Staying on a farm in Porongurup

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 cycling around the town of Albany were quickly halted as hail storms lashed Perth and ...

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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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Bushwalking in the city + Coffee stop

One of the best things about our lovely state of Western Australia is the natural surroundings found in and around our suburbs. A mere 10kms away from Perth's CBD is 437 hectares of undeveloped bush land known as Bold Park. One section of the reserve is a network of trails, great for all levels of exercise and if you time it right the reward afterwards is a beautiful view of ...

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Weekend Cycle in Claremont + Cake Breakfast

This past Sunday morning despite the imminent threat of rain and wind we took a chance and hopped on the bicycles for a leisurely cycle intending to indulge in a cake breakfast at Choux Cafe. The Claremont area is an ideal spot for cycling with long wide roads and various bicycle paths which can be linked up. There are also cafes, farmer markets and the Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre to tempt ...

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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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