Balladonia lies on the Eyre Highway on the western edge of the Nullarbor Plain. Its closest towns are Norseman, 174 kilometres to the west, and Caiguna, 176 kilometres to the east. This arid desert shrubland is one of the world's oldest landscapes, containing seashells millions of years old from when the area was ocean floor. Balladonia made world headlines in 1979 when space debris from NASA's Skylab landed 40 kilometres east on Woorlba Station.
Balladonia Roadhouse, Eyre Hwy; (08) 9039 3453
Nearby national parks
Cultural Heritage Museum Learn about the crash-landing of Skylab, local Indigenous culture, early explorers, Afghan cameleers and other chapters in the area's history. Balladonia Roadhouse, Eyre Hwy.
90-Mile Straight Have your photo taken beside the signpost marking the western end of the longest straight stretch of road in Australia, which runs for 90 miles (146.6 km) between Balladonia and Caiguna. Begins 35 km E.
Newman Rocks:superb views from rocky outcrop, with picnic and camping areas on-site; 50 km W.
Cape Arid National Park and Israelite Bay: great birdwatching and fishing; access via 4WD track, south of town; check track conditions at roadhouse.
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Fraser Range Station 84 kmFraser Range Station is 1.5 km south of the Eyre Hwy, 100 km east of Norseman. It offers weary travellers an unusual outback experience, with bushwalking, station tours, camping and other accommodation available.... Find out more
Caravan parks around town
Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town
Rest areas around town
5km E of Balladonia (L) or 176km W of Caiguna (R)
Well off the highway behind the parking bay.
Harms Lake rest area 27 km
164km E of Norseman (L) or 27km W of Balladonia (R)
Sheltered among trees just off the highway.
Woorlba rest area 47 km
50km E of Balladonia (R) or 131km W of Caiguna (L)
Secluded in scrub behind the parking bay.
T/O 103km E of Norseman (R) or 88km W of Balladonia (L)
Homestead camping area with all caravan park facilities. Located 1.5km (unsealed) south of the highway.