One photo a month for a year at Kings Park, Perth

I've learnt a great deal about Western Australia's natural environment by wandering through Kings Park and Botanic Garden, a unique space in Perth city compromising of a Botanic Garden, park lands with views and a protected native bushland reserve. It's a privilege to have this natural space in an urban area, also a quiet retreat where the attraction is the plant life, something perhaps we all take for granted. The ...

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52 things to do in Northbridge, Western Australia

Northbridge is one of the main late night hubs in Perth, however there is more to its evening antics such as a local foodie and cultural scene. This blog post was originally posted in 2015 and today, 1 January 2020, I have added more content and photos which leads to now an impressive 52 places and experiences. This neighbourhood on the other side of the train tracks has much to offer ...

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Racing the heat at the Pemberton G83

It's close to midday in Pemberton and I join other mountain bikers gathered on a field about to commence the last race (adventure!) of the WA XCM State Series for 2019. This round was organised by the running group at Perth Trail Series, their first mountain bike event. Already 34 degrees Celsius and I am sweating at the start line, it is going to be a summery ride on the forest trails ...

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Northbridge by bicycle : Perth Cultural Centre

Welcome to the first of the red bike adventures through Perth City. I want to show how much fun it is on the bike and also encourage businesses and the local government to think about the benefits of improving cycling facilities and infrastructure, because well, us cyclists are out and about rain or shine, dawn or eve. We like to explore and stop to refuel. The ride begins from Elizabeth Quay ...

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Discovering street art in the newly reduced speed zone!

The City of Vincent has recently commenced a trial reducing speeds to 40km/h in it's southern suburbs close to the Perth CBD area. The main (district distributor) roads  identified in the map will remain at their respective 50Km/h or 60Km/h however the residential streets in the zone will drop to 40Km/h. It's a wonderful move that will compliment the growing cycling culture but will hopefully foster an even more vibrant ...

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Northcliffe Karri Cup MTB Challenge

Leading up to the Northcliffe Karri Cup MTB Challenge we took a few days off work to stay in the nearby town of Pemberton. It was a relaxing way to see in event day, we drank beer over pre-dinner cheese sessions next to the wood fire in our thermals.  I managed to squeeze in some casual pedals around town, but honestly mainly to the bakery on Vasse Highway for the ricotta ...

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Pilbara Road Bike Ride from Karratha

Cycling the dirt tracks around Karratha has aided our tolerance of heat in the Pilbara, something that has been work in progress for us winter dwellers.  One Saturday morning we planned to leave the regional town on the road bikes for a cycle inland towards the Millstream area, we like to think of it as an adventure. The maiden road bike ride since Perth and into rugged land and little else, ...

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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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