Posts in the Category: South West

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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Camping and Cycling in Nannup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 25th 2016 2 Comments Camping-Nannup

With a few nights up our sleeve we travelled down to Nannup to mountain bike a few of the local trails before the long weekend. Nannup is located in Western Australia’s south west along Vasse Highway, in between Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Blackwood River and a few creek systems pass through the town making …

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Sensational coffee at Pickle & O, Nannup

Posted in - South West & western australia on September 24th 2016 0 Comments Pickle-and-O

Gearing up for a day of exploring the town of Nannup we stopped in at Pickle and O, a small fresh food focused cafe on the main street next to the tourist centre.

Around the town in spring there are some beautiful tulips in planter boxes along the street. We sat outside enjoyed a smooth long …

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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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Come and find me…at Donnelly River Holiday Village

Posted in - Featured & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife & Wildflowers on June 2nd 2016 1 Comments kangaroo-local-wildlife

Completing a small section of the Munda Biddi last year, Donnelly River Village became our start and finish, where we spent a night in between preparing and recovering from the bike journey. You can catch those posts here and here. We had such an awesome break in the old …

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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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Things to see and do in and around Binningup

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Day trips from Perth & South West & Travelling Me & western australia on April 2nd 2016 0 Comments Gnomesville-Western-Australia

This Easter long weekend we joined the annual migration to the southern region of West Australia for a quiet weekend in the country. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve taken advantage of the longest holiday break in the WA year, to escape the city and become the annoying out of towners! Suffice to say we …

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Barking Cow in Bridgetown

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Coffee & Food and Drink Perth & South West on November 3rd 2015 2 Comments Espresso-bridgetown

Finishing our 3 day ride along the Munda Biddi trail and 71km behind us, we were talking about a nice big meal and barista made coffee when we rolled into Donnelly River Village.  After we unpacked the bikes and trailers we made our way to the nearby town of Bridgetown, wandering along the main strip …

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A-Z Guidebook – Donnelly River Village

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Kid Friendly & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & South West & Travelling Me & Wildlife & Wildflowers on September 18th 2015 4 Comments Donnelly-River

A holiday of a different kind, good for the soul, one that would be more familiar to my parents generation, is Donnelly River Holiday Village in the south-west of Western Australia. The village is no longer a town, however, many years ago it used to be a timber mill town (built for the Bunnings Brothers), and then …

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