Category Archives: Nature and Wildlife

Travel through the night sky at Perth Observatory

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Tonight I’m at the Perth Observatory on one of their night 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

Day trip to Penguin Island in Perth

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Perth and Western Australia provide 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.

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The Killer Whales at Bremer Canyon

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Image courtesy of Keith Lightbody

Updated 20 January 2018

Each year from January to April, an incredible natural wonder takes place, in a tiny speck of ocean 65km off the coast of Bremer Bay in Australia’s remote southwest. This small spot, deep in the southern ocean becomes a hotbed of activity for the ocean’s most magnificent creatures.  Killer whales, sperm whales, masses of sharks, giant squid, huge oceanic sunfish and schools of tuna all converge here to fight for food and supremacy. Continue reading The Killer Whales at Bremer Canyon

The Best Place on Earth for Stargazing

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The magnificent night sky above our heads each night may well be West Australia’s most incredible natural asset. Compared to the northern hemisphere, the southern sky has one of the best views of the Milky Way as well as exclusive views of the stunning Magellanic Clouds, the Jewel Box cluster of stars and the Southern Cross – which can’t be seen in Europe of America.

There’s something about stargazing that instills fascination with our world and the galaxies beyond. Looking at the stars always gives rise to pondering life’s bigger questions about our existence. Continue reading The Best Place on Earth for Stargazing