Eucla is the largest settlement built on the vast Nullarbor Plain – the biggest limestone karst landscape on Earth, covering an area of 270,000 square kilometres. Explore the town’s heritage and swing by the world’s longest golf course, the Nullarbor Links, as you undertake the epic Eyre Highway road trip across the Nullarbor.
Just 10 minutes from the South Australian border, the isolated town of Eucla sits 1,430 kilometres from Perth by road and makes an ideal stop on your Nullarbor adventure.
Tackling the amazing Eyre Highway takes you 1,675 kilometres from Norseman in Western Australia to Port Augusta in South Australia, passing the Great Australian Bight, caves, a bird observatory and Eucla’s historic telegraph station.
The highway is also the path of the world’s longest golf course – the Nullarbor Links. Play 18 holes on the 1,365 kilometre course, which stretches across the vast red plain and along the rugged coastline, from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia, with kangaroos, bush turkeys and emus admiring your drives and putts.
While you’re on the road, head 50 kilometres east of Eucla to 100 metre high limestone cliffs that form part of the longest unbroken cliff line in the world.
As a rest stop or refreshment break, Eucla offers powered caravan and camping sites, as well as a motor inn, where you’ll find a bar, restaurant, café and motel-style accommodation.
During your stay, be sure to meet a few colourful locals and learn about the town’s pioneering heritage. Visit Eucla Museum, the Bureau of Meteorology and the town’s historic telegraph station and jetty – reminders of the role Eucla played in the early 1900s when it was the country’s busiest telegraph station outside Australia’s capital cities.