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.
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→
Located near Chidlow in the Perth Hills, Lake Leschenaultia 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 Leschenaultia→
I used to think that the Margaret River region was all about the stunning coastline, pristine beaches and world-class surf breaks. Just as well that I’ve uncovered the region’s towering Jarrah and Karri forests and lush river banks.
Here are four great campsites where you can pitch your tent or park your caravan amongst the trees and experience another side to Margaret River.
All sites offer basic facilities including gas BBQs and drop toilets. There are no hot showers, buzzing generators or powered sites. Instead, you’ll get close to nature and wildlife all at the bargain price of $1o per person per night.
On each of my trips to Gnaraloo, the song lyrics “this could be heaven, this could be hell’ comes ringing into my years.
To clarify, I’ve only ever made the trip in the scorching January heat, when the southerly blows hard enough to keep everyone but the most dedicated European wind and kitesurfers far away. The earth is parched from the relentless heat and no matter what the weather is doing, you’ll bear the full brunt of it here. Continue reading Gnaraloo 3 Mile Camp – Where Desert meets the Ocean→