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.
Sarah Ellis has been visiting Ningaloo Reef and the Coral Coast for 15 years and moved there to live three years ago. Two years ago, Sarah and her partner started their own ecotourism business, taking people out to swim with whale sharks and other marine life on the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. Get the local lowdown on their favourites.
New York-based travel writer, blogger and photographer Kate McCulley shares her travel tips from Perth to Karijini in ten days.
"Travelling up the west coast takes in some of the best diverse landscapes in Australia. From pink lakes to yellow deserts, red sandstone cliffs and glassy green swimming holes, you’ll be able to see a striking collection of Western Australia in just 10 days".