Australia’s Longest Shortcut – Complete!

Heading west after Australia’s Longest Shortcut leaves the red dust behind, to take you through the Wheatbelt on the way to Perth.

For the traveller, the Wheatbelt offers more than just it’s main economic contributor of cereal crops and mining.

Westonia is a must see stop. Like a real life movie set, the main street is lined with business shop fronts. But it’s all a facade… check out the video below.

Further inland of the central wheatbelt area, huge granite rock outcrops, like mini Ulurus, offer at some locations, complete with a vast lake, fantastic camping spots.

A final stopover, just a short distance from Perth is the Greenhills Inn. This grand old pub in the middle of nowhere, in a town that was, is a definite stopover with overnight van stays and inhouse guests welcome.

Australias Longest Shortcut… should you do it? We’re sure grateful we had the opportunity to do it… even if we did zig zag a little out of our way to do it. Would we do it again. Yes. For others, like a couple we met at the Greenhills, it’s their regular route to the east coast. If you have the chance, I reckon you’d be disappointed if you didn’t do it… 🙂

4 comments On Australia’s Longest Shortcut – Complete!

  • Always enjoy the pictures, stories and videos of your journeys! Puts a smile on my face and find it relaxing.

  • Gosh…finally home after a long trip. Are you glad or sad Chris?

    Thank you for sharing your adventures & detailed travelogues. Makes me think about all those amazing wonders in our own backyards!! Like Pink Lake at Hutt River, Wave Rock, boulders in Porongorup, Karijini gorges & hidden pools, beautiful towns like Cowararup, Hopetoun, Ravensthorpe & so many others.

    Your beautiful photos captures the spirit of traveller & land.

    • Thanks for your message Christine. To be honest, yes a bit sad but glad to be home…. and start thinking about the next adventure. Though we do have something planned over the next couple months which will be a bit different…. stay tuned!!

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