24th Mar 2012 - 28th Mar 2012 - 2011 and 2012 Australia
The Nullarbor Plain
It is 1200 kms from Norseman in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia, crossing the Nullarbor Plain for most of that distance. Nullarbor = no (null) trees (arbor) but only the middle two or three hundred kilometres is low scrub without any trees. The Eyre Highway is pretty straight and boring though so we visited various interesting places away from it when we could. We took four days, 24 hours of which we spent at the Eyre Bird Observatory – an unplanned and delightful experience, staying overnight in the renovated 1897 Eyre Telegraph Station, walking, watching birds and learning lots from the resident volunteer hosts. We camped at a couple of abandoned or ruined homesteads up tracks and visited the spectacular Bunda Cliffs at various points around the Great Australian Bight which blend into kilometres of sand dunes on both the Eastern and Western edges. From Ceduna south we will be on the Eyre Peninsula, famous for its oysters so you can imagine what we will be doing for the next week.
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