Posts in the Category: Budget Travel Australia

Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & Travelling Me & western australia on February 26th 2017 0 Comments Derek-karratha-hills

Travelling on North West Coastal highway, the city of Karratha sits concealed on the other side of a range of hills known as Karratha hills.  One morning over the weekend, we set off early on the short loop trail of the Yaburara (pronounced Yabara) Heritage Trail. The short loop trail can be accessed from the visitor centre which is …

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Road trip to the North West of Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & western australia on February 19th 2017 1 Comments pilbara

Having spent most of our adult years exploring the south west and great southern areas of Western Australia, we recently set out on an extended trip to the North West of Western Australia. This post is a snippet into our 1,654 kilometre long journey over a period of three days.

The north west of Western Australia can be a considerably unforgiving …

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52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Cycle Perth & Day trips from Perth & Featured & Healthy life & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & western australia on December 27th 2016 5 Comments Microadventure-perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same …

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Mt Chudalup and D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Southern forests on December 23rd 2016 0 Comments road

Mount Chudalup, an ancient rock form in the karri forest promises some spectacular views to anyone who reaches the summit. Seeing as we were staying at a local camp ground, we planned to cycle 11 kilometres to the trail head and hike to the summit.

We set out reasonably early taking advantage of some good cycling conditions …

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Star Swamp Reserve, Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Healthy life & Hiking & Walking on November 3rd 2016 2 Comments Star-Swamp-Paperbark

Escaping a weekend overthrown by some repetitive and boring book keeping, we hopped in the car late on Sunday afternoon for a drive along the ocean coast to Star Swamp Reserve.

Located in the northern suburbs of North Beach and Watermans Bay, the reserve of close to 100 acres was sectioned off many years ago and …

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Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Perth, Australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 7th 2016 0 Comments Banksia

While sunny Perth has it’s fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I  often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is.

Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This …

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MTB Jarrahwood to Nannup – Munda Biddi & Old Timberline Rail Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Munda Biddi & South West & Travelling Me on September 30th 2016 2 Comments Barrabup-pool-deck

Carrying on from our camping in Nannup post we spent a day exploring the local national park on bikes.  Only a few metres from the main street in Nannup, off road cyclists and hikers have access to 3 trails covering over 40 kilometres through forest and bushland from the towns of Jarrahwood and Nannup. …

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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 25th 2016 2 Comments Camping-Nannup

With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia’s south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making …

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 8th 2016 0 Comments Red-Wattle-Honey-Eater-Perth

Over the weekend we discovered a disorientated baby bird in the backyard. The parent’s fervent attempts to coax the tiny fledgling to fly up to the nearest tree branch was failing miserably and the sun fast fading. We looked on for a while not wanting to interfere and risk the parents abandoning the baby altogether.

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Cycle the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Perth Hills on August 25th 2016 0 Comments Swanview-tunnel-Perth-blogger

We’ve wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action.

The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early …

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