One of the greatest road journeys in Australia, crossing the Nullarbor Plain was once deemed the most dangerous crossing in all of Australia due to the vast distance from Adelaide to Perth and lack of amenities along the way. Nowadays it is right of passage for international adventure seekers and an incredible once in a lifetime experience. Our 10 day camping adventure tours from Perth to Adelaide and vice versa show travellers the Real Australia as we cover two thirds of it overland! Yes that’s just a mere 4000km give or take a few.
A desolate plain with not one tree breaking the horizon, the Nullarbor Plain makes for one epic view, and one heck of an adventure whilst on South Australian and Western Australian tours. But here’s a few things you maybe didn’t know about the Nullarbor Plain that will put you in good stead for your adventure tour!
So massive in fact, that The Nullarbor is officially the world’s biggest piece of limestone covering a whopping 200,000 km squared and ranging 1200 km from east to west.
It’s Record Breaking
The Nullarbor Plain also boasts the longest section of straight railway line on the planet, spanning 478km. But that’s not all, it’s also home to the longest straight length of tarmacked road at 146.6km!
It’s Extra Terrestrial
Luckily for its extremely low population, many meteorites have been discovered on the Nullarbor Plain with some weighing many tonnes and are often perfectly preserved due to the desert climate.