The Bibbulmun Track

The Bibbulmun Track is a 1,000km walk trail that extends from Perth to Albany on the south coast of WA. The track was first suggested by a former forestry worker, Jim Schafer, who identified an opportunity for people to access some of the most spectacular country in our state. The state government and the Bibbulmun…

D’Entrecasteaux National Park

Easter was upon us once again, and with the annual salmon run underway, we decided to bolt to the south coast for some R&R and a bit of exploring. With some ominous weather on the horizon, we took off on the Thursday and headed south via our favourite shortcut through Dardanup and Boyanup.  We took…

Mereenie Loop to Kings Creek Station

Back on the Mereenie Loop Our trusty Prado took us back past Namatjira’s house and via the T-junction where we had earlier in the day come from Gosse Bluff. From here, the road took on various terrains: smooth and freshly graded gravel, through to rocky and rough corrugations, as we ventured another 150km on to…

Historic Hermannsberg (Ntaria)

Hermannsburg lies on the Finke River within the rolling hills of the MacDonnell Ranges. With a population of around 625, most identify as Aboriginal. It is known in the local Western Arrernte language as Ntaria. The town was established as an Aboriginal mission in 1877 by two Lutheran missionaries of the Hermannsburg Mission from Germany,…

Gosse Bluff and Namatjira’s House

Mereenie Loop After a sound night’s sleep we were on the road early. First stop was the Mount Sonder lookout. The sun was rising and casting a lovely morning light over the vast expanse of trees and the face of the mountain in the distance. The colours constantly changed as the sun rose. Two groups…

West MacDonnell Ranges

Heading west Early on Sunday morning, we hit the road and headed for the West MacDonnell Ranges. It was glorious weather – cool, but sunny. First stop was Simpson’s Gap. A leisurely stroll into our first gorge gave us a taste of the colours and contrasts to come over the next week or so. We…

The Red Centre Way

“Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.” This has to be one of my favourite quotes from Thelma and Louise, the classic movie about a girls’ road trip gone wild. Whilst my amazing Ma and I are not exactly Thelma and Louise, we certainly had some hilarious…