Posts in the Category: Day trips from Perth

The Black Cockatoos unique to Western Australia

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 20th 2016 0 Comments Male-red-tail wa

On an unusually wintry spring morning we travelled to Martin for the tour day weekend held at Kaarakin, a West Australian Black Cockatoo conservation centre.

If you’ve followed my instagram account you may have noticed a couple of photos of a largish black bird. This is because a flock of Forest Red tailed Black-Cockatoos have taken a keen …

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Cycle the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Perth Hills on August 25th 2016 0 Comments Swanview-tunnel-Perth-blogger

We’ve wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action.

The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early …

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Road trip tips for Western Australia’s South West

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Great Southern & South West on April 26th 2016 2 Comments Holiday-Driving-tips

A while ago I wrote a few tips for the drive to Albany and from our recent trip along the South Western highway to the great southern forests I’m sharing some general knowledge for a seamless enjoyable ‘down south’ drive. This post covers the towns along Forest Highway and the South West Highway all …

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Things to see and do in and around Binningup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & South West & Travelling Me & western australia on April 2nd 2016 0 Comments Gnomesville-Western-Australia

This Easter long weekend we joined the annual migration to the southern region of West Australia for a quiet weekend in the country. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve taken advantage of the longest holiday break in the WA year, to escape the city and become the annoying out of towners! Suffice to say we …

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Camping at Sandy Cape Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Day trips from Perth & Featured & Microadventure Perth & Travelling Me & western australia on November 16th 2015 1 Comments Look-out

With no work scheduled for the weekend and wanting the feeling of disconnection from the daily grind, we packed up the car, leaving the cat with a big bowl of biscuits and headed North of Perth to camp on the beach for the night. 

Jurien Bay is the furtherest north we’ve been, so it was a bit …

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Breakfast, Cider and a picturesque setting

Posted in - Brunch & Budget Travel Australia & Coffee & Day trips from Perth & Food and Drink Perth & Perth Hills on November 2nd 2015 0 Comments Perth-hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though …

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Kalamunda mountain bike circuit + Oasis Tea Rooms

Posted in - Coffee & Cycle Friendly Cafes & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & MTB Parks & Perth Hills & Travelling Me & western australia on October 12th 2015 0 Comments Camel-Farm

Returning from our short Munda Biddi trip a couple of weeks ago, we have been keenly talking about finding some mountain biking trails closer to Perth. A quick google and we came across the Kalamunda mountain bike circuit located only 40km from Perth city in the Kalamunda hills.

The circuit comprises of over 40km of trails for …

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Organic Olive Picking, Toodyay

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Food and Drink Perth & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia on June 6th 2015 1 Comments me-me

The other day I was shopping for some honey at Dunn and Walton and a small sign for olive picking in Toodyay caught my attention. We are an olive loving household here and the idea of picking bucket loads of them sounded right up our alley, especially since its difficult finding olives cured in a good …

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Overnight stop in Bridgetown

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & South West on February 17th 2015 1 Comments IMG_5593

There are some wonderful country towns south of Perth and it isn’t until you rock up on the main strip and take a wander around, that you really find those hidden gems.

As a kid, Bridgetown was often a ‘drive though’ town on the way to our holiday destination, but, on the odd occasion Dad would pull …

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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Perth Hills & western australia on October 3rd 2014 0 Comments Paruna 4

Completely coffee and patisserie unrelated we recently visited the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. Located east of Perth in the Avon Valley and close to the town of  Gidgegannup there are 3 walking trails – the 2.5 kilometre Possum Loop, the 6.5 kilometre Quenda Circuit and the 13 kilometre Numbat Track. We walked the Quenda Circuit.

Driving from the city we …

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