Hearson Cove, Karratha

Hearson Cove is an intriguing landscape nestled between some heavy built industry and the protected Murujuga National Park. Living in Karratha, this spot was a favourite to spend some time by the water. The natural environment in and around Hearson Cove is diverse and ever changing as part of its existence. Being new to the area, this was highly amusing for us and I am excited to show you a series ...

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Big Brook Dam Cycle and Pemberton MTB Park

The day begins with hot savoury pies and sausage rolls from the bakery in Pemberton, we leave the car in town and cycle side by side down a quiet street towards the Pemberton Pool. We could easily spend the day admiring the dark still fresh water edged by a magnificent pocket of Karri forest.  Pemberton Pool is a lovely picnic spot. Sounds of laughter echo from the mountain bike park trails behind ...

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Albany’s Southern Peaks MTB Race

On the nose end of the working week, we packed the car and drove five hours south of Perth to Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia for the Southern MTB festival. Following a fun ride at the Dwellingup 100 last month I was keen to give the Albany event a go, opting for the more forgiving 37 km length. On race day I cycle from the motel to ...

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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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The longer Windan Bridge Loop, East of Perth City

This 15 kilometre or thereabouts bike ride begins under the shadow of an old disused power station in East Perth before turning into a splendid urban meander alongside the Swan River through nature reserves and wetlands, under the canopy of trees utilising paths for bike and pedestrian users. The route is relatively flat and definitely affords more enjoyment of the surroundings. While we cycle this route, you can walk or ...

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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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Tips for a Road Trip to the Pilbara, Western Australia

2017 was an adventurous and challenging year for us, we packed up and headed north for a year of work and outdoor adventures in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We purchased a trailer from a family business in Welshpool called Loadstar Trailers and towed items for the year all the way to Karratha. We had never travelled further than Jurien Bay and traversed a fair few kilometres into a brand ...

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Summer storm | Karratha Pilbara Region

So today, the 28th of December, almost two months into the summer wet season, the tourists passing through Karratha have dwindled and the pesky flies have landed. Even the appearance of food trucks at Dreamer's hill has stalled, but despite the quiet surroundings we have been using the time off work to explore more trails on the mountain bikes. Setting out from the power line track directly behind the neighbourhood, we ...

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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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From a local to you – Perth Travel Journal

Perth the capital city in Australia's largest state, Western Australia, famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Also my hometown.  Save the binge partying for Thailand because Perth's lifestyle incorporates outdoors, foodie pursuits and over recent years, fitness and authentic mother nature based adventure. I was super excited as the plane touched down onto the runway in Perth and could hardly contain myself. Eagerly anticipating for the seat belt sign to ...

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