“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.
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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.