I had heard about the stingrays at Hamelin Bay so we added Hamelin Bay as a place to camp.
I was amazed at how friendly they were. Every sunset we would walk down to the beach where 5 to 10 huge bull rays would basically beach themselves right at your feet.
The local fisherman threw their scraps into the water so they hung out waiting for a free feed. However, of all the afternoons we were there we didn’t see them getting fed once yet they still turned up at sunset to cruise the beach. Watching my kids give them a little pat was pretty special. Set in a beautiful bay, it became the highlight of each afternoon watching my kids play on the beach with the stingrays as the sun set.
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.
Kings Park may be the go-to for nature-lovers visiting Perth, but for those looking for tranquility surrounded by the river, there’s Matilda Bay. Wine, dine, relax and spot migratory seabirds at Pelican Point and one of 20 bottlenose dolphins that live there too.
Craig Makepeace is co-founder of YTravelBlog.com, where he and his wife Caroline publish travel tips and personal stories from their travel experiences. They know Broome well, having travelled the area and lived there for six months.
Dr Rick Fenny is no stranger when it comes to road tripping in the outback of Western Australia. One of Australia’s most respected vets, who has cared for thousands of animals including the legendary Red Dog, Rick clocks up more than 5000 kilometres every couple of weeks tending to sick animals and checking in with his team of vet doctors and nurses at his vet clinics dotted across WA.