Karijini Magic

I’m thankful to report that my fears of being disappointed as per my last post were unfounded and the hype surrounding the Pilbara and Karijini is most definitely deserved. Settle in with a cuppa and I'll let the pictures do most of the talking... Although my overall impression of the Pilbara was that it was …

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Colours of the Pilbara

As we headed North-East from Exmouth, we entered the region that we’ve been looking forward to the most on this trip… The Pilbara. I have to admit, I felt some trepidation as we made our way towards Tom Price and the Karijini National Park. After all, years of watching countless 4WD and camping TV shows …

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Family time at Carnarvon

I’d been looking forward to getting to Carnarvon for a while, not because of a particular tourist attraction or point of interest, but because we were dropping in to see my cousin whom I hadn’t seen in close to 20 years. After we’d spent our time out at Quobba (and the Carnarvon Hospital), we spent …

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Quobba: Funny name, awesome place

We’ve noticed that Station stays are quite a common accommodation option as we keep heading North, something that I noticed and admired when we stayed at Willow Springs in the Flinders Ranges. In this day and age, diversification for farmers is essential to keep their farms viable, and so in addition to farming sheep, goats …

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Way out West-erly point of Australia

After we left Geraldton, we headed off again towards Denham and Monkey Mia. Our original plan was to stop at Kalbarri, but unfortunately, the roads leading into the national park were closed for several months so that the roads could be repaired, apparently due to the floods they had earlier in the year. So we …

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A fascinating look at historic Geraldton

So here we are, in Geraldton where we've spent the past few days catching up with Corey's Aunt and cousin, getting our car serviced, catching up on well overdue blog posts (limited phone range has made it sooooo hard!) and immersing ourselves in the history of a prolific shipwreck coastline. I had in my mind …

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Jurien Bay sunsets

After a week in Perth, we were itching to get back to some bush camping and gorgeous locations and Sandy Cape at Jurien Bay didn't disappoint.  We spent three nights at the Sandy Cape Campground, using it as a base to explore the Pinnacles and chilling out on the beach. On the way to the campground, …

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Catching up in Perth

We’ve said a couple of times how meeting people has been one of the best aspects of our trip so far. We’ve been lucky to meet some fabulous people so far, some of which we know we will keep in touch with long after our trip has finished. Bill and Belinda and their family are …

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Margaret River Magic

Unlike Pemberton (which ended up being an awesome surprise), Margaret River was definitely on our must-do list. We had heard that it was a fabulous area to explore and so we ended up booking into Conto Campground, approximately 20km south of Margaret River township for four nights. Recently renovated, Conto Campground was very roomy with …

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