Mt Gambier – Tantanoola – Beachport – Kingston SE – Meningie – Murray Bridge – Adelaide – Port Pirie – Port Augusta – Whyalla – Port Gibbon – Arno Bay – Tumby Bay – Port Lincoln – Coffin Bay – Sheringa – Locks Well – Elliston – Venus Bay – Streaky Bay – Ceduna – Penong – Nullarbor – Border Village
Ceduna marked the start of our 1200 km trip across the Eyre Highway from SA to WA via the Nullarbor Plain – the world’s largest limestone landscape, which was once a part of the ocean floor!
Ceduna jetty, quick picture before setting off on our long journey across the Nullarbor Plain
The windmills at Penong
One of the famous Nullabor roadtrip signs
Reaching the vast and treeless plain
Coastal lookout – one of the only things to stop and look at on the journey!
Big road train at Border Village roadhouse
We drove round the Eyre Peninsula and stopped in all of the beautiful bays and fishing ports along the way, taking in the amazing coastal scenery
Nice views of the ocean from the lookout at Whyalla
Port Gibbon beach, continuing down the Eyre Peninsula
Watching the pelicans at Arno Bay
Stopping for a picture of the jetty at Tumby Bay
Stopping for the night in Coffin Bay
Watching the oyster boats at work the following morning
Crossing the dunes at Sheringa Beach
Relaxing at the bottom of the steps down to Locks Well Beach
Going for a stroll along the quiet beach
Time to relax in the sun at Elliston Beach
Taking the scenic ocean drive at Elliston
Strange sculptures on the clifftops
Rugged coastline and amazing blue sea
View from the jetty
Visit to Murphy’s Haystacks, rock formations said to be over 1500 million years old!
Final jetty of the day at Streaky Bay!
Around the third week in April 2014 we were in close proximity to the Flinders Ranges, passing through the industrial town of Port Pirie and also Port Augusta – known as the crossroads of Australia, where major roads from the north, south, east and west all intersect.
Overlooking the Flinders Ranges at Port Pirie
The deserted train tracks at Port Augusta
We enjoyed a day sightseeing in the state’s cultured capital
We decided to hire a couple of bikes for the day in Adelaide
Cycling past the National War Memorial
Outside the South Australian Museum
Amazon Waterlily Pavilion at the Botanic Gardens
We stopped at the wharf in Murray Bridge on the way to Adelaide for a couple of snaps
The banks of the Murray River
Old steam train
After crossing the border, we continued through Mt Gambier, Tantanoola, Beachport, Kingston SE and Meningie – a region known as the Limestone Coast
Looking down into the cave garden at Mount Gambier
First overnight stop in Tantanoola, next to the old railway station
Continuing up the coast, through Beachport
Cape Jaffa lighthouse in Kingston SE
The Big Lobster!
Beautiful sunset at Lake Albert in Meningie