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Published June 18th 2018
Just somewhere in the middle of nowhere
Right on the Eyre Highway, at the border of Western Australia and South Australia, is the WA/SA Border Village. It is situated on the Nullarbor Plain at the Great Australian Bight, approximately 1400 kilometres east of Perth and 1300 kilometres west of Adelaide. It consists of the Western Australian Quarantine Checkpoint and the Border Village Roadhouse. Both operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so extremely convenient for whatever time you happen to arrive.
The quarantine checkpoint is a must for those driving into Western Australia. However, for those driving into South Australia, the South Australian Quarantine Checkpoint lies further along near the town of Ceduna.
The Border Village Roadhouse is very comprehensive with a well-equipped service station, accommodation of all types, restaurant, takeaway and shop. We stayed there in the motel room for a night on our drive from Perth to Adelaide. It was pleasant and comfortable. I am indeed impressed with its facilities especially with it being somewhat in the middle of nowhere. And just for a little something extra, there's a big kangaroo standing right in front of the roadhouse holding a bottle of vegemite. Great photo opportunity and rest stop even if you're not staying the night.