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Day 4 : Across the Nullabor Plains

We spent the night at the Wedge Tail Inn at Cocklebiddy and enjoyed a fantastic meal with FRESH VEGETABLES – after three days on the road this was a treat for everyone!! In the morning after a g...

Day 3: Kimba to the Great Australian Bite

We start off day three with a freezing cold morning, covered with a heavy fog as we begin our 340km drive from the Kimba Motel Roadhouse to our breakfast and fuel stop at Ceduna. Along the way to Cedu...

Day 2: Topar to Kimba

After stopping at the Topar Road House for brunch, Matt Dawson and Miro Mitrovich jumped in the dual fuel Triton and headed off. There wasn’t much scenery, plenty of wild goats and emus but Mir...

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Day 4 : Across the Nullabor Plains
We spent the night at the Wedge Tail Inn at Cocklebiddy and enjoyed a fantastic meal with FRESH VEGETABLES - after three days on the road this was a treat for everyone!!
In the morning after a great night's sleep we said a quick goodbye to Sammy the Wedge Tail Eagle and headed off along the Nullabor Plains with the aim of traveling about 1,100kms. We stopped at the 90 mile stretch, the longest straight road in Australia and after traveling the 145km straight, we decided to put up a little greeting for our Kiwi Traveler Rob!!
We were having a great day, but things didn't go according to plan when we arrived at Northam, our destination for the night to find that the small town is hosting the Australian Hot Air Balloon Championships. To our surprise there wasn't a single room available, but not to worry we quickly came up with Plan B and decided to spend the night in York!!
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Day 3 : Kimba to the Great Australian Bite
We start off day three with a freezing cold morning, covered with a heavy fog as we begin our 340km drive from the Kimba Motel Roadhouse to our breakfast and fuel stop at Ceduna. Along the way to Ceduna we see these brown cocoons hanging in the bushes on the side of the road. We are curious, so we get out and knock one over to see what's inside.
Turns out it's a hairy caterpillar nest!! After a quick Google search we discover they should be avoided at all costs as they can cause sever itching... luckily for us we only touched them with a stick or we could have been in trouble.
We set off again for the Nullarbor plains, so naturally we stop for a photo before heading off to the Great Australian Bite. What an amazing sight!
Stay tuned as we head off again and continue through Western Australia to Perth...
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Day 2 : Topar to Kimba
After stopping at the Topar Road House for brunch, Matt Dawson and Miro Mitrovich jumped in the dual fuel Triton and headed off.
There wasn't much scenery, plenty of wild goats and emus but Miro did a double take when Matt excitedly yelled out; "Miro, look at all the Meerkats"
Miro was surprised to hear that NSW had Meerkats, only to point out that Matt's Meerkats were dead foxes hung on the fence. Miro promised that he wouldn't tell anyone about the mistake and they set off again. They had only driven 10kms more when Matt also noticed there were milking cows in the scrub similar to the ones in Gippsland... It was at that point that Miro suggested they switch drivers!!
The rest of the day went smoothly and the DRR Team was in good spirits. After traveling over 1,100kms, we all eventually stopped for the night at Kimba in South Australia for a good night's rest.
One more day of travelling tomorrow and we are on schedule to arrive in Perth to meet the rest of the DRR Team and head off for the official start of the Desert Rattler Run!
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