Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
Eyre Highway (National Highway 1) - Caiguna To Norseman

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General Information:

The Western Australia section of the Eyre Highway traverses the Nullarbor Plain (Nullarbor is latin for 'no tree') and is the main east-west link between Australia's east and west coasts.

The route is quite isolated, however is dotted by several roadhouses along the way. It also features the 90 Mile Straight, the section of the highway that features absolutely no bends for 146.6 kilometres. It's the largest section of straight road in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Nullarbor Plain itself is the world's biggest piece of limestone, 200 000 square kilometres. 2

The route also features a quarantine checkpoint at the WA-SA border for traffic entering Western Australia and at Ceduna for traffic entering South Australia. Fruit, vegetables and plant materials are confiscated at these points to reduce disease risks spreading across the country. 2

History:

Named after Edward John Eyre, the Eyre Highway was constructed during the World War II, the current route of the highway has not been deviated significantly during various upgrades to the highway over the years. 3

Caiguna to Norseman Norseman to Caiguna
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Services Sign:
Standard WA services ahead signage, complete with details on next available services. Caiguna. December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Norseman on Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy (NR1) (Prinsep St) approaching the junction with Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy (NH94) and Eyre Hwy (NH1), September 2009.

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Entering the Western Timezone:
Heading west at Caiguna as you cross into the western timezone. WA is split into 2 timezones. December 2007.

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Coolgardie-Esperance Highway & Eyre Highway Junction:
Junction of Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy (NH94) and Eyre Hwy (NH1), Norseman, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Westbound AD for Caiguna. December 2007.

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Roberts Street:
Corner on Eyre Hwy (NH1) and Roberts St in Norseman, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign for the township of Caiguna. December 2007.

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Limited Water Supplies Sign:
Sign on the outskirts of Norseman's town centre warning of the limited supplies of water along Eyre Highway, September 2009.

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90 Mile Straight:
The eastern end of the 90 mile straight - 146.6 km of dead straight roadway, the longest in Australia. Caiguna, December 2007.

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Pritchard Drive Intersection:
Corner of Eyre Hwy (NH1) and Pritchard Dr at Norseman, September 2009.

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RD signage:
Westbound distance sign near Caiguna. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign as you leave the built up area of Norseman, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign, 31 km west of Caiguna on the 90 Mile Straight. December 2007.

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Animals Crossing Warning Sign:
One of many animals crossing warning signs along the Eyre Hwy, Norseman, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Standard WA services ahead signage, complete with details on next available services. Balladonia. December 2007.

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Animals Crossing Warning Sign:
One of many animals crossing warning signs along the Eyre Hwy, Norseman, September 2009.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign for the Balladonia Roadhouse. December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Norseman showing the distance to the Balladonia Roadhouse, September 2009.

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ID Sign Assembly:
Westbound ID sign at the Balladonia Roadhouse. December 2007.

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Road Train Route Sign:
Sign warning that road trains operate along the route, Norseman, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Balladonia. December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Entering Norseman:
Eyre Hwy as it enters the town of Norseman. June 2008.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Entering Norseman:
Looking west as you enter Norseman. December 2007.

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Rest Area Junction:
Turn off to a rest area at Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the western terminus of NH1. December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
Western terminus of NH1 in Norseman at Coolgardie-Norseman Hwy. December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Rest Area Junction:
Turn off to a rest area at Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Next Rest Area 250km:
Sign showing the distance to the next rest area, Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Southern Hills Road Intersection:
Corner of Eyre Hwy and Southern Hills Rd at Fraser Range, September 2009.

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Road Train Route Sign:
Sign warning that road trains operate along the route, Balladonia, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching Balladonia Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Balladonia Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Balladonia Roadhouse Junction:
Corner of Eyre Hwy (NH1) and the entrance to Balladonia Roahouse, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Balladonia, September 2009.

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Wildlife Warning Sign:
Sign at Balladonia warning of wildlife crossing the highway, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Balladonia, September 2009.

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90 Mile Straight:
Beginning of the 90 Mile Straight, 146.6 km on completely straight pavement, near Balladonia, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, east of Balladonia, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, east of Balladonia, September 2009.

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Next Rest Area 160km:
Sign showing the distance to the next rest area, east of Balladonia, September 2009.

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Rest Area Junction:
Turn off to a rest area east of Balladonia, September 2009.

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Emergency Phone Distance Sign:
Sign showing distance to special emergency phone, which there's a handful of along the route. Near Caiguna, September 2009.

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Emergency Phone:
Special emergency phone, which there's a handful of along the route. Near Caiguna, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign approaching a rest area with 24 hour parking available for campers, west of Caiguna, September 2009.

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Rest Area Junction:
Turn off to a rest area east of west of Caiguna, September 2009.

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Next Rest Area 250km:
Sign showing the distance to the next rest area, west of Caiguna, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign showing distance to Caiguna Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Services Sign:
Services sign for the Caiguna Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Eyre Hwy (NH1) approaching Caiguna Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Caiguna Roadhouse Turn Off:
Corner of Eyre Hwy (NH1) and the entrance to Caiguna Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign after the Caiguna Roadhouse, September 2009.

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Animals Crossing Warning Sign:
One of many animals crossing warning signs along the Eyre Hwy, Caiguna, September 2009.

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Timezone Sign:
Sign indicating a change of timezone from Western Timezone to Central Western Timezone, Caiguna, September 2009.

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Animals Crossing Warning Sign:
One of many animals crossing warning signs along the Eyre Hwy, Caiguna, September 2009.

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Click here for the continuation of NH1 between Caiguna to the WA-SA Border

1 Main Roads WA List of MRWA Controlled Roads, November 2008
2
Tourism Eyre Peninsula.
3 State Library of WA

Last updated: 08 Nov 2019 01:09

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