“Swimming Through Those Rocks and Discovering the History That They Capture WasAmazing”
I was on a tour from Perth to Broome and this shot was taken in the first gorge we visited at Kalbarri National Park. The guide took us to the Z Bend in Kalbarri National Park, where they showed us a cliff we could jump from into the water.
It was only about 4 meters high but I was so scared. Everyone else in the group was encouraging me to jump and eventually I did. I was so glad I gathered up the courage. It was one of the best feelings ever, it felt like I was flying.
After I took the plunge I was amazed by the colours of the rocks surrounding me, they truly took my breath away. That’s when I took this picture, to capture my incredible view. Swimming through those rocks and discovering all of the history that they capture was an amazing moment.
Kalbarri National Park was a place our family visited often when we were growing up on school holidays. The whole experience was incredible, to have so many rock pools and rock formations to explore without another soul in sight.
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".
130 million years of history are fosillised in the coastal flats around Broome. The prints are the most diverse and abundant on the planet, and the area is fast becoming known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park.”