The south-west region of Western Australia has such a wide variety of attractions from beaches to forests to caves to rivers and wineries and breweries. There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy. I’ve picked out a few images from our few days in the South West. There is still so much to see we will have to keep it on the holiday list for another trip.
The coast north of Perth sure does have some sensational beaches and scenery. One of my favourite spots between Perth and Geraldton was Jurien Bay.
Geraldton was our furthest north destination on our quick visit to Western Australia. We met one of the local volunteer tour guides, Trevor, at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial and it was a treat to chat with him as he had a real passion for his city and region. We are looking forward to getting back to Geraldton at some stage and exploring further north in WA.
The town of Lancelin is nestled between the turquoise blue ocean and a white blanket of sand dunes, making it such a picturesque place to visit. The best fun can be had by trying your skills at sandboarding down the massive dunes. Make sure you have good energy reserves as you will need them when you start the ascent back up the dunes. We met a great couple at the top of the dunes, Steve and Janice. They had been traveling through Western Australia and seemed to be having loads of fun on the dunes. I love meeting new people on our holidays and listening to their stories of their travels. I look forward to catching up with them again at some stage down the track.
Just a short drive north of Perth opens up to an incredible natural rock formation of The Pinnacles, in the Namburg National Park. The eroding power of coastal winds and sand have created the remnants of limestone that now stand as pillars up to 5 metres high, scattered over an area of over 17,000 hectares. A truly remarkable natural landscape that is well worth a visit.
I have only ever heard good things said about visiting Perth and it didn’t disappoint. What a beautiful city with loads of tourist highlights for visitors to enjoy or to just relax in the gardens at Kings Park, and take in the scenic views across the beautiful Swan River. The city of Perth is a vibrant hub of industry with cranes silhouetting the skyline and a buzz of activity in the streets. I look forward to visiting again in the future.