“We Found Calm Turquoise Ponds That Are Perfect for Swimming orKayaking”
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.
I remember being surrounded by the tall-forested valley slopes, with the only sounds coming from birds, insects and the flowing river. It was very peaceful.
The Collie River Valley below Wellington Dam has beautiful waterfalls and rapids, sprinkled with calm turquoise ponds that are perfect for swimming or kayaking. I enjoyed taking the Lennard 4×4 track on the way out of the park; you end up at the top of Mt Lennard, with a great view through the green hills towards the coast.
There is so much to explore here and I would love to visit again!
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.
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.
From new developments to timeless night skies, the Perth region offers countless ways to connect with the world’s oldest living culture. Perth may be a modern city with a recent transformation, but the world’s oldest surviving culture is very much alive here.
Craig Makepeace is co-founder of YTravelBlog.com, where he and his wife Caroline publish travel tips and personal stories from their travel experiences. They know Broome well, having travelled the area and lived there for six months.
The big thing visitors don’t realise is that Margaret River offers much more than our world-class wine and food. The outdoor activities are now just as significant, not to mention the diverse arts and crafts scene. These are some of my favourite things to do that can be packed into a weekend escape to Margaret River from Perth.