Nullarbor is the light tan semi-circular area near the coastline, 2002
Murrawijinie cave system seen from inside. It is a karst
system, formed by water running through the limestone
. Murrawijinie means "bloody hands": the caves were used by indigenous people who left their ochre
hand stencils on the cave walls
Nullarbor Plain (Latin: nullus, "no", and arbor, "tree") is an area of flat, dry land in southern Australia on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight.
It is the world's largest single piece of limestone, and occupies an area of about 200,000 square kilometres (77,000 sq mi). At its widest point, it stretches about 1,100 kilometres (684 mi) from east to west between South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA). The name comes from the Latin words meaning "no trees".
Images for kids
Rainbow over the Nullarbor Plain.
The Nullarbor Plain viewed from the Indian Pacific. The featureless terrain made navigation difficult for early explorers.
The IBRA regions, with Nullarbor in red.