Esperance / Golden Outback

Western Australia

Mirning Country

 Caiguna on the Nullabor

Caiguna on the Nullarbor

Caiguna on the Nullarbor

Caiguna, aboriginal for 'spear track' is located 182 kilometres east of Balladonia and 64 kilometres west of Cocklebiddy and it's traditional landowners were the the Ngadju and Mirning peoples. In 1841 Edward John Eyre and his expedition passed within 20 kilometres of the present day Caiguna, and on 29 April tragedy struck when John Baxter was brutally murdered by 2 fellow members of Edward John Eyre's expedition. In 1930 the Western Australian Historical Society erected a memorial for John Baxter and can be viewed 20 kilometres south of Caiguna.

Caiguna Blowhole

Located approximately 5 kilometres west of Caiguna is the Blowhole. Follow the sign posts.

Nuytsland Nature Reserve

4 WD only - a number of small caves and collapsed caverns can be found. Visit "Dead Dog Cave" which is about 7 metres deep and you can find the remains of a mummified Tasmanian Tiger.

Baxters Memorial

20 kilometres south of Caiguna.

Baxter's Cliffs

on the Great Australian Bight

  • Open Hours: Open twenty four hours, seven days per week
  • Fuel: LPG Gas, Unleaded
  • Accommodation: Motel Units and Caravan Park - book in advance
  • Food: hot food, snacks, drinks
  • Medical: Royal Flying Doctor Service (emergencies only) 1800 625 800
  • Next Roadhouse : Balladonia - 182 Kilometres away
  • EFTPOS: yes
  • Pay Shower Facility


Caiguna Map   

Latitude:

-32.2708511

Longitude:

125.4790132



16 Aug 2013

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