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May 9, 2014 - Great Australian Bight

After a very cold but fine night, we left our spot on the cliffs to head further along the Eyre Hwy. Today we are going to be going through the WA border, so over the last few days we have been getting rid of our fruit and vegies as we cannot bring them into WA. Got through the border without any problems. Then headed off through Eucla, then Mundrabilla and along the Hwy. Again we were getting to the time of looking for somewhere to stop for the night. We had done a bit of passing and then being passed by the guys who were at the cliffs...

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May 9, 2014 - Smoky Bay to Great Australian Bight Free Camp on the Cliffs

Friday 9th May The other couple we met last night, Shirley and Terry, were up and about before us and they were on the road early. We followed around 8.30am, drove through Haslam and also had a look at Smoky Bay, then we are on the road towards Ceduna. We arrived at Ceduna just before lunch time but we had a bite to eat and did a small amount of shopping. On the road again with Steph driving, we drove through Yalata (a real exciting Community) then on to the Nullarbor Roadhouse. I took over the driving from here and we decided that we...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Head of the Bight

The next hole was at Penong called Windmills because every house and farm in the area has a windmill to pump up the water from the artesian well. Then at Nundroo called Wombat Hole. We stopped at the Head of the Bight where the whales come in to calve between May to October. We have just missed them. From the Lookout you can see the huge sand dunes to the east, and to the west amazing cliffs. The cliffs run for 200 kilometers and range between 40-80 meters high. The sea is so blue. We continued on till we reached the Nullarbor roadhouse.

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Jan 4, 2013 - Ceduna to Nullabor Roadside camp 1

We stayed at Ceduna in the top tourist park which was right in the heart of town and in walking distance to the jetty and shops. We were surprised that the park wasn't too full when we arrived, but we did arrive at 9.30am! This may have helped us secure a spot as they just kept rolling in towards the later part of the afternoon. Max has really been giving his balance bike a great workout and has definitely got the balance side of riding a bike sorted. Anna has been trying to keep up on her trike but it just doesn't go fast enough! The kids...

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Jun 13, 2012 - Norseman to Nullabor

Well, I just wrote a whole story about our travel so far and then it got deleted"............Not nice. so now a short version. Played lots of holes and Steve pared on of them and has not shut up the whole time. we are now at Nullabor where it is raining and blowing its bottom off. We thought we would beat the storm but now it has caught us with us. The golf course is everything we were told, rough as bags!!!! Have not had much time to sightsee as the weather is so windy. Fraser Range is a standout place and would be a nice camping spot. Off...

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The big trip 2012

Sep 29, 2011 - Nullarbor

Episode 1 of 5 – Nullarbor Plains Ceduna to Nullarbor Roadhouse Nullarbor is 1857kms from Dunsborough. The 300 odd kms drive along the main (and only) road (the Eyre Highway) between the Eastern States and WA from Ceduna to the Nullarbor Roadhouse started off with vast areas of grain crops, which gradually reduced in number and disappeared altogether when we passed into an aboriginal reserve area. Thereafter it was mainly bush and was pleasant enough and the traffic throughout was a lot quieter than I had imagined. You get used to trucks...

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Living the Dream

Sep 17, 2011 - Aus - Days 133-136 - Crossing the Nullarbor Plains

Nullarbor here we are! The Eyre highway is bitumen for its entire length. It's also home to the straightest stretch of road in the world, all 146.6kms of it. Its common name is the 90 mile straight. The highway is well signposted, with indications of the distance to the next town with petrol services and other services the town may offer. For now its low lying bush scrub and a lot of it. Many birds such as Gallah’s, ring neck parrots, finches, black cockatoos and budgies can be seen all over. Blue tongue skinks are everywhere, huge dragon...

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Aug 22, 2011 - Nullarbor

The longest pull across the bottom is from the Border Village across to Norseman in my mind. Quarantine in the Village is very strict still with them going all the way through the caravan searching for fruit and veg along with garlic and honey. We did not stop at the Nullarbor road house but we noticed when passing that it has had a scrub up and looked quite inviting. Balladonia is the same exactly as it was nine years ago when Eddie and I rode across on the bikes.

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Nov 17, 2009 - Day 119 – Eucla to Nullarbour. One small step for (Az) man…….

Last night it was remiss of me not to describe the Eucla roadhouse. The roadhouse itself is nothing spectacular. In fact it is little more than a patch of dirt with a couple of power points to connect to. Yes our second night without running water. Fortunately there is a campers kitchen that means we can at least wash up and an amenities block for showers etc. Appropriately as we leave WA, there was one last insulting sign to see us off. How about this one in the mens…..and I quote; “gentlemen, it is our aim to provide and keep this urinal...

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Nov 3, 2009 - The Nullarbor

We had two more night stops on the Nullarbor. The next one was at Madura. There is a great lookout here where the plateau descends to the treeless coastal plain. There are several roadhouses along this highway and all of them also provide caravan parks, (usually windswept and dusty) with clean facilities, fuel, restaurants and also motel rooms. Madura was quite a good roadhouse. We crossed the border near Eucla and into the Nullarbor National Park. The road here passes very close to the ocean and there are a few lookouts where you can park...

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Jan 24, 2007 - Balladonia - Caiguna - Nullabor Roadhouse

Eat your apples... Todays drive took us further through the Nullabor Plain and into South Australia. First shock in the morning at the petrol station. We were aware of changing prices but an increase by 40 cents per litre was a bit shocking. We guess if you run a petrol station with nothing around in a 250 km radius you can afford to charge a little extra. The straight street and hot temperature continued but we now got to understand where the name of the plain comes from. While yesterdays landscapes showed at least some trees and...

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Dec 4, 2006 - Adventures across the Nullabor

There are 2 ways to get to the Nullabor Highway from Esperence. The first, which is all bitumen, is to go straight up to Norsman and then head directly east. The second is a cut through track from Esperence to Balledonia, on the highway, which saves around 100km, but takes you though 200km of dirt, with the last being labeled only a track. We have spoken to many people who have considered doing the cut through track, but were advised it only saves around 20 minutes and the last 30km is fairly rough. The road is also highly susceptible to...

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Brown's Oz Trek

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