Bunda Cliffs: Head of Bight

Bunda Ciffs, Head of bight

Bunda Cliffs Edge of the Earth

Stretching beyond view for 200km between the blue bush fringe of Nullarbor National Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park are Bunda Cliffs, the world’s largest, flattest, limestone plateau provide simply breathtaking vistas and the longest ­continuous cliffs in the world.
The cliffs were formed when Australia separated from Antarctica approximately 65 million years ago and are made up of fossiliferous limestone called Wilson Limestone. This limestone is made up of a white chalky material up to 300m thick and was once part of an ancient seabed.
Within it, is one of the world’s biggest known cave systems, yet to be fully explored. The traditional owners, the ­Mirning people, have a Dreamtime legend that says the Rainbow Serpent used the caves to travel all the way to the coast from Alice Springs, 1000km north, to feed on the whales.

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales visit the Head of Bight each year to give birth, mate and socialise. They arrive in May and depart around October. They spend the rest of the time travelling to or feeding well offshore in the Southern Ocean. In June and July most of the whales you will see are adults. By the time the whales leave in October the calves have grown and have become strong enough to join their mothers on the long migration south.

Bunda Cliffs Lookout No. 1 Camping

The Bunda Cliffs Lookout No. 1 overnight stay camping area is located app. 75km east of Border Village on the southern side of the Eyre Highway. This camping area provides great views of the Bunda Cliffs, Whale watching opportunities, photo opportunities but the camping site has no facilities, meaning you will need to be fully self-sufficient.