Yes it has been a while coming but here is our second installment of Sunday Shorts to entice you out into the wild and wondrous regions of our amazing country. Today we feature a place that yes we have wrote about in various travel articles over the years however it never ceases to amaze us some of the comments we get about the beautiful Nullarbor along the Eyre Peninsula. We find it one of the most scenic and journeys across the country, by no means a ‘long boring drive’. One just has to take a little time out to explore off the blacktop and you never know what you may discover.
Today we take a quick peek from Ceduna west over the border into Western Australia. Just out of Ceduna there are short diversions down to the deep blue of the Southern Ocean featuring Fowlers Bay and Wahgunya Conservation Parks and their striking white sands.
Moving further west Nullarbor National Park begins to dominate with its main attractions being Gilgerrabie Hut not far from the Nullarbor Roadhouse and Koonalda Homestead and cave further to the west. Both of these sites are not far off the Eyre Highway are both well worth a look and camping is permitted in their vicinity.
Also along this section if you want to get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the ocean make sure you keep an eye out for Head of Bight. There is an admission charge here but believe us it is well worth it.West of Koonalda Homestead you hit the Western Australia Border, where once through the quarantine station the tiny hamlet of Eucla is found with its lovely caravan park and pub style food a real treat along with the crumbling remains of the historic telegraph station that is slowly being reclaimed by the shifting sand dunes not too far away.
Heading deeper into Western Australia you hit the longest straight stretch of road in the country, but do not fret there is always something to keep you occupied and you are never far away from a short diversion to break up your journey across our vast continent.
There are many camping spots to choose from across the Nullarbor from paid sites at the various roadhouses to free sites, most with no facilities but some with magical views. one of favourites is Newmans Rocks between Balladonia and Norseman.
On your next journey across the vast Nullarbor make sure you set some time aside to explore what this beautiful area has to offer, you won’t be disappointed.