Posts in the Category: western australia

Pilbara road bike ride to airport

Posted in - Pilbara & Road bike cycle & Travelling Me & western australia on December 28th 2017 0 Comments Lee-Karratha

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 …

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From a local to you – Perth Travel Journal

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Perth, Australia on November 24th 2017 1 Comments Perth-CBD

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 …

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Hiking a 4WD track outside Karratha

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & Pilbara on September 30th 2017 7 Comments Hike-Hearson-Karratha

In the vicinity of Karratha there seems to be many more four wheel drive (4WD) tracks than hiking trails, understandably so when taking into consideration the vast distances between locations in the Northwest of Western Australia, as well as, a lengthy summer that prevents most hiking activities. With Murujuga National Park within close proximity we made some …

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Things to do in Karratha during Winter

Posted in - North West & Pilbara & western australia on August 11th 2017 1 Comments Desert-stuart-pea-Karratha

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 …

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Mt Herbert, Millstream Chichester National Park – Winter Season

Posted in - Pilbara & western australia on June 23rd 2017 2 Comments Mt Herbert 2

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 …

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Moving to a new town, in regional WA

Posted in - North West & Pilbara on June 18th 2017 0 Comments Joffree us

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 …

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Joffre Gorge, Karijini National Park

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & Pilbara on May 21st 2017 0 Comments Trail-into-joffre

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 …

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