Bruce Elder was a travel writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age from 1996 to 2012. He was written more than 10 travel books, including the Globetrotter guides to Australia, Sydney and Queensland; 1015 Things to See and Do in Australia; and Explore Queensland and Explore NSW.

He is passionate about Western Australia, having visited the state some 20 times. He believes the southern and south-western coastlines are the most beautiful in the country; is mesmerised by the old gold mining towns; and has travelled to such iconic natural attractions as Mount Augustus, the Bungle Bungles and Lake Ballard.

Bruce’s stories

Feature An In Depth Perspective Why Lucky Bay is my Happy Place

WA’s southern coastline is one of the most stunning in the country, with pristine beaches, divine scenery – and friendly resident kangaroos. Bruce Elder still remembers his first trip to Lucky Bay and reports on what makes Esperance his favourite coastline in Australia.