Category Archives: Camping

Camping among the Gum Trees at Emu Creek Station

Emu Creek Station

Emu Creek Station is a historic cattle station located in the Pilbara region. The station is a short drive on a dirt track off the Northwest Coastal Highway and roughly 2.5 hours northwest of the Minilya Roadhouse if travelling north. For us, Emu Creek provided an ideal transit stop on our way from Mount Augustus to Exmouth. Continue reading Camping among the Gum Trees at Emu Creek Station

Keeping the kids entertained: WA’s South West caravan parks ideal for families

Keeping the kids entertained

Western Australia’s south-west coast is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Australia. Well known for a range tourist attractions, local delicacies and events all year round, it’s a popular family getaway during the school holidays.

If you’re looking for some of the best family caravan parks in the region, with space for a large van, utilities and plenty of budget-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained, here’s five must-visit caravan parks you’ll be glad you found. Continue reading Keeping the kids entertained: WA’s South West caravan parks ideal for families

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

Gnaraloo 3 Mile Camp – Where Desert meets the Ocean

Gnaraloo Collage 2

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 to Gnaraloo 3 Mile Camp 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