Joffre Gorge, Karijini National Park

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 road to the Joffre lookout car park where we'll be able to follow a marked ...

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Sunset walk and dip in Fern Pool, Karijini National Park

Let me begin this post by setting a scene that entails a morning of exploring the outback followed by lunch back at the campsite and a lazy afternoon. Warmth is in the dry air as the sun begins to set over the spinifex covered landscape and there's one last opportunity to cool off before the dark starry night emerges. On balmy hot evenings, if we were in Perth we would head to the ...

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Dales Gorge Walk, Karijini National Park

Following an impressive hike of Mount Bruce, second tallest peak in Western Australia, the following day was spent down in the gorges in Karijini National Park, the second largest national park in Western Australia.  Unmarked by industry and a horizon of ancient landscape made up of stunning colours, we consider Karijini to be a special escape because you will definitely connect with the wonders of nature. Treating ourselves to a sleep in, our morning ...

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Hiking Mount Bruce in Karijini National Park

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 to the top. Essentially to reach the summit, hikers will complete all of the classes ...

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We hit the MTB trails in the Pilbara

I think most mountain bikers would agree, riding is a wee bit addictive and in Western Australia there is ample opportunity to ride through some contrasting landscapes with endless options when it comes to the style of riding. In the North West of Western Australia, the Pilbara region has a fairly active network of mountain bike trails and crew. I'm excited to share with you, a ride in the Pilbara! Saturday morning waking up ...

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Deep Gorge, Burrup Peninsula – Summer Season

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 take an unsealed road to an area that the ladies at the Karratha visitor centre ...

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Yaburara Heritage Trail, Karratha

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 a five minute drive from town. There's plenty of parking to leave the car and the ...

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Road trip to the North West of Western Australia

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 area, a hot climate and remote location. The tourism websites talk about an ancient natural landscape made ...

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Discover Kings Park & Botanic Garden

While Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a popular attraction in the capital of Western Australia, it is also a much loved spot for Perth folk. In this post I explore a number of activities which could very well be combined into spending a whole day exclusively in the 400 hectare park. Tree exploring! Invest in $3.00 at Aspects of Kings Park for a pocket sized book on the special trees found in Kings Park. Embark ...

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Summer Landscape at Shenton Bushland

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 to return around sunset on a cooler day. Located on Lemnos Street, the trail head is ...

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