Mt Chudalup and D’Entrecasteaux National Park


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


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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Mundaring MTB trails to Lake Leschenaultia


Easing our way into a summer of riding, we embarked on a fun cycle to Lake Leschenaultia using the mountain bike trail network from Mundaring.

Lake Leschenaultia is a man made lake set in native West Australian bush land with camping and recreational facilities. Interestingly the lake was built in 1897 as a dam called Chidlows …

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Kid’s Australian Book Gift Guide


Looking for gift for the kids? We have some wonderful book ideas in this post from learning about the magic secrets of the West Australian Tuart Tree to a Kangaroo opening up a Cancan Cafe! These books are sure to inspire and excite through pictures of Australian landscape and wildlife.

A Year on Our Farm

Illustrated in …

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Exploring the Benefits of Sauna Sessions

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In this fast moving world of blurred health truths, calorie counting, slim is healthy, strong is a better healthy, medical research politics and pseudo health busters, I am going to ask a simple yes or no question – Do you sweat regularly? Yes, I genuinely want to learn if you have a good sweat! Because …

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The Otherside Cafe, Swanbourne


Located om Railway Street along the Fremantle train line and bicycle path, The Otherside Cafe is often a place we stop through on the morning cycle to Fremantle. More specifically it’s located on the other side of Swanbourne train station and accessible via the small Claremont Crescent bridge.

A tiny cafe but certainly a great one for coffee, …

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Trail Mix Ball Recipe


Thanks to Derek I am posting up this delicious tasty snack recipe to share with you all. Inspired by the raw balls we have with coffee at the local café, this recipe contains a nice little spread of wholesome ingredients for a quick boost of energy.

Not quite a raw ball because we’ve roasted the hazelnuts …

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5 Awesome Kickstarter Children’s Books


Kickstarter is a crowd funding platform for creatives and inventors to launch their special project. The creator sets a budget and backers purchase rewards which is normally the product or other promotional pieces of the project. If the budget is met via backers, the project goes ahead to completion and delivery.

For the creator it’s …

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Star Swamp Reserve, Western Australia


Escaping a weekend overthrown by some repetitive and boring book keeping, we hopped in the car late on Sunday afternoon for a drive along the ocean coast to Star Swamp Reserve.

Located in the northern suburbs of North Beach and Watermans Bay, the reserve of close to 100 acres was sectioned off many years ago and …

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