Esperance – Amazing Beaches in the Hot or Cold

It had been a long time since we last visited Esperance, in the south of Western Australia. It is a beautiful destination, though the long distance from Perth means we don’t go there often. To break up the drive, and also to visit another place on our wish list, we stopped over about half way …

Karijini For Kids [top-10 kid-friendly activities]

Karijini National Park is a superb part of Western Australia. If your kids can survive the 14-hour drive north from Perth, there is plenty for them to enjoy in this excellent National Park. We spent a week camped at Karijini National Park with three kids aged from 7 to 12 years, and had no problem …

10 things to do in Esperance on a cold day

Esperance, on the south coast of Western Australia, has some of the best beaches in Australia. But what do you do if it is too cold to go to the beach? Here are our top-10 ideas for things to do in Esperance on a cold day. Coffee Break at an Esperance Beach Lookout Visit Beach …

Wave Rock – More Than Just A Rock

Our kids have been keen to visit the iconic Wave Rock for a long time. It features regularly on tourism posters, beckoning us to visit. We hoped it lived up to their expectations. Wave Rock, in the central Western Australia wheatbelt region, is a very convenient stopover on the way from Perth to Esperance, breaking …

Big Things of Western Australia

Australia is well known for its big things, larger than life objects scattered across the country, and our home state of Western Australia has its fair share of them. Here are images of those that we have visited, and others that are on our wish list. You gotta collect them all! Also, check out our …

A Family Holiday to Coral Bay

After spending a week at Karijini National Park, we headed west to what is called the Coral Coast, for another week camping at Coral Bay. Coral Bay has been on our Aussie wish list for quite a while, and now that we have our van, and international travel is not on due to the coronavirus …

Karijini’s Gorgeous Gorges

Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region in the north of Western Australia, is a spectacular place to explore, and should be on the bucket list for anyone who loves nature’s beauty. There are many absolutely stunning gorges and water holes to explore, which are hidden oases in stark contrast to the seemingly unending dry …

Hitting the Tracks at Wharncliffe Mill

When one of our friends first suggested camping at Margaret River during winter we were not convinced. Heading south of Perth at that time of year was guaranteed to be very cold. As there were many other families deciding to go we reluctantly joined in the hope of a fun weekend. Having a bunch of friends to share …

Fonty’s Pool is Cool

As usual we went looking for accommodation for our summer holiday camping trip a little late. We had been planning to stay at Fonty’s pool campground ever since we passed by on our around Australia trip in 2006 (it was full then). The only time available this year was just before Christmas, which was not when we wanted …

Back In Time At Donnelly River

As we drove into Donnelly River we were instantly reminded of why we like it so much here. This was our second visit, and the rows of old miller’s cottages speak of another time when the pace of life was much slower. As we arrived, our phone and internet connection to the outside world was …