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Eyre Highway, The Longest Highway in the World in Australia

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Eyre Highway stretches for more than 1000 kilometers
Eyre Highway stretches for more than 1000 kilometers © flickr

Resort.id – The Longest Highway in the World in Australia. Try to imagine driving through a road that is more than a thousand kilometers long without any bends, there are no lush hills covered with trees, even during the trip you will not encounter any inclines or derivatives, this road is really flat, there are only arid areas with views of that and that only. What do you feel? Tired, tired, tired, bored, everything is mixed together and this can be experienced if you travel to Australia.

Is a highway that connects Western Australia and South Australia via the Nullarbor plain. This highway is called Eyre Highway which is the most extreme land route because during our trip we are guaranteed not to encounter lush trees on the roadside that stretches for approximately 1,675 kilometers. This distance is almost equivalent to the distance from Surabaya to Jakarta.

Eyre Highway is a road that runs along the Nularbor plain, Australia
Eyre Highway is a road that runs along the Nularbor plain, Australia © wikipedia

With such fantastic distances this highway has been named the longest flat road in the world that runs from east of Port Augusta to the westernmost part of Noeseman. Not only that title is owned by this road, part of the Eyre Highway that connects a small casino in Balladonia and Caiguna is also listed as the longest straight road in the world, with a distance of 145.6 kilometers with no bends at all.

The Eyre Highway is described as a long and lonely road. How not if you drive through this route you will only see a few cities with settlements in the first quarter of the trip. The cities that you can meet include Kimba, Wudinna and Ceduna, after that as you go west you will not find life at all. This is the most quiet part of the Nularbor plains.

Eyre Highway stretches for more than 1000 kilometers
 stretches for more than 1000 kilometers © flickr

To be able to pass this most ferocious route the drivers are encouraged to pay attention to their fuel. Because along this road there are only a few refueling stations that are hundreds of kilometers apart and even then not all are open for 24 hours. So long and quiet the road to the point that it is used for aircraft emergency runway you know.

This is the appearance of Eyre Highway which is a flat and straight road displayed in the world
This is the appearance of Eyre Highway which is a flat and straight road displayed in the world ©flickr

The construction of the Eyre Highway began in July 1941. But in June 1841 there was a British explorer who had crossed this plain, he was named Edward John Eyre. During the trip he had a lot of difficulties until he described this land route as a place that became a nightmare for anyone passing through it. Do you know how long it will take to get off the plain that is now the location of the Eyre highway?

Edward managed to get out safely on his expedition on the plains after spending a year for eating lizards and drinking water from the roots of the trees he met. What an extraordinary struggle it is? Are you interested in expediting this way?

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