Meekatharra was the last slice of civilisation before we embarked upon the 400km red earth road to Western Australia’s highest peak, Mt Augustus.
We drove the winding pathways through a land that has been unchanged for millions of years, avoiding the mobs of kangaroos that populate the area.
We set up camp under the light of the Milky Way. When we rose with the sun, 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.
We knew that this landmark stood at over twice the size of Uluru, and it was right there in Western Australia just waiting to be explored.
As you leave Perth’s cityscape and enter the Golden Outback, the horizons spread ever wider and your view is ever-changing. Continue on through vast salt lakes and outback plains, and you’ll discover the legacies of gold rush pioneers, incredible wildlife encounters and some of the whitest beaches on Earth.
Go beyond Margaret River and enjoy a locavore lunch in Western Australia's Southern Forests. The perfect extension to a Margaret River holiday, there is more fabulous produce and landscapes on offer in the adjoining Southern Forests region, famous for its soaring karri and tingle trees.