After an overnight stay at Fowler’s Bay, we crossed the Eyre Highway through the expansive plains of Yalata Protected Land and the Nullabor Treeless Plain. Sightseeing stops along the way at the Head of the Bight and other viewing platforms. Unfortunately missed the last of the migrating whales by about 3 weeks.
Fowler’s Bay, a small town next to large, moving sand dunes at the eastern end of the Bight.
Yalata Protected Land
Head of the Bight, Bunda Cliff views
The treeless plain of the Nullabor
Viewing platforms along the Eyre Highway
The last viewing platform we saw at the western end of the Bight
Left the heat of the outback behind to travel south on the Lincoln and Flinders Highways around the Eyre Peninsula coastline.
Point Lowly lighthouse marking the entrance to the upper Spencer Gulf.
Cowell boardwalk over mangroves edging Franklin Harbour
Arno Bay jetty
Pelicans staying low in the strong northerly wind at Port Neill
Tumby Bay foreshore
Tuna farming at Port Lincoln
Woodcutters Bay, Lincoln National Park
Coffin Bay, famous for its oyster farms and national park
One of the many salt lakes along Flinders Highway
Elliston’s coastal drive thongs
Sea lion colony at Point Labatt
Streaky Bay, overlooking the only north facing jetty in South Australia.
Our last stop before crossing the Great Australian Bight was the Point Sinclair National Surfing Reserve.
Flinders Ranges in spring; an ancient landscape full of new life and beauty. A walk to Hills Homestead, then up the steep, rocky slopes to Wangarra Lookout, before driving to Sacred Canyon and the Aboriginal Stone paintings of the Adnyamathanha people.
Photographs from the Wilpena Pound walks.
The following photographs are from the ancient, Sacred Canyon.