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.
You’ll find Australia’s most dazzling coastline in Esperance, an eight-hour drive south from Perth. Local resident Dan Paris suggests travelling inland through the Wheatbelt, breaking up the drive with a night in Hopetoun before arriving at the beautiful beaches of Esperance.
Walking the Cape to Cape walking track isn’t just an introduction to the Margaret River region, but an insight into what makes things tick down here in the southwest corner of Australia. Here local resident Max Brearley gives you his tips and tricks for taking on some or all of the track.