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Bus Tours from Perth to Melbourne or Melbourne to Perth

How IT Works

Join us on an amazing adventure on our Perth to Melbourne tour across Australia’s incredible south coast! Explore the South West, Margaret River, South Coast, Albany, Esperance, The Great Australian Bight, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Grampians National Park, 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne.

Owned and operated by backpackers in their 20’s, you know you’re in for that personal experience only a small business can provide.

We have a rough itinerary for the trip, but like to let the group decide which sights they’d like to see, whilst making sure we get the best spots in! The trip is planned for 15 days but leave a couple of extra days spare as if your having to much fun it may be a little longer (Max 17 days)

Become part of the Why Not Bus family! Laugh your ass off with your new friends, share funny experiences or bust out the red cups for some competitive party fun. We encourage everyone to be who they want to be! Share a secret or open up a little! Experience true freedom hundreds of kms from the real world!

Feeling creative? Get your master chef on and cook together in our fully equipped kitchen. With nearly twice the duration of similar tours you don’t need to stress about early starts and spending all of your time stuck in a bus. We take a chilled out approach to travelling and aim to spend as much time as possible enjoying the amazing beaches and scenery this vast coastline has to offer.

With a kitchen, fridge, snorkelling gear, games, tents, sleeping bags and mattresses on board all you need to bring is yourself, a sense of adventure and the desire to see the real South of Australia.

Wave Rocks
Sunset View
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Tour

Details

Start: Perth or Melbourne, Australia 9.30am

Finish: Melbourne or Perth, Australia

Destination: South West, South Coast, Nullarbor, Great Ocean Road

Style: Backpacker Camping Bus Tour

Trip

Dates

Perth to Melbourne

  • Oct – 4th (2018)
  • Dec – 6th (2018)
  • Jan – 24th (2019)
  • Mar – 7th (2019)

Melbourne to Perth

  • Oct – 25th (2018)
  • Jan – 4th (2018)
  • Feb – 14th (2019)
  • Mar – 28th (2019)

Cost

Summary

15 day One Way Trip:

$1495

Includes accomodation at a mixture of free camps, paid camps and hostels for the 15 days.

Includes National Park Fees

Food not included (approx $5 per day)

How IT Works

Join us on an amazing adventure across Australia’s most impressive landscapes. Explore Margaret River, The Tree top Walk, The Bicentennial Tree Climb, Albany, The Gap, Esperance, Great Australian Bight, Adelaide, Grampians, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. 

Owned and operated by two backpackers in their 20’s, you know you’re in for that personal experience only a small business can provide.

Become part of the Why Not Bus family! Laugh your ass off with your new friends, share funny experiences or bust out the red cups for some competitive party fun. We encourage everyone to be who they want to be! Share a secret or open up a little! Experience true freedom hundreds of kms from the real world!

Feeling creative? Get your master chef on and cook together in our fully equipped kitchen. With nearly twice the duration of similar tours you don’t need to stress about early starts and spending all of your time stuck in a bus. We take a chilled out approach to travelling and aim to spend as much time as possible enjoying the amazing beaches and scenery this vast coastline has to offer.

With a kitchen, fridge, snorkelling gear, games, tents, sleeping bags and mattresses on board all you need to bring is yourself, a sense of adventure and the desire to see the real South West of Australia.

Extras

To save you $$$’s we have kept the road trip price low giving you the option to add additional activities along the way.

– Accommodation and National park fees included; We camp throughout the trip at a mixture of holiday and bush campsites. Accommodation and national park fees are included in the trip price. (*Occasionally during school holidays or extreme weather you may be required to pay an extra on top of the trip price for emergency alternative accommodation options

– Food; At the beginning of each trip we all put in $70 into a ‘food fund’. This is then used to buy ingredients that make up the delicious feasts we eat along the way. On average you can expect to spend between $5 to $10 a day for food.

– Sleeping bag/ Mattress/tent rental; To cover cleaning and repair costs, these can be rented for the duration of the trip for $10per person each (payable when the trip starts). Our tents accommodate 2-3 people.

Group Fun
Rock View Perth

Itinerary

REVERSE ITINERARY FOR MELBOURNE TO PERTH TRIP

Day 1 - Perth to Margaret river
Depart Perth, gather supplies as a group and travel 3-4 hours to the Margaret River region, explore the incredible beaches and scenery before camping in Boranup forest overnight. 
Day 2 - Margaret River To South Coast
Wake up and explore one of Margaret rivers most famous cave (optional $22) then Continue further south to Pemberton, stopping in the Gloucester national park to view and climb the giant Karri trees. Drive further east and camp for the night
Day 3 - Denmark AND Albany
Drive along the amazing south coast stopping at Valley of the Giants, Elephant Rocks, Greens pool, Denmark and Stay in Albany.
Day 4 - Albany and the Gap
Re stock supplies and Visit the Gap and Natural Bridge. Then continue east towards Esperance. Setup camp for the night
Day 5 - Albany to Esperance
Today we travel to Esperance, explore the surrounding beaches and stay overnight in a hostel.
Day 6 - Cape Le Grand National Park
The group explores cape le grande national park, stopping at lucky bay to swim and take photos with the Kangaroos lazing on the beach.
Day 7 - Esperance to the nullarbor

Hit the road and travel north then east on the worlds longest straight road.

Day 8 - Nullarbor Lookouts
Heading east across the Nullarbor plain, we travel across the border of South Australia, checking out the Great Australian Bight lookout.
Day 9 - Port Augusta
We travel deeper into south Australia stopping in Port Augusta and camping for the night
Day 10 - Port Augusta to Adelaide
Travel to Adelaide and stay in a Hostel for the night. Check out the city and bars
Day 11 -Adelaide
 A free day to explore the city, Hostel accomodation for the night.
Day 12 - Adelaide to Grampians
Travel to the Grampians admire the forest and keep an eye out for Australian Wildlife
Day 13 - Grampians
Full day to explore Mackenzie Falls and Reeds Lookout, camping
Day 14 - Great Ocean Rd
Visit London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy the scenic coastline and stop at Kennett River. Lookout for koalas in the trees before camping overnight.
Day 15 - Arrive Melbourne
Check out the scenic coastal towns on the way into Melbourne. The Tour finishes at Base Hostel St Kilda. Say goodbye to your new friends or stay the night and party like its 1975 (Accomodation Not included)

Map

Perth Tour Map