Australia Ride: STAGE 9 - Perth to Kalgoorlie
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|14 Jul 2013||18 Jul 2013|
On this first stage of the journey from Perth to Melbourne (Stage 9 of Australia Ride) we cycle east from Perth to the beautiful town of York before taking in the rugged farmlands of the Wild West as we wind our way down the old goldrush trail inland. Enjoy an overnight in historic Merredin before crossing the famous rabbit-proof fence just west of Southern Cross. Our last day takes us to Kalgoorlie where the modern-day miners dig for their riches. On the second stage (Stage 10 of Australia Ride), we cross the famous Nullarbor plain. The Nullarbor, as the name implies “no trees”, is awe inspiring for its vast distances and huge open spaces. Lots of red sand, healthy bush, Great Australian Bight cliffs and coastline, caves, wildlife such as dingos, kangaroos, emu, whales and their calves, snakes & lizards, magnificent sunrises and sunsets, interesting little towns and characters. Eucla Telegraph Station is a highlight. The third stage (Stage 11 of Australia Ride) kicks off from Adelaide with a few long days across the open expanse of South Australia before crossing the border into Victoria and enjoying one of the most picturesque rugged coastlines in the world. This grand finale of the Great Ocean Road is a cherry on the top of 5 weeks of cycling from Perth to Melbourne. Join us on one stage, or do the lot.