“The First Thing We Noticed Was the Massive KarriTrees”
Driving into this area from down south was a beautiful drive and the first thing we noticed was the massive Karri Trees. We took a few detours and just drove through the various forest drives, camping for a night among the trees.
We drove through the area quite a few times, being able to see the forest in different lighting was awesome. Some days were a bit foggy other days it was brilliant sunlight. There are heaps or tracks and also a few walks and lookouts. Definitely a hidden gem and a place we really loved visiting.
I had heard about the stingrays at Hamelin Bay so we added Hamelin Bay as a place to camp. Every sunset we would walk down to the beach where 5 to 10 huge bull rays would basically beach themselves right at your feet.
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.
This picture captures a fond memory at Wellington National Park. What surprised me the most about this experience was that we were less than an hour from Bunbury and two and a half from Perth, yet we felt like we could have been miles away from anywhere.
Travel writer Fleur Bainger has experienced expedition cruising in the Kimberley several times. Raft Point, Kings Cascades, Rowley Shoals, you name it, she’s cruised it. Here are some of Fleur’s useful insights into the many options on offer in this spectacular region.
Don’t let its rugged exterior fool you – scratch below the surface and Western Australia’s largest island will surprise with endangered wildlife, adventure and 400 years of European history. Jessica Zoiti dishes the dirt on Dirk Hartog Island.