Category Archives: Nature + Wildlife

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

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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Flickr Image by Jon Connell

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