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Great Australian Bight whale watching 5-day Small Group Tour

  • 5days
  • Eyre & Nullarbor

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Whale-watching and pure nature small group tour

This bucket list tour from Adelaide allows you to discover this part of Australia's extraordinary scenery and wildlife while indulging in delicious local produce from 'Australia's Seafood Frontier' – The Eyre Peninsula. The Head of Bight is renowned as one of Australia's most spectacular whale watching sites. With the backdrop of the spectacular 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 dunes, you'll have the opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, sea lions, NZ fur seals and Little Penguins. Enjoy an in-room seafood cooking masterclass in your beachside spa villa. Learn about the oyster industry during a harvest cruise in Smoky Bay, explore stunning national parks and discover an iconic outback roadhouse on the Nullarbor. Your highly experienced tour guide has called this part of the world home for 25 years, and he will share his knowledge and unrivalled passion for the region with you. This is a place that takes your breath away every single time you visit. Watching passengers experience this natural wonder for the first time, is one of the best things about doing we what do!

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
  • Learn to shuck fresh Pacific Oysters on the Smoky Bay Oyster Tour
  • Learn some tips during a seafood cooking masterclass
  • Feast on the premium produce of 'Australia's Seafood Frontier'
  • Experience the vast outback and wilderness of The Nullarbor Plain
  • Walk along the stunning and footprint-free beaches of the Eyre Peninsula
  • Scenic flight over the Great Australian Bight to spot more whales (OE)

Included in the small group tour:

  • Flights – Adelaide to Ceduna return
  • Accommodation – 4 nights beautiful hotels
  • All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra
  • Meals as indicated (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) and some beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Local guide and expert knowledge

Optional extra experience:

While everything on this tour is included in the price, there is one optional extra experience you can opt to do (please let ue know beforehand sales@slowtours.com) This tour is operated by a third party. Therefore, the terms and conditions of this operator apply. Weather can play an important part in this tour's operations, and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided with a full refund. 

Important information:

Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 7.10 am and arrive in Ceduna at 8.40 am.

Flights return from Ceduna on day three at 4.20 pm and arrive in Adelaide at 5.45 pm.

• Rex has a 15kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7kg carry-on. For more details on Rex

Baggage Allowance, please visit their website.

• Rates are based on Twin/Double Share. If you are on a group tour and travelling solo, you need to pay the Single Supplement rate for your own room.

• Private tours require a minimum of two people or a Private Tour Single Traveller rate applies.

• Dietary requirements can be catered for, but please advise at the time of booking.

• Tours require a minimum of two people to operate, and in the unlikely event, we only have one person confirmed we have some other options available. Firstly, a Single Traveller fee is offered to run the tour with only one person. Secondly, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.

• Changes to Itinerary: Our 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 our number one priority. 

  • As part of our COVID-Safe protocols, all passengers must complete online check-in, including a ‘Fit for Travel’ self-declaration to confirm they are free from illness. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure.

• Please Bring: Personal belongings, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, hand sanitiser, water bottle, hat, and sunscreen.

• Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking your tour.

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  • Day 1


    Arrive by own arrangement to Adelaide and receive an airport transfer from Adelaide Airport to the Sofitel, where you can relax and settle in to enjoy their world-class hospitality. There is much to unearth in this boutique metropolis, where you'll find laneways lined with bars and heritage architecture framed by contemporary street art.Enjoy your free day in Adelaide as you please and get a restful night's sleep before your whale watching tour begins tomorrow.

  • Day 2

    Adelaide to Ceduna

    A transfer will whisk you away from your Sofitel Adelaide accommodation to the airport for your short flight to Ceduna, where your expert guide is armed with coffee, morning tea and a lifetime of local knowledge. Your first taste of the Eyre Peninsula's world-class seafood awaits. Winding down the coast to the sleepy seaside village of Smoky Bay, cast off to SA Premium Oysters' working oyster lease, learning about the world-renowned industry from the boat crew. Disembark onto the ocean-framed viewing platform, and pluck and shuck premium Pacific oysters straight from the ocean. Surrounded by the glassy waters of Smoky Bay, a plump oyster in one hand and a local wine in the other, life doesn't get much better. If oysters aren't your thing, there's plenty of other exceptional local produce to sample. Come late afternoon, check into your beachfront accommodation. Having explored some 100km today, kick back as the sun slips away beyond the horizon, and your guide prepares dinner using locally sourced produce.

  • Day 3

    Great Australian Bight and Nullarbor

    Rise with the sun before we embark up the coast to take in two local icons. Spanning more than 100km, the Bunda Cliffs are the longest uninterrupted sea cliffs in the world and frame the Great Australian Bight, the focal point of your whale watching tour. Perched clifftop, this stretch of ocean offers the best whale watching opportunities in Australia. Watch whales and their young frolic in the sapphire waters below, then visit the Head of Bight Whale Centre to learn about these incredible creatures over lunch. Breathe deep and take in the magic all around you, this is one of the greatest nature shows on earth. You also have the opportunity to spot whales from above and take in the vast outback of the Nullarbor Plain on a 45-minute scenic flight (optional activity) over the Great Australian Bight. Delving deeper into the Nullarbor, we'll stop at an iconic outback roadhouse and unearth coastal caves before arriving in Ceduna by sundown. After traversing 600km, dinner awaits at the Ceduna Hotel. At day's close, fall asleep to the sound of gently lapping waves outside your window.

  • Day 4

    Ceduna to Adelaide

    As the sun trickles over the ocean, breakfast beachside before setting out on today's adventure and the epic conclusion to your whale watching tour of the Eyre Peninsula. Away from the well-worn tourist track, Fowler's Bay is a pristine coastal wilderness home to an abundant array of marine life. Here, see whales from water level on a two-hour cruise. Southern Right Whales sheltering with their young, Humpback Whales, dolphins, sea lions, and little penguins frequent these pristine waters. Back on land, whale spotting continues over lunch on the foreshore. The vivid pink hues of Lake MacDonnell, world-famous swells of Cactus Beach and vast, deserted beaches of Point Sinclair offer endless photo opportunities. Finally, it's time to return to Ceduna and catch your flight to Adelaide, with your airport transfer having you back to your accommodation at the Sofitel around 8.30pm.Today you'll travel around 200km.

  • Day 5


    Enjoy a sleep-in this morning, followed by a delicious breakfast buffet spread at the gorgeous hotel restaurant Level 9. You can store your luggage with the concierge if you would like to do some more sightseeing around Adelaide, and your airport transfer back to the airport is included and will be arranged for you based on your flight time.

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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.

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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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