September 29th, 2016
Aussies are increasingly choosing Perth as their next holiday destination. Is it any wonder why? It has everything you want including gorgeous surf beaches, wineries, eateries and national parks right on the city’s doorstep.
Hire a vehicle from Perth airport and choose one of these four awesome road trips.
Perth to Exmouth
This 13-hour drive north of Pert takes you past Western Australia’s most stunning beaches.. If you’re driving up this way during wildflower season you’ll also witness the landscape come alive with wildflowers. It’s a scenic drive and you can stop at several locations along the way. When you […]
October 22nd, 2015
With fresh caught seafood straight from the ocean, abundant world- class wineries and a climate fit for growing the freshest produce throughout the year, it is no wonder Perth is known as a foodie mecca, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in the country. Here are five of our favourites.
The Old Crow
Located in the heart of the city, Perth’s answer to southern style American soul food serves up a mouthwatering menu including slow cooked pork shoulder, chipotle braised lamb shoulder, pumpkin pie with honey cream and buttermilk pannacotta. Pair them all with the Old Crow’s […]
October 6th, 2015
From acclaimed wineries to breathtaking beaches and even a giant hedge maze, Margaret River has plenty to offer every type of traveller. For those on a budget there are hundreds of free natural attractions such as hiking the Cape to Cape walking track, wildflower spotting in Boranup Forest and plenty of surfing spots on the west coast. Those enjoying a romantic weekend away might like to instead head to one of the many markets before an afternoon of whale watching and later a degustation dinner at one of the area’s many fine dining restaurants.
Cave ‘n’ Canoe Bushtucker Tour (pictured)
September 15th, 2015
If you’re heading out west this spring/summer, then there are many exciting festivals and events waiting for you.
Here are five great events in Perth and surrounds to add to your calendar.
Kings Park Festival
For the month of September
This beautiful inner city park is home to the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which has more than 3000 species of the state’s unique flora. For the first month of spring each year, Kings Park hosts an annual festival, which is ideal for wildflower lovers and gardening enthusiasts. For the entire month, you can sign up to guided walks and tours, visit outdoor […]
July 31st, 2015
Food, fabulous food. Everyone loves it – that’s why we celebrate it with food festivals.
As we gladly wave goodbye to winter and welcome springtime with open arms, both seasons offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the incredible fresh produce and diversity in food that Australia is gifted with.
Is there anything more indulgent than sitting by an open fire, sharing a charcuterie board or an aged bottle of deep, woody Shiraz? To celebrate the country’s love affair with all things delicious, here are six upcoming food and wine festivals from around Australia.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend, SA, 14-16 […]
July 27th, 2015
Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]
July 15th, 2015
Perth is one of Australia’s most laid-back capital cities, but best of all a charming countryside escape is just a short drive away.
Here are five amazing things to do within two hours of Perth.
This beautiful island is located just 19km off the coast of Perth. There’s stunning scenery, an array of marine life and pristine, sandy beaches. It’s perfect for a day trip from Perth, with several activities. Favourites include snorkeling or swimming at one of the island’s 80 beaches or bays. At Little Salmon Bay and Parker Point, you’ll discover more than 135 species of colourful, tropical fish and […]
June 13th, 2015
Comprising an entire third of Australia, there’s plenty to do out West when it comes to travel adventures. Try these experiences for size …
Photograph the pinnacles
Where: Nambung National Park, 250km north of Perth
THOSE with a burning desire to capture the world through their camera lens will relish the chance to photograph the Pinnacles at sunset.
These dramatic limestone formations are up to five metres tall, having formed 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Wind, rain, sun and vegetation have sculptured these dramatic structures over time. Top photographer Ilya Genkin advises using polarising filter and a low level shooting […]
April 29th, 2015
Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.
Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA
Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are […]
March 31st, 2015
Where there’s a wine there’s a way, so jot down these five holiday parks close to vineyards throughout Australia.
1. BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, SA
SOME travellers say Australia’s greenest wine region is the McLaren Vale, a must-see destination when in the South where the wine regions are some of the world’s best. Only 10 minutes from the wineries, BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park is considered the hot ticket venue for caravanners and campers to set up camp before experiencing the delicious home grown food and wine, popular beaches and nearby art galleries.
Famous for producing great reds and […]