» 1 day tour

July - October

Catering for small personal groups, this tour visits a unique place in the world:

Tthe Head of the Great Australian Bight Whale Sanctuary, adjacent to the Nullarbor Plain and Bunda Cliffs.

There will be 60 to 100 or more Southern Right Whales in the area and you will view at close proximity from cliff top platforms, 15 – 20 mothers and their calves.

 
Mothers & calves from western viewing platform
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This tour passes through broad acre farmland and Australian native scrub lands to the tree less plain of the Nullarbor and on to where the spectacular white sandy beaches meet the Bunda Cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain.

Perry is conversant with the history of the area, from the discovery by the Dutchmen, Pieter Nuyts and Francis Thijssen in 1627, and the maritime explorers of Frenchman, Nicholas Baudin and Englishman, Matthew Flinders, the overland explorer of Edward John Eyre who was followed by the pastoralists Swann and Barr-Smith and then much later, broad acre farmers of Lutheran German descent.

Bunda Cliffs on the Nullarbor.

 

You will be picked up from your accommodation at 0730 or at Ceduna Airport on arrival of REX Airline to drive by 4WD (300kms) to the Head of the Bight, arriving about 1030 or later.

Morning tea, coffee or fruit-juice and home made cakes will be offered at the Head of Bight or somewhere along the track.

We will pass through Penong, Bookabie, Nundroo and Yalata.

Chauffeured vehicle ready to go.

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Entry fees to the Marine Park Whale Sanctuary are inclusive.

At the Head of the Bight there will be 60 to 100 or more Southern Right Whales in the area, and at any one time you will see 15 – 20 mothers and their calves from the viewing platforms at the Head of the Bight Interpretive Facilities.

Pic:- Lunch at Head of Bight Interpretive Centre

Lunch at approximately 1300 – Home made soup and pastries, spelt or sourdough breads, roast chicken and salads etc, fruit and juices. No alcohol is permitted. After lunch you can return to the viewing area or:-

Flights over the Whale Sanctuary can be arranged (weather permitting) from Nullarbor Roadhouse. Cost is extra.

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Mothers & calves from the western viewing platform - a great vantage spot!


Stay at Nullarbor Hotel/Motel overnight. The cost of the accommodation will be included in the Tour but you will have to pay for the evening meal and breakfast.

In the morning, (weather permitting) visit the Murrawijinie Caves to view the geology of the Nullarbor and aboriginal art and return to the whale viewing area at the Head of the Bight or take the option of traveling along the sandhills and beaches in the Yalata Lands.

Returning to Ceduna via Yalata Roadhouse to see Aboriginal artefacts, and to read an account of the English testing of Atomic Bombs at Maralinga.

We travel on to see the ruins of the old Yalata Homestead, headquarters of early pastoralists and then on to Fowlers Bay for afternoon tea. Here you will see the pure white sandhills that Edward John Eyre faced on the outset of his epic overland journey.

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Cactus Beach & Point Sinclair
Sunset at Cactus Beach

Optional; if staying in Ceduna that night, a chance to visit Cactus Beach, a world renowned surfing beach and watch the winter sunset in sea mist.

This is not possible if flying out of Ceduna that night.

Return to Ceduna Airport 1830 hours.

Return to Accommodation from Cactus Beach option 2000 hours.

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Surfers at Cactus Beach

Rates:

Prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST
Cash on Day, Cheques and Credit Cards by arrangement 14 days prior
Departs on request at 0730 hrs or on arrival REX Airline at Ceduna Airport
Minimum 2 Adult passengers; Maximum 4 Adults and 2 Children per vehicle

Two Day Tour / One Night Accommodation at Nullarbor Hotel / Motel.
Ceduna to Nullarbor Whale Sanctuary return

2 share @ $AUD 770.00 per passenger
3 share @ $AUD 660.00 per passenger
4 share @ $AUD 550.00 per passenger
Child under 12yrs; 2/3 Adult fare with 2 accompanying Adults $517.00

These prices include:

  • Transfers to/from Ceduna Accommodation
  • Chauffeured licensed 4WD Vehicle
  • Parks and Wildlife Licensed Operator
  • Entry fee to Marine Park Whale Sanctuary viewing area
  • Entry permits to National Parks
  • Morning tea, coffee, fruit juice and homemade cake
  • Lunches of homemade soup and pastries, spelt or sourdough breads,
  • roast chicken, cold meats and salads etc., fruit and juices
  • Afternoon tea, coffee or juice with Aunt Mollies Fruit Cake
 

You will need:

  • Warm waterproof Jacket with Hood or Hat and comfortable Walking Shoes.
  • Personal Effects and Cameras etc.

Terms, Special Conditions and Booking Restrictions:-

This package does not include Airfares, Breakfast on first day or Evening Meal on second day.
Operator reserves the right to change itinerary without notice if weather, passenger safety or any other such conditions dictate.
Minimum numbers apply and tour may be postponed if these are not achieved

Accommodation in Ceduna

Airline to Ceduna
Daily flights are available to Ceduna from Adelaide on Regional Express Airlines:- www.rex.com.au