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 …Read more »
Friday night we prepare the mountain bikes and backpacks, I spend a little bit of time cutting some KMART fake flowers for a fascinator that will hopefully be easy to fix onto the helmet. Race 7 for the Burrup Mountain Club is one like no other, actually all rounds so far have been like no other with a …Read more »
A mountain bike race to cure all ailments known to man including sleeplessness, anxiety and mountain bike withdrawal symptoms. Sounds like a bit of fun to me, I thought weeks prior, as I filled out the race form for Yara’s Dr Baynton’s 6 hour race in Karratha, a Pilbara town in the northwest of Western …Read more »
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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »