We arrived at Lake Ballard after a two hour road trip from Kalgoorlie.
I’d read about the 51 steel statues created by Anthony Gormley, but I never expected the outdoor installation to be so vast. The statues stretched across the entire salt lake.
I couldn’t believe you could walk around and touch and feel each statue; when this photo was taken I was wandering around taking it all in and thought I’d join them by leaving my footprints in the salt, I really felt like I was experiencing the installation on a personal level.
We stayed and camped at the edge of Lake Ballard that night, setting up a fire and toasting marshmallows. There was something really special about seeing the statues at sunset. We enjoyed a blanket of amazing stars once night fell, it was an incredible experience.
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.
With sunny clear skies a WA trademark, exploring Perth on foot is a natural fit. Especially when there’s native bushland, sandy beaches, rocky escarpments and serene waterfalls to discover. Team your enthusiasm with drinking water, a hat, sunscreen and this top five list, and your Perth adventure…
Time for some myth-busting: the assumption that the Western Australian winter involves a momentary dip in temperature and a couple of extra clouds is just plain wrong! With two climates to choose from, Western Australia does winter cool and crisp or warm and wonderful.
Home of the Bungle Bungle Range, the Purnululu National Park was a highlight of Lorna Hendry’s family adventure through the Kimberley. This ancient place known to the Kija people for thousands of years was virtually unknown to the outside world until 1983, Lorna says it’s now a must-see Australian icon.