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Nullarbor

 

a plain in South Australia between the Great Victoria Desert and the Great Australian Bight. It is composed of strongly karsted Paleocene limestone; as a result there is no surface drainage. Along a steep scarp to the coastal lowland there are numerous tubular springs of an artesian basin. The surface is smooth with sinks up to 1.5 km in diameter. The climate is subtropical and semidesert. The precipitation, which falls mainly in the winter, averages 200–350 mm per year. Sections of oraches and halophytes sparsely cover desert sierozem soils with solonetzes and solonchaks.

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We went swimming in tropical waters in Thailand, admired the fabulous Angkor Temples in Cambodia, met the hill tribes in Laos, followed the Ancient Tea Horse Road in China, cycled to the sacred Yushan Mountains in Taiwan, crossed the Nullarbor Plain in Australia, and finally reached the Southern Alps in New Zealand.
Spend long enough on this often desolate 1,041-mile-long road and you're also likely to see occasional references to the Nullarbor Links, the world's longest golf course.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.30 Swiss Kiss, 6.00 Giantstepahead, 6.30 Ela Goog La Mou, 7.00 Nullarbor Sky, 7.30 Arctic Lynx, 8.00 Black Vale, 8.30 Gift Of Silence.
YARMOUTH: 5.30 Swiss Kiss, 6.00 Giantstepahead, 6.30 Ela Goog La Mou, 7.00 Nullarbor Sky, 7.30 Arctic Lynx, 8.00 Black Vale, 8.30 Gift Of Silence.
All the way across the Nullarbor? Don't be ridiculous, Ruth, no way we can just ..."
An example offered by Cane is the apparently sparse settlement on the Nullarbor Plain about 40,000 years ago, illustrated by the paucity of material culture.
Sweltering heat formed over the Nullarbor by the end of December and continued to cover parts of inland Australia.
Meirion's ride will take him from Perth, on the western tip of the continent, through the Nullarbor Plain to Sydney on the east coast.
Simon drove a huge Prime Mover truck, rode the Indian Pacific train across the vast Nullarbor Plain, met gold-panners working near the most valuable patch of ground on Earth and learned how an extraordinary resources boom has made Australia rich - but doesn't seem to be benefiting the country's Aboriginal people.
The Gondwana Link aims to protect and restore ecological values from Margaret River, in south-west Western Australia to the Great Western Woodlands, bordering the Nullarbor Plain to the east.
Golf on the worldOs longest course This is the ultimate challenge for golfers [ETH] the Nullarbor Links Golf Course is officially the worldOs longest golf course.