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Day 8 Queensland to Western Australia

Ceduna to Nullarbor Roadhouse - South Australia

It was 7 am and still dark in Ceduna. Today was the day we began our big journey across the Nullarbor. We filled the car with fuel at Ceduna and then travelled along the Eyre Highway past many paddocks with Sheep and others planted with crops such as Wheat.

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Sheep near Ceduna

Along the Highway we noticed many signs

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Watch out for wildlife on the Nullarbor Plain

Not long afterwards, we began seeing many squashed Wombats on the road and lots of Wombat mounds in the paddocks. Dusk or early morning would be the best time to see them live! Penong was where we stopped for our morning tea.

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Lunch was at Yalata where we enjoyed some of my home-made pea soup. Back on the road, we see a notice to the Head of the Bight, this is where the Whales come and give birth and stay for a while before heading back to Antartica with their calf.
During Whale season there is an admission charge to walk to the Bunda cliffs to view the Whales.

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Whale centre and where you pay admission fee

It was just a short walk and we were at the edge of the cliffs. Already we could see many Southern Right Whales in the water.
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Southern Right Whale

The sea is a beautiful blue and the cliffs just blow you away! Proper walkways and viewing platforms have been erected to make it easier to see the Whales at close quarters. Sure enough, many were lazing about with their calves just below the cliff - wow! There wasn't any action, I guess the mothers are too tired after giving birth, still it was a wonderful sight to see!

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Southern Right Whale & Calf

We stayed here a while and watched the Whales, read the interpretive signage and then went back to our car to continue our journey towards the west.

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Head of the Bight

Well, we didn't make it over the border today, tomorrow we will for sure!

Posted by balhannahrise 05:33 Archived in Australia Tagged road trip whale watching plain nullarbor

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