Nullabor and Eyre Peninsula travelling

G'day we are soon to be doing a trip (no time limits) over the Nullarbor but we would be keen to stay and free camp for a few days at a time in various locations on the Nullarbor and in the Eyre Peninsula. Does anybody have any good spots. We have heard that there are stations you can stay on and help out if you want. We would love to do this if we can.

We are travelling from Broken Hill from about 7th Sept. and are keen to just enjoy the open road.
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Reply By: wizzer73 - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:50

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:50
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 21:56

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 21:56
Hi Wandy

Pretty well anywhere you want to pull off the road along the Nullarbor. If heading through WA, once west of Mundrabilla, station fences limit pulling off the road but some of the rest areas are huge and you can go to the back behind trees and half a dozen rigs could hide and not see each other.

A favourite of ours on the Eyre Peninsular is Lipson Cove to the north of Tumby Bay - free camp ground. On the west coast, $5 per night honesty box is a lovely camp right by the beach and jetty at Haslam. There is a similar small community campground at Baird Bay.

For a very brief outline of our Eyre Peninsular tour: My Blogs 2005



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Reply By: lizzyb74 - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 22:14

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 22:14
Hi Wandy,

Three places we loved on our trip were:

1) BAIRD BAY : We LOVED staying at the Baird Bay campsite. It is $10 per night,so not free, but they have a great free bbq and kitchen sink, and the location is fantastic.

There is no shop in town so you'd need to stock up on food/water.

We did the swimming with sealions tour - was one of the best experiences of my life!see Not really cheap, but well worth the $$ in my opinion.

2) KIMBA : Run by an older guy through Lions. Very well equipped, has a power point for your toaster, kettle. Good toilets. Interesting, bustling town. Donation is requested.

3) PILDAPPA ROCK: This is a brilliant rock to climb. It is an easy climbg from one side and more challenging from the other. We were there in April and there were lots of hungry march flies, so take a good repellant. Good size camping area, BBQ, from memory there were long drop toilets therre.


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Reply By: mike b2 - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 22:22

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 22:22
A great place to camp is on the Bunda Cliffs about 25 klms from the WA border.
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Reply By: Member - Megan and Kevin D (AC - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 18:37

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 18:37
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Not sure how far you're planning to travel but can highly recommend a route we took last year. We left the Eyre Hwy just a very short distance west of the Nullarbor Hotel/Motel on a track which I think is the old Eyre Hwy. We stayed on this track - you need a very good map as there are plenty of other tracks to confuse you, for a few days not returning to the Eyre Hwy until the track comes out at Madura Pass above the Madura Roadhouse in WA. There are plenty of interesting things to see. There is also a stretch of the old Eyre Hwy to the south of the current hwy before you reach the Nullarbor Hotel/Motel which is worth looking out for too.
Good luck for an excellent trip.
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