is located 78 kilometres from Penong to the east, and 51 kilometres
from Yalata to the West. In the 1860s the Nundroo area was settled
by pioneering sheep graziers. By the 1870s Nundroo station itself
had been incorporated into the much larger Yalata and Fowler's
Bay Sheep Runs which ran for several hundred kilometres in an
East West direction along the Far West South Australian Coastline.
In those days Aboriginal Sheperds were frequently employed to
tend the sheep stock. By the 1880s these vast sheep runs were
broken up as the original pastoral land leases expired. The area
was then opened up to more intensive farming practices including
some wheat farming. Today the area still continues with its tradition
of sheep grazing and grain growing even though the area is rather
marginal for this purpose. For the traveler crossing the Nullarbor,
Nundroo is very much a welcome rest stop.
The Old Kooringabie School & Local Craft Centre
Hotel Motel and the attached kiosk service the passing
tourist trade. Opening hours are generally from 7-30 am till late
with takeaway foods, fuels and autogas being sold. Nundroo's Hotel
Motel comes complete with a swimming pool, 17 air-conditioned
rooms, Backpacker accommodation and 8 camp sites available for
hire. The Roadhouse has EFTPOS and ATM facilities and accepts
AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diner's Club cards. Within the Roadhouse
complex is the Hotel which is open from 11-00 am to 10-00 pm.
Motors also operates from Nundroo and carries out mechanical
repairs on any vehicle ranging from Big Mack Trucks down to your
more pedestrian Volkswagen or Motor Bike. Davis Motors also operates
the local RAA 24 hour emergency road, car repair and towing
service and is able to perform windscreen repairs and tyre replacements.
It might also be worthwhile checking on the petrol prices. Davis
Motors can be contacted on (08) 8625 6119. On site accommodation
is also available next to Davis motors and bookings can be made
for a number of holiday units located at nearby Fowler's
Roadhouse & Motel Hotel Accommodation Rates
Motel Rooms - $90-00 for 2 people
$12-50 per person)
Caravan Sites are available at the following rates:
$20-00 for 2 people
for 2 persons
Rooms and Dormitory
Current rate not known
valid as at October 2012.
For further information regarding accommodation and things to
around Nundroo telephone (08) 8625 6120 or email Nundroo Motel
Alternatively visit the Nundroo
Motel Hotel website for a full description of the area's attractions.
Scenic Wandilla Beach
Nundroo is very much an overnight rest stop for travellers and
there is little to do within the immediate area that would be
of interest to the traveler.
area does have a number of interesting side trips however. One
such side trip
might be to spend a night or two in the Fowler's Bay area. Fowler's
Bay can be reached by taking the Coorabie turn off a few kilometres
east of Nundroo - just look for the Pintumba silos on the south
side of the road. These silos are easily visible from the main
Within Fowler's Bay there's truly excellent fishing to be had
from the local jetty, local beaches, rocks, and from boats on
the open waters of the bay. When fishing from a boat in these
open waters ask for local advice. Occasionally Southern Right
Whales can also be seen around the Fowler's Bay area between the
months of June to October. If you're really serious about seeing
whales however, perhaps one of the best place to see them is at
the Head of the Bight.
Other points of interest within the Fowler's Bay area include
the local sand dunes, "Mexican Hat", Cheetamah Beach,
Wandilla Beach and Scott's Beach. When travelling to these areas
it's advisable to ask locals for advice on the road conditions
and directions to those sites. Bush camping is permissible at
both Mexican Hat and Scott's Beach. Local advice can be obtained
from the Nundroo Roadhouse, Fowler's Bay Caravan Park, and when
open, the Kooringabie craft centre which is located a couple of
kilometres west of Nundroo.