Overnight stop in Bridgetown

There are some wonderful country towns south of Perth and it isn't until you rock up on the main strip and take a wander around, that you really find those hidden gems. As a kid, Bridgetown was often a 'drive though' town on the way to our holiday destination, but, on the odd occasion Dad would pull the car up alongside the old wood ship playground. We were allowed to go bonkers running through ...

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Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Completely coffee and patisserie unrelated we recently visited the Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. Located east of Perth in the Avon Valley and close to the town of  Gidgegannup there are 3 walking trails - the 2.5 kilometre Possum Loop, the 6.5 kilometre Quenda Circuit and the 13 kilometre Numbat Track. We walked the Quenda Circuit. Driving from the city we reached the area in under 1 hour. After we turned off Toodyay Road the scenery ...

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Little Guildford Cafe + Vintage Shopping

Following a satisfying Sunday wandering through the antique stores along James Street I had to return with Dk for a couple of  final decisions. First though, an espresso from one of the local cafes. The Little Guildford is a quaint cafe across the train tracks and around the corner from the Swan Valley Information Centre. We were only intending to stop by for a couple of coffees but the warm bid of welcome was an easy ...

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Cycling around Rottnest Island

Waking up to a stellar of a day on Rottnest Island we decided to cycle in for some breakfast from the iconic Rottnest Island Bakery and coffee from Lane Cafe. The hotel is within walking distance to the settlement however we were really enjoying cycling everywhere. After all Rottnest is car free! The Lane Cafe’s speciality is coffee and the outdoor deck under the trees was the perfect spot to relish ...

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Overnighting on Rottnest Island

For my birthday this year I spent a relaxing weekend on Rottnest Island in Western Australia. Only 18kms from Fremantle  I particularly liked the idea of not enduring long travelling hours to reach. It was one of the most relaxing holidays I have had, also the closest holiday to home I have experienced! Rottnest Island is a popular holiday destination for most West Australians; it is car free and boasts 63 sheltered bays and ...

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