If you are a true outdoorsman (or woman) you have probably heard about the wonders and natural beauties that await at Kennedy Range National Park in Western Australia. Located a whopping 1047 kilometres north of Perth, and 245 km east of Carnarvon, the Kennedy Range Park covers 319,037 hectares of land and is home to rich wildlife with 20 recorded mammal species, 100 bird species and 33 reptile species - truly an adventurous setting.
When you live in a city, you know exactly how it feels to stand in a cramped overcrowded space. The bustling urban life comes with some drawbacks, and being surrounded by an incessant stream of people is definitely one of them. Having to take the metro every day and share an apartment building with loud neighbors can really do a number on your nerves. In order to preserve the inner balance, we have to reward ourselves with treks through airy environments that give us a sense…Continue
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If you like your hikes to take you through stretches of unspoiled wilderness, you need to visit the Southern Forests region. With so many national parks, the Southern Forests offer a range of landscapes, flora and fauna to discover. Whether you want to surround yourself with towering trees, explore dramatic coastline or see incredible views, you’ll find a Southern Forest hike that will take you there. Read on to find our five favourite hikes in the region.…
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During the cooler months, there’s no place prettier to hike than the Blackwood River Valley. The region’s rolling hills turn a vibrant green, wildflowers fill the forests, and mists rise from the tranquil waterways, making every hike feel like a magical experience.
Best of all, the Blackwood River Valley region is only a three-hour drive from Perth, so you can easily squeeze a quick trip into your weekend. If this sounds like your kind of hiking adventure, here are four excellent…Continue
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When you think of Margaret River, it is usually the world-class wineries and white sand beaches that come to mind, but there is so more to this wonderful region, like its excellent hikes.
Make the three-hour drive from Perth to the Margaret River region and you’ll find a range of hikes, from epic week-long treks through bush and beach, to challenging day trips that edge along dramatic cliffs. Whichever trail you choose, you’re sure to be rewarded with coastal scenery unlike any other…Continue
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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…
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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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Marie Nieves on March 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marie Nieves on March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by April Glossop on February 27, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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