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The Best Family-Friendly Hike Trails Around Wellington Dam, Collie - short or long, an easy stroll or vigorous hike, you'll find it all in Wellington National Park. Great hikes for babies and toddlers #westernaustralia #collie #wellingtonnatinalpark #wellingtondam #familyhike #hikingtoddler #hikingbaby

The Best Family-Friendly Hike Trails Around Wellington Dam, Collie

If you’re looking for a camping destination with plenty of outdoor activities, then Wellington National Park is the place for you. Being just over 2 hours from Perth, it is not a long drive from the city, but far enough away to really feel like a holiday. It’s close enough that you can visit for a day trip but be warned, you’ll be wanting to come back again and again...

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...

How hiking saved my sanity after having a baby

Becoming a mother for the first time is a wonderful, albeit daunting experience. With mammoth life changes, coupled with daunting responsibilities and sleep deprivation, its almost inevitable that our mental wellbeing takes a blow. I was blissfully happy after Maddie was born. A mix of excitement, hormones and love kept me crying happy tears for weeks. I appreciate...

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...

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...