Crossing the Nullarbor involves long hours through dry, flat country. Surprisingly more interesting than it sounds, with quirky towns and some incredible views, it is the classic Australian road trip. Coming from Victoria, there’s 1000km of South Australia before you even start.
Mount Remarkable sits on the edge of the ranges which run past Adelaide.
There's some very good hiking and camping here.
Some up mountains, other trails through rocky canyons.
West of here, things start to get pretty dry and outback.
220km towards Perth, Kimba is home to the famed big galah.
Heading inland away from the highway takes you to Gawler Ranges National Park.
The park is classic South Australia: big, red dirt, rocky, wallabies and emus.
Organ Pipes sits in the west of the park, about 50km from the eastern entrance.
There are camps near Organ Pipes and in the centre of the park.
Hiking trails wind through the plains and up the rocky outcrops.
You'll probably have the trails and camps to yourself.
You won't actually see more than a handful of people.
Turtle Rock and Mount Wudina are one the road back towards the highway.
Camping here is on private land, and by donation.
Another nice morning of hiking, with hills and birds.
Venus bay is a good place to see dolphins.
There are plenty of great bays, good fishing and surfing along this coast. And sharks.
The Nularbor begings where the coast road meets the highway at Ceduna. This tiny town of Folwers Bay is at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight.
An old whaling and fishing town, Fowlers Bay has lost and continues to lose houses to the shifting sands.
The cliffs of the bight are a magnificent sight.
It does take a lot of driving, a lot of it quite monotonous, to get this far.
There are several lookouts along the way, and a whale watching centre at The Head of the Bight, Yalata. August-September is peak whale season.
The viewing stations are spread over an incredible 200kms.
Whales or no whales, the cliffs are one of Australia's most remarkable landscapes.
Naturally, crossing the state border, there is a 200 foot kangaroo holding a jar of Vegemite to wish you well.