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.
Here are seven reasons why 2019 should be the year you find your way to Western Australia. Georgia Rickard’s travel adventures have taken her to almost every corner of land, island, lake and reef, and here are her latest discoveries of the hottest and newest experiences.
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.
The one thing that will drive you to make the easy three and a half hour drive south of Perth to Margaret River, at any time of year, is the prospect of indulging as many of your passions as possible in a single day.