Category Western Australia

Cider with Rosie

After the Treetop Walk our next stop was to William Bay National Park. This is home to both the Greens Pool and the Elephant Rocks. The Greens Pool is a secluded beach protected from the Southern Ocean’s swell by rocks giving the impression of blue lagoon while the Elephant Rocks are a collection of huge […]

March of the Ents…

It was quite a journey to Denmark (Western Australia), so we decided to stop in a little place called Walpole for the night. Driving through the south-west forests was special. Both sides of the road teeming with giant karri and tingle trees, whose branches create a canopy above the road. It’s no wonder why the […]

Lighthouse Family

It is not every day you climb the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia and observe breathtaking views of where the Southern and Indian Ocean’s meet. Well it is if you work there, but we don’t 🙂 The lighthouse in question was in Cape Leeuwin – named after the first known ship to visit the area, […]

Maggie May!

After 7 months in Asia we had missed cheese, chocolate and wine. Thankfully we were in the best region of Western Australia to get our fix- Margaret River. There are 150 cellar doors – wineries in a 100km area. Enough to keep Gerry Finn merry! The region accounts 20% of Australia’s premium wine export. Not […]


With our Wine Tour booked for tomorrow we headed into Margaret River Town to check out what else was on offer. Originally set up in 1839, the town expanded rapidly as part of a resettlement scheme at the end of World War 1. Margaret River is now the centre of one of the best wine […]

On The Beach

Margaret River is all about the two Ws – Wine and Waves. We will talk about Wine in a later post.The second W, waves, are in abundance on the coastline between Gnarabup and Surfer’s point at Prevelly Beach. We stayed here in a beach hostel. The room was nice and the shared kitchen and dining […]

Busselton or Bust!!

Western Australia is massive. To explore it properly we would have to get some wheels. After over 8 months of not driving it was time to get behind the wheel again. We selected Margaret River and the Southwest region of Australia for a road trip. A quick trip to JB Hifi was needed to get […]

A Park fit for the King!

It was such a sunny day we decided to head to the park for a picnic, and relive our Greenwich Summers. There is only one park worth spending the day in, in Perth…. King’s Park. We got off the bus a bit earlier than intended. A chance to walk up Fraser Avenue and take in […]

Street Art of Perth

Karen’s pal Lindsay Cantle has been travelling the world at the same time as us. Part of her blogging efforts is to highlight various Street Art around the globe. She struggled to find some in Eastern Australia. After hearing this John took the camera out and about around Perth and managed to capture some for […]

Home of the Dockers

Our first train since China, but it was a short journey to nearby Fremantle (Freo). We would be meeting Eilidh at 11am. Arriving in Freo we felt like we had been transported back to Greenwich, coffee shops and brunch places full of hipsters. A huge market groaning with good food and handmade delights, and most […]

Do you come from a land down under?

Was one of the questions on our landing card for the flight to Perth!! We had finally made it to the Land of Oz. Of course we had changed our flight date twice 😉 Perth in particular and Western Australia in general would be our first stops for the initial few weeks of our Australian […]