Yep I did it. Crossed the continent of Australia from West to East Coast. On the “wrong” side of the road no less. lol.
It was easier than I thought. The Nullarbor Plain was the most challenging part – just looooong stretches of desert with a roadhouse every 200k’s or so. Luckily some very bored people have created man-made “landmarks” to keep you entertained – like the sneaker tree, the water bottle tree, the shoe tree and yes, the underwear tree.
There are wild camels, dingos, wombats and of course, the ever present Aussie kangaroos, living on the Nullarbor. Was hoping to spot some camels but no luck. Lots of squashed kangaroos though, unfortunately.
Next I hightailed it through Adelaide after getting my headlamp fixed (don’t ask) and went to see the 12 Apostles in south Victoria. WOW! This was such an awesome sight. Giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland that began 10–20 million years ago.This is a must-see if you’re ever in the area. Kind of like the Grand Canyon in the ocean. Very amazing sight!
Next stop – Hepburn Hot Springs, Melbourne and eating at ‘Le Cru’ raw food restaurant!