Western Australia

Steep Point - the Blowholes

4WDing : Steep Point

May 19th 2013

When we arrived in Shark Bay, we were aware of all the typical tourist attractions such as Monkey Mia, Hamelin Pools and the surrounding bay, but what we were really looking forward to was Steep Point – the westernmost point …

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Clown fish!

Experience : Ocean Park

May 17th 2013

This exciting and interactive Aquarium just outside of Denham is a MUST SEE attraction when visiting Shark Bay.  Get up close to a variety of sea creatures that reside in the World Heritage area and learn about the kooky ways …

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HMAS Sydney II Memorial

City Profile : Geraldton

May 15th 2013

Geraldton is one of those beautiful regional cities where everyone seems to know each other and all the residents have everything at their fingertips – supermarkets and shopping centres, theatres and sporting facilities, beaches and boating, fishing and swimming – …

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Dinner time!

Travel Jobs : Helpx – Helping out a family

May 13th 2013

We found out about Helpex before leaving for our adventure and promised ourselves that if we have the opportunity, we would give it a go.  The first opportunity arose before we left Perth when we answered an ad to help …

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Drink : Pub Crawl in Geraldton, WA

May 11th 2013

It was a warm Saturday afternoon in Geraldton and we were a little bored.  Jeremy the French Helpx helper had come back from his assignment on the farm and we all decided that we should hit the town and check …

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Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park

Experience : Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park

May 9th 2013

Located about 20km south of Geraldton is a privately owned wildlife park with a variety of agendas.  While it provides a wonderful experience to all animal lovers, it is also a sanctuary for injured animals that have been rescued and …

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The front of the YHA has been painted with Nature's Window

Kalbarri Backpackers YHA

May 8th 2013

Whether you’re travelling in a group or you’re on your own, the Kalbarri Backpackers YHA is a great place to stay.  The welcoming atmosphere is relaxed and sociable and you’re just minutes away from all of the attractions in Kalbarri. …

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Staying Fit for Charity

May 4th 2013

We arrived in Geraldton on a Saturday afternoon and went straight to the Visitor Information Centre to find out what was on for the weekend.  Juz found out there was a charity run the next morning for Oxfam and without …

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Dave & Juz with HRH Prince Leonard

Micronation : The Principality of Hutt River

May 2nd 2013

There is a place in Australia that is not Australia.  It is an independent sovereign state 75 square kilometres in size, which is about the size of Hong Kong.  It is the oldest micronation in Australia and they seceded from …

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Brew Review : Swan vs. Emu

Brew Review : Swan Draught vs. Emu Export

April 30th 2013

Yo – Dave here.   I thought it would be good to review each state’s standard beer and compare it against Carlton Draught from Victoria but when we arrived in Western Australia, I found out that they have more than …

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Nature's Window - Kalbarri National Park

Experience : Kalbarri National Park

April 27th 2013

Kalbarri National Park is about 500km north of Perth and covers over 180,000 hectares from the coast to the North West Coastal Highway.  The sandstone plain is marked by the Murchison River, which winds for 150km through the national park, …

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Ping pong anyone? - Lancelin Lodge YHA

Lancelin Lodge YHA

April 26th 2013

Lancelin Lodge became a YHA in 1997 and is a clean and comfortable choice for accommodation in Lancelin.  In fact, this brilliant, 4-star hostel has been voted the best YHA hostel in Western Australia three times!  The owners, Trish and …

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The Pinnacles

Experience : The Pinnacles

April 24th 2013

Within Nambung National Park is a landscape covered with thousands of limestone pillars up to 4 meters tall.  Some are jagged, some are smooth, and they all contribute to an eerie panorama that resembles somewhere light-years from earth.     …

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