Western Australia


My first experience of Perth was in the late 70’s, later that year spending several months driving from Perth to Townsville via the west coast to Port Headland, Broome, Halls Creek, across to Darwin, down to Mt Isa and across to Townsville.  Some of the highlights that stand out in my memory, the amazing wild flower display for miles and miles and miles, the dirt road from Port Headland to Broome, the camping grounds on the beach of Broome, amazing coastal beaches, driving through the amazing Kimberley Ranges through Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Ord River and sleeping under the stars.

Perth is on the shores of the Swan River and the Indian Ocean with beautiful beaches and parklands such as Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough, Kings Park and ocean sunsets.


Port town for Perth


The land of the Nyoongar people when it was still attached to the mainland around 7000 years ago.  European exploration began in the 17th century when Dutch captain Willem de Vlamingh spend six days on the islands in 1696, naming it ‘Rotte Nest’ meaning ‘rats nest, after mistaking the island’s native marsupials, the quokka, for rats. Secluded bays, over 63 beaches, walking trails including the 9.4-kilometre Wadjemup trail, cycling, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, Wadjemup Lighthouse meaning place across the water, the quokka and 19 kilometres off the coast.

BROOME Cable Beach

Home of the Yawuru people. Built on the pearling industry, long beautiful beaches, home of the sunset camel trains on Cable Beach’s white sand, dinosaur fossils, ‘Staircase to the Moon’ between March and October  and gateway to the Kimberley.

EXMOUTH  Have a whale of a time

In Exmouth, snorkelling with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime and visitors from all over the world head to the Ningaloo Reef during whale shark season to do just this.



Rottnest island earned its curious name when Dutch explorer, William de Vlamingh, mistook the island’s unusual marsupial population for common rats and named it Rottnest – literally translating to ‘rats nest’.

WAVE  ROCK Ride the Rock Wave

Visit Wave Rock a magnificent, prehistoric rock formation, which looks just like a wave about to crash. You’ll marvel at the size (about 14m high!) and shape, eroded by the weather over millions and millions of years.

ACCOMMODATION Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Perth to Broome 7 day road trip

A guide to Broome and the Kimberley


El Quester Wilderness Park

Gibb River road

Best of the South-West

Ningaloo Reef

Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park

Karijini National Park, Hamersley Range, West Oz Active Adventure Tours, Karijini Eco Retreat

Mitchell Falls, Mitchell River National Park


Cape Leveque

Eco Beach

Eighty Mile Beach


Lake Ballard

Margaret River

The Pinnacles, Numbing National Park

Shark Bay