Pointers for driving across the Eyre Highway
- 'nullus arbor' meaning 'no
- The Nullarbor Wave-the
customary acknowledgment to all drivers.
- The Nullarbor Petrol
2 Cents off fuel purchase at Caiguna, Cocklebiddy, Madura,
Nulllarbor and Ceduna. A number of travelers we spoke to were not
this small benefit-we soon enlightened them!
- The Nullarbor Travel
- Whale watching at Head of Bight-June to October-WhaleAir
Flight from Nullarbor. A must, not only for whale spotting, but also
the Bunda Cliffs, the Nullarbor Plain, the Head of the Bight dunes
caves and blow-holes. Head of Bight is situated in the Yalata Land,
Ceduna in South Australia. We took the flight and it was
sensational-spotting about 30 Whales-mothers, calves, the lone males
Here is a photo album from the
- Road Train days - Peak days across the
are Wednesday and Saturday.
This also means you face road trains
you drive into Perth on Friday evening and into Adelaide on Tuesday
as the road trains are beginning their trip out of town - a daunting
- Campervans/cyclists/motor bikes- frequent the
Highway and Nullarbor more during the winter months than in the
our experience because of weather conditions. On this trip the
were predominant travelers - with South Australians and New South
following. A high percentage were "grey nomads" with some having
been on the
road for 5 or 6 months already.
- Wildlife on the Road: on this
saw many Emu, Wombat, about 5 Wedge-tail Eagles, 350+ dead Roos and,
course, the opportunistic Crows by the hundreds. The Roos don't
chance with road-trains. We saw many "live" ones by the roadside on
evening sector from Caiguna to Cocklebiddy. We reduced our speed to
hour-we had not planned to drive this far on the first day, but took
chance when we left Caiguna at 5.30 p.m. Not fun when the sun has set
you are glued to the wind-screen on Roo Watch!
burnt-out/dumped motor vehicles in the Yalata National Park!
Prices-$1.25 at Cocklebiddy. In 2000 the highest price was