The Nullarbor, SA and WA
One of the world’s great transcontinental journeys – and one of the classic Australian outback experiences – the “Bor” is a massive semi-arid plain across the southern edge of the country between Adelaide and Perth.
Snaking its way from Adelaide
to Perth along the southern coast, the straight, twolane bitumen highway traverses one of the harshest environments in the country (Nullarbor is Latin for “no trees”).
With stretches of empty road that seemingly go on forever, you won’t see a soul or building for hundreds of kilometres – driving here is the literal embodiment of getting away from it all.
Though arid, the landscape is still undeniably beautiful, with rugged cliffs, plateaus studded with bluebush and mulga scrub and a rocky coast.
Then there’s the wandering kangaroos, wild camels and emus, and giant wedge-tailed eagles soaring overhead.
The drive has two other claims to fame – it claims the longest stretch of dead straight road in the world (at 143km) and also the longest golf course (Nullarbor Links) in existence, which is a whopping 1365km in length.