Crossing the Nullarbor

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The drive across the Nullarbor is considered to be Australia’s great road journey and is characterised by vast areas of sameness and inhospitable environments. In the past, one must have become obsessed by the need to find drinking water in this region of Australia and the journies made by the early settlers and surveyors of the land make for unsettling reading. Even the aborigines did not bother too much with this region as life was barely sustainable. The roadhouses along the route have to generate their own electricity and get their own water from boreholes which then has to undergo desalinatization. It is not an easy part of the country to live in, but is it is amazingly beautiful.

The journey typically starts/ends in Norsmen, then Balladonia, Caiguna, Cocklebiddy, Madura, and Eucla in Western Australia. Then, the WA/SA Border Village, Nullarbor, and Ceduna in South Australia.

© Helen Gray 2021