Nullabor Crossing

Submitted: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:05
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Will soon be travelling west to east across the nullabor and would like to know what izre the best locations to view the cliffstops. Bear in mind that we are towing a 22ft caravan. All replies appreciated.
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:11

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:11
um... there are just heaps of places and most of them are fine for vans - in fact I think all of them have turning areas. Some are well constructed, others are in poorer condition, but I can't think you'd have a problem in any that I recall.

You must go to the Head of the Bight of course...

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Andrew doing the drive on Wed.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:18

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 21:18
Yep....We went across last Christmas and cant think of anywhere you'd have a problem getting in or turning around.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 22:31

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 22:31
Yes, the 8 signed lookouts all have adequate room in the parking areas. All are slightly different. Don't walk too near the edge as some are undermined and unstable and it's a long way down into the Southern Ocean.

Head of Bight is worth looking at even if the whales aren't in, but i think whale watching season starts in May. They gate may be locked out of season.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 23:49

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 23:49
All the lookouts are between the border and Nullarbor roadhouse, the Head of the Bight is east of Nullarbor roadhouse. If the wales are in residence then camp at the roadhouse, spend the rest of the day at the lookouts and return for a repeat visit the following morning. When you purchase your pass it is for 24 hours.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 08:37

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 08:37
Head of the bight is top shelf - a proper visitor centre with good parking for travelers - allow a few hours if you can to just watch the whales - they are fantastic (and not just in that spot - they spread out for maybe a 100km in both directions along that coast).
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Reply By: Holden4th - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 09:22

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 09:22
Many of the lookouts are just metres from the road with enough room to camp if you so wish.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:22

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 10:22
Nullarbor

Null = No

Arbor = Trees

Plenty of places to turn off and have gander as mentioned above.

Take care and do not get too close to the edge of the cliffs as the stone is very brittle. Its along is down.

Must say though, the Nullarbor Plain looks like a small treeless carpark compared to the plains of the Barkly Tableland.


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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:07

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:07
Before you head off get hold of a copy of the excellent FREE map and info sheet, 'The Nullarbour, Australia's Great Road Journy' covers trip Perth to Adelaide, lots to see on this trip. phone the WA tourist centre they will post one out, or pick one up on the way around Port Augusta.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:57

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:57
Look at this site http://www.nullarbornet.com.au/
Lots of good info on it.

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Reply By: JBPathfinder - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:08

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:08
Thanks guys for your replies/information, greatly appreciated.
special thanks to Willem for his correct spelling.
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Reply By: JBPathfinder - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:08

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 21:08
Thanks guys for your replies/information, greatly appreciated.
special thanks to Willem for his correct spelling.
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 22:53

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 22:53
Gate was locked at head of bight last week in April
Cheers
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