Waterfall Trail, Karratha

Karratha in Western Australia generally receives rainfall during the summer season and on one particular hot morning, the town was hammered by heavy rainfall whilst we were having coffee in town at Fiorita Deli. Awesome long black coffee by the way.  We sat by the window talking loudly over the noise and watching over a short period of half an hour, the water level rise on the street and overflowing ...

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Munda Biddi and Marrinup Trail, Dwellingup

Winter has moved on into Perth and with the exception of squally wet days, there is the opportunity for some favourable mountain biking conditions because in all honesty, winter in this city is not all that miserable making available days of whisper wind and some sunshine. Celebrating Western Australia Day, we road tripped down to the forest town of Dwellingup for a trail ride along the Munda Biddi and Marrinup Circuit. Our motivations ...

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Charming Hobart, Tasmania

We arrived into Hobart full of energy and excitement, ready to explore the Tasmanian city on the fringe of a world heritage wilderness area. Hobart Airport Hobart's  airport is a short drive of under 20 minutes to the hilly town of Hobart but not before crossing the Derwent River on the Tasman Bridge, a soaring five lane bridge. One of the architectural highlights for us was travelling across this bridge, it's very ...

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MTB Weekend at Maydena Bike Park

While the past 24 hours have entailed a great deal of exploring Hobart and eating some sensational pub food along the way, the main attraction of our visit to Tasmania was the newly opened Maydena Bike Park thanks to winning a competition over at MTBA. Maydena Bike Park is a full service park for mtb riders to gather and experience gravity trails in a forest setting from the top of a summit in the ...

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Pilbara road bike ride | Karratha Airport

The weather has shifted in the Pilbara and unlike the warm sunny days during winter, summer can be humid and stinking hot with the rare possibility of tropical lows turning into cyclones. Early Saturday morning, before the oven door is left open and the morning really begins to roast, the plan was to cycle on the road bike to Karratha airport, a 20km round trip from town. As I cycle through the neighbourhood towards Millstream road, ...

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Dales Gorge Walk, Karijini National Park

Following an impressive hike of Mount Bruce, second tallest peak in Western Australia, the following day was spent down in the gorges in Karijini National Park, the second largest national park in Western Australia.  Unmarked by industry and a horizon of ancient landscape made up of stunning colours, we consider Karijini to be a special escape because you will definitely connect with the wonders of nature. Treating ourselves to a sleep in, our morning ...

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Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

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 a five minute drive from town. There's plenty of parking to leave the car and the ...

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Cycling, Sun, Salt Lakes and Birds on Rottnest Island

Putting a gift voucher to good use, we spend our last morning of 2016 relaxing in the scenic surrounds of Rottnest Island. Boarding the first ferry from B Shed in the Fremantle Port at 7.15 am, the journey is fairly uneventful as we travel the open seas and past some gigantic looking container ships. Before we know it, we are stepping onto the ferry landing. For $30.00 we bought along our ...

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Revisiting Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Passing through Pemberton in the southern forests of Western Australia, we couldn’t resist visiting the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park again for a ride on the mountain bikes. We begin with a warm up in the dirt jump section adjacent the car park. Earlier in the year I was a bit hesitant with the jumps but a couple of months practice at the Goat Farm back in Perth and I’m comfortable with ...

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Pemberton Family Stories, Western Australia

Dad recently handed me a book called Pemberton Family Stories containing a collection of stories from a number families settling in the Pemberton and Northcliffe area. I really enjoyed the read and wanted to share it on the blog. However, I didn’t wish to write a book review and risk losing the authenticity and not to mention the character of the words spoken from the families. I knew for copyright purposes I ...

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