Including a motel, licensed restaurant and caravan park, the Nullarbor Roadhouse is the access point for adventure on the Nullarbor Plain.
From here you can explore a rich tapestry of limestone caves and catch scenic flights to see Southern Right Whales in the Great Australian Bight between June and October each year.
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There are a variety of caves across the Nullarbor, some many kilometres long. The Murrawijinie Caves, north of the Nullarbor Roadhouse, have been approved for public access, while Koonalda Cave and Bunabie Blowhole may be viewed from the top. Most caves, however, can be entered only in the company of National Parks and Wildlife officers, or with an accredited caving group.
Strict regulations apply to the entry of all caves - contact the Department for Environment and Natural Resources regional office on (08) 8625 3144 for more information. Permits can be obtained from the Head of Bight Interpretive Centre (12km off Eyre Highway) phone 08 8625 6201.WA/SA Border Village
Nullarbor - WA/SA Border 185km
Scenic lookouts break up the 185km journey from Nullarbor to the Border Village, and offer you panoramic views of the Great Australian Bight and its rugged coastline.
Visitors are advised to take extreme care at all times when approaching the cliff edge, but you will be rewarded with stunning views and frequent sightings of dolphins and Southern Right Whales between May to October.
A giant red kangaroo named Rooey II presides over the Border Village, which also boasts a fascinating signpost to many parts of the world and facilities including accommodation and a 24hour fuel service.
Across the border is Western Australia, with the town of Eucla just 13km down the road.
Fruit fly roadblocks are situated at the WA/SA Border Village for travellers heading west and at Ceduna for travellers heading east. At this point, be prepared to have any fruit, vegetables, plant material and livestock confiscated (unless certified). This will also cover honey, soil, plant/cut flowers, used fruit and vegetable containers, etc.
These roadblocks play an important role in the prevention of fruit fly and other declared pests and diseases.