THE NULLARBOR

The crossing begins from either Norseman (west to east) or Ceduna (east to west); an over 1k trip that inevitably will have an overnight/s stops along the way. What a drive; be prepared for subtle changes only.

To have traveled across the Nullarbor is an iconic ambition by most adventurous Australians and some Kiwis also. This is a long drive, but given the traveler is circumventing Australia the crossing is a long repeat of many previous multi 100 kilomtres journeys. The Nullarbor though is a ‘crossed off’ ambition.

And now; up to eighteen holes of Golf (only just an applicable appropriation to the game). The Links are accorded their own page.

The word Nullarbor is derived from the Latin nullus, "no", and arbor, "tree". It is the world's largest single piece of limestone, and occupies an area of about 200,000 square kilometres. At its widest point, it stretches about 1,100 kilometres (684 mi) from east to west between South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA. The Nullarbor Plain is a former shallow seabed, as indicated by the presence of bryozoans, foraminifera, echinoids and red algae calcareous skeletal that make up the limestone.

From the west the beginning point is Norseman, and then for 1000 plus kms no shops. Can you believe that? NO SHOPS.

The traveler will pass through or stay at the following roadhouses that are both motels and caravan parks: Balladonia, Caiguna, Madura, Cocklebiddy, Eucla, Nullarbor, Nundroon, and then the end point is Penong in South Australia.

Soon after leaving Balladonia the traveler is entering the 90 mile straight. This is a long straight road, but interestingly not boring. The Road Trains and changing landscapes ensure a high degree of concentration.

For a period with the driving experience there is the Great Australian Bite and some quite spectacular coastlines.But this is desert then cliff/coast. No resorts here.

When crossing southern states of Australia by car the traveler will most likely use the Eyre Highway. Be sure to absorb the vastness of the experience. Be sure to visit the Museum at Madura. Or even stay over

 

Diary notes

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course