Crossing the Nullarbor
The Nullarbor Plain stretches between Norseman in Western Australia and Ceduna in South Australia – at its widest point its about 1,200 kilometres.
Crossing the Nullarbor Plain on the Eyre Peninsula is one of those great Aussie road trips that should to be done at least once in a lifetime. A journey travelled by hundreds each year, you can connect to this trip from Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth and drive west to east or east to west along the highway.
Whatever your direction, the scale of the scenery has a powerful impact, taking you through some of the most spectacular country in Australia, including the Great Australian Bight, rural farmland, small fishing villages, remote roadhouses, spectacular ocean cliffs, and deep into the outback.
Watch wooded hills flatten into bluebush-studded plateaus and see mobs of kangaroos lining the road. Visit vast cattle stations, historic homesteads and remote railway outposts. Get up close to rare birds in Eyre, spot southern right whales from the rugged Bunda Cliffs and fish in Fowlers Bay. Sleep overnight in the roadhouses and campsites dotted across the highway. While this is a sealed road, it travels through remote areas and requires thorough preparation. You’ll need a 4WD vehicle to venture off the highway.
There are many websites advising of the best way to drive across the Nullarbor Plain and the many sights you will see. We have just listed some for you. We look forward to hosting you on one of your lifetime journeys – the crossing of the Nullarbor Plain.