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“What an experience, not the grassy golf course your use to!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nullarbor Links

Nullarbor Links
Ranked #1,308 of 1,080 things to do in South Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What an experience, not the grassy golf course your use to!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We did the drive from west to east. Given how few and far between the roadhouses are, this gives you something to do. It's completely dirt, with some broken down machinery, an airport, wild camels and rusted out cars are just some of the challenges you'll face. A really clever idea to keep you going through 2000 kms of not much else! At least you know where you can play golf you can eat, re fuel, find shade, and escape the flies!! A serious novelty game that you can choose wether to do a couple or all of the holes. Given there attached to the roadhouses (Meccas if life out there) the opening hours for the course are really dictated by the roadhouse opening hours and daylight. Most roadhouses have a handout about the distances between and opening hours of the roadhouses. Our school aged kids loved playing at the roadhouses, granted I think they were quite happy to be out of the car, have to watch for camels, snakes, and eagles, there were so many when we were there but we left them alone and they didn't bother us.

Visited January 2013
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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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“nullarbor, more than a roadhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We traveled the highway towards Perth as far as the Nullarbor roadhouse. In the local area is the Head of the Australian Bight, well worth a visit.There was plenty of whales in the bay, and for a small sum you have access to the timbered walk down towards the cliff tops viewing areas. Beware of snakes in the toilet areas though! My friend and i were on a camping trip, and the Nullarbor roadhouse was our last fuel up point for about 800km before heading north across the plain and our planned trip to Coober Peedy. The great thing is that as well as a motel there is a shop, a camping area for those who want it, and nice hot showers available at a nominal cost. another great thing about this area is that it can be a step away from the usual travel routes into very remote areas if that is your desire. In our case we were of to Maralinga Atomic test Range and village. To get there we traveled back eastwards along the old dirt highway past the old Ivy Tanks then turned north across the plain, following wheel tracks for aprox 110 km across the plain (no assistance available if in trouble) and visiting a large cave (Disapointment Cave) on the plain inhabited by dingos, and seeing wombats and camels on the way. From Watson to Maralinga is a 60 km made road which will take you to the old village site. Entry is strictly by application to the local aboriginal people by permit, with additional permits required if you are to travel north to Emu and on to Coober Peedy. Exploring this area is great to those not having visited before, and a great trip down memory lane to those of us who worked there many years ago. The test area has had the severe radiation hazards removed, but it is still quite unusual to know you can stand at ground zero for all the nuclear tests carried out in the area

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Nullarbor - West to East”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

I recently drove from Perth to Adelaide along the coast and played the Nullarbor Links during our travels. It was an experience never to be forgotten, the fairways are at the least "interesting" with many obstacles, crows, emus, many bushes and trees, no grass to be seen, don't take your own clubs, rent or buy the necessary clubs from Cash Converters. A perfect way to stop at each stop across the Nullarbor while enjoying and appreciating our most beautiful country. Every Australian should take the time to do this trip to appreciate just how lucky we are to live in this most magnificent country, scenery just like in the pictures but breathtaking. The golf was an extra ensuring we stopped at each stop along the way. So take the time to drive across, don't rush to drive across this vast country in as little time as possible, enjoy the magnificent scenery and our country.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
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“A great way to travel across the Nullarbor: play golf!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We started from the end and worked back to Ceduna. Kalgoorlie is an international standard golf course but from then on . . . They're tough holes to play, and don't expect to find grassed fairways. The only stuff growing on fairways that I saw was saltbush. We played beside an airfield and across another, through a firing range (fortunately the shooters club weren't out that day) and over some rough terrain with hazards of deposits left by native animals. There were no eagles or even birdies to be had except for the crows that almost stole the ball. It was a great thing to do. It makes you stop, take a break from the long, otherwise boring, drive on the Eyre Highway and read something interesting about each stop. I didn't know there are 2.5 million southern hairy nosed wombats in the Penong area. And there's a shaded picnic table at each tee. If you're a golfer - just do it.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Should be on every golfer's 'must play' list”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Any golfer worth their balls should play at least one hole of this course. I only played the first hole in Norseman but it gave me a taste for more. The green fee of $70 is a little expensive I thought but the experience of playing the whole course would be worth it. Watch for the ant holes on the first Par 4 - they're huge!

Visited August 2011
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