Travel journalist Fleur Bainger has spent the first half of her career combing the outback for ABC radio, and the second half flitting from Western Australia to wherever she found a solid story injected with adventure. She’s swum the Kimberley’s remote coral gardens by moonlight, commando-crawled Gnaraloo’s sand dunes to spy on egg laying sea turtles, squeezed through narrow cavities in Margaret River’s cave systems and cheered on Heston Blumenthal as he tried to surf WA’s waves.

She pens travel features, reviews restaurants, delivers travel APP content and updates travel guide books for publications including The Telegraph (UK), Australian Traveller, Escape, Australian Geographic, Gourmet Traveller and more.

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Journey The Best Places To Go Three Day Checklist: Perth

Fleur Bainger is a freelance travel and food journalist. She lives in the inner-city village of Leederville, which she loves for its wide open spaces, hip cafes and boutique clothing shops. Here she shares her local tips if you've got three days to spend in Perth.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Enrich on a Kimberley Cruise

Travel writer Fleur Bainger has experienced expedition cruising in the Kimberley several times. Raft Point, Kings Cascades, Rowley Shoals, you name it, she’s cruised it. Here are some of Fleur’s useful insights into the many options on offer in this spectacular region.

Feature An In Depth Perspective 48hrs of Natural Wonders in Broome

Broome's billion star nights, gateway to the Kimberley wilderness and famous giant tides, put reconnecting with nature high on the agenda of locals and visitors alike. Marvel at the natural diversity as you fly over curiously flat waterfalls, witness a breathtaking mudflat moon-dance, and watch a rare dolphin species play in a turquoise bay.

Feature An In Depth Perspective 48hrs of Wellness in Broome

Spend two lazy days in Broome recharging your batteries with massages, yoga and restorative beach walks. Bask in the golden light of a Broome dawn while stretching into the sun warrior pose. Yoga is a ritual at Cable Beach Club Resort’s Chahoya Spa, and Buddha Sanctuary; and a restorative way to begin your escape.