Explore the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor is one of the most notorious road trips you can make here in Australia. It encapsulates the atmosphere of the outback, with the vast space spanning as far as the eye can see. The Nullarbor takes you from the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia all the way through to the goldfields in Western Australia. It’s the longest, flattest, and straightest road in Australia, which goes on for 1,256 kilometres. While it’s not for the faint-hearted, it does promise to be one of the most beautiful trips you can take, with incredible views, a plethora of wildlife, and many adventures to be had. 

What Does Nullarbor Mean?

Technically, Nullarbor means “no trees” in Latin, which is quite true for most of this road trip. It’s a stunningly gorgeous, but incredibly vast stretch of land, particularly along the Ninety-Mile Straight, which is the longest stretch of road without a bend in Australia. However, there are spots along the road that have some flora and fauna unique to the area, but this is few and far between, so take the time to appreciate it when you see it!

What Stops Should I Make?

If you have the time, there are plenty of stops that are well worth taking the time to explore and enjoy. Some of these spots are natural beauties, and others are attractions that will truly be a once in a lifetime activity - did someone say golf in the middle of the outback? 

The Head of Bight.
Stare out at the Head of Bight

This is an incredible spot that marks where Australia splits, as it’s at the apex of the Great Australian Bight. The views here will take your breath away, with incredible white sand dunes to the left, and the jaw-dropping Bunda Cliffs to the right. These cliffs stretch for over 100 kilometres, and make for a pretty impressive sight. If you’re here in the right season, take some time to watch the whales as they migrate past (between May and October). 

Long-haired person looking out at rocks and water.
Swim with Sea Lions on the Eyre Peninsula

Baird Bay is the best place to swim with sea lions in their natural habitat. You can book with a company local to the area, such as Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, which have encouraged hundreds of nature lovers to play in the ocean with the seals over the past two decades. It’s an incredible experience and not one that can be done on every coast here in Australia, so make the most of it while you can!

Play Golf on the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor Links is the world’s longest golf course, with its 18 holes stretching all the way from Kalgoorlie in WA through to Ceduna in South Australia! Simply drive to the next hole, stop off, and play. All stops come with a helpful sign that will detail the local history and culture of the area, so it's worth stopping off at, even if you don’t have a good swing. 

The Nullarbor is definitely a road trip that will stick in your mind long after you’ve finished. The stretches of land are some of the most impressive in the world, and the sights you’ll see will be incredible. It’s a truly beautiful part of Australia, and a unique one to boot!  

To explore the Nullarbor yourself, hire a car from Perth or Adelaide today! 

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