Salmon Bay is the most beautiful spot to snorkel on Rottnest Island. We got there at 9am so there was nobody else around; it looked like a secluded paradise.
The water there was so clear and calm that just a few metres into the water you could see all the coral and fish. We spent hours in the water, there was plenty to discover. I really didn’t expect so much colourful fish and coral because we were so close to the beach. It was really magical.
Even though the water was fairly cool, we didn’t even notice because there was so much to see and look at. At one point we looked up and realised we had drifted further away from the beach. The further you go, the bigger the fish are.
In Western Australia the journey really is the destination. For me the south west is a mix of rugged natural landscapes, history and fresh local food. You taste the region, as much as you see it, and this culinary road trip takes in the best of the coast, nature and food from WA's south west.
The Margaret River Surf Pro was on when I was in town and it was a great bonus for us. The beach is set up like an amphitheater and sitting on the boardwalk watching the world’s best surfers was a real treat.
Looking for beautiful beaches, remote national parks and untouched islands? You've come to the right place. Read on for our mini guide to the best of nature, plus Esperance's best accommodation and distinctly local food culture.