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. About whale sharks The whale shark is a slow, graceful filter-feeding shark... Continue Reading →

A Western Australia Road Trip: Coral Bay and Cape Range National Park

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 →

Adventures on Groote Eylandt

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 →

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.

How to survive an Australian road trip

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.

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