Itinerary – 10 Day Across the Nullarbor 2018
B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided
Day 1 Friday 10th August 2018 (D)
Home ~ Sydney ~ Perth
Early morning pickups will facilitate arrival in Sydney with ample time to board our flight to Perth. The coach and crew will meet you at Perth airport for transfer to your motel for dinner and a well earned rest. Our Accommodation for the next 2 nights are at the Travelodge Perth. 08 92381888
Day 2 Saturday 11th August 2018 (B)
Perth ~ Free Day
Enjoy a free day to relax and explore this magnificent city. The elegant riverside parks and gardens complement the languid beauty of the Swan River in this, Australia’s most “sunny” capital. The main street, Hay Street, with its Mall, provides an excellent opportunity for some retail therapy or perhaps just a quiet coffee in one of its many sidewalk cafes (own expense). Our accommodation is within easy walking distance.
Day 3 Sunday 12th August 2018 (BD)
Perth ~ Kalgoorlie
This morning spend some time in Perth including a short tour around the city before continuing onto Kalgoorlie. Enjoy a brief stop as we travel to overview the Super Pit and marvel at this huge excavation with massive trucks looking like ants below. This afternoon spend at your leisure.
Accommodation: Quality Inn Railway Motel Ph. 08 8059 5980.
Day 4 Monday 13th August 2018 (BD)
Kalgoorlie ~ Norseman ~ Balladonia
Departing Kalgoorlie, we continue onwards to the old gold mining town of Norseman where legend has it that in the 1890’s a prospector’s horse “stumbled” on a nugget of gold. Here tin camels bring to mind the vital part played by these animals in early Australian transport. Start the trek on the Eyre Highway as we head East to our stopover at Balladonia. See the display of remnants of the U.S. Skylab which fell to Earth in this area in 1979. Accommodation: Balladonia Motel Phone 08 9039 3453.
Day 5 Tuesday 13th August 2018 (BD)
Caiguna ~ Border Village
The Coach Captain has it easy this morning while traversing one of the longest (181km) stretches of straight road in the world from Balladonia to Caiguna. The area under the Nullarbor Plain is riddled with a honeycomb of caves. In 1983 a French team of speleologists descended to a world record depth in the cave systems surrounding Cocklebiddy. Drop down Madura Pass and land at the moving sands of Eucla, where the much photographed ruins of the Old Telegraph Station are slowly being engulfed by the creeping dunes. Finish off the day by meeting Rooey II (the big Roo) at Border Village on the boundary of West and South Australia. Accommodation: Border Village Motel Phone 08 9039 3474.
Day 6 Wednesday 15th August 2018 (BD)
Nullarbor ~ Head of the Bight ~ Ceduna
Leaving the border, take in the breathtaking views from the cliffs that stretch 200 kilometres along the coastline above The Great Australian Bight. During the whale breeding season up to 100 Southern Right Whales frequent the Head of the Bight area. Onward past the outpost town of Nullarbor (meaning no trees); the area between here and Yalata is the most denuded of trees throughout the plain. Only dry stunted grasses and low lying hardy desert bushes are able to survive. Continuing east, Ceduna on the shores of Denial Bay, is our resting place for tonight. Accommodation: Ceduna Motor Inn Phone 08 8625 2201
Day 7 Thursday 16th August 2018 (BD)
Ceduna ~ Port Augusta
Departing Ceduna, or otherwise known as Australia’s Oyster Capital we set our sights for Port Augusta. Traveling along the Eyre highway we pass many small farming towns which consist mainly of 1 or 2 shops and huge grain silos. Having arrived at Port Augusta visit the Wadlata Outback centre where you’ll experience the outback from yesteryear to its present day. After our outback experience we’ll all enjoy some outback hospitality at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn Phone 08 8642 1144.
Day 8 Friday 17th August 2018 (BD)
Port Augusta ~ Broken Hill
After crossing Horricks pass, we continue through the railway towns of Yunta and Petersbrough as we make our way to the Silver City of Broken Hill. Upon arrival enjoy a tour out to the ghost –town of Silverton. Explore this historic town, visit the old gaol Museum and a round of drinks in the Silverton Hotel (the set for many movies and commercials), then back to Broken Hill for our overnight accommodation at the Crystal Motel. Phone 08 8088 2344
Day 9 Saturday 18th August 2018 (BD)
Broken Hill ~ Cobar
Departing Broken Hill we begin our journey along the Barrier Highway. Passing through the small villages of Emmdale and Wilcania see if you can keep count of all the wild goats we pass on our way to our overnight rest at Cobar. Cobar Town and Country Ph. 02 6836 1244.
Day 10 Sunday 19th Aug 2018 (B)
Cobar ~ Home
Today marks the last day of our adventure across the Nullarbor. Traveling through the small town of Nyngan and further along the Mitchell Highway to the inland City of Dubbo we then make our way over the Great Dividing Range. After traveling into the Hunter Valley we will return you to your home.