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.
My girlfriend and I took a trip down to the South West for the ANZAC Day long weekend and based ourselves in Porongurup. We had checked the forecast for the weekend and made the decision that Saturday would be the ideal time to climb Bluff Knoll.
As a marine biologist Brad Norman has got to know Ningaloo Reef and the journey from Perth well, and shares his tips for the best places to stop along the way. The World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast, around 13 hour drive from Perth, is best known for its whale sharks, and fringing coral reefs which are accessible from the shore.
Margaret River Region has many sides. “It’s not just a wine region,” I’m continually telling people when they assume I came here for the wine. Margaret River local Max Brearley, shares his lowdown on the diverse face of Margaret River beyond the vines.