Eucla Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Eucla is the largest settlement on the Nullarbor Plain, just 10 minutes short of the South Australian border. In the early 1900's Eucla was buzzing; the town was home to the busiest telegraph station in Australia beyond the capital cities. Explore the ruins of this historic site which are slowly being covered by shifting sand dunes. Beyond the ruins are the remains of a jetty, a reminder of pioneering days when supplies were transport by boat. Take a stroll along the isolated beach. Visit the Eucla Museum or for something different visit the Bureau of Meteorology, it's an education. Eucla has a service station, hotel/motel, caravan park, Royal Flying Doctor base, ambulance, nursing post, police station and some government agencies. The people of Eucla know how to make their own fun. The annual calendar of events includes the Border Dash, a fundraising run from Border Village to Eucla, the Eucla Shoot and the Eucla Golf Classic. On the escarpment overlooking the ocean is a large cross, illuminated at night, which is dedicated to all Christians passing by. Next to the cross is the John Eyre Memorial. Approximately 50 kilometres east of Eucla, camera signs mark the roads to the escarpment. These huge limestone cliffs (100 metres high) are part of the longest unbroken cliff line in the world. Dine in or takeaway meals are available in the roadhouse. Eating areas at the motor inn include a bar, restaurant and cafe. Some basic dry goods are also on sale. Eucla has powered caravan and camping sites, in addition to budget and luxury accommodation, all with freshwater showers. It is recommended to book ahead.