Western Australia

Escape to the Fitzgerald Coast

Crisscrossed by mountains, inlets, estuaries and valleys, and fringed by pristine white beaches perfect for snorkelling and kayaking, the Fitzgerald Coast provides a welcome escape from the clamour and bustle of metropolitan Perth. More than 200 species of bird live in the region, including the rare western whipbird, the bristle bird and the ground parrot. … Continued

Peel to Pilbara

Located on the west coast, the Peel region is your gateway to some of Western Australia’s most impressive scenery and a great place to spend some time warming up for adventure. Visit Waroona for a stop at the Lake Navarino Forest Park and escape into peace and serenity for a while, or practice your winter … Continued

Striking cultural gold in the Outback

When you think of cultural institutions, you usually think of the grand ones around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Sydney Opera House. But Western Australia’s Golden Outback is home to many equally important cultural institutions, built to display items of cultural significance to a range of local … Continued

The Gunbarrel Highway

Seventy years ago, before the Gunbarrel Highway existed, the remote outback it traverses was close to impassable, with only grizzled bushmen daring to confront it. Cue Len Beadell, the man employed to map the area for proposed British atomic bomb testing sites. One of the last great Australian explorers, Beadell opened up several isolated desert … Continued

The Canning Stock Route and the Overland Telegraph Track

Two of the best-known and most impressive routes in Australia’s history are the Western Australia’s Canning Stock Route and the Overland Telegraph Track, between Adelaide and Darwin. During the 1890s, the discovery of gold near Kalgoorlie in southern Western Australia led to a rise in the region’s population, meaning that pastoralists working in the Kimberley … Continued

Test your mettle between Broome and James Price Point

This winter, test your four-wheel driving skills on one of the most challenging, but most beautiful, tracks in Western Australia. The trip between Broom and James Price point features sublime ocean and coastline scenery, and a strikingly vivid combination of nature’s brightest colours, including red cliffs against pure white sand and the electrifying blue of … Continued

Broome to Halls Creek

Across the northern reaches of Australia lies the Savannah Way, linking Broome in the west to Cairns in the east. At just over 3500 kilometres long, the Savannah Way is a big undertaking, so here’s just a glimpse of some of the amazing sights the route has to offer. In Broome, visit Gantheaume Point at … Continued

A cultural tour of Perth and Albany

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with a miniature road trip! What better place to kick off a cultural tour of the west than at the Nostalgia Box Museum in Perth? Whether you’re a fan of video games or not, this fascinating retro gem will take you … Continued

Two of Western Australia’s deadliest shipwrecks

Around 8000 shipwrecks are buried off the coast of Australia, but only a mere quarter of them have been found. Here are two of Western Australia’s most infamous shipwrecks. The Tryall – Western Australia’s oldest-known shipwreck Lost in 1622, the Tryall belonged to the British East India Company, and departed from England on its maiden … Continued

Detour to Collie and Williams, Western Australia

Explore Western Australia’s pioneer history in this detour from the well-worn routes. Collie In the Collie River Valley, take a step back in time with a visit to the Coalfields Museum, where artefacts on display include mining machinery, gemstones, historical photos, dolls and personal mementos of the region’s past inhabitants. There’s even a restored barrel organ … Continued

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