Nullarbor Nymph Driving across the Nullarbor through an empty outback landscape there is a tale of a naked nymph running along the road with kangaroos. We travelled over 1500 kilometres in search of this mythical Nullarbor Nymph. The Nullarbor Plain is known as the landscape of no trees (Latin: nullus "no" arbor "tree"). A seemingly endless road takes several days to cross through diverse geography, although most travellers explore little outside of the roadhouse petrol stops. Crossing the Nullarbor is the quintessential road trip across the Australian outback from South Australia to Western Australia. Explorers John Eyre and Wylie, an Aboriginal man crossed the Nullarbor in 1840-41. One hundred years later the Eyre highway was formed as a track across the outback from Norseman, Western Australia to Port Augusta, South Australia. It took a further 35 years to seal the entire road. In 1840, John Eyre wrote: "...By crossing to the westward, I should have to encounter a country which I knew to be all but destitute of water, and to consist, for a very great distance, of barren sandy ridges and low lands, covered by an almost impenetrable scrub, at a season, too, when but little rain could be expected, and the heat would, in all probability, be intense; still, of the two, the latter appeared to me the least objectionable, as we should at least be going towards the point we wished to reach, and through a country as yet quite unknown."(October 1840 letter) Following the trek of John Eyre and Wylie across the wild west of Australia, modern-day road trains with three or more carriages roar past at high speed on one of the world’s loneliest stretches of paved road. The only naked woman on the Nullarbor was in a discarded Japanese porn magazine outside an abandoned smashed car. We found the mysterious Nullarbor Nymph in Western Australia on a sign outside a roadhouse near the state border. My then three-year-old son examined the cartoon illustrating the Australian myth exclaiming, DzIt’s you Mummy. You are the Nullarbor Nymph.dz The Nullarbor Nymph was driving him across Australia towing an old caravan on this very long stretch of road. The original Nullarbor Nymph was a tale concocted at a pub by kangaroo hunters in 1971, which captured international attention and became a cultural myth andcult movie. Unbeknownst to the media and travellers searching for the mysterious naked nymph, the woman serving drinks at Eucla, Western Australiain 1972 was the woman in the black and white photographs.