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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How We Eat Delicious Cooked Meals Every Night at Camp

Casserole dish with teatowel and cutlery

Camp days are often full of adventure – going offroad, fishing, swimming and getting out onto or into the water. Sometimes you arrive back exhausted and the sun is fading. Cooking around the campfire produces a great meal, but after a day of adventure, I’m not always keen for creating a meal from scratch. When […]

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Camping at Sandy Cape: Escape the City in Just 2 Hours

Sandy Cape sunrise

Sandy Cape is probably the worst-kept secret for Perth camping and 4WD enthusiasts. It’s all over Facebook and Instagram with photos of the calm bay and pristine sands. Yet, it took us a long time before we made the trip to discover what all the fuss was about. We left early on a February morning […]

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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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