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.
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