Did you know you can actually see Orcas in Western Australia?
Continue reading “The Orcas of Bremer Bay”
It had long been a bucket list item of mine to see Killer Whales in the wild but it was only about five years ago that I found out about the Orcas of Bremer Bay.
Who knew I could see them in my own backyard!?
You’ve surely heard of quokka selfies by now? Right!? If not, let me introduce you to the cutest animal in the world (it’s official, Internet says so). The small, round marsupial with the endearing smile lives on the prettiest island off the West Australian coast, near Perth. A must-visit when in WA!
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Perth and the very large state of Western Australia (it’s 10x the size of the UK!) has a lot to offer. From endless days of sunshine, uncrowded alabaster beaches that line the coast, to top quality produce in its restaurants and some of the friendliest locals around. A visit to Perth can add a lot more to your Australian holiday experience!
Continue reading “Why Perth Needs To Be Added To Your Australia List”
Did you know there is a town of gnomes living in the West Australian bush? They have little gnome schools, gnome buses, gnome community groups and tiny little gnome houses. You can even bring new citizens to the gnome town.
If someone told me the population of Gnomesville was over 5,000, I’d say, ‘yeah, that sounds about right!’
Upon first entering Gnomesville you may feel your inner child squeal with glee. You might come across an Elvis gnome, Gnomi Campbell, a bikini-clad gnome sunbathing or a downright rude gnome bending over with his pants down showing his freckle! But the further you walk into Gnomesville, the more gnomes you see, or rather the more eyes you feel staring back at you. I just couldn’t ignore the slightly creepy feeling the more I explored.
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Western Australia has a number of pink lakes, caused by a combination of high salinity and salt-loving algae that create that hot pink water.
Continue reading “Where To See Western Australia’s Pink Lakes”
A little video from my recent road trip through Western Australia’s wildflower country in the mid-west, just four hours north of Perth!
Continue reading “Video: Western Australia’s Wildflower Country”
Whether you have one day or several weeks, there are plenty of diverse, self-drive wildflower routes to explore in Western Australia. This wildflower road trip includes some other interesting places along the way and explores the heart of wildflower country in the mid-west.
One of the greatest wildflower displays in the world happens each year in WA, as a wave of northerly blooms descend from June onwards, heading south as the weather warms into spring and early summer. There are lots of different regions to explore either by tour or on a self-drive roadtrip.
Read my 2020 Wildflower Report to see where the wildflowers are blooming in wildflower country.
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The south-west of Western Australia is a perfect road trip destination filled with world-class wineries, great beaches, forest giants and delicious foods.
Whether you’re a photographer trying to nail the perfect shot or just like sharing pretty places on social media, these spots in Western Australia’s south-west, will get the likes flooding in fast!
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Sometimes when your next big trip is too far away but the travel itch is compelling you to do something, anything! It might pay to look at your hometown through the eyes of a visitor.
The port city of Fremantle, lies 22kms south-west of Western Australia’s capital, Perth. Initially a separate town, suburban sprawl has connected the two in the past few decades.
There are three main reasons for visiting Fremantle, the history, the café culture and the art scene.
Continue reading “Backyard Tourist – Welcome to My Fremantle”
If you follow any Australian’s on social media, you’ll probably see mentions of ‘footy’, ‘Aussie Rules’, ‘speccies’ and a host of other foreign words. They’re talking about football, Australian Rules football and… well a speccie’s a speccie but we’ll talk more about that shortly!
Continue reading “Aussie Rules – The Great Australian Game”