Fitzgerald River National Park: Point Ann & Mamang Trail

The Fitzgerald River National Park is a large and botanically significant area on the southern coast of WA. It is a UNESCO recognised biosphere reserve and a must-see for lovers of native flora, fauna and beautiful beaches. The area does not have the same level of tourism attention as other south coast neighbours Albany or […]

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Campsite Review: Quaalup Wilderness Retreat in Fitzgerald River National Park

Bremer Bay is a holiday hot spot on the south coast, approximately 505km from Perth and around a 5 hour drive. It’s a destination for lovers of beautiful coastline and bush and all these have to offer – fishing, camping, swimming, snorkelling, 4wding and bush walking. The town sits adjacent to the Fitzgerald River National […]

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A Trip to Wildflower Country: Wongan Hills

Purple wildflowers in Wongan Hills

Come the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, we’re always ready to get out and see the wildflowers. Most years, the weather has been accommodating. This year it was not. Instead of bright blue skies and lush green paddocks, our trip past the Perth Hills took us through sideways rain, boggy roadsides and dulled views. But it’s […]

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Accommodation Review: Hollands Track Farm – Newdegate

Hollands Track Farm front of farmhouse

It’s been, unbelievably, six months since our trip to the beautiful town of Esperance. We would love to go again and if given the opportunity, would take our time getting there and enjoying the varying landscapes and locations along the way, The trip between Esperance and Perth is long – around seven hours. I know […]

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Things to Do in Esperance (When the Weather Turns Against You)

Observatory Point, Esperance

There is always something to do in Esperance. There are plenty of water-based activities but when the weather turns foul, being on the water is not a pleasant experience. We tested this one ourselves by getting out on a choppy, windy and no-fish-biting day (and it was probably made worse as I was coming down […]

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Must-See Attractions at Cape Le Grand National Park

Hellfire Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park

A trip to Esperance is not complete without visiting Cape Le Grand National Park. All the tourist photos you see of kangaroos on the beach? That’s Cape Le Grand. Pristine beaches, untamed coastline with dramatic rock faces and flat beaches perfect for driving. All Cape Le Grand. Like Cape Arid National Park, entry is $12 […]

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Visiting Cape Arid National Park

Arid Bay, Cape Arid National Park

We got the hot tip from our accommodation hosts and fellow explorers, Lara and Shane, that Cape Arid was a place not to miss. It’s a longer drive out of town than Cape Le Grand – about an hour – but worth the effort. As it was December, red kangaroo paws lined the road on the […]

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Esperance: Getting There & Where We Stayed

West Beach sunset, Esperance

Ah Esperance, you seductive ice queen. So beautiful, yet so cold. As city slickers, we are unaccustomed to the relentless fresh southerly winds. Despite the weather, Esperance was a great place to visit and explore in December and had been on our wish list for awhile. Originally we had planned to visit in summer and camp […]

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