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Great Australian Bight - Cities, Towns and Localities
The Great Australian Bight is at the southern end of the continent, where the Nullarbor Plain dramatically ends in a vast, escarpment that plummets into the Southern Ocean. This sheer cliff-face of limestone stretches for over 200 km and is believed to be the longest unbroken cliff line in the world.

Most Australians consider the Great Australian Bight to be the curve extending from Cape Pasley, in the west, to Cape Carnot, near Port Lincoln, a distance of 1160 km, however, according to the definition laid down by the International Hydrographic Bureau in 1953, the Bight commences in the west at West Cape Howe and stretches to South West Cape in Tasmania. It also stated that the boundary between the Bight and Bass Strait was a line from Cape Otway, in Victoria, through King Island to Cape Grim, Tasmania.

Another interesting point is that Australia appears to be the only nation which recognises the Southern Ocean, to most of the world it is still the Indian Ocean.

Source: Tourism Eyre Peninsula
- Great Australian Bight

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Victor Harbor Attractions

Southern Right Whale
• July to August
• The Head of the Bight cliffs along the Great Australian Bight. provide great viewing spots for whale watching around July to August, when southern right whales return to the sheltered bays of Victor Harbor to calve and mate. The southern right whales are often seen within 100 metres of shore.

More information about Whales and Whale Watching in South Australia.
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