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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...

11 fun, exciting and challenging games to play at camp when bad weather interupts your plans. Turn rainy days into educational expeditions with these tips #campingtips #campinghacks #westernaustralia #games #toddlers #kids #familyouting #familytravel

How To Keep The Kids Entertained When You’re Camping In The Rain

Going camping is all about immersing yourself in the elements. The sun, the sea, wandering through the forest and sleeping under the stars. But how do you keep the family entertained when you really are stuck out in the elements? Our last road trip took ran slightly off course when we headed into a huge rainstorm on our third night. We had planned to stay two nights...

A Landscape Transformed - Wooleen Station after the rains: Over the course of one weekend in mid April the landscape of the Murchison Region was entirely transformed. From dry to filled river and lake in just 2 days #murchisonregion #murchisonriver #wooleenstation #river #lake #ephemeral

A Landscape Transformed – Wooleen Station after a storm

Over the course of one weekend in mid April the landscape of the Murchison Region was entirely transformed. After a long five months with no rain, there was a buzz in the air and sense of excitement amongst pastoralists at the possibility of some precipitation on the horizon. We arrived at Wooleen Station on the Friday morning. After checking in at the homestead and...

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...

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...