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Eating and drinking in The Great Southern

Western Australia is renowned for the quality of its wines and produce, and each year that wonderful produce is celebrated with an 11-day event called Taste Great Southern. After a shock hiatus last year, when the event was cancelled a week before its commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is back this year better than ever. The Great Southern of Western...

DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront Perth opens soon

Located right on the Swan River waterfront, within Elizabeth Quay, where breathtaking panoramic river views with a beautiful city skyline in the norm, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is preparing to open on 15 December in time for the festive season. With 24-hour reception and guest assistance, 229 contemporary and stylish rooms, each with a spectacular...

Harbour Master is the new Rottnest Island ferry

Perth, the capital of Western Australia has an island just 18 kilometres offshore.  Called Rottnest Island, because the first Dutch explorers mistook the island’s small marsupial, the quokka, for a rat, Rotto, as it is colloquially known, is a favourite holiday island for both locals and visitors alike. Most people catch a ferry to reach Rotto, and the island is...

Hotel Review: Tanah Marah Estate Margaret River

The Hotel Tanah Marah Estate is located halfway between Cowaramup and Margaret River, in Western Australia’s famous Margaret River wine region. As you drive down a well-maintained and rustic dirt road you have no idea that you are about to enter a hidden gem. Run by Linda and Rory Curtin and their children, the property is absolutely stunning and completely secluded...

Overview: Coral Coast, Western Australia

A long stretch of coastline measuring about 1,100kms north of Perth, the Coral Coast extends from the town of Cervantes as far north as Exmouth and slightly inland. The Pinnacles, which form part of Nambung National Park, consists of hundreds of peculiar pinnacles which can be up to 5 metres in height.  They were formed from 25,000 to 30,000 years ago from piles...

Cape Range National Park, Exmouth

North West Cape is a peninsula which juts out into the Indian Ocean just north of the town of Carnarvon.  The biggest town on the cape is Exmouth, which swells from a normal population of 2,000 to about 14,000 each winter as many people who live in the south of the state chase the sun. On the western part of the cape is Cape Range National Park, which covers an...

Overview: Western Australia

Western Australia, at 2,529,875 square kilometres, is the largest State in Australia in terms of area.  To give you some perspective on its size, WA is 3.6 times the size of Texas, and is approximately the size as Kazakhstan.  Western Australia occupies the western third of the Australian continent. Consider this example: if you wish to drive from Eucla in...