Western Australia Travel Guide

Western Australia Travel Guide

Basic information about Western Australia Population: 2.76 million People per square km: 0.89 Cows & sheep per square km:  9.8 Number of islands: 3747 Longest river: Gascoyne River – 760km Most challenging road: Gibb River Road Famous pub: Palace Hotel, Kalgoorlie Highest mountain: Mt Meharry – 1253m Most remote Town: Warbuton Strangest place name: Walkaway…

Purnululu National Park – spectacular sandstone domes

Purnululu National Park – spectacular sandstone domes

Description Purnululu National Park was only discovered in 1983. It covers a spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks that reach up to 250 meters above the outback grassland.  It is a maze-like formation with orange and black striped karst sandstone domes that look like huge beehives. Located in remote east Kimberly Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle…

Crossing Great Central Road with a 3 years old

Crossing Great Central Road with a 3 years old

The next day in the morning we left Leonora to hit the dirt again on Great Central Road. We refuelled the car and filled up four diesel canisters. We were a bit uncertain of what may happen on this road as it is not used by tourists much. Laverton – sleepy outback town Ahead of…

Dead Gwalia ghost town and 51 Lake Ballard sculptures

Dead Gwalia ghost town and 51 Lake Ballard sculptures

Our next two destinations before hitting Great Central Road was Gwalia ghost town and Antony Gormley Inside Australia Lake Ballard sculptures. Antony Gormley Inside Australia sculptures – Art Project Sculptures Next day in the morning we left Kalgoorlie Boulder and drove to Menzies. Menzies is a place where no one lives anymore and it is…

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

On the way at last! We were able to fold the trailer in our best recorded time today and we are ready to go inland again. We decided to drive the longest shortcut in Australia – 4,600 km from Perth to Cairns via Great Central Road.  Our next stop was Kalgoorlie Boulder with its huge Kalgoorlie…

Stunning Fremantle Shipwrecks Museum and old town

Stunning Fremantle Shipwrecks Museum and old town

Today, for the second and last time, we left the trailer for final service. This time it was some cosmetic fixes – the door in the refrigerator, straightening the screw in the leg, installing baskets for a pair of new cans at the back.  Then, we finally had more time to explore Perth, and to…

The Pinnacles – amazing limestone formations

The Pinnacles – amazing limestone formations

Cervantes is only 200 km from Perth. A good stone’s throw and we will finally be able to fix the car and clean up the trailer in Perth. The subject of our four wheels is coming up more and more as the situation becomes more and more serious.  We came to Cervantes because we really…

Geraldton Museum – touching maritime stories

Geraldton Museum – touching maritime stories

Heavy clouds hung over us all the way to Geraldton. Fortunately, it didn’t rain, so we had time to visit the town, which is beautifully situated by the ocean.  Geraldton city center has also been restored in recent years and looks very pleasant. The new houses, which were built in the style of small period…

Spectacular Kalbarri cliffs and gorges

Spectacular Kalbarri cliffs and gorges

And we were on the road again. This time the wind blew us to Kalbarri National Park – home to spectacular Kalbarri cliffs and Kalbarri gorges.   However before we got there, we stopped at Hamelin Pool – a place known for two things: Old Telegraph Station and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. Old Telegraph Station Old Telegraph…