These links to Western Australia travel-related sites will direct you to some wonderful websites and blogs that are original, well-written and/or contain some amazing photographs.
There’s quite a wide range of interests, writing styles, photography and approaches to web design here, but what all these sites have in common is that they’re written by people who seem to have a genuine interest in sharing with others their knowledge and enthusiasm for exploring Western Australia, and who only write about things that they actually know about and have experienced first hand.
If you haven’t come across these websites already, I highly recommend you check them out!
The articles in this blog, written by Aaron Schubert from Perth since 2009, are full of useful information and personal insights with a friendly style of writing that’s effortless to read. And if you ask a question in the comments, he’ll always take the time to reply to the best of his knowledge.
The main theme of the blog is four wheel driving in Western Australia, but it is also a great resource for info on camping, fishing and destinations to visit. Formerly known as aaronschubert.com and triggertravel.com; now has a new domain name that reflects the blog’s 4WDing focus.
Written by a woman from Germany who now lives in Kunnunurra, “Kimberley Australia” is unique in that it provides information from the perspective of both the foreign traveller and the local resident. This informative and highly practical site is a must-read for anyone planning a trip through the Kimberleys.
Roaming Down Under is well-written, genuine and original. It’s a simple and well-organised blog with a lot of personality that inspires you to follow paths less travelled. Each page focuses on a piece of unique travel advice or a special place in the south of Western Australia, the southern Eastern states or New Zealand (Graham Barker, the man who writes these articles has a preference for cold weather).
4. Spiritland.net and Maxephotos.net
Spiritland.net is an ecclectic personal website created by West Australian Maxwell Jeffries, full of stunningly beautiful photos covering the length and breadth of Western Australia and beyond into other states – among a range of other subjects… and the occasional evangelical message!
Maxephotos.net is a newer website also by Maxwell Jeffries containing slideshows of photos that show Western Australia in its best light, but also exactly as it is.
I like these two websites because they’re highly original and kind of random with lots of large-sized beautiful photos. Exploring through all the photos feels almost like travelling!
I’m recommending “Travel Australia Bible” because it’s one of the most comprehensive Australia travel websites written by people who you can tell have actually been to the places they write about. It’s got useful info if you’re planning a vacation in Australia from overseas, plus a good well-rounded index of destinations for each state, including Western Australia.
A good website to browse through to get a broad overview of places to go and things to see if you’re planning a first visit to Western Australia.
“WA Now and Then” is one of the most comprehensive and personable Western Australia sites on the net. It has been around for quite a few years, and contains a wealth of information on camping, fishing, road tripping and in particular destinations and places to visit – especially some of the more obscure, off-the-beaten-track ones.
The man who writes this site and keeps it updated seems to have been to literally every town, national park and historic site in Western Australia and he has a great enthusiasm for exploring and documenting all the places he’s been. What really sets this website apart is the historical aspect and the stories of places, which other WA travel sites don’t touch on very often.
Last but not least, the Zigazag Mag is a blog written by Johanna Castro, originally from England and these days living in Bunbury – and exploring her adopted home state whenever she gets the chance. Jo is one of the most helpful, open and friendly bloggers I’ve come across over the past year that I’ve gotten really into following blogs, and her writing style of her posts reflect this.
Articles on the Zigazag mag are upbeat and vibrant, often informative and timely, and always a joy to read – like an actual magazine but more friendly and personal!
If you’re planning a holiday in WA, sit down for a while with a cup of tea and browse back through the categories listed under “Western Australia” for a wealth of inspiration and ideas.
Updates and Additions to the Top Western Australia Links List!
Here more Western Australia Links and Resources that I’ve discovered or rediscovered since first publishing this post.
Jill Harrison is a photographer and freelance writer from Bunbury who has travelled all over WA, and she has several blogs and websites all of which have a lot to do with travelling and living in WA. This particular blog, Tour Down Under Western Australia, takes you on a year-long journey throughout the entire state from Wyndham to Albany, with an article for every week of the year. If you’re after travel inspiration and ideas for where to go next, this is a top resource.
When I go for a wander through the streets of Perth and other cities I find that every neighbourhood has a certain feeling and personality about it that is is unique and interesting, but often hard to define. Suburban Exposure is a new blog that displays beautiful-yet-ordinary photos of streets, suburbs and houses in Perth, exactly as they are, capturing the unique character of each neighbourhood.
Looking through the photos on Suburban Exposure feels almost exactly like going for a neighbourhood walk. The difference is, you can peer at the houses all you want without people thinking you’re being nosey (although I bet Ms Exposure looks pretty nosey peering at houses with her camera)!
I love this blog because I’ve always been fascinated by house design, and the stories locked away in every house on every street. Go and have a look and see if you can find your house on there.
WA Explorer by Nina from Perth began in 2014 so at the time of writing is relatively new. It is a blog dedicated to all things outdoorsey in Western Australia, including hiking, camping, water sports and simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature. If you’re interested in any of those things I’d highly recommend checking it out and following along!
The website mingor.net takes you on a photographical tour throughout Perth and the southern areas of Western Australia. It’s arranged by places and by themes, and you can browse through the site on a journey or look for a specific place in an alphabetical index. Beautiful photos that open into a large slideshow each have an interesting description that informs briefly about the history, environment or a little story of the subject in the photo.
Last Updated: 9th May, 2015.
First posted on 12th June, 2014 by Bonny.
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