I remember this moment well; it was a morning that made us smile. The very type of morning we would use to explain the joys of camping to non-campers. Perched on top of the Baxter Cliffs part way along the Great Australian Bight, we looked out as we sipped on our morning coffee.
The Southern Ocean was calm, it seemed almost as though we could gaze across to the Antarctic. Bacon and eggs under the soft morning light followed the coffee, it seemed like life couldn’t get much sweeter. Then it did. A pod of southern right whales appeared. The mothers were teaching their calves the skills required for the long trip home. We were watching mesmerised, like flies on the wall perched 60 metres above. This shot captures a memory I will never forget.
We embarked upon the 400km red earth road to Western Australia’s highest peak, Mt Augustus. We were blessed with a timeless scene; a magnificent view of the world’s largest rock slowly transforming through a medley of reds in the morning light.
This photo was shot just outside Mount Augustus on day three of our whirlwind road trip. For me this picture is the perfect example of the beauty of the Australian bush, it represents all that I love about Western Australia.
Virginia Willcock is the chief winemaker at Vasse Felix winery, where she turns beautiful Margaret River grapes into delectable wine. She lives in Margaret River town, walking distance from the main street and close to the river and bush.
The Margaret River region is just a three-hour drive south from Perth, and for anyone thinking about visiting the Margaret River region for five days (or more), Virginia shares her tips on some places you shouldn’t miss.
Don’t let its rugged exterior fool you – scratch below the surface and Western Australia’s largest island will surprise with endangered wildlife, adventure and 400 years of European history. Jessica Zoiti dishes the dirt on Dirk Hartog Island.