Saturday, October 20, 2012

Woorlba Rest Area to Bunda Cliffs Lookout

A good days ride – whoever said that the Nullarbor is boring don't know what they are talking about. Sure it is long stretches between roadhouses and rest areas, but the countryside is endlessly fascinating. After a misty start to the day it cleared to perfect riding weather.

Lunch at Madura Lookout, where the road drops down from the Hampton Tablelands to the Roe plain. From this lookout, the landscape to the east reminded me of an African Savannah – no giraffes, elephants or majestic herds of wildebeests though!

From Madura, the road parallels the escarpment all the way to Eucla, where it climbs back up again. At each of these points, the vegetation changes.

Once past Border Village, you enter the Nullarbor proper. Truly treeless and at this stage the road is elevated on the cliffs above the ocean, with plenty of scenic lookouts, including our overnight camp site at Bunda Cliffs Lookout. Spectacular!

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