The Fremantle Heritage Festival is one of my favourite festivals in Perth and epitomises everything I love about Freo. Taking place from 27th May to 6th June, the Festival celebrates the rich and colourful history of Fremantle, along with the cool, quirky and the slightly odd.
As always there’s an eclectic program of events on offer – ranging from walking tours, markets, live music events, exhibitions, visual displays and plenty of stuff in between. Continue reading Fremantle Heritage Festival
Indulge both body and mind at the Pilbara Wellness Retreat. Set among the stunning backdrop of the beautiful Pilbara region, the Retreat runs from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th July 2016 and offers serenity, reflection and plenty of adventure. Continue reading Adventure and Indulgence at the Pilbara Wellness Retreat
The Indian Ocean Drive is a scenic coastal drive alongside the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Constructed in 2010, the Indian Ocean Drive connects Lancelin and Geraldton with plenty of attractions along the way, including the lunar like Pinnacle Desert.
Whether your destination is on the Indian Ocean Drive, or you’re heading further north, here are some of the best things to see and do along the way. Continue reading Things to see and do on the Indian Ocean Drive
It may no longer be Perth’s best kept secret, but wander through the Careniup Wetlands and you truly feel like you’ve stepped into a secret wonderland. Continue reading Perth’s Secret Garden
Fremantle is one of the best preserved 19th century ports in the world and has a rich tapestry of local heritage and history.
Here are eight easy ways to take a wander into the past and reflect on the bygone days that have shaped Fremantle into the unique place it is today.
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Go straight to Prison
What do Mick Jagger and Alice Cooper do when in Perth? They go to prison. True story, both stars opted for a tour of the prison on their short stay while on tour in Perth.
The Fremantle Prison is West Australia’s only World Heritage Listed Building and replaced the Round House as the main goal in the 1850’s. Unlike its predecessor, it was built by the newly arrived convicts who were made to build their own prison using the local limestone.
Continue reading 8 Ways to get Historical in Fremantle
Located near Chidlow in the Perth Hills, Lake Leshenaultia has an old world charm that offers the perfect city escape.
The lake is a perfect outing for a picnic with plenty of shaded areas, BBQ facilities, a swimming beach with pontoon, canoe hire and walking and cycle trails. Children are particularly well catered for, making this an ideal family destination. Continue reading Escape the city to Lake Leshenaultia
Looking at the magnificent night sky, the inevitable question, is there anyone out there, pops into my head. Gazing at distant galaxies, planets, clusters and nebulae it’s almost impossible not to open your mind to the possibilities of the universe.
Tonight I’m at the Perth Observatory on one of their night viewing tours. After a long dark drive through the Bickley Valley, there’s something almost other worldly about standing on top of the hill at the observatory. Surrounded by the white domes housing the impressive array of telescopes and immersed by the millions of stars that make up the Milky Way, I feel a thousand miles away from the city. Continue reading Travel through the night sky at Perth Observatory
Perth and Western Australia provides easy access to a number of great outdoor adventures, day trips and getaways. Whether you are just visiting WA on holiday or you live in the Perth area, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to steal away for the day to Penguin Island.
Continue reading Day trip to Penguin Island
As soon as we veered of Southwest Highway and followed the signs to Glenglynn Cottages I knew that I had found what I was hoping for. Like most of the Blackwood Valley area, Glenlynn is full sweeping vistas of green rolling hills, paddocks with roaming sheep, horses and what must be Bridgetown’s biggest dam.
First though, to get to our cottage, we had to get past the sheep. Lots of sheep and none seemed in a particular hurry to make way for a family sized sedan from the city. The two resident Alpacas were keeping a watchful eye on their herd from atop of the field. After plenty of curious glances and a few baas, the gravel road was cleared and we were free to continue along the winding path to our home for the next three nights. Continue reading Ah the serenity – Glenlynn Farm Cottages
On the southern edge of the Ferguson Valley, lies Gnomesville, one of WA’s quirkier attractions. Here, thousands of garden gnomes have taken up permanent residence amongst the gum trees. As the gnomes would say, this is gnome sweet gnome. Continue reading Gnomesville