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Crossing the Nullarbor

Crossing the Nullarbor

With a vast expanse that stretches across three time zones from Western Australia to South Australia, the Nullarbor Plain is one of the greatest road journeys in Australia. You won’t find a single tree breaking the horizon as you take on the longest stretch of straight road anywhere in the world – the name Nullarbor translates as ‘no trees’. With dusty terrain on either side, you’re going to become well-acquainted with the creatures and eccentric characters of the outback. So, gather the playlists, podcasts and audiobooks and get ready to hit the road.

Play the par five Dingo’s Den hole at the Nullarbor roadhouse and exchange stories with the locals and nomads. From Nundroo, you’ll be travelling through Yalata Aboriginal Land, so keep in mind that you’ll need a permit if you want to venture off the highway. You can grab one at the White Well Ranger Station at the Head of Bight, before heading to Nundroo. If you visit the Head of Bight between May and October, you’re bound to see a whale or two from the whale watching platform here as they take up residence for the entire winter.

Onto the next roadhouse, at Nundroo, where you can play the par five Wombat Hole before taking a detour for a spot of fishing, whale watching and dune hiking at Fowlers Bay. Drive south of Penong for world-class surf breaks at Cactus Beach, or swim within the safety enclosures. From here, it’s just an hour to the end of your Nullarbor journey at Ceduna. Explore Aboriginal artwork at the Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre and play your last holes of the Nullarbor Links at the par five Oyster Beds Hole and par four Denial Bay Hole at the Ceduna Golf Club.

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Pictured is Nullarbor Plain. Image courtesy of iStock: 1294478338.

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