After driving around 1,300km north in 8 days to swim with whale sharks it was finally time to turn around and make our way back home as fast as possible so Nigel the Nissan didn't cost us any more money. It was an impossibly long, boring and uneventful drive made marginally more exciting with the random... Continue Reading →
1250km north of Perth at the very tip of Australia's west coast is a small town called Exmouth, famous for giving travellers the opportunity to swim with whale sharks. If you don't already know what a whale shark is, let me educate you. About whale sharks The whale shark is a slow, graceful filter-feeding shark... Continue Reading →
We left Shark Bay and made our way even further north, passing through Carnarvon and wishing we had a 4x4 to explore the dramatic Gascoyne Coast along Gnaraloo Road, but we had a Nissan Micra, so we stuck to the highway and ended up in Coral Bay. Seriously, rent a 4x4 if you can afford... Continue Reading →
Shark Bay was always on our list of places to see in WA, partly because of our weird obsession with sharks and partly to see the world's oldest living organism, because science. Oh, and some dolphins and a beach made up entirely of shells. Basically, it's a good place to spend some time. Hamelin Pool... Continue Reading →
After three months in the extreme heat of the Northern Territories, it was finally time for me to head back to civilization. I flew south to Perth and immediately regretted my decision when I realised it was actually cold in winter. Time to explore the rest of the west in search of sunshine and whale... Continue Reading →
Alyangula An hours drive from Umbakumba rewarded us with phone signal, swimming pools, and civilization. Oh, and alcohol. It becomes a luxury when you live in a dry community! Rat's Cove After a day of fishing (which mostly involves fighting sharks for your catch), it's nice to stop at this gorgeous beach for lunch and... Continue Reading →
When most people think of Australia they picture pristine beaches, swaying palm trees and clear, turquoise surf. Most people see only the east coast, some venture to the west coast and even fewer experience the real Australian outback. When I came to Australia I was given the opportunity to experience not only an extremely remote... Continue Reading →
Perched on the northern coast of the Northern Territories of Australia, miles and miles and miles away from any other city, is Darwin. The humidity might kill you before the crocodiles do, but there's a good backpacker scene and it's a perfect base for exploring the national parks of the Northern Territories.
If you're thinking about going on a road trip somewhere in Australia I can tell you three things with absolute certainty: It will take longer than you think, it will cost more than you think and it will be worth it. You'll have the freedom to go where you want, when you want and see so much more than you could from a bus window.