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Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:16
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It looks on the map like 3 long boring days on the Nullarbor if you have a 4 week break for the trip and much cheaper and time efficient to fly , so , is it that bad?. Its something I've always dreamed of doing to get a true sense of the size of this country...any comments?....silverback
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:19

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:19
Not boring, do it!!!
Well worth the effort in my book.
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:25

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:25
Whales metres of shore, history of the telegraph line, bird observatory, sandy beaches, fishing, cliff top views & caves. Yep, boring as hell ;-)
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:28

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:28
Its a wonderful path,, Anything but boring, Michael
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:29

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 19:29
David,

We have done it a number of times. Have a look at My Blog for 2004-2550 time frame has documented one trip and in the Journal - go to About Us in the menu and select Our Travel Journals. There is the 2000 trip documented.

It is a good trip to do if only once, however it is a long way and is getting more expensive all the time. There are heaps of things to do along the way provided you give yourself the time to check things out. Lots of caves, cliffs and other historically interesting things to see.

Do it!
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Reply By: Garbutt - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 20:23

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 20:23
Well worth the drive, we have a son in Perth and do it reglualy, 28 hours driving from Berri to Perth, but is plenty of interesting bits on the way.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:12

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:12
Garbutt

We use to do perth to ceduna in 20 hr drug free two up, another 8 hrs to Berri ,, thats good driving is that why they call you pinger?
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Follow Up By: Garbutt - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 08:29

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 08:29
Berri to Ceduna about 850 kms, round figures thats about right.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 21:49

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 21:49
That would be right facts and figures to back it up.. LOL

Sorry

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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 20:39

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 20:39
Hi. I'm from WA now living in NSW. We do the trip at least every second year and always find something else to see and do.

Take the time to do at least one side trip - Station country east of Burra; Gawler Ranges; Old Eyre Highway; Old Coach Road (Eucla to Madura); Eyre Bird Observatory; Baxter Cliffs; Israelite Bay and Cape Le Grand; Kalgoorlie; Holland Track etc etc.

Enjoy!
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Reply By: RustyHelen - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:37

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:37
We did it 2 years ago and will do it again later this year.
Karalee Rocks ( near Southern Cross), Kalgoorlie, Lake Lefroy, Fraser Range Station, Fowlers Bay are just a few that we really enjoyed.
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:08

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:08
Last year my brother flew and I drove it by myself for about the 10th time.
That should indicate how boring I find it...not at all. There's always something new to discover.
Yes his trip was cheaper (by far) and more time effecient.
But I enjoyed it far more than he did. :))
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 23:09

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 23:09
Why wait till te Nullabor to have all the fun?
at Wudinna had North and check out Mount Wudinna, Wudinna rock and Turtle rock then back to the highway. In anther 6k take the Vens Bay rod whih comes out at Talia with nice beahes interesting rock formations etc. makin your way towards streaky past Venus bay, Port Kenny, Bairds bay, sceale bay list gos on.
Most underrated area in SA (at least it used to be)
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 23:25

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 23:25
But Davoe - they only have four weeks - they could spend it all around the Eyre Peninsular, granite country and the Gawlers, and never get to wonderful WA.

David P - I have a MyBlog report about our 2005 tour around this area of SA and the south coast of WA, but not much about the Nullabor as that was covered in the previous trip.

We first crossed the Nullabor in 2004 and loved it. Loved it again in 2005 and in 2006. In 2005 when we fuelled at Esperance, the servo proprietor said he had relatives in NSW and had loved the trip every one of the 55 times. If driving both ways, you can take the alternative which should be in the trek notes, as we followed ExplorOz directions to go through station country and the Gawlers between Iron Knob and Wirrulla. Mt Ive station is highly recommended by friends, although we didn't stay there. The longer alternative if you haven't been that way is the Eyre Peninsular, but it is worth having a couple of weeks or so for that alone.

South Australia is an amazing state, and i agree with Davoe, most underrated for tourism.

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