The Eyre Highway is one of Australia’s epic self-drive adventures. Stretching between Port Augusta in South Australia and Norseman in Western Australia the Eyre Highway covers an astonishing 1,675 kilometres of land across plains as far as the eye can see.
Tackle this amazing journey and you’ll learn more about Australia’s pioneering history, and experience the real outback. Cutting across the Nullarbor Plain, the Eyre Highway boasts the longest straight stretch of road in the world – 146 kilometres without a bend!
Incredibly, it is sometimes used as a landing strip by the Royal Flying Doctor Service in an emergency – roadblocks ensure the safety of travelling vehicles.
On this self-drive journey there’s plenty to see including the stunning sea cliffs of the Great Australian Bight which are a short detour south of the highway in many places.
Eyre Highway is punctuated with historic and natural sights including the stunning eucalypts of the great western woodlands, a telegraph station and bird observatory.
You can stay at one of the roadhouses or motels along the way, or camp.
The Eyre Highway starts in Western Australia in Norseman which is about a two hour drive south of Kalgoorlie.
Adventure Birdwatching Cafe Camping Carpark Coach Parking Four Wheel Driving Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop Walk