Perth to Adelaide tour, Australia
Description of Perth to Adelaide tour, Australia
Escape to secluded beaches where the white sand squeaks and the sunburnt outback country is dusted with vivid ochre dirt on the ultimate Perth to Adelaide camping tour. The epic crossing from west to the south is lined with 'why didn't I get here sooner', landscapes, from the pristine coastline of Esperance to the expansive plains of the Nullarbor and towering peaks of the Flinders Ranges. As you traverse from coast to coast, fill your days swimming at Australia's best beaches, surfing epic dunes, hiking ancient mountain ranges and getting to know the local wildlife. Swimming with wild sea lions and dolphins on the Eyre Peninsula and lounging on the sand with the local beach bums -Lucky Bay's resident kangaroos -are just some of the unforgettable encounters that await on this nature-roaming journey. Come nightfall, gaze up at the clearest night skies in Australia and wake to milky sunrises across the untamed country before you embark on another adventure-filled day.
•Marvel at the ancient Wave Rock
•Unearth Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park with its friendly kangaroos
•Traverse the vast expanses of the Nullarbor Plain
•Plunge into the ocean environment on a surfing lesson
•Witness abundant native wildlife from the land, sea and sky
•Taste world-famous seafood of the Eyre Peninsula
•Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins or come face-to-tooth with a white shark (OE)
•Roam the towering landscapes of the Flinders Ranges
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PlanetEnvironmental sustainability is deeply ingrained into our company culture and we are totally committed to the preservation of our natural environment for generations to come. However sustainable is no longer good enough and we are now taking steps to move into Regenerative Tourism.
From 2008 to 2021 we planted 1.2 hectares of native vegetation. Now living in Port Lincoln we have formed a partnership with The Eyre Peninsula Regional Development Board and Parks South Australia and have a range of new regeneration programs in Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park under development. These that will give travellers the opportunity to participate in meaningful conservation work making a long term impact on the regions we travel. These areas will also be used for revegetation.
Some of our other environmental practices include:
• Our guides have extensive knowledge on native plants and animals, indigenous culture and eco-tourism and will share this knowledge with our passengers
• We pay a premium for all of our ‘green energy’ electricity produced from renewable sources
* No single use plastic on tours
* We recycle all waste from the tours
Part of the outback experience is to see native animals and local flora in their environment. Our guides all have a keen interest and respect for our flora and fauna. Wildlife is viewed but never provoked, chased or cornered. We explain to our passengers that noise must be kept to a minimum, to avoid rapid or sudden movement and to avoid camera flashes and to use safe night lights. Disturbance of flora is kept to an absolute minimum.
Camp sites are always chosen to ensure little or no impact to the environment occurs. Due to the arid and isolated nature of the areas we visit an understanding of minimal water use is essential. All water is carried in and grey water carried out. We purchase reusable items (utensils and containers) and buy food in bulk with minimal packaging. All waste is carried out and disposed of in an appropriate manner. We collect and thoughtfully dispose of any rubbish sighted in the parks visited. We retain and dispose of our own rubbish in a similar manner. We minimise the use of disposable packaging and recycle all catering items where possible.
Where other organizations or community groups are involved, we pay entry fees, make purchases and create economic revenue. All catering is arranged or purchased locally or home made. Our tour group sizes are limited to 21 people maximum, this size group can be managed to minimise any negative impact on the environment, the enjoyment of other people, the capacity of community services, the safety and stress of wildlife. We encourage the practice of low noise bushwalking and special solo activities making our guests at one with the environment.
We minimise the use of our tour vehicle in preference for walking, travelling only on formed roads and tracks. Vehicle fuel and service requirements are purchased locally. We conduct our operations from our home and have a policy of recycling all materials but essentially paper, clerical supplies, minimising power and water usage, recycle bottles, cans and sort all other tins, glass and plastics for collection. Our vehicles are serviced and maintained after each trip by a certified mechanic to ensure that they operate at peak efficiency.
PeopleFor the business to grow and be recognised for its vital contribution to the local economies, it is important to ‘shop local’ where possible. We continue to build local networks and businesses to support the local economy.
We use local operators to run our optional excursions, thus ensuring that money goes directly to the supplier and the community. The nature of outback regional and rural communities ensures that local staff and produce are utilised at all times. In the remote outback towns that we visit, almost all of the businesses are run by locals and while some produce is transported in, we always give preference to local fresh produce.
We promote close relationships with our suppliers and have long standing partnerships with many. By our visits and the payment of entrance and activity fees ensure that National and Conservation Parks are able to continue their vital conservation and education work. Through annual and access fees to national park authorities we provide revenue essential to the protection and maintenance of the parks we visit. We comply with the management plans of each park and assist by reporting adverse events or special findings to the park management.