Whale Watching at the Great Australian Bight

5 Days – Monday 5th to Friday 9th August 2024

Accommodation: Whyalla, Ceduna and Port Augusta

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Relax in the comfort of the coach as you make your way north to the town of Owen, where we will stretch our legs and stop for Morning Tea at Owen Community Park. While here we will have a look at the Owen Painted Silos.
  • «Take in the scenery stopping to admire the Wirrabara Painted Silos, with the beautiful red breasted robin on one side, then continue travelling to the western side of Spencer Gulf, to Whyalla, your destination for the night.
  • «Explore Whyalla, drive past the steel works and see Whyalla from Hummocks Hill Lookout.  Walk on the recently built round jetty and wait until sunset to see the display of beautiful lights twinkling along the side of the jetty .
  • «Head along the coast to our first town of Cowell for a brief stop to see their stunning painted silos and murals. The Cowell Silos were painted by Austin ‘!NITSUA’ Moncrieff  who was assisted by Michael ‘Schmick’.
  • «Before we get to Elliston we will make a brief comfort stop in Lock.  Lunch will be in Elliston where you will have time to wander the town and purchase your lunch. Why not try the local bakery?, we hear they have perfectly cooked chicken pies and a terrific vanilla slice
  • «We continue travelling along the western side of the Eyre Peninsula to Streaky Bay and make a comfort stop.
  • «Arrive at the town of Ceduna the Oyster Capital of Australia.
  • «Board the coach and head for the whales with a comfort stop along the way.  Stop in the  little outback town of Penong for a picnic lunch at the Penong Windmill Museum. See the showcase of old, new, small and big windmills, including ‘Bruce’ the biggest windmill in Australia all while enjoying your lunch.
  • «Depart for Fowlers Bay, 143 kilometres west of Ceduna for a unique whale watching cruise. Please bring a warm jacket, camera, water bottle and snacks if you wish. It can be quite cool. Non slip enclosed shoes are recommended.
  • «Board the boat cruise at Fowlers Bay and head out to sea to spot whales up close.  Whales are wild creatures and choose where they want to be, but we are visiting them at the peak of the season so we hope that you will see many of them on the day. If whales choose not to visit Fowlers Bay this year, we will travel onto the Head of the Bight to the viewing platform there.
  • «Enjoy a tour around the town of Ceduna and drive to the deep sea port town of Thevenard, from which grain, salt, mineral sands and gypsum is exported.
  • «Depart the town of Thevenard and head to Minnipa for a brief  comfort stop. We will have an opportunity to take a photo of  the “Concrete Crappa’.
  • «Lunch on day four will be in Wudinna. Here you will have the chance to purchase your lunch and why not take a photo of the large granite Australian Farmer before leaving Wudinna.  The “Australian Farmer” celebrates the spirit of farming communities from pioneering days to the challenges they face today.  It is a reflection of life, spirit and soul of the farming community.
  • «Stretch your legs as we stop in Kimba, and have an opportunity to see and take a photo next to the Big Galah and also at the “Half Way across Australia’’ sign.
  • «« From Kimba we head to our destination being Pt Augusta and check into the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn..
  • «Depart Pt Augusta and head to Pt Pirie where we will have a brief comfort stop and short look around the town.
  • «Before heading to Kadina to enjoy a farewell two course lunch, we will stop in Pt Broughton for a short tour of the town.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Fully cooked or continental breakfast on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • « Lunch provided on Days 1, 3 and 5
  • « Two course dinner on Day 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • « Entrance to attractions/ Museums listed
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host
  • « Deluxe coach travel


Twin/Double Share: $1,945 per person
Single Supplement: $340 for 4 nights