Today the boys would drive through the well-known NullabarPlains.
The Nullarbor Plain is part of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country of southern Australia, located on the Great Australian Bight coast with the Great Victoria Desert to its north.
It is the world’s largest single exposure of limestone bedrock, and occupies an area of about 200,000 square At its widest point, it stretches about 1,100 kilometres from east to west across the border between South Australia and Western Australia.
The roads through this stretch of Australia are long and straight with lots of nothing on either side. A welcome break for the boys was a few detours to the shoreline such as to the
Head of the Bight which is a bay located in South Australia at the most northern extent of the Great Australian Bight.
It is one of two locations on Australia‘s south coast where southern right whales come to calve during their winter migration, the other being located off of Point Anne in Western Australia’s Fitzgerald River National Park
Another unique item which the boys had to investigate is the Nullabor Golf course
Nullarbor Links is an 18-hole par 72 golf course, said to be “the World’s Longest Golf course”, situated along 1,365 kilometres of the Eyre Highway along the southern coast of Australia in two states (South Australia and Western Australia), notably crossing the Nullarbor Plain at the head of the Great Australian Bight.
The idea for the course came from Alf Caputo and Bob Bongiorno, both active in the Eyre Highway Operators Association, over a bottle of red wine at the Balladonia Roadhouse.The course officially opened on 22 October 2009, although public play began on 15 August 2009.The average distance between holes is 66 kilometres, with two of the holes situated almost 200 kilometres apart.
One needs to mention that the tiny villages along the road through the Nullarbor Plains try their utmost to convince passer byes to stop … such as:
Or bluffing tourists that there is no more shop for the next 1000km or simply putting a bicycle doll on the side of the road which will make people slow down and have a look at what the village or roadhouse has to offer.