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6 Incredible Family-Friendly Beaches around Denmark and Walpole, Western Australia #denmark #walpole #westernaustralia #beaches #beach #family #baby #toddler

Best Beaches for Families: Walpole & Denmark Edition

We planned several hikes during our week-long camping adventure in Western Australia’s Great Southern with days spent wandering stretches of the Bibbulmun Track and trekking down sandy paths to isolated beaches. Unfortunately, this was not to be. Our daughter Maddie became unwell and was very run down and tired for most of our trip. Jed and I have become a lot better...

A fun family day out - taking a hike to the summit of Mount Frankland, enjoying the Wilderness Lookout and devouring lunch at the Towermans Hut picnic area

Hiking Mount Frankland, Walpole

The Walpole Wilderness might just be the perfect place for a camping holiday. With seemingly endless white sand beaches and enough hike trails to keep you busy for weeks, this region is on the bucket list of every outdoor enthusiast – and if it isn’t, it should be! The shaded Southern Forests offer a welcome retreat from the hot Australian sun, as well as a...

Snakes of Western Australia: How to keep yourself and your family safe

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to our region or country, the word “snake” is enough to strike fear into many people, especially as we head into the summer months. For overseas visitors or new migrants, all the stories about Australia’s deadly animals can be overwhelming (dropbears aside!) but snakes are truly one animal which need to be treated with...

The Milky Way appears in purple twilight sky above still lake

Astrophotography for Beginners

If you’ve ever gazed into the night sky and watched the stars and planets in awe, perhaps you’ve dreamt about taking a photograph as a keepsake. Below I have written a simple beginners’ guide to astrophotography to help capture your own marvellous Milky Way images. Let me start by stating that I am just a hobby photographer and am still learning. My images are not...

Lighthouse under the Milky Way on a starry night

5 of the Best spots for Stargazing in Western Australia

Wave Rock, Hyden Just outside the town of Hyden in the Wheatbelt 330km from Perth, 3hr 40m drive Wave Rock is a granite cliff, eroded over millions of years into the shape of a perfect wave. The vibrant colourful streaks caused by rainwater running over its surface give Wave Rock a striking appearance. The area is a popular spot for camping and hiking, and is a great...

Wildflowers Western Australia

Wildflowers: Western Australia’s Best Kept Secret

Each year at the end of winter the deserts and grasslands of Western Australia spring to life with a dazzling display of native wildflowers. This vibrant natural wonder is one of the states top attractions, yet you don’t need a fancy 4-wheel drive, boat, or bulging wallet to appreciate them. You can find spectacular displays in and around Perth, especially Kings...