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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Camping in Exmouth: The Ultimate Winter Escape

Man fishing on beach at sunset

In my last post, I gave a few tips on winter camping. Being able to camp down south in the winter means fewer people so you can enjoy access to beautiful areas normally packed out in summer. However, the more popular option with most campers in WA is to head north during the colder months […]

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Tips for Winter Camping in WA

There are many great camping locations throughout Western Australia but often we overlook certain options when the weather cools. Winter camping for Perth locals usually means heading north to find the warmth and sun and with locations like Exmouth or Coral Bay available, it’s not hard to see why. However, the crisp entrance of winter […]

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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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Campsite Review: Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park

Honeymoon Pool at Wellington National Park

UPDATE 2018: Online booking is now required for Honeymoon Pool and Potters Gorge. FAQs and further information is available from the Collie Visitors Centre. Camping ground around two hours from the city? Check. Sites surrounded by beautiful national park? Check. Bushwalking, 4 wheel driving, photo opportunities and scenic locations to explore? A big check! We […]

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4 Wow Factor Locations in the Margaret River Region

Cowaramup Bay Gracetown

Whether you’re there for a weekend away or showing off the south west corner to visitors, there are some Margaret River locations which are simply breathtaking. We all know the area is renowned for its food and wine but the natural landscape puts on a free show for those wanting to soak up the beauty […]

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Wadandi Track: Cycling Cowaramup to Margaret River

Wadandi tree-lined forest track

There’s nothing like the beautiful surrounds of the south west to take away from the sting of the seat on an unfamiliar bike. I love going for a bike ride, even though I would not consider myself a particularly confident or skilled cyclist. Never mind, enthusiasm and beautiful surrounds distract from being innately uncoordinated and […]

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Campsite Review: Contos in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Entrance road to Isaacs campsites

“And how many nights will you be staying in our luxury resort?” the ranger asked with a cheeky grin. It was only four and although he joked, we knew we were somewhere better than a luxury resort. Like Sandy Cape, Contos is another well-known and well-used camping ground for city folk. However, despite our many […]

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5 Easy Day Trips From Perth

Sunbathers at Moore River in summer with beach in background

Being busy all week often means weekends can be flat out as well. I find after a hectic week at work, the weekend can be sucked away catching up on chores and other commitments. It also means we don’t get away camping as often as we like. Day trips are perfect for times when you […]

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Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival: Fun Country Vibes for Easter

Three pumpkins carved with different designs

Easter Saturday is an awkward day on the calendar. Everyone is in holiday mode and chilled after Good Friday. Before Easter Sunday rolls around, usually seeing an influx of relatives who it feels like you only saw a few days ago at Christmas, there’s a whole Saturday to enjoy. Dwellingup is the perfect day trip location […]

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