Travel, Free park and Rest areas Perth,WA to Bendigo,Victoria

This is a free list of all the places to camp or stop overnight in a caravan or tent, while traveling across the Nullabor from Perth, Western Australia - to Bendigo.

The East to West column is for travelers coming from Bendigo to Perth.

Normal Truck bay parks or roadside parking are not included in this.

Due to missing mileage pegs, it could be about half a kilometre out on some of these.

I did this because there is nothing worse than looking for somewhere to park, and before you realise it you are too late. It is not easy to stop when towing a caravan. Several of these are unmarked areas.

Whale Watching at Head of The Bite

Whales showing off at the head of the bite. This is 12 k's off the main highway. Well worth a look during the breeding season
Whales showing off at the head of the bite. This is 12 k's off the main highway. Well worth a look during the breeding season | Source
24 hr stoppover near southern cross
24 hr stoppover near southern cross | Source
Main Street in Norseman
Main Street in Norseman | Source
West Australia and South Australia Border village
West Australia and South Australia Border village | Source
Eagle on side of road on nullabour
Eagle on side of road on nullabour | Source

Members save money by joining park clubs

To save money think about joining different park memberships. It costs approximately $25 to join and usuallly lasts 2 years. When you book into the particular park, you receive a discount on the overnight stays.

A word of Caution

Be prepared for emergencies when traveling long distances - In case of breakdowns- especially when crossing the nullabor

  • Please always take extra water in the car with you.
  • Have a blanket in case - as some places get very cold at night even in the middle of summer
  • Pack a little extra food. Just in case of emergencies
  • Always carry a first aid kit in your glovebox
  • Be wary of wild life on roads - like kangaroos, cattle, wombats
  • Carry extra fan belts and radiator hoses especially in summer it's a long long way to the next garage for mechanical repairs

 

Prepare Carefully for this Trip

Always prepare well before taking this journey as there are only roadhouses on this road. So make sure that you take or have all of the following checked.

Things to do need before starting this journey:

  • Have your vehicle serviced and brakes checked, take spare radiator hoses
  • Take Plenty of Fresh Water (roadhouses do not supply any)
  • Check what you can take through the Agricultural check points
  • Take a first aid kit, sunburn cream, and mosquito protection.
  • Take blankets as even on very hot days the nights become very cold.
  • Take enough food as can be expensive on highway.
  • Check your fuel mileage, so you do not run out.


Camera lookouts

camera lookout at cliffs on nullabor Beware and stay away from unsafe edges washed out by the water below
camera lookout at cliffs on nullabor Beware and stay away from unsafe edges washed out by the water below | Source

One of the many Rest areas

Great  rest area
Great rest area | Source

The Eyre Highway - Nullabor Plains

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topstuff 8 years ago

Definitely it could help travellers to that spots.


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

Still trying to get to Australia. Thanks for the info.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks for that topstuff. I hope so. Only for ozzies though unles overseas travelers to australia


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Steve, Common out here you don't know what you are missing that's for sure. Now you got the places to stop. hahah


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

When I read your suburb hubs, I feel one day I must go

Do not know about the long distances any more.

Tomorrow is still to come.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Mr Marmalade never put off till tomorrow what u can do today.

You know the old saying..... We may not be here tomorrow especially if you are like me showing those little(lots of them) grey hairs. haha


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Well said Eileen, no use in postponing things. Cheers. Would love to visit the outback sometimes :)


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Cgull No problems you ar more than welcome to come to Australia or oz anytime.


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Rik Ravado 8 years ago from England

Lets have a Hubbers meet up in OZ. The good news is we will all stay with you Eileen (only joking!). Your Excel table looks fine by the way.


eileen Hughes 8 years ago

That would be really great fun. Hey what. One problem who pays.. again just joking but....it would be good to catch up with people from all over the place. We are going around australia. And I will be needing cheaper places to park our van any invites......What with the price of fuel now..... Everyone is looking for cheaper options


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Lissie 7 years ago from New Zealand

Eile/en did you think that any of the siltes across the Nullarbor were suitable for campi ng with a tent? ie would it be possible to get pegs in the ground?


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Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

lissie, yes no problems, But I would take a decent size gympie hamer and good solid tent pegs (not the really big ones though) and a decent screwdriver to prise them out. Yes ground pretty hard but lots do it no different to Kalgoorlie red dust.

If it rains, camp only on designated rest areas DO NOT GO ONTO THE RED DIRT. AS YOU WILL SINK VERY QUICKLY. AND BECOME BOGGED. JUST WATCH THE GROUND IF WET IT TURNS TO SLUSH QUICKLY. DESIGNATED CAMP SITES WITH TOILETS ARE USUALLY SAFE ON ROADWAYS IN CAMP AREA DON'T GO BUSH THOUGH OF THAT AREA IF WET. HAVE A GREAT TRIP LOVE TO HEAR HOW YOU GOING.

Where are you going for chrissy. we are in bendigo at present heading towards melbourne but not the city. Check out my SPOT article and follow our trip


Perthtopbars 2 years ago

Great read :)


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Eileen Hughes 2 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thanks Perth top bars for taking the time to read this.

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