At the end of April 2014, we reached Esperance, after our long journey across the Eyre Highway, and took the opportunity to relax for the day at Cape le Grand National Park
Capturing the amazing aquamarine water at Hellfire Bay
Finding our way about the National Park
Overlooking Thistle Cove
Craig feeling frustrated by the poor phone signal at Lucky Bay!
As we were leaving, we did the Great Ocean Drive tourist loop around the lovely beaches of Esperance
On the third day of our journey across the Nullarbor Plain, we crossed the border into Western Australia, stopping in Eucla and conquering the ’90 Mile Straight’ (Australia’s longest straight road) before continuing to Norseman.
Visiting the remains of the old Telegraph Station hidden in the dunes near Eucla, which operated between 1877 and 1927
Stopping for a rest before tackling Australia’s longest straight stretch of road, and one of the longest in the world!
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
We travelled the Great Ocean Road in April 2014, one of the world’s most scenic drives! The unforgettable journey stretched over 240 km along the south eastern coast, and took us 3 days.
The famous Bells Beach near Torquay (known for the film ‘Point Break’) – the start of our Great Ocean Road trip
Lookout at Aireys Inlet
Split Point Lighthouse – used in the filming of children’s TV program ‘Round the Twist’
Driving towards the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Erskine Falls near Lorne
Sitting in the sun after a swim
We took the 86 steps down to Gibsons Beach!
The 12 Apostles
Bay or Martyrs
Almost at the end of the coastal drive, ,we stopped for lunch in Warrnambool
Watching the emus at Tower Hill Reserve
Port Fairy, last stop off before heading towards the South Australia border
We passed through Geelong, gateway to the Great Ocean Road. and stopped to explore the lovely beach
Geelong waterfront with the renowned Bay Walk bollards
Eastern Beach Reserve