The Australian Outback: Cross the Nullarbor Plain in a Campervan
The Nullarbor Plain occupies an area of about 200,000 square kilometers and is the largest single piece of limestone in the world . Not many people live on the largely uninhabitable Nullarbor Plain land, and the majority of communities are made up of campgrounds, a bar, a gas station and a motel. While several of these roadhouses are clean and lively, many are not. Rather than taking a chance on the accommodation choices you will find by the road, it may be a better idea to opt for a campervan hire instead. And lest you think the road is only dust and flatland, let me tell you that it's not. The Nullarbor Plain is one of Australia's great iconic drives with beaches and caves to discover as well as the dazzling cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, which are located along the country's southern coastline. Forget crowded resort towns, on this coast there is nothing but cliffs, water and sky. A sight not soon forgotten.
A word of warning to anyone attempting the Nullarbar Plain journey: watch out for the kangeroos. The kangeroos will often make their way on to the road, especially at night when they emerge to drink the forming dew, and need to be watched for when driving. Also keep in mind that the climate in the area is that of a desert, generally extremely hot during the day and intensely cold at night with little rainfall.
Photo courtesy of Australian Traveller