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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...

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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...

Gallery: Hutt Lagoon, Port Gregory

Hutt Lagoon in springtime is hands-down one of the most incredible scenes on earth. With a mass of tiny yellow and pink flowers framing the pink waters of the lagoon, it looks more like movie set than real life. We stopped for only an hour on our drive from Kalbarri to see the wildflowers of Mullewa, but Hutt Lagoon is such a wonderful little spot that it deserves a...

Kalbarri Coastal Walks

Sometimes despite the best planning and research, a hike doesn’t turn out the way you imagined, with factors like weather, road closures and toddler temperaments all out of our control. This can be seen either as a curse or a blessing, We chose to optimistically view it as the latter on our most recent trip to Kalbarri – a place we had wanted to return to for a long...

Get Lost In Nature On The Bibbulmun Track

Our first hike with just Mummy and Maddie I imagined my first solo hike with my baby girl would be a leisurely affair. I would walk a comfortable pace along a beautiful trail, sharing my love of nature with my daughter. Little did I know our first expedition as just Mummy and Maddie would end up with me fighting to contain my panic as the situation turned sour...

Kitty’s Gorge Trail After The Rain

Seeing one of our favourite hike trails in a new season Kitty’s Gorge Trail is listed in the top 5 Western Australia day hikes and it fully deserves the accolade. The trail runs 12km from Serpentine Falls picnic area to Jarrahdale cemetery through Serpentine National Park, following the path of a brook. We have hiked this trail a few times in the past, in different...

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...