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One of the most contrasting, dramatic and isolating regions of the Eyre Peninsula, the Far West and Nullarbor is awe-inspiring. Heading west from Ceduna, the small town of Penong and its windmill museum (including Australia’s largest windmill) is the first stop. It’s also a short drive from the insta-famous pink Lake MacDonnell, and surf beach Cactus. To avoid disappointment, remember the lake is only pink at certain times depending on weather conditions!


The last major town before the famed Nullarbor is home to the famous Oysterfest and a rich Indigenous culture. Set amid a patchwork of grain paddocks and bushland, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, Ceduna has everything needed to make it your perfect holiday location. As the gateway to the Nullarbor, and a thriving seafood and oyster destination, it’s perfect for all the family.
Do a spot of fishing, take a dip, discover Indigenous art and learn about the local history. With plenty of accommodation options, and a fully serviced town centre, it’s a fantastic getaway to embrace the isolation of the bushland and the dramatic beauty of the coast. 
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Smoky Bay

With a beautiful bay, beaches ideal for swimming and a thriving oyster industry, Smoky Bay is a seaside town for those in need of relaxation! Bag out fishing at the jetty or use the boat ramp and explore the bay, and you can’t pay a visit without tasting a plump, delicious oyster from the pristine waters near town. Stay a while at one of the two caravan parks, take a swim or look for razorfish (protective footwear and gloves are recommended). You can also try your luck catching some crabs!


Home to the biggest windmill in Australia ‘Bruce’, Penong is a must stop location weather you are heading east or west. With around 20 donated and restored windmills of all shapes and sizes, this unique free outdoor museum on the side of Highway 1 pays tribute to farmers whirling workhorses that have now been mostly replaced by solar panels.
Located 15km from town on the way to Point Sinclair lies Lake MacDonnell, the pink salt lake. The lakes high salt concentration and salt loving algae, dunaliella salina and bacteria, halobacteriea secrete carotenoid red pigments, causing the water to turn bright pink. 
Please note – Lake MacDonnell is not always pink, the vibrancy of the colour depends on the water levels, and algae in the water. 

Head of Bight

Whales migrate to the Head of Bight to give birth in a giant creche every winter. From May to October, southern right whales travel along the west coast to their calving grounds, where the babies are born and learn key survival skills before leaving for Antarctica. You can view them from the cliffs, at the Head of Bight Visitor Centre where there are boardwalks leading to viewing points (wheelchair accessible) or you can take a whale watching tour, either on the water or in the air with Chinta Air. There’s lots of information available for the kids (or curious adults), and if you listen carefully you may even hear them moaning as they swim! See how many of their ‘moves’ you can spot – lopping, diving, spy hopping and slow-motion somersaults. At the very height of the season there can be over 100 whales in the area at one time! It’s a magical experience.

Fowlers Bay

Once the sight of a whaling station, the waters around Fowlers Bay are now teeming with whales throughout the winter. This peaceful bay is a fantastic fishing spot, with a lovely beach and some amazing sand hills – they’re fantastic for sandboarding or rolling down.
And of course, there are the whales, view them from land or take a tour!
There are still remnants of the area’s bloody history – an old whaling station can be found south of the town with old whale bones on display! Operation ceased around 1843.


Some of the best dune camping and remote surf fishing can be found on Yalata Aboriginal Lands, which requires a permit booked in advance to enter the area.


Explore this immense vastness with its limestone caves, amazing lookout points and whale watching opportunities.
Play some golf on the world’s longest golf course, explore the incredible limestone caves, go whale-watching and take in the magnificent stretch of cliffs that make up the Great Australian Bight.
As you cross the plain you may spot wild camels, kangaroos and emus (be careful around dusk) and if it’s recently rained, look out for wildflowers amongst the bluebush and mulga scrub.
With a motel, licensed restaurant and caravan park at the Nullarbor Roadhouse for when you need some civilisation, and some endless starry skies to experience when you don’t, this is one of Australia’s most epic road-trips. This truly Australian experience is worth the effort.

Crossing the Nullarbor

One of Australia’s most iconic road-trips, the Nullarbor is 1100km of expansive views, jaw dropping cliffs and wide open space. Take a photo with the iconic ’90 Mile Straight’ sign, Australia’s longest stretch of straight road, and don’t just drive on past – the viewpoints scattered along the way offer spectacular views of the Bunda Cliffs. It’ll feel like you’re standing on the edge of the world! Time the drive with winter and you’ll be able to spot whales too. You’ll need to prepare for the journey and stock up on fuel, water and all the necessities just in case you get a breakdown. The services are few and far in between, and don’t rely on phone service.

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