Posts in the Category: western australia

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 1 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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Revisiting Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

Posted in - MTB Parks & Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia on December 22nd 2016 0 Comments Pemberton-Black-and-Blue-trail

Passing through Pemberton in the southern forests of Western Australia, we couldn’t resist visiting the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park again for a ride on the mountain bikes.

We begin with a warm up in the dirt jump section adjacent the car park. Earlier in the year I was a bit hesitant with the jumps but a …

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The Black Cockatoos unique to Western Australia

Posted in - Day trips from Perth & Munda Biddi & Perth Hills & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 20th 2016 0 Comments Male-red-tail wa

On an unusually wintry spring morning we travelled to Martin for the tour day weekend held at Kaarakin, a West Australian Black Cockatoo conservation centre.

If you’ve followed my instagram account you may have noticed a couple of photos of a largish black bird. This is because a flock of Forest Red tailed Black-Cockatoos have taken a keen …

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Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Hiking & Walking & Perth, Australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on October 7th 2016 0 Comments Banksia

While sunny Perth has it’s fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I  often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is.

Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This …

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Pemberton Family Stories, Western Australia

Posted in - Southern forests & Travelling Me & western australia on October 6th 2016 0 Comments Pemberton-Family-Stories

Dad recently handed me a book called Pemberton Family Stories containing a collection of stories from a number families settling in the Pemberton and Northcliffe area.

I really enjoyed the read and wanted to share it on the blog. However, I didn’t wish to write a book review and risk losing the authenticity and not to mention …

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MTB Jarrahwood to Nannup – Munda Biddi & Old Timberline Rail Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & MTB Cross Country & Munda Biddi & South West & Travelling Me on September 30th 2016 2 Comments Barrabup-pool-deck

Carrying on from our camping in Nannup post we spent a day exploring the local national park on bikes.  Only a few metres from the main street in Nannup, off road cyclists and hikers have access to 3 trails covering over 40 kilometres through forest and bushland from the towns of Jarrahwood and Nannup. …

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