The Killer Whales at Bremer Canyon

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Image courtesy of Keith Lightbody

Each year in February and March, an incredible natural wonder takes place, in a tiny speck of ocean 65km off the coast of Bremer Bay in Australia’s remote southwest. This small spot, deep in the southern ocean becomes a hotbed of activity for the ocean’s most magnificent creatures.  Killer whales, sperm whales, masses of sharks, giant squid, huge oceanic sunfish and schools of tuna all converge here to fight for food and supremacy. Continue reading The Killer Whales at Bremer Canyon

Swimming and Camping at Ellendale Pool

Ellendale Pool

Talk to anyone that grew up around Geraldton and the mid-west region and Ellendale Pool is likely to bring up nostalgic memories.  Ellendale Pool still conjures up images of farm kids swinging off ropes into the river, young men and ladies on first dates and families picnicking under the shady gum trees.

Located 45km southeast of Geraldton, this natural waterhole on the Greenough River  has played an important role in Indigenous and European history. Continue reading Swimming and Camping at Ellendale Pool

Coronation Beach

Coronation Beach Geraldton

Coronation Beach is a campsite located about 35km north of Geraldton. It’s also one of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in WA – since it’s my favourite spot I’m more inclined to say that it’s the best in the world.

In the windy season Coronation Beach is busy with wind and kitesurfers. At other times of the year, the site attracts the caravaning crowd who make this a popular overnight or weekend camp on their way further north or south. Continue reading Coronation Beach

Where to go Stand Up Paddling in Perth

Stand Up Paddling in Perth

Stand Up Paddling comes with a whole range of health benefits – it’s a great cardio workout, works the core, improves balance and increases strength. Best of all, it’s fun and a great way to explore Perth’s many waterways, both on the river and ocean.

Once you’ve mastered the basics there are plenty of ways to progress and become more than a social paddler –  get into racing, try SUP yoga (yes, it’s a thing) or hit the waves. Continue reading Where to go Stand Up Paddling in Perth

32 Fun Ideas for getting Outdoors in Perth

Stand Up Paddle Perth

With the summer holiday season almost here, there’s plenty of reason for getting outdoors and exploring Perth’s magnificent coastline, rivers and the many natural wonders that Australia’s sunniest capital has to offer.

To get you started here are thirty ideas on getting outside, being active and discovering something new this summer. Continue reading 32 Fun Ideas for getting Outdoors in Perth

Exploring Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids may be best known for being the best vantage spot to watch the annual Avon Descent Race, but it makes for an equally good visit  any time of the year.

Located off Great Northern Highway in Brigadoon, Bells Rapids is a lovely spot for a picnic, bush walking and getting a healthy dose of nature. In season, wildflowers abound such as the Fuchsia Grevillea. There are also plenty of kangaroos in the area, as well as an abundance of birds. Continue reading Exploring Bells Rapids

How to spend a day in the Swan Valley

Image: Flickr (Robert Young)
Image: Flickr Robert Young

It’s an easy 25-min drive from Perth CBD to the Swan Valley. This makes it one of the closest wine regions to a capital city in the world. A great reason for an indulgent day out to sample the region’s many fantastic wineries, craft breweries and local produce from Australia’s first humane food region.

With so much to do, how do you spend a day in the Swan Valley? Aim  to visit  three or four wineries with one visit including lunch. If you’re a beer lover, substitute one of these stops for a brewery. Continue reading How to spend a day in the Swan Valley

8 Awesome dog-friendly walking trails near Perth

Dog friendly walking trails near Pert

With the wildflower season upon us, now is the perfect time to hit the walking trails and enjoy some of the native bushland surrounding Perth.

So that our four-legged besties don’t have to miss out on the fun, here’s a list of some great dog approved walking trails near Perth. Continue reading 8 Awesome dog-friendly walking trails near Perth

See the sights with Sightseeing Pass Australia

Sightseeing Pass Australia

West Australia has plenty of world class attractions and experiences on offer. Whether it’s a wine tour of the Margaret River Region, visiting the Pinnacles, a day on Rottnest Island or swimming with Whale Sharks, WA is a unique holiday experience.

An easy way to experience the best of Western Australia is with Sightseeing Pass Australia. This is a one-stop shop booking service that offers a convenient way to see the best of Perth and WA without using multiple booking sites. Continue reading See the sights with Sightseeing Pass Australia

Great books to read about Western Australia

Great books to read about Western Australia

Books are a wonderful way to escape to far-flung places and find out about exotic destinations. Equally, they’re also a great conduit to discover and understand the place that we come from.

With that in mind, here’s a list of some fantastic books set in Western Australia that will leave you with a new insight and perspective into this unique part of the world. Continue reading Great books to read about Western Australia