Across the Nullabor Plain

 

This page contains information, photos and links about the Nullabor Plain. It is here to assist the traveller contemplating a visit to the area.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

The great treeless plain (Nullabor - Latin for no tree) of south-east Western Australia and south-west South Australia covers an area of some 250 thousand square kilometers. It contains the world's largest piece of limestone (the whole of it!). It is traversed by the Eyre Highway, linking eastern and western Australia. It was sealed in 1976. The Great Victoria Desert bounds the north of the plain and the Southern Ocean the south.

The Aboriginal name for the area is 'Oondiri.' The plain was called the Nullabor Plain in 1866 by the explorer Edmund Delisser.

The Nullabor experience begins at Ceduna (or east of Norseman in the other direction), with a quarantine checkpoint. Eastbound travellers must pass through a quarantine station at Ceduna, with westbound travellers passing through one at Border Village on the Western Australia-South Australia border. Be sure to eat your fruit and vegetables (and honey if travelling west) before reaching these.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND SITES TO VISIT:

The Nullabor is not just some boring place to be endured, for there are a number of sites to visit along the way. The Plain itself can be a place of great interest. The wildflowers are out in early Spring.

There are plenty of places to stay along the way, from very rough and ready style motel rooms and rest area camps, to more modern motel facilities.

When travelling in the area keep in mind the following attractions:

 

PHOTOGRAPHS:

 

 For photos of the Nullabor Plain Area visit Australia 2 Trip: Gallery 1 and Gallery 4.

 

 

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07/06/2005