Travel

Western Australia

September 2018

Full Highlight Film – Western Australia Road Trip

I think a lot of people have a habit of taking their own country for granted!

We definitely broke this habit when we road tripped through Western Australia.

We started in Perth, and made our way up to Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Where do I even start with this amazing state?

We began our adventure by picking up our Apollo campervan and driving to the Pinnacles Desert, which includes hundreds of free-standing limestone structures perched on the yellow sand. It definitely feels like you are walking on another planet!

The everlasting wildflower fields of the Mingenew region were spectacular too, with colours of yellow, pink, purple and white spreading as far as the eye could see.

Next was Hutt Lagoon, which is a pink lake in Port Gregory. We were greeted with a storm that morning, which made the pink colour difficult to see. But we stuck around until the sun peeped out, and I can definitely say it was like looking into liquid bubblegum!

Our favourite location was Kalbarri National Park. The red and orange rock structure of Nature’s Window which overlooked a winding river valley was nothing short of amazing! We felt like we were in Arizona!

Swimming with the whale sharks in Exmouth was definitely an experience we will never forget. These gentle giants were the most beautiful and breath taking creatures we have ever seen.

This road trip was not all fun and games, as we blew a tyre and killed our battery on a dirt road outside of Karijini National Park. After we were rescued 12 hours later, we only had time to hike Hancock Gorge. The hike included descending into a canyon, scaling the red marble-like walls and finishing at a beautiful blue pool.

Next we spent a relaxing few days in Broome, drinking ciders and watching camels on Cable Beach. The red pindan cliffs and turquoise blue waters surrounding Broome were such a stunning contrast!

We then headed into the Kimberleys for a full outback experience in Purnululu National Park. We explored the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles, as well as Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm. We topped off this experience with a helicopter flight which gave it a whole other perspective!

Finally we finished at the peaceful Lake Argyle (or Lake Argillay, as our Swiss backpacker friends called it), before heading to Darwin to catch a flight home.

We highly recommend exploring Australia, it definitely is a country of rich diversity!

Check out our video showing off our perspective of this awesome trip! Link above.

Love, Caitlin & Brayden

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