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Gift ideas for Outdoor Adventurers

Christmas gift ideas for outdoor adventurers

As we approach another festive season, I have presents on my mind. I’m on a constant pursuit to find the perfect gift for the people I care about and really dislike the idea of giving gifts that are mass produced and have little meaning or sentimental value behind them.

Unfortunately, my organisation skills mean that I frequently end up on a frantic last minute dash to the shops a few days before Christmas and I end up with exactly that.
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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

Great books 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 about Western Australia that will leave you with a new insight and perspective into this unique part of the world. Continue reading Great books about Western Australia

Travel through the night sky at Perth Observatory

Perth Observatory

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

Cycling around the Swan River

Cycling Swan River
Cycling around Perth’s iconic Swan River is something everyone should do at least once. You don’t need to be Cadel Evans to cycle around the Swan. You can go fast, take it slow, take the kids or go it alone. No matter how you do it, it’s something everyone can do and it’s the best way to see the sights. Lycra’s optional, a map’s essential.

It’s about 50km to do the whole Swan River circuit. If that sounds like a lot, it’s mostly flat and unlike the Tour de France there are no mountains to conquer. You can shorten the route by using the Narrows Bridge and omit going along the South Perth foreshore and Heirisson Island. Similarly, you can extend the ride by including the Canning River and cycling along the Mt Pleasant foreshore. Adding Kings Park to the ride is also an option. Continue reading Cycling around the Swan River

The Wave House – Margaret River’s Coolest Beach Shack

The Wave House

If you like a house with character and don’t mind foregoing five-star luxury, then The Wave House is the coolest place to stay in the southwest. Perched high up on the hill overlooking Indijup Beach, the Wave House has panoramic views of one of the regions most stunning beach. Continue reading The Wave House – Margaret River’s Coolest Beach Shack

Walk the Cape to Cape Track

Found this bench with the most spectacular view along the track
Found this bench with the most spectacular view along the track

The Cape to Cape Track is one of the best ways to explore the stunning landscape of the southwest. The 135km trail is Australia’s longest coastal walk, connecting Cape Naturaliste in the north with Cape Leeuwin, Australia’s most south-westerly point. Continue reading Walk the Cape to Cape Track