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Friday, June 9, 2023
rottnest island quokka
I had never been to Rottnest Island before and for some weird reason, all I wanted to do while in Perth for a few days on business was to visit the island. I had heard vaguely about the Rottnest Island quokka and was keen to see one.  Where is Rottnest Island?  Rottnest...
wille creek pearls
Wandering through the showroom at Willie Creek Pearls, I resign myself to leaving Broome empty-handed. It’s not that I can’t find a pearl that I like; the problem is that most of the jewellery I like is way beyond my budget.  After all, how many of us can afford to...
cygnet bay pearl farm

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Cygnet Bay, hidden away in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is the location for one of Australia’s rare culinary experiences. The words “rare” and “culinary” don’t usually suggest a low-budget food stop, but the cost of simply reaching this place makes the famous degustation menu at Tetsuya’s in Sydney look...
bungle bungles
The raw power of Mother Nature is my constant companion while visiting the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia. An adventure by airplane to the Bungle Bungles takes me over Lake Argyle to the fascinating geological formation known as "The Beehives", where I discover a lost world...
Things to do in Broome 2
With dazzling blue skies and orange-red soil, Broome is vivid and visually compelling. Remote, exotic and intensely colourful, Broome is a feast for the eyes with dazzling blue skies, orange-red soil and striking Boab trees. Gardens grow with ghost gums, palms, frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea. The gateway to the...
snorkel snorkeling 8
I’ve been lucky enough to have swum with whale sharks on a couple previous visits to the 604,500ha World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast, so today I’m checking out another area highlight: the underwater world of the Muiron Islands (North Muiron and South Muiron), located nine nautical miles north-northeast of Exmouth. It’s...


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