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Far from it, in our opinion

We had been looking forward to crossing the Nullarbor for quite some time. It’s one of those things you hear about a lot when planning a trip around Australia🇦🇺. Well after almost a year in WA it was time to start the infamous Nullarbor and head east. Our only plan was to take our time, see the sights and just play it by ear with no timelines.


Leaving Norseman, we pulled up at the Balladonia Roadhouse to stretch our legs. There hadn’t been a great deal to see up until here. Not far down the road we came to the start of the ’90 mile straight’ – Australia’s longest straight section of road. We did about 70 miles then called it a day and set up at Baxters Rest area.

The following day we packed up and headed off to check out a blowhole and some sinkholes. Good old wikicamps led us to some cracking spots that were not signposted and would have missed if we didn’t see the pinned points of interests. During our side track adventures we saw so much wildlife – kangaroos🦘, shingleback lizards, wedge tailed eagles and more. We even had to slow down for an echidna crossing the Nullarbor, as we were heading to our campsite near Madura. We setup at a great free camp up on the ridge overlooking Madura and the surrounding landscape, which was nice.

Camping on the Cliffs

Up nice and early, we grabbed some diesel in Madura and then steadily cruised into the town of Eucla. It was predicted to be quite rainy that afternoon, so we decided to go set up camp near the old telegraph station, which is about 5km south of Eucla and right on the coast. We checked out the old telegraph station ruins, along with the old Eucla jetty before bunkering in for the evening.

Thankfully the sun come out the next day, so we packed up and continued on the journey. Eucla had cheap fuel, so we topped up again and then headed towards the border. It was a bittersweet feeling entering SA and leaving WA after almost 12 months here! Fresh water is pretty scarce along the Nullarbor, so in an effort to conserve water we decided to pay $3 each for a shower at the Bordertown roadhouse. It was nice & hot, and gave you 10 minutes worth of hot water.