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Maddie wearing a bright colourful top running down the white sand beach with waves rolling at her reel

Australia’s Southwest Road Trip

Which do you prefer, a beach holiday or an active vacay in the forest? Well in Australia’s Southwest you can have both! This perfect week long road trip itinerary will take you through the majestic Southern Forests showing you all the highlights, with free or cheap camp suggestions. Of course you may decide to treat yourself to some of the gorgeous luxury...

West Cape Howe National Park

Wow, just Wow!! You are going to find yourself repeating this time after time when you explore West Cape Howe in Western Australia’s Amazing South Coast. The beaches are simply divine with perfect squeaky (literally squeaky) white sand and the clearest of blue waters. And between these beaches are black cliff faces so abrupt and vertical that they leave your...

Suzy kneeling on the rock surface with her hand on the trace fossils

Kalbarri Trace Fossils

Everything you need to know about the Eurypterid and Skolithos trace fossils of Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia. Kalbarri is undeniably one of the most picturesque towns on the Western Australia coast. With the wide sweeping Murchison River mouth and white coastal cliffs sheltering the town, it is a camping and fishing dream. The incredible red sandstone...

Where to swim in the Southern Forests

Let’s face it, WA summers can be pretty darn HOT! But don’t let that put you off. There is always somewhere to cool off, be it at the beach or in a lake. But down in the beautiful karri forest of the southwest you can find pools guaranteed to refresh you like no other. Between 2.5 and 5 hours from Perth, and just inland from Margaret River, you will find Bridgetown...

Columnar Basalt at Black Point, D'Entrecastreau National Park

Black Point, D’Entrecastreaux National Park

Absolutely everything you need to know about Black Point and the Bunbury Basalts Standing on the the black rock pillars looking out to sea you could be excused for thinking you are on the Giants Causeway in Ireland, or even the volcanic wonderland of Iceland; but this striking headland is Black Point in southwest Western Australia.  Black point is one of only a...

Hikers watching for whales out to sea

7 of the best spots in Margaret River for whale watching from the beach

Watching humpback whales breaching and smashing in the ocean is an incredible experience, but the whale watching cruises can be quite expensive. What if I told you that you could have an incredible cetacean encounter without spending a cent? Thats right, completely free. In Western Australia we are blessed with great weather, stunning scenery and some of the best...

33+ Ingenious Camping Hacks From Bunnings: You can find so many fun, useful, or outright ingenious hacks to make your camping a breeze, all at your favourite Aussie store. Cheaper camping gear than the usual big name camping shops, and you can grab a sausage sizzle on the way in. #bunnings #campinghack #campinghacks #camping #familytravel #sausagesizzle

Ingenious Camping Hacks from Bunnings

The traditional Bunnings sausage sizzle is about as Australian as thongs, akubras and some seriously scary wildlife. But did you know you can also pick up a heap of cheap and affective camping gear at our favourite hardware store. From cooking to plumbing, sunscreen to solar lights, you can find so many camping essentials, plus a few ingenious ways to re-purpose...

Sweet, chewy Anzac Cookies cooked on a barbeque or campfire - the perfect campsite snack to please the whole family. A quick and easy traditional snack #camping #campfirecooking #campdinner #easy dinner #barbequerecipe #recipe #camprecipe #cookie #anzaccookie

Campsite Recipe: Rich and Delicious Anzac Biscuit

We are always on the lookout for new snacks to have while camping. Our campfire pizza recipe has become our go-to yummy warm dinner on cooler nights. These soft and chewy Anzac biscuit are so easy to make and so delicious you’ll wonder why you never tried this before! Not only will they give a boost of energy on any day in camp or along a hike, but they are...