Kalamunda mountain bike circuit + Oasis Tea Rooms

Returning from our short Munda Biddi trip a couple of weeks ago, we have been keenly talking about finding some mountain biking trails closer to Perth. A quick google and we came across the Kalamunda mountain bike circuit located only 40km from Perth city in the Kalamunda hills. The circuit comprises of over 40km of trails for different skilled riders. There are a few spots in the area to start from, and ...

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A-Z Guidebook – Donnelly River Village

A holiday of a different kind, good for the soul, one that would be more familiar to my parents generation, is Donnelly River Holiday Village in the south-west of Western Australia. The village is no longer a town, however, many years ago it used to be a timber mill town (built for the Bunnings Brothers), and then it was abandoned and now it is a charming rustic holiday village.  The old school has ...

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Mountain biking the Munda Biddi

The Munda Biddi Trail is an adventurous 1,000km off road mountain bike trail stretching from Mundaring to Albany. It meanders through all sorts of terrain and some incredible forest systems. There are unenclosed huts with basic toilets along the trail or alternatively the trail passes through small towns, giving riders an opportunity to spend the night and stock up on supplies. We completed a small portion of the trail in the southwest section of Western Australia ...

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Day 3 – Manjimup to Donnelly River

This morning we woke before dawn to the rumblings of a truck idling nearby, a contrast to waking up in the forest yesterday. We had spent the night in Manjimup at the Caravan Park. It was much colder overnight and this morning the tent was covered in moisture and steam rising from the hit of the sun's rays. All I can say is a 4 season tent was worth the ...

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Day 2; Karta Barnu to Manjimup

This morning I woke with the sun and excitably poked my head out of the tent reminding myself where I was -  in the middle of the forest in Western Australia's south west. It was quiet and not even a stir from the birds. I walked around briefly snapping a couple of photos of the morning scene and then climbed back into the tent, falling asleep for an hour or so. ...

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Donnelly River to Karta Barnu, Munda Biddi Trail

Having arrived in the holiday village of Donnelly River the evening before, we woke up the next morning ready to begin the mountain bike ride. Spending the night in the mill cottage turned out to be a great idea, we relaxed by the fire and ate a nice big steak for dinner. By the time we prepare the bikes and trailers (under the watchful eyes of a few of the local ...

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Munda Biddi here we come!

Tomorrow morning we leave on a short trip down south for mountain biking along the Munda Biddi track around Donnelly River and Manjimup. I am super excited but at the same time I'm not sure what to expect. I am looking forward to being 'out of range', gazing up at the stars at night and waking in a new location each day. I'm hoping the track isn't too muddy from ...

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Cycling the Carinyah Trail

I did something a outside of the normal routine on the weekend, completing a 15km off road cycle along the Carinyah Trail outside of Perth. I've only ever cycled on the road which is hard reliable concrete and today was a taste of cross country mountain biking, an exciting experience. During the week whilst researching some trails I stumbled on the bike riding website, follow my ride. With plenty of trails to choose from,  there was ...

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