A Western Australia Road Trip: Swimming with Whale Sharks in Exmouth

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. The whale shark is a slow, graceful filter-feeding shark and the worlds …

A Western Australia Road Trip: Stromatolites and dolphins in Shark Bay

​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 …

A Western Australia Road Trip: Cliffs and gorges in Kalbarri National Park

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 …

Darwin and Litchfield National Park

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.