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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...

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...

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