Is Leinster WA’s newest ghost town? Please note that this blog post details Leinster as it was when I visited on my most recent Gold Fields road trip but if you’re to visit now it will be very different. The latest news is that BHP, the company that manages the town, is closing down its […]
Autumn in Western Australia (well at least in Perth and the South West) always feels like a strange in-between time for me. Beach weather lingers on well into April most years, yet the days are getting noticeably shorter and the nights longer. And the evening air has a definite chill to it that wasn’t there […]
I recently received this question from a visitor named Jen in the comments on the Local’s Guide to the Beaches in Perth page, regarding how to get to Perth beaches by public transport – in particular the less crowded ones. Question HI, thanks for the good list of beaches. I’m going to visit Perth in […]
A Quick Travel Tip for Driving in the Margaret River Region Have you ever been caught in a Margaret River traffic jam? On a Margaret River weekend trip earlier this year during the busy summer holiday season, we were twice stuck in traffic grid locks due to roadworks and tree lopping on Bussel Highway, in […]
Western Australia is a huge place spanning several completely different climate zones, geological provinces and ecosystems. And that’s not to mention the difference between the more built-up population dense areas with all the mod-cons, and the vast, empty deserts and wilderness areas! When you’re planning your travels around Western Australia and deciding where to go […]
Which is the Better Base for a Ningaloo Holiday – Coral Bay or Exmouth? Kylie from Victoria wrote in with the question of whether to base herself in Coral Bay or Exmouth for her Ningaloo trip.
Coral Bay is a small remote town on Western Australia’s desert coast, about 1100km north of Perth. It’s a favourite holiday destination for West Australians, and well worth visiting if you’re travelling in Western Australia from another state or country, despite the effort it takes to get there.