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.
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 a two hour drive south of Kalgoorlie.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au