Family HIkes

Here you will find all our family hiking adventures from short walks close to home to long day hikes from around the world.

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Chasing Waterfalls on the Cape to Cape Track

The Cape to Cape Track in southwest Western Australia has to be one of the most beautiful hike trails in the world. There is stiff competition for such a prestigious title, I know, but there are not many places you can walk along perfectly white sand beaches, pink sparkling granite boulders, deep green vegetation atop limestone cliffs and towering Karri forests every...

Crystal Quest at Sugarloaf Rock, Margaret River

Exploring the Crystals and Swirls of the Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks at Sugarloaf Rock Sugarloaf Rock is close to the top of most people’s Margaret River bucket list. The monolith rises from the Indian Ocean close to the northern end of the Capes region, just a few kilometres from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. It has been the focus of many sunset photos and selfies...

Its Freaking Lava! Thrill Seeking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes have always fascinated me. Always! I don’t remember my first encounter with them, probably watching lava spew from a thundering mountain top on the evening news. What I do remember is being spellbound, and just a little scared, of them as a young child. Somehow, I knew there was no risk to us at our home in southeast England but I watched the powerful...

Fossil Hunting in Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri National Park had been at the top of my list of places to visit in Western Australia since I arrived back in 2012. In the park you can find evidence of the first animals to walk on land and to a geologist, that’s about as exciting as Disneyland. We first visited back in 2013 as the final leg of a big road trip up the Coral Coast, only to find the national...

South Downs Way Through Fresh Eyes

Home Sweet Home is always a little more lovely than I remember it. There are some things I always look forward to, such as the delicious Marks and Spencer’s food, the 24hr convenience and abundance of quality yet affordable clothing shops. Yet I am always taken aback by the simplest of things that I had forgotten such as the crispness of the early morning air. So...

Southern Lights and Living Fossils at Lake Clifton

What do the Southern Lights and rare, living fossils have in common? They can both be seen from Lake Clifton, one of the featured hikes on the Trails WA website. I stumbled across the website one morning and spent an hour or so exploring the map, finding all sorts of trails not too far from our home in Mandurah. Maddie has never been a fan of the car so Jed and I...