MAY 2015 – CROSSING THE NULLABOUR

On 7th May we set off for Saddleworth CP nth of Adelaide. A community caravan park with toilets, showers and power for $20 per night. A few days later we made our way to Stockport CP to meet up with some fellow travellers that we met in Tassie, who lived in Adelaide. Unfortunately the area had had a fair bit of rain and the grounds were quite muddy, so we then moved onto the Clare Racecourse campground. A flat rate of $20 per night including power, water & toilets. We enjoyed four relaxing days catching up with Brigitta & Doug including revisiting one of our favourites at Clare, Knappstein winery & brewery. Just had to buy a carton of the reserve lager for our travels west.

16 May we set off for Western Australia stopping over at Murray Town, Iron Knob, Tcharkuldu Hill just outside of Minnipa and a great spot called Coorabie Farm west of Ceduna. $20 per night with all the facilities and the biggest fire pit setup we have ever seen. The owners took us on a tag along out to their fishing spot at Wandilla Bay. Only one big salmon was caught by one of the five in their car so not enough to feed everyone for dinner😕 From there we followed the coastline past Cape Nuyts, Mexican Hat & Scotts Bay before heading inland over the sand dunes and into Fowlers Bay. Quite an adventurous, enjoyable day.

Our next stop was the Murrawijinie Caves campground, approx 11ks inland, north of the Nullabour Roadhouse. You can get a mud map from the roadhouse. As we were driving out into the middle of nowhere, we kept looking for some sign of a mountain of some kind where the caves could be. The 3 caves were underground and only one was easily accessible to explore. If you want to get away from everything, definitely the place to be and the stars were amazing.

Our last great campsite at the end of the Nullabour was next to a watering hole at Newman Rock. We had visits from the emus and a camel who eventually decided Sammy was of no concern. Not sure what sammy made of him.

This was quite a rushed trip for us especially after being used to travelling approx 90ks to get from one camp to another in Tassie, but halfway across the nullabour realised we needed to put a bit more mileage in each travelling day if we were going to reach Western Australia in enough time to allow some sightseeing before making our way to our care taking duties at Porongurup Range Tourist Park on 1 July 2015.

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