Eyre Bird Observatory, Australian Geographic

This tiny settlement, comprising a roadhouse with motel units, caravan sites and camping facilities, lies between Madura and Caiguna on the Nullarbor Plain. Nuytsland Nature Reserve extends southwards, a 400,000-hectare strip running along the Great Australian Bight. Locals operate on Central Western Time, 45 minutes ahead of the rest of the state.

Visitor Information

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse; (08) 9039 3462.

Nearby towns

  • Caiguna

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  • Madura

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  • Balladonia

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Eyre Bird Observatory Housed in the fully restored 1897 Eyre Telegraph Station, Australia's first bird observatory offers birdwatching, bushwalking and beachcombing in Nuytsland Nature Reserve. Read More

Chapel Rock: picnic area; 4 km E.

Twilight Cove: fishing and whale-watching spot with views of 70 m high limestone cliffs overlooking the Great Australian Bight; 4WD access only; 32 km S.

Campsites around town

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse Caravan Park

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse has accommodation and caravan park facilities for visitors travelling along the Eyre Hwy, 66 km east of Caiguna. If you have a 4WD, take a detour to experience the pristine beauty of Nuytsland... Find out more

Caiguna Roadhouse Caravan Park 64 km

This roadhouse with caravan park facilities but no firewood is on the Eyre Hwy at Caiguna, 181 km east of Balladonia. Between Balladonia and Caiguna is the 90 Mile Straight, the longest stretch of straight road in... Find out more

Madura Pass Motel 89 km

This roadhouse with caravan park facilities is on the Eyre Hwy at Madura, 92 km east of Cocklebiddy. Bring firewood. A road opposite the Madura Roadhouse leads to a number of small blowholes; ask at the roadhouse for... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Cocklebiddy Wedgetail Inn

The town of Cocklebiddy is known for its sheep and extensive cave systems of caverns and lakes, which lie several hundred metres beneath the Nullarbor Plain. The Cocklebiddy Wedgetail Inn is not only within 10 kilometres... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Moonera rest area 43 km

44km E of Cocklebiddy (R) or 47km W of Madura (L)

Secluded in scrub well off the highway.

Olwolgin Bluff rest area 66 km

67km E of Cocklebiddy (L) or 24km W of Madura (R)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub.

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