique opportunity to view up to 120 Southern Right Whales as they frolic in the waters of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. 

Take to the ocean on a 2 hour Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise off Point Fowler. Set among the stunning beauty of rugged cliffs and sand dunes, you’ll have the opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, sea lions, NZ fur seals and Little Penguins. Get another perspective of the region on a 45-minute scenic flight over the Head of Bight and get adventurous on some off road four-wheel driving experiences. Explore stunning national parks, discover an iconic outback roadhouse on the Nullarbor and try your hand at fishing. Your tour guide has called this part of the world home for 25 years and will share his knowledge and unrivalled passion for the region with you. This is a place that takes your breath away, not only when you experience this natural wonder for the first time, but every time you visit!

Tour Highlights:

  • See up to 120 Southern Right whales at stunning Head of Bight
  • Enjoy a wildlife cruise in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park
  • Feast on the premium produce of ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’
  • Experience the vast outback and wilderness of The Nullarbor Plain
  • Get your heart racing on a four-wheel driving adventure
  • Take to the sky on a scenic flight over the Head of Bight (OE)
  • Walk along the stunning and footprint free beaches of the Eyre Peninsula
  • Explore the karst limestone caves of the Nullarbor

Included in the small group tour:

  • Flights – Adelaide to Ceduna return
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in a 4.5 Star Spa Villa with ocean views
  • All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra
  • All meals and beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport – executive 4WD
  • Local guide and expert knowledge

Optional extra experience:

While everything on this tour is included in the price, there is one optional extra experience suggested. Weather can play an important part in the operations of this tour and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided a full refund. Head of Bight Marine Park Scenic Flight - $275 per person (Operates July – Sept & has a min 2 - maximum of 3 people) Get a whole new perspective of this incredible landscape taking a 45-minute scenic flight over the Head of the Great Australian Bight and outback of the Nullarbor

Important information:

  • Children A$1700
  • Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 8.15am – arriving Ceduna at 9.05am. Returning from Ceduna on day three at 7.25pm arriving Adelaide 8.50pm
  • We recommend storing some luggage at your return accommodation in Adelaide as Rex have a 15kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7kg
  • If you are travelling solo you need to pay the Single Supplement rate for your own room
  • Minimum of two people to operate or a Single Traveller rate applies
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking
  • Changes to Itinerary: your experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as a number one priority

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  • Day 1

    Adelaide to Ceduna

    You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch a short flight to Ceduna. Your guide will greet you and give you an overview of the journey ahead over a coffee and delicious homemade pastries. Then it's time for your first taste of the Eyre Peninsula, exploring beautiful Denial Bay. Learn about the oyster industry and sample some fresh produce.

    In the afternoon get adventurous doing some four-wheel driving through the dunes at Davenport Creek. Back in Ceduna walk along the jetty and try your luck at hooking a Southern Calamari. Check in to your Luxury Spa Villa with views over the ocean and enjoy a delectable platter of fresh oysters and local produce, paired with some Eyre Peninsula fine wine.

  • Day 2

    Great Australian Bight

    Enjoy breakfast on the Ceduna foreshore before heading to Fowlers Bay to board a two hour Whale & Wildlife Oceanic Cruise. A highlight of the tour, witness the great spectacle of Southern Right Whales sheltering with their young and see other species of aquatic marine life and birdlife. Back on land enjoy some gourmet fish and chips while we do a little more whale watching from the foreshore.

    In the afternoon stop at Penong to hear how the town became home to so many windmills. Next we’ll make our way along the iconic and colourful “Watermelon Ave” to the world famous surf break – Cactus Beach. Be wowed by the endless deserted white sandy beaches of Point Sinclair and pop into a country pub for a beer and yarn with the locals. Enjoy a meal at the Ceduna Hotel or head back to the villa to cook up the catch of the day.

    Return to your Luxury Spa Villa at Shelly in Ceduna.

  • Day 3

    Ceduna to Adelaide

    This morning it’s up bright and early to take in the jaw dropping beauty of the Head of Bight and Bunda cliffs. Stand on the ‘Edge of Australia’ at an awe inspiring coastal lookout. Visit the Head of Bight Whale Centre to learn more about these incredible creatures. Have a bite for lunch as you breathe deep and take in the in magic all around you.

    Next we highly recommend the Optional Extra of a 45-minute Scenic Flight over the Great Australian Bight. This gives you the chance to spot many more whales from above, as well as the vast outback of the Nullarbor. This afternoon you will discover an iconic outback roadhouse and the karst limestone caves along the Nullarbor.

    As your journey draws to an end, tantalise your taste buds one last time at our pop-up restaurant, enjoying some seafood and local wine over a lovely Eyre Peninsula sunset. Then it’s time to return back to Ceduna and catch your 7.25pm flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer will have you back to your accommodation at around 9.30pm

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We went for the whales, and they did not disappoint, but we saw and enjoyed so much more around Ceduna and the Head of the Bight. The trip out into the Nullabor was an unexpected highlight - the caves and blowhole just amazing. Our host was a genial and knowledgeable, willing and able to cater for our interests. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our tour and highly recommend it.

whale watching

The 3 Day Great Australian Bight whale watching tour was a great way to see this part of South Australia in a very personable lovely experience. During our tour we stayed at Shelly Beach, beach front villas with our own fantastic unobstructed beach view. Our first day consisted of a trip to Fowlers Bay where we took a whale watching boat tour where we got to see and learn about Southern Right whales, listen to hump back whales and swim with sea lions in their natural habitat. We ate wonderful Denial Bay fresh oysters and fresh caught sea urchins and fish. The second day was a road trip on the Nullarbor Plains to the Head of the Bight to see magnificent Bunda Cliffs and even more Southern Right whales. On the return journey back to the accommodation we went to the Murrawijinie secluded caves on the Nullarbor Plains and spotted wild life such as white dingo, Wedge Tailed Eagles, Emus and Kangaroos and photography of the sunset on the horizon. On our last day of the trip we visited a pristine secluded beach near Davenport Creek and went 4 Wheel driving to the highest sand dune for a 360 degree view of the landscape. The tour was very well organised and well planned, our host was very willing and able to shape the tour around our interests. He even used his local connections so that we were on the boat in Fowlers Bay during the best weather conditions of our trip. Thanks for a great trip...!

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