Category Archives: Nature and Wildlife

The best Margaret River caves to explore

Margaret River Cave

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The caves around Margaret River formed over a million years ago and are one of the natural wonders of Australia’s southwest. If you haven’t gone underground at a Margaret River cave, then don’t miss the chance to visit one of these subterranean wonderlands on your next trip south.  Continue reading The best Margaret River caves to explore

Mount Augustus – how to visit the biggest rock in the world

Mount Augustus

Who knew that Australia’s biggest rock is not in fact Uluru? Instead, it is Western Australia that lays claim to having the largest rock in the world.

Mount Augustus or Burringurrah as its known to the local Wajarri people rises 700m out from the surrounding plains and covers almost 5,000 hectares. The rock is 8km long, 5km wide and roughly twice as big as Uluru.
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Where to go Stargazing in Perth

Perth Observatory
Image: Courtesy of Perth Observatory

Australia is blessed with some of the darkest night skies in the world which makes for a pretty good reason to stay up late and mesmerise at the wonders of the universe above.

If you want to find out a bit more about distant galaxies or you’re a budding astronomer who wants to peek through an impressive telescope, then take a look at these stellar spots for stargazing in Perth. Continue reading Where to go Stargazing in Perth

A day out at Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids Bridge

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 day trip from Perth any time of the year.

Located off Great Northern Highway in Brigadoon, Bells Rapids is a lovely spot for a picnic, bushwalking 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 A day out at Bells Rapids

Perth’s favourite outing – John Forrest National Park

Perth's favourite day out - John Forrest National Park

If anyone asks me where to take overseas visitors in Perth, I say John Forrest National Park.

Not only is this the best place in Perth, if not the state, to get up close and personal with our favourite wildlife, the kangaroos, it also provides the perfect bush escape.

Established in 1900, after the state’s first premier, John Forrest National Park is West Australia’s oldest national park and remains one of Perth’s favourite day trip destinations.

Set among Jarrah and Marri Trees, most of the park remains in its natural state and is a top spot for walks and picnics. Continue reading Perth’s favourite outing – John Forrest National Park