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Take a Trip on the Wild Side

An iconic destination, the Far West of SA is a little rough; a little rugged - an adventure you must prepare for, but will never forget. Travel respectfully and connect to our region at a deeper level, just as the locals do.

Our day tours from Ceduna take visitors to the Warna Manda coastal parks of the Far West of South Australia. Warna meaning ‘sea’, and Manda meaning ‘ground’ or ‘sand’ in the Wirangu Language.

We also offer day tours up past the dingo fence to Goog's Lake along the iconic 4WD track, into a remote landscape of mallee woodland, red sandhills, salt lakes, rock holes, and granite outcrops. For budding offroaders, we offer tag-along tours.

Our capability also includes remote access and research project support.

During the whale season (July, August, September) we also offer special cliff top whale watching tours from the iconic Bunda Cliffs.

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About Us

There is no other place like the remote Far West of SA for short adventures and to connect with nature. Feel the spirit of this ancient land through personalised nature-based 4WD tours to coastal parks not previously available. Our points of difference include:

  • Private and bespoke tours (small groups, mostly couples)
  • Immersive offroad experience (licensed chauffeured 4WD)
  • Full-day tours
  • Expert credentialed guide for nature-based tourism
  • Local knowledge and experience
  • Fully catered
  • Multi-day research, science, and corporate capability

Your guide Steve Milner has been exploring the Far West of SA for over 30 thirty years. He is an expert in the caves and country of the Far West and the Nullarbor and is passionate about building knowledge of this extraordinary place through observation and exploration. Steve is a keen amateur photographer and speleologist with specialisation in palaeontology, archaeology and entomology.

Ancient Land Tours is a new business incorporating a rugged chauffeured licensed 4WD vehicle, and is an accredited business with a Commercial Tour Operators Licence for operation on National Parks (SA).

Our Responsibility - Sustainable Tourism

The preservation, conservation and presentation of the environment is of principal importance to Ancient Land Tours. We consider it a privilege to operate in the unique wilderness environment of the Far West of SA.

All our operations and business practices embody ecotourism principles. Every decision and action of ours takes these principles into account. Ancient Land Tours:

  • is conscious of both the positive and the negative impacts of our operations and conduct;
  • has a responsibility to build awareness around cultural and ecological values;
  • delivers positive South Australian visitor experiences;
  • provides direct benefits for conservation;
  • generates financial benefits for local communities and private local industry;
  • operates a leave-no-trace and minimal impact business;
  • recognises and consults with the traditional owners of South Australia; and
  • cares for Country.

Country is land, sea, sky, rivers, sites, seasons, plants, and animals; and a place of heritage, belonging and spirituality.

Ancient Land Tours demonstrates this responsibility through Ecostar, Sustainable, and Quality Tourism Accreditation.

Short Adventures

Our tours explore undisturbed coastal dune systems with associated samphire community and mallee woodland, or explore the edge of South Australia’s largest and most intact protected area landscape north of the dingo fence. The ecosystems provide important habitat for rare, endangered and endemic plants and animals.

There are unparalleled photography and bird watching opportunities, and we may be lucky to see native animals including wombats, and kangaroos. When coastal plants flower and fruit, they add an extra dimension and interest in a semi-arid landscape.

Southern Right Whale at the Head of Bight

Our cliff-top whale watching tour on the Bunda Cliffs run from July to September.

Call us for a special 2-day Southern Right Whale package, observing whales by air, by boat, and from land.

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Our Responsibility - Sustainable Tourism

The preservation, conservation and presentation of the environment is of principal importance to Ancient Land Tours. We consider it a privilege to operate in the unique wilderness environment of the Far West of SA.

All our operations and business practices embody ecotourism principles. Every decision and action of ours takes these principles into account. Ancient Land Tours:

  • is conscious of both the positive and the negative impacts of our operations and conduct;
  • has a responsibility to build awareness around cultural and ecological values;
  • delivers positive South Australian visitor experiences;
  • provides direct benefits for conservation;
  • generates financial benefits for local communities and private local industry;
  • operates a leave-no-trace and minimal impact business;
  • recognises and consults with the traditional owners of South Australia; and
  • cares for Country.

Country is land, sea, sky, rivers, sites, seasons, plants, and animals; and a place of heritage, belonging and spirituality.

Ancient Land Tours demonstrates this responsibility through Ecostar, Sustainable, and Quality Tourism Accreditation.

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Experience the Wild Side - Tour Options

Remote Access Support

Our accredited staff specialise in supporting scientists, filmakers, explorers, and other groups in their investigation of remote places. Our expert eyes and considerable experience in the bush provides clients with a considerable advantage for their projects.

Areas where we can assist

  • 4WD capability and navigation
  • Camping and provisioning
  • Vertical access into caves
  • Filming
  • Safety and emergency management
  • Research assistant support
  • Sustainable exploration

Capability

  • Nullarbor and Far West of SA
  • Values assessment
  • Speleology, archaeology, palaeontology, entomology
  • Mapping and documentation, including photography and video
  • Minimial impact exploration
  • Aerial access

Talk to our lead Dr Steve Milner on 0438 034 158 to discuss how we can assist with your remote projects.

Visitor Services

We aim to provide excellence in visitor information servicing in a sustainable way that delivers a range of economic and social benefits to the region, and enjoyment for the visitor. Our professional dedicated team of local people at the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre provide local information and knowledge about the region and connect visitors to local tour operators, accommodation, and other services.

Find out more about visitor services at the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre website.

Contact us

PO Box 514, Ceduna, SA 5690, Australia

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Email: experiences@ancientlandtours.com