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Collie mtb trail network

A new mountain bike trail network has just got the go ahead for Collie in the latest project under the South West mtb master plan. Set in the Arklow forest block just a few kms north of Collie, the network will fall under the Collie/Wellington regional plan as a national destination, to add adventure tourism to the diversity of the town.

The mtb trail network will consist of up to 50kms of trails including up…

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Added by John Wallace on April 13, 2017 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Top 4 Hikes in the Geographe Region

Cooler weather is on its way, which means it’s time to start planning your next hike - and what better place to begin with than the Geographe region. Only two hours south of Perth, the Geographe region is home to beautiful coastal, river and farmland scenery, as well as a number of excellent hike trails, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway.

With that in mind, get out your calendar, pick a weekend and pencil in a few of these must-do trails.…



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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Great Family-Friendly Walks in the Great Southern

If you’re looking for some family-friendly adventure dust off your walking boots and plan a trip to the Great Southern. This region is home to a diverse mix of scenery, from the karri forests of Denmark, to the beautiful beaches of Albany, to the high peaks of the Stirling Range and the rugged coast of Torndirrup National Park.

Even better, it’s got plenty of short walk trails that make it easy to explore these natural wonders. To help plan your itinerary, here are our five favourite…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 4, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Hikes in the Great Southern Region

The Great Southern region is a mecca for keen hikers in Western Australia. Home to both the Stirling Ranges and Poronogurups, the region has some of the state’s highest peaks and an incredible variety of wildflowers – over 1000 species and many which are found nowhere else in the world.

Hikes in the area range from scenic coastal rambles to challenging climbs that offer jaw-dropping views. Whichever Great Southern trail you choose, you won’t be disappointed. …



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Added by Trailtalk Admin on April 3, 2017 at 7:28pm — No Comments

BUSSELTON... A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Busselton is such a beautiful place no matter what time of the year it is. I don’t know about you but when I’m down south I feel like I’m a world away from the craziness of life and the city. I can stop, relax and watch the world go by for minutes to hours. There is something in the air down there that makes me appreciate life and value time and nature.

I have been…

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Added by April Glossop on March 23, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Who doesn't enjoy a road trip?

My latest road trip was down South to Busselton, Cape Naturalist, Canal Rocks, Smith’s Beach, Yallingup, Dunsborough and Margaret River. It was the long weekend which meant that I had time on my side. Besides wine tasting and…

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Added by April Glossop on March 16, 2017 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Travel Guide to Australia for Australians

Whether you simply want to get out of your fancy Melbourne restaurants and tourist-filled streets, or you just realized that you’ve seen more of Asia than your own continent, you’re in for an adventure of a lifetime as soon as you step your foot out the door. But for a taste of true Australia, steer clear of famous, crowded spots that you can visit any other time. Take the road less traveled, as Robert Frost…

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Added by Marie Nieves on March 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

French Polynesia: Feel the Beauty

The amazing natural diversity is just one of the things that should be the reason you decide to visit the 120 islands of French Polynesia. There are wonderful lagoons, amazing mountains and volcanoes, jungles and beaches, waterfalls and rivers. Beside the generous nature, French Polynesia boasts unique and beautiful people, their lovely culture and unforgettable cuisine. It is not cheap to visit this place, but it is worth every penny. Mostly because this is one of the…

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Added by Marie Nieves on March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cape to Cape... Yes Please!

I have just recently returned back to Western Australia from an overseas stint with a new desire to hike and explore local trails. I have always loved being outside and walking but things have gone to new obsession levels (Thankyou Canadian Rockies). There is something about trekking that makes my heart leap out with excitement. I don’t know if it is the fresh air, the serenity, the remoteness and the pure experience of being in nature. I know we (in WA) don’t have cascading mountains that…

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Added by April Glossop on February 27, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

Urban trail

Collie is about to get a one of a kind urban mountain bike trail. The shire has put out a request for tender which closed at the end of January 2017 .

The location from the east end bridge to the back of the high school will give collie a unique facility accessible from the middle of town without crossing any roads. Under passing bridges will allow the upgrade of the new realigned Mundabiddi to pass through the middle of town and along the iconic collie river towards…

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Added by John Wallace on February 24, 2017 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

WA’s Top 10 Rail Trails

A hundred years ago, Western Australia had a thriving railway network that weaved its way from the South West to the Outback. Today, the trains are long gone but the railways remain, and lucky for us because these ‘rail trails’ make ideal paths for walking, cycling and horse riding.

One of the best things about rail trails is that they’re easy enough for all fitness levels. Trains aren’t good at climbing hills; so most rail trails are free from steep slopes and rough ground, making…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on February 5, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 Family Friendly Walks in the Geographe Region

Located just two hours out of Perth, the South West’s Geographe region is a great choice for a quick getaway. Stretching from Harvey in the North, Peppermint Grove Beach in the South and Donnybrook in the East, this region gives you a taste of a range of landscapes, including white sandy beaches, dense jarrah and tuart forests, lush farmland and river valleys. It’s also home to some wonderful short walk trails, perfect for you and the kids to explore. Here’s our five favourite family…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on February 4, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

5 short walks in the Blackwood River Valley

With its green rolling hills and charming historic towns, the Blackwood River Valley is a breathtakingly beautiful slice of the South West.

During winter and spring, the region’s lush pastures, native wildflowers and pretty gardens burst into colour, making the Blackwood River Valley a wonderful place to enjoy a walk or two. To help you explore this region, we’ve put together our top 5 family-friendly short walks. Take your pick from trails that feature beautiful scenery, wildflowers…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on December 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails in WA

It’s official; Western Australian’s have fallen in love with mountain biking. Adults, kids and families have embraced this high-energy way to explore and enjoy the natural landscape.

While WA may not be home to many mountains, it does have plenty of excellent mountain bike trails - everything from gentle kid-friendly loops near Perth, to challenging technical trails in the South West. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, you’ll find a mountain bike trail to suit you. To get you…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on December 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 short walks in the Southern Forests

If you’re looking to get back to nature this holiday break, why not head to the Southern Forests? While you probably know of the giant Karri and Tingle trees, the region offers plenty more to explore, like white sandy beaches, peaceful rivers and dramatic cliffs with incredible views. In fact, the Southern Forests are home to seven different national parks, which means you’ll have no shortage of things to see and do. Here are our five favourite short walks that will help you make the most of…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on December 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 Family Friendly Walks in the Margaret River Region

Now that we’re well and truly into summer, a trip to the Margaret River Region is something every WA family should add to their to-do list. Stretching from Cape Naturaliste in Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin in Augusta, the region offers so much for you and the kids to explore. Everything from rugged coastlines and underground caves to pristine swimming beaches and peaceful karri and tuart forests. We think the best way to experience all of this natural beauty is on a walk trail or…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on December 12, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Three summer strolls in Perth

Firstly, if you’re planning on exploring a walk trail this summer; here are a few tips to remember:

  • Don’t overestimate your abilities.  Choose a trail that is suitable for the least fit or youngest member of your walking group.
  • Avoid walking during the hottest part of the day. Start early to skip the heat.  
  • Tell someone where you are walking and what time you expect to be back.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your walk.…
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Added by Trailtalk Admin on November 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Munda Biddi Trip

I'm about to head off on a Munda Biddi End to End - I plan to leave updates and tips along the way. If you want to follow my trip, like my Facebook page and I will post regular photos and links to my blog. 

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Added by Rod A on September 26, 2016 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

WA's Top 10 Short Walks

What do you do when you want an outdoor adventure but you’re not in the mood to tackle a lengthy hike?  You choose a short walk trail, of course!

A short walk gives you your nature fix without taking up the entire day, and if you choose the right one, you’ll be treated to the same quality scenery you’d get on a longer hike. Whether you’re up north, down south or close to the city, there are plenty of short walk trails for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. To get you inspired, here…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on September 9, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments

APPS for the Adventurous

A range of online and mobile resources are being rolled out with the $21.05 million, four year Parks for People initiative that is expanding camping and visitor experiences in parks and reserves throughout Western Australia. Check out the following free Apps and start planning your next adventure!…

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Added by Trailtalk Admin on September 8, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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