Posts in the Category: western australia

Hiking Mount Bruce in Karijini National Park

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & western australia on April 17th 2017 0 Comments Mount Bruce

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 …

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Deep Gorge, Burrup Peninsula – Summer Season

Posted in - Hiking & Walking & North West & Pilbara & western australia on March 12th 2017 3 Comments IMG_4297

Setting out from the town of Karratha, we embark on a short drive towards Dampier en-route to the Burrup Peninsula where Western Australia’s 100th national park is located.

Murujuga National Park was created a couple of years ago under a unique partnership between the government and traditional custodians –  Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi, the Yaburara-Mardudhunera and the Woon-goo-tt-oo.

Just before Hearson’s Cove, we …

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Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & Travelling Me & western australia on February 26th 2017 0 Comments Derek-karratha-hills

Travelling on North West Coastal highway, the city of Karratha sits concealed on the other side of a range of hills known as Karratha hills.  One morning over the weekend, we set off early on the short loop trail of the Yaburara (pronounced Yabara) Heritage Trail. The short loop trail can be accessed from the visitor centre which is …

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Road trip to the North West of Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & North West & Pilbara & western australia on February 19th 2017 1 Comments pilbara

Having spent most of our adult years exploring the south west and great southern areas of Western Australia, we recently set out on an extended trip to the North West of Western Australia. This post is a snippet into our 1,654 kilometre long journey over a period of three days.

The north west of Western Australia can be a considerably unforgiving …

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Summer Landscape at Shenton Bushland

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & Perth, Australia & western australia on January 26th 2017 2 Comments Shenton-Bushland-wa-2

Gearing up for a move, we’ve been committed to some long days of packing and this means not much time for the routine cycles, so we’ve turned to short bush trails for a bit of a relaxing break.

We chanced upon Shenton Bushland when dropping off some linen to the Cat Haven earlier in the week and decided …

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Cycling, Sun, Salt Lakes and Birds on Rottnest Island

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Day trips from Perth & Microadventure Perth & Rottnest Island & Travelling Me on January 6th 2017 24 Comments Tent-for-the-day-rottnest

Putting a gift voucher to good use, we spend our last morning of 2016 relaxing in the scenic surrounds of Rottnest Island.

Boarding the first ferry from B Shed in the Fremantle Port at 7.15 am, the journey is fairly uneventful as we travel the open seas and past some gigantic looking container ships. …

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52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Cycle Perth & Day trips from Perth & Featured & Healthy life & Hiking & Walking & Microadventure Perth & western australia on December 27th 2016 5 Comments Microadventure-perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same …

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Mt Chudalup and D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Southern forests on December 23rd 2016 0 Comments road

Mount Chudalup, an ancient rock form in the karri forest promises some spectacular views to anyone who reaches the summit. Seeing as we were staying at a local camp ground, we planned to cycle 11 kilometres to the trail head and hike to the summit.

We set out reasonably early taking advantage of some good cycling conditions …

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