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 and lives on the prettiest island off the West Australian coast, near Perth.Continue reading “Rottnest – The Island of Quokka Selfies”
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 gnome town prospering in the West Australian bush, just 2 hours south of Perth? Gnomesville has their own little gnome schools, gnome buses, gnome community groups and tiny little gnome houses. You can even bring new citizens to this gnome town.
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.Continue reading “Gnomesville: The Little Gnome Town in the West Australian Bush”
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. Pink lakes in WA are now starting to draw tourists in from all over the world!
Let’s take a look at some of the more well-known WA pink lakes and I’ll let you know where you can find these bubblegum pink lakes in WA!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”
One of the greatest wildflower displays in the world happens each year in Western Australia. A wave of northerly blooms descends 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 self-drive roadtrip.
You can find over 12,500 species of flora, 60% which are unique to Western Australia, scattered over landscapes of red dirt, rocky outcrops, tall timber forests or sandy coastal dunes.Continue reading “West Australian Wildflower Road Trip”
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!Continue reading “20 Most Instagramable Places in Western Australia’s South West”
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 four main reasons for visiting Fremantle, the history, the food, the beer 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”
Looking for an island holiday, with over 63 long, white, sandy beaches and 20 crystal clear bays to choose from, world standard diving areas filled with colourful coral and abundant with tropical fish, with distinct wildlife not seen anywhere else on Earth, an interesting history and that great laid back vibe, with fares from only $45 return?
Have you thought about Rottnest?
To most locals, Rotto is that sandy island full of those weird rat-like animals, off the coast of Perth that they may have visited once or twice with their school or family when they were young.
But after a recent visit, I have found a new appreciation for a unique and beautiful travel destination that is right on my city’s doorstep. Continue reading “Shortest Overseas Trip Ever”