It was the lure of WA’s best scones and a look at one of the states’ most haunted houses that made us stop at Oakabella Homestead. Six hours later our visit to the heritage listed homestead was so much more. Continue reading Why Oakabella Homestead is the perfect stop
They may not look impressive at first sight, but if you consider that these grey, bubbling blobs are some of the oldest living organisms on earth, they become a lot more interesting. Continue reading Stromatolites at Lake Thetis
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For years Geraldton has always been a quick transit stop on my travels further north. On the last visit though, I made sure I had a few days to explore.
Here are the things I uncovered on my last trip including where to stay and where to eat. If you have some time up your sleeve, make sure that you give Geraldton a few days of your attention. Along with being a great spot to spend a few days, it’s also an excellent hub to explore the mid-west region and is only a day trip away from Kalbarri. Continue reading Your guide to things to do in Geraldton
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
Cliff Head is a free nature-based campsite located on the Indian Ocean Road between Leeman and Dongara.
Recently re-vamped, these sites are beautifully located among limestone cliffs and the turquoise water that this coastline is noted for. Continue reading Free Camping at Cliff Head
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
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If you’re travelling the west coast of Australia, then chances are that the Indian Ocean Drive is the starting point of your road trip in Western Australia. For me, turning into the Indian Ocean Drive always marks the point where I’ve left the city behind and the holiday or weekend begins.
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I’ve always had a thing for Lancelin. For me, it’s the quintessential WA fishing town straight out of a Tim Winton book. I love the colour of the ocean, the dolphins that regularly swim in the bay, the vast sand dunes at the back of the town and most of all the endless stretch of beach.
It’s not the place to come for fine dining, or great shopping or gourmet coffee. On the other hand, if you love uncrowded beaches, the big outdoors, and don’t mind being windswept then Lancelin is a great place to visit. Continue reading Things to do in Lancelin