Adelaide to Perth
Jump on the Share Bus from Adelaide to Perth explore near Adelaide and the Eyre Peninsula, cross the Nullarbor and to discover the South West.
How it works
The destination is set, but the route is not – take control of your own adventure! We’re a shared rental, not a tour. You share the camping, cooking, driving and trip planning as you share the rental of a minibus, trailer and camping equipment.
About the Route
Jump on the Share Bus from Adelaide to Perth to explore near Adelaide and the Eyre Peninsula, cross the Nullarbor and to discover the South West.
Start by exploring the Eyre Peninsula. Here you can spend some time beachside eating seafood, exploring national parks, jumping in rock holes and just chilling out. Then head on the long drive in-land across the Nullarbor, the name itself is Latin for “no trees”. During this journey you can check out the Great Australian Bight, and see some whales. You’ll also see the famous Bunda Cliffs, a town buried by sand and a pink lake. Then, explore the South-West of Western Australia. This is one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots, with many species endemic to the region. So enjoy the forests and nature around you! You’ll get to pat stingrays, chill with kangaroos and climb giant trees. Arguably, the best beaches in Australia are here as well!
Afterwards, roll into Perth to enjoy your last day with your new road trip family.
Expect to get fit with lots of hiking, snorkelling and exercise as you appreciate the natural sights. This is a no-frills adventure – you’ll be setting up your own tents, cooking your own dinner and sharing your tent with other 1 or 2 travellers. The target age group is 18-35.
Things to note
Please note this is a minibus rental, not a guided tour. The group share the rental of a minibus, trailer and camping equipment. You essentially ‘rent your seat’ on the minibus!
We provide a recommended itinerary to help you. This includes recommendations for different places, camps and activities (like beaches, snorkel spots and hikes!). We also teach you how to use the equipment before you leave, teach you how to attach, detach and pack the trailer. We also remain fully contactable during your trip for any questions.
You will rent your seat as either a ‘driver’ or ‘non-driver’. If you choose non-driver you must never drive. Drivers can share driving and must be aged 21+. The minibus seats 12, and anyone with a regular driver’s license can drive it.
Please bring your own water bottle and sleeping bag. However, limit your luggage to about 20kg – 1 big bag, and one day bag/small backpack. The trailer is full of all the camping equipment you need and has space for your bags. Be prepared to free camp at least half the time!
Recommended itineraryPlease note this is the recommended itinerary, you can update it with your crew.
Day 01: Leave Adelaide/Lake Bumbunga
Trip time! Meet your new bus crew, find out how to use the equipment and then do a big group food shop. Once on the road detour via Lake Bumbunga, to check if it is pink and take a few pics. Drive towards the port town of Port Augusta, otherwise known as the gateway to the outback. Set up camp at a free camp nearby and celebrate the start of your trip!
Day 2: Coffin Bay
Make your way Coffin Bay National Park. It’s a beautiful spot with great beaches and look outs to explore around throughout the national park. OPTIONAL: If you plan to cross the Nullarbor quicker than this itinerary (or spend less time in the South West) you can head to nearby Port Lincoln where you can go cage diving with great white sharks.
Day 3/4: Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula is full of amazing isolated beaches and rockholes you can jump into. It’s also a great place for seafood, so you could also give fishing a try! Other notable stops are Greenly Rock Pools, Elliston and Talia Caves. Once you get to Baird Bay you will also have the opportunity to swim with friendly sea lions (must book in advance). Or just view them from a lookout point.
Day 5: Ceduna, Cactus Beach and the Nullarbor
Spend the morning in the Eyre Peninsula exploring beaches, caves and coves before taking the afternoon to relax in the town of Ceduna. This is the last reasonable sized town you will see until the end of the Nullarbor in WA. Eat some seafood and oysters (or catch your lunch) then start the Nullarbor. Not too far from the start of the Nullarbor is Cactus Beach and its nearby pink lake. On one side of the road there is a pink lake, but on the other side it’s blue- so it’s an awesome sight. Cactus beach is a famous surfing spot, but not for beginners. Check out the surfers yourself, or give it a go if you’re an experienced surfer.
Day 6: Nullarbor: Eucla and Madura
You can check out the head of Bight for some whale watching (if its the season) and cliff views before continuing your Nullarbor journey. Just before getting to the WA border you’ll be able to see the classic view of the Bunda Cliffs. After crossing the border, stop at Eucla where you can see the abandoned telegraph station being covered by sand and the Old Jetty. Finally stop in Madura for the night.
Day 7: Nullarbor
Head towards Norseman on the final day of the Nullarbor! You can either stay in the town or in nearby Flinders Ranges. Stop at Balladonia, Caiguna and Cocklebiddy on the way to check out the local attractions like caves or a blow hole. Get a photo at the sign for Australia’s longest straight road. Also, if you arrive in time, you can jump into the free public pool in Norseman! Its a great relief from the hot outback weather
Day 8: Norseman to Esperance
Enjoy a lazy day morning in the town of Norseman to recover from the Nullarbor. Have a look around the town and check out some of its statues and lookouts. If you didn’t get a chance (or would like to again) go from a swim in the free swimming pool. Then drive towards Esperance so you can enjoy a full day the next day on the beach with Kangaroos
Day 9/10: Esperance and Cape Le Grand
Esperance is the place where all the beautiful photos of incredibly white beaches and kangaroos are taken. Make sure you go to Lucky Bay for this experience, and also hike up Frenchman’s peak for a great view and exercise. Other than Lucky Bay, there are many other beaches to explore in this region
Day 11: Fitzgerald River National Park
Fitzgerald River is a large National Park located between Albany and Esperance. It has swimming beaches, fishing beaches, rocky sea cliffs, calm inlets, steep and easy hikes, unique vegetations, and diverse landscapes. East Mount Barren is a fabulous hike here, and there is worthwhile snorkelling in the park.
Day 12/13: Albany
Spend a day in the town of Albany, and feel like you are in civilization. This is the biggest town you’ll see the whole trip – remember to stock up on your food! Visit the natural sights nearby and think about making a trip to hike up Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges, which is the only place in Western Australia that sometimes receives snow. However, there are plenty of other hiking options such as the Torndirrup National Park (which is very close by!) some great views and hiking, as well as the Granite Skywalk and Castle Rock which is only a slight detour.
Day 14: Walpole/Denmark
Enjoy the hippy town and beaches of Denmark before heading to Walpole. In Denmark you can visit the inlet, or the Ocean beach to surf, or relax at the popular Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks. Afterwards, head to Walpole to check out beautiful forests and tall trees. Walpole is famous for the Giant tree top walk, however there are also other walks you could do to enjoy the region. Check out the giant tingle tree as well.
Day 15: Pemberton
Pemberton has an incredibly beautiful forest and is filled with GIANT trees. You can climb to the top of several giant trees such as the Gloucester tree which is 58m high. It’s a little bit scary, but amazing. There’s a nice dam and cascades nearby, as well as plenty of forest walks.
Day 16/17: Margaret River and Hamelin Bay
On your first day here head to Hamelin Bay on the way in. Stingrays come right up to the shore and you can even pat them like they are playful dogs. Check out Margaret River region known for it’s food, wine and surfing. Go to a few cheeky wine/cheese/chocolate tastings, and check out surfer’s point.
Day 18: Dunsborough/Eagle Bay
Its a day for beautiful beaches. Head to the Dunsborough and Eagle Bay regions, stopping to see all the amazing beaches in the on the way. They must be among the best in the world. You should also make time to check out the natural spa, and grab an ice cream at Simmos in Dunsborough (they’re my favourite!).
Day 19 Black Diamond Lake/Perth
This beautiful blue lake is a local treasure, spend the morning here and perhaps have a BBQ lunch. Then it’s time to drive the last couple of hours into Perth. Clean and tidy the equipment and bus, and organise equipment into their relevant boxes ready for return. Finally, celebrate the end of the trip with the rest of the crew.
Adelaide to Perth
Trip length: 19 days
Early bird: $772 (4+ weeks before Start Date)
Full fee: $838
- 3rd April 2021
Discounts are available:
- if you book more than 4 weeks in advance
- for groups of friends travelling together
- if you want to stay on the Share Bus for more than one trip
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