Tips for a Road Trip to the Pilbara, Western Australia

2017 was an adventurous and challenging year for us, we packed up and headed north for a year of work and outdoor adventures in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We purchased a trailer from a family business in Welshpool called Loadstar Trailers and towed items for the year all the way to Karratha. We had never travelled further than Jurien Bay and traversed a fair few kilometres into a brand ...

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Perth Inner City Park and Pastry Treats

Inner city life need not be one of chaos when you are on foot, especially spending a morning in sunshine eating delectable little pastries. A short walk from Northbridge and across from the 100 plus year old Hyde Park is a small bustling bakery called Chu Bakery. This sweet corner fixture to William Street is a popular place to be in the early morning and although it's not a cafe (with ...

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Charming Hobart, Tasmania

We arrived into Hobart full of energy and excitement, ready to explore the Tasmanian city on the fringe of a world heritage wilderness area. Hobart Airport Hobart's  airport is a short drive of under 20 minutes to the hilly town of Hobart but not before crossing the Derwent River on the Tasman Bridge, a soaring five lane bridge. One of the architectural highlights for us was travelling across this bridge, it's very ...

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From a local to you – Perth Travel Journal

Perth the capital city in Australia's largest state, Western Australia, famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Also my hometown.  Save the binge partying for Thailand because Perth's lifestyle incorporates outdoors, foodie pursuits and over recent years, fitness and authentic mother nature based adventure. I was super excited as the plane touched down onto the runway in Perth and could hardly contain myself. Eagerly anticipating for the seat belt sign to ...

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Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

Travelling on North West Coastal highway, the city of Karratha sits concealed on the other side of a range of hills known as Karratha hills.  One morning over the weekend, we set off early on the short loop trail of the Yaburara (pronounced Yabara) Heritage Trail. The short loop trail can be accessed from the visitor centre which is a five minute drive from town. There's plenty of parking to leave the car and the ...

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Road trip to the North West of Western Australia

Having spent most of our adult years exploring the south west and great southern areas of Western Australia, we recently set out on an extended trip to the North West of Western Australia. This post is a snippet into our 1,654 kilometre long journey over a period of three days. The north west of Western Australia can be a considerably unforgiving area, a hot climate and remote location. The tourism websites talk about an ancient natural landscape made ...

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52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same happiness and satisfaction as a longer one, the mental challenge refreshing your mind and all ...

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Mt Chudalup and D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Mount Chudalup, an ancient rock form in the karri forest promises some spectacular views to anyone who reaches the summit. Seeing as we were staying at a local camp ground, we planned to cycle 11 kilometres to the trail head and hike to the summit. We set out reasonably early taking advantage of some good cycling conditions which means low light, no wind and less cars on the road. Our backpacks stocked ...

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Star Swamp Reserve, Western Australia

Escaping a weekend overthrown by some repetitive and boring book keeping, we hopped in the car late on Sunday afternoon for a drive along the ocean coast to Star Swamp Reserve. Located in the northern suburbs of North Beach and Watermans Bay, the reserve of close to 100 acres was sectioned off many years ago and placed under conservation as a Bush forever site. It essentially showcases the types of trees and ...

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Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

While sunny Perth has it's fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I  often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is. Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This isn't classed as an official walk per say, although if I had to assign a name ...

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