I am originally from France, but I spent six months in Western Australia as an Au Pair in Margaret River for a family that quickly made me feel right at home. We used to go camping on the weekends. This photo was taken at D’entrecasteaux National Park, where we had so much fun sand boarding.
I was surprised because we were the only people in sight; there was nothing but our own footprints. It was just nature and us, it felt like our own special place!
Peace, silence, tranquility, this photo captures a very introspective moment. I remember taking a minute to look around me and take it all in. In that moment I felt very lucky to be able to experience this incredible landscape with my Australian family.
This picture captures a fond memory at Wellington National Park. What surprised me the most about this experience was that we were less than an hour from Bunbury and two and a half from Perth, yet we felt like we could have been miles away from anywhere.
My girlfriend and I took a trip down to the South West for the ANZAC Day long weekend and based ourselves in Porongurup. We had checked the forecast for the weekend and made the decision that Saturday would be the ideal time to climb Bluff Knoll.
I had heard about the stingrays at Hamelin Bay so we added Hamelin Bay as a place to camp. Every sunset we would walk down to the beach where 5 to 10 huge bull rays would basically beach themselves right at your feet.
Esperance packs a coastal punch that’s hard to beat. Add one of the most enchanting stretches of oceanside road you’ll ever set wheels on, and for reasons that will become obvious, Esperance’s Great Ocean Drive will leave you wanting to drive on and on.
In Western Australia the journey really is the destination. For me the south west is a mix of rugged natural landscapes, history and fresh local food. You taste the region, as much as you see it, and this culinary road trip takes in the best of the coast, nature and food from WA's south west.