South Coral Coast

— by Dee Whenever we experience someplace as magical as Shark Bay, there is some sadness and reluctance when the time comes to move on. But, that is our life for now. We had a house-sitting position and a volunteer workshop to get to in Perth, and much to see and do on the way. … [Read more…]

Shark Bay

-By Rod Shark Bay is 2.2 million hectares of colourful, pristine, and diverse landscape. It is so rich in flora and fauna, beauty and biodiversity, it was given World Heritage listing in 1991. As we headed down the coast from Carnarvon, we stopped off for a couple of nights at Gladstone and got our first view … [Read more…]

Carnarvon and Quobba Point

– By Dee We were greeted like honoured guests when we arrived at our 2 week housesitting job at a beautiful organic avocado & mango farm in Carnarvon’s plantation district. After months of hot, dry countryside, it was like arriving on another planet! Our hosts gave us the royal tour, our very own house and … [Read more…]

Ningaloo Reef

– by Dee It was a long, boring drive to Exmouth, gateway to Cape Range National Park and world famous Ningaloo Reef. First impression: a big Thumbs Down. There was a real uptight, “don’t touch anything” culture in Exmouth and, according to everyone we asked, a slim chance of getting a campsite in the ridiculously … [Read more…]

The Heart Of The Pilbara

– By Rod Leaving the massive mining operations around Newman behind, Leo and The Wombat were heading into The Heart of the Pilbara. Just like The Kimberley, The Pilbara is a vast and extremely diverse area, which stretches from The Great Sandy Desert in the east to pristine waters of the Ningaloo Reef in the … [Read more…]

Into The Pilbara

– by Rod We had just spent over five weeks in The Kimberley travelling from The NT border to Broome. We had seen some magical country, made some good friends, and taken a ridiculous number of photos of boabs! It was time to head south and see what there was to see in The Pilbara. … [Read more…]

West Kimberley

– by Dee Getting off the Gibb River Road and into Derby was a relief, and when we were directed to our own private campsite under The Tree at Mark and Bec’s, handed the keys and given the run of the house, the relief nearly overflowed into tears. I guess I was more traumatized than … [Read more…]

Gibb River Road – GRR

– by Diane After a week of exploring the area around Kununurra and Wyndham, some of us were ready to tackle the infamous Gibb River Road across to Derby. We left our comfy digs (and our shady swimming pool) at Perry Creek Farm, bound for 660 km’s of rough, dusty, remote and mostly unsealed road. … [Read more…]

The Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is a whopping 3700 kilometres, from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland to the Broome, an historic pearling town in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Once we pointed our rig west from Katherine and headed towards The Kimberley, we started to discover the appeal of this iconic road. The views were spectacular and there … [Read more…]