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Great Australian Bight

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• Esperance
• Nullarbor Plain, WA

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• Ceduna
• Eyre Peninsula
• Nullarbor Plain, SA

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Great Australian Bight - Cities, Towns and Localities
The Great Australian Bight is at the southern end of the continent, where the Nullarbor Plain dramatically ends in a vast, escarpment that plummets into the Southern Ocean. This sheer cliff-face of limestone stretches for over 200 km and is believed to be the longest unbroken cliff line in the world.

Most Australians consider the Great Australian Bight to be the curve extending from Cape Pasley, in the west, to Cape Carnot, near Port Lincoln, a distance of 1,160 km, however, according to the definition laid down by the International Hydrographic Bureau in 1953, the Bight commences in the west at West Cape Howe and stretches to South West Cape in Tasmania. It also stated that the boundary between the Bight and Bass Strait was a line from Cape Otway, in Victoria, through King Island to Cape Grim, Tasmania. Another interesting point is that Australia appears to be the only nation which recognises the Southern Ocean, to most of the world it is still the Indian Ocean.

The stretch of road between Border Village and Nullarbor Roadhouse offer five of the most spectacular coastal lookouts anywhere on the Australian coastline, where you can see giant ocean swells pounding the towering limestone cliffs that make this part of the Great Australian Bight. If you are travelling from June to October, you may get the chance of spotting the Southern Right Whale on their annual migration along the southern part of our continent.

Source: Tourism Eyre Peninsula - Great Australian Bight

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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