Friday night we prepare the mountain bikes and backpacks, I spend a little bit of time cutting some KMART fake flowers for a fascinator that will hopefully be easy to fix onto the helmet. Race 7 for the Burrup Mountain Club is one like no other, actually all rounds so far have been like no other with a …Read more »
Karratha’s unsung surroundings offers a chance to discover the sprawling Pilbara region with all the modern conveniences close by. A town developed on the back of a strong resources industry, some 1,550kms north of Perth, might not be the regular tourism destination, however the town does present an opportunity to venture to less journeyed places where you might find yourself with …Read more »
A mountain bike race to cure all ailments known to man including sleeplessness, anxiety and mountain bike withdrawal symptoms. Sounds like a bit of fun to me, I thought weeks prior, as I filled out the race form for Yara’s Dr Baynton’s 6 hour race in Karratha, a Pilbara town in the northwest of Western …Read more »
Having the pleasure of a free Sunday, we happily took the opportunity to visit Millstream Chichester National Park for a hike and swim. This West Australian National Park is a achievable day trip or weekend stay from Karratha.
Leaving the Pilbara town, very quickly the landscape transits to arid plains stretched to the horizon and random rocky peaked hills …Read more »
As the week draws to an end it’s also an important milestone for us, being six months living in the Pilbara. A first adventure. A defining experience and I share some thoughts in this post about uprooting and venturing into the temporary space of unknown.
It hasn’t exactly been all peaches and cream and while the chaos …Read more »
Karijini National Park would have to be the most remote national park we’ve visited thus far, 627,422 hectares of landscape in the semi arid Pilbara region. From one gorge to the next, we spend the good part of one afternoon scrambling down and up rocks and swimming in a cold pool at Joffre Gorge.
From Dales campground we take a sealed …Read more »
Let me begin this post by setting a scene that entails a morning of exploring the outback followed by lunch back at the campsite and a lazy afternoon. Warmth is in the dry air as the sun begins to set over the spinifex covered landscape and there’s one last opportunity to cool off before the dark starry night …Read more »
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 …Read more »
Mount Bruce is located in the Pilbara region within Karijini National Park. Being Western Australia’s second tallest peak, our walk is set to be an adventurous and challenging one as we scale to 1,234 metres above sea level.
The trail is classified into 3 categories beginning with Class 2, then into 3 before the serious climb along class 5 …Read more »
I think most mountain bikers would agree, riding is a wee bit addictive and in Western Australia there is ample opportunity to ride through some contrasting landscapes with endless options when it comes to the style of riding. In the North West of Western Australia, the Pilbara region has a fairly active network of mountain …Read more »