Posts in the Category: Hiking & Walking

Exploring the trails in Ellis Brook Valley

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Hiking & Walking & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 28th 2016 2 Comments Old-Barrington-Quarry

Last weekend after spending a couple of hours at Kaarakin’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre I was curious to find out if there were any hiking trails close by. Following a quick Google search I recognised three local bloggers I follow and having read Life of Py, Metrotrekker and The Long Way’s …

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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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Nature activities galore in Pemberton!

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Hiking & Walking & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Southern forests on July 3rd 2016 2 Comments Pemberton-Bibbulmun-Track

Pemberton is located in the greater southern area of Western Australia’s south west. It’s a steady drive of around 4 hours from Perth and the highlight becomes the winding drive though some beautiful small country towns along the South West Highway. I couldn’t really tell you my favourite town because they are all worth stopping in …

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DIY walking tour – Elizabeth Quay and Perth

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia on February 22nd 2016 2 Comments Perth-City-Skyline

Perth’s newly created waterfront precinct has been years in the making and last weekend, Elizabeth Quay finally opened! *happy dance* Have you visited? What do you think? I love that everyone has an opinion on it.

Like the premier of Western Australia said, ‘this is a one-in-100 year change,”. This project has certainly transformed the city’s …

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Wrap Up of Porongurup + Albany Travels

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on January 14th 2015 0 Comments albany-Discovery-Centre

We spent a couple of days on a working farm in the great southern region of Western Australia, however, there was no working for Derek and I, it was holiday time. There is something about the country, I always return back to Perth wanting to move and set up a life on a farm. For me, …

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Sky high on Bluff Knoll, Western Australia

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & western australia on January 11th 2015 3 Comments Bluff-Knoll-Hiking

A new experience is the spice of life, is it not?

Our last day in Porongurup, we hiked Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National park. The 6 kilometre return trail to the Bluff Knoll summit scales 1,097 metre high, the highest peak in the south of the state. Bluff Knoll is a must see and do in …

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Nailing it at Castle Rock Sky Walk – Yeow!

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth on January 11th 2015 2 Comments Castle-Rock-Trail-WA

Following a festive Christmas we drove down to the great southern region of Western Australia, overnighting on a beautiful farm at the base of the Porongurup Ranges. We found Jilba Farm, on the accommodation marketplace website, Airbnb. Those of you that read the blog regularly, would have seen my posts about our previous visit and …

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Morning walk and lunch at Choux Cafe

Posted in - Coffee & Hiking & Walking & Lunch & Microadventure Perth & Perth, Australia & western australia on December 21st 2014 0 Comments Coffee-Mug-Choux-Cafe

Well, it’s official, I am on holidays! Working through Christmas and New Year last year in a retail store, I am really going to cherish my time off. I admire retail sales assistants, it’s a crazy job during the festive season but rewarding for the company’s balance sheet. This year I am looking forward to …

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Albany is beautiful in the rain

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Travelling Me & western australia on November 15th 2014 1 Comments Albany-wind-farm-2

Spending a couple of nights in Porongurup (travel post here) we traveled further south exploring the town of Albany, albeit the weather kept us from doing some our plans like hiking Bluff Knoff and attempting the mountain bike track on Mount Clarence we managed to see a couple of other entertaining sights around town. 

Albany Town Centre

Located in the great …

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Staying on a farm in Porongurup

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on November 1st 2014 2 Comments Porongurup-Map

We spent a couple of nights in the great southern town of Porongurup, four and a half hours drive south of Perth. The day before our departure it was a sunny 34 degrees but as we arrived into the region we seemed to have brought along all of rain! Our plans of hiking the ranges and …

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