Driving along the somewhat beautiful baron Nullarbor we had a lunch break at Head of Bight and visited an old abandoned Station Homestead ruin called Koonalda this old station homestead was built from recycled railway sleepers and windows from the old telegraph station at Eucla. In years gone by Koonalda was a welcome respite/fuel stop on the original Eyre Highway and became the final resting place for many a vehicle for which the old unsealed highway crossing was simply too much. The historic car graveyard made for a good stop to stretch the legs and look around.
Our next stop on the Nullarbor was just prior to crossing the border into WA only 10km before Eucla. This is a no fruit or vegetable crossing so we chose to stay the night in SA and finish our fruit. It was also Easter Sunday the next morning so we were keen to get everyone into bed early for the Easter Bunny. When camping at Easter (most years) we get the children to make a nest for the bunny to leave some eggs.
Three excited Children awoke at 5am Melbourne time which equated to 3am Perth WA time and the Easter egg hunt commenced with the sunrise under torch light.
All good he found us all the way out here!
After a chocolate egg and toast breakfast we hit the road and saw the Big Whale at Eucla and just across the boarder we saw the Big Roo. We were stopped at the boarder and had the car fully inspected for any fresh fruit, vegetables or honey. We had some onions and potatoes that we thought were okay but apparently not.
Then we hit the 146km of straight road – claimed to be Australia’s longest stretch of straight road. Andrew pretended to close his eyes but the kids were pretty sure he kept them open! I had a nap and woke up whilst we were still on the straight…it sure is a long stretch with not much to see. We had a couple of stops to view the beautiful coastal cliffs along the way – so many coastal views but they are all so beautiful.
Then we went inland to camp at Fraser Range Station, once a large wool producer that had 7000 head of sheep in its heyday, but now is a tourist stop for the Nomads crossing the Nullarbor and it had our first hot shower in 5 days!