Eyre’s Waterhole Campsite – Streaky Bay – Perlubie Bay – Haslam – Ceduna – Penong

Streaky Bay Totems

Streaky Bay Totems

I arrived in Streaky Bay and visited the Information Centre where there was an amazing exhibition by a woman who used to live in Streaky but is now retired to the Flinders Ranges – an amazing artist – uses all types of media to create her pieces.  There is a Historical Walk which I do part of –Many of the buildings are from the early 1900’s but there are a couple from 1884 (one was used as a private hospital  – now a private residence) and one of the original shepherd’s huts was once used as an extra ward or morgue for the hospital.

The jetty has a swimming enclosure near the end and some interesting totem poles and seating on the foreshore.  The hotels date back as far as 1866 and 1868 so there’s a few stories could be told there.  The Op shop building has a lot of Nullarbor Crossing signs and it reminds me that I need to keep moving.

I head towards Ceduna – passing Perlubie Bay (a gorgeous pristine beach,  white sand, about 2 kilometres long on Streaky Bay), and Haslam.  Haslam is a small settlement, has a jetty and a great campsite for $5 per night – there are quite a few caravans in already.

When I arrive in Ceduna, I park on the foreshore near the jetty and access the Chemist shop for some Bonjela to sooth an aching tooth. I walk around the CBD for a look, fuel up and then head to the Information Centre for my Nullabor Links Scorecard and details. $70 is the cost of 18 holes on the world’s longest golf course. The first 2 holes are at Ceduna Golf Course and I’m off to check it out and play them.  I don’t get off to a very good start – 9 on a par 5, and 8 on a par 4 – there’s room for improvement!!

After golf and a quick bite of lunch I head to Penong – Whoot Woo!! Heading west on the Eyre Highway to the Nullabor!!  There’s a hole behind the Roadhouse in Penong and it’s a par 4 – slight improvement 7!! On my way to the campsite I pass through farming country and white sand dunes – the paddocks look huge – not too many fences, and some farmers in their tractors tilling the soil as it is threatening to rain. The campsite I’d picked looked uninviting so I kept driving and finally stopped much closer to Nundroo in a truck parking area – tucked up in the corner.

Streaky Bay Jetty

Streaky Bay Jetty

Streaky Bay Seat
Streaky Bay Seat

Streaky Bay Catholic Church

Streaky Bay Catholic Church

Nullabor Xing Shop at Streaky Bay

Nullarbor Xing Shop at Streaky Bay

Wedge Tail Eagle Sign

Wedge Tail Eagle Sign

Perlubie Bay Information

Perlubie Bay Information

Perlubie Sheep Country

Perlubie Sheep Country

Perlubie Bay

Perlubie Bay

Haslam Jetty

Haslam Jetty

Haslam Coastline

Haslam Coastline

Ceduna Bay

Ceduna Bay

Oyster Beds Hole 1 Ceduna

Oyster Beds Hole 1 Ceduna

Ceduna Farmlands

Ceduna Farmlands

Penong Sign

Penong Sign

Penong Windmills

Penong Windmills

More Penong Windmills

More Penong Windmills

Penong Windmills Golf Hole

Penong Windmills Golf Hole

Windmills Hole 3 Penong

Windmills Hole 3 Penong

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