Posts in the Category: Great Southern

Holidaying like it was 1990 in Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Great Southern & Healthy life & Microadventure Perth & South West & Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia & Wheatbelt on July 30th 2016 0 Comments Fishing

Early childhood holidays were in a remote beach hut community, surrounded by sand dunes, daily encounters with kangaroos and emus, and stories of a haunted hut. I made it once to the window at night before hastily running away because the oil lantern and wood rocking chair freaked my wandering imagination into thinking a ghost would appear any minute. The …

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Road trip tips for Western Australia’s South West

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & Great Southern & South West on April 26th 2016 2 Comments Holiday-Driving-tips

A while ago I wrote a few tips for the drive to Albany and from our recent trip along the South Western highway to the great southern forests I’m sharing some general knowledge for a seamless enjoyable ‘down south’ drive. This post covers the towns along Forest Highway and the South West Highway all …

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Wrap Up of Porongurup + Albany Travels

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on January 14th 2015 0 Comments albany-Discovery-Centre

We spent a couple of days on a working farm in the great southern region of Western Australia, however, there was no working for Derek and I, it was holiday time. There is something about the country, I always return back to Perth wanting to move and set up a life on a farm. For me, …

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Sky high on Bluff Knoll, Western Australia

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & western australia on January 11th 2015 3 Comments Bluff-Knoll-Hiking

A new experience is the spice of life, is it not?

Our last day in Porongurup, we hiked Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range National park. The 6 kilometre return trail to the Bluff Knoll summit scales 1,097 metre high, the highest peak in the south of the state. Bluff Knoll is a must see and do in …

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Nailing it at Castle Rock Sky Walk – Yeow!

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth on January 11th 2015 2 Comments Castle-Rock-Trail-WA

Following a festive Christmas we drove down to the great southern region of Western Australia, overnighting on a beautiful farm at the base of the Porongurup Ranges. We found Jilba Farm, on the accommodation marketplace website, Airbnb. Those of you that read the blog regularly, would have seen my posts about our previous visit and …

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Albany is beautiful in the rain

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Travelling Me & western australia on November 15th 2014 1 Comments Albany-wind-farm-2

Spending a couple of nights in Porongurup (travel post here) we traveled further south exploring the town of Albany, albeit the weather kept us from doing some our plans like hiking Bluff Knoff and attempting the mountain bike track on Mount Clarence we managed to see a couple of other entertaining sights around town. 

Albany Town Centre

Located in the great …

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Staying on a farm in Porongurup

Posted in - Great Southern & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on November 1st 2014 2 Comments Porongurup-Map

We spent a couple of nights in the great southern town of Porongurup, four and a half hours drive south of Perth. The day before our departure it was a sunny 34 degrees but as we arrived into the region we seemed to have brought along all of rain! Our plans of hiking the ranges and …

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