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Western Australia

Western Australia

An Aboriginal experience in Western Australia

Aboriginals in Australia tend to be a touchy subject. (I’m not saying it’s right, I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying it is). The relationship between white Australians and indigenous Australians is not always easy going. And despite the...
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Postcard from the Great Australian Bight

Before we rocked up to the dramatic vertical cliffs dropping straight into the ocean, I had never heard of the Great Australian Bight. I didn’t even know what a bight was. To be honest, I still don’t.  (Although I did decide it would be responsible...
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Five non-wine things to do in Margaret River

Sure, the wine is the main reason most people go to Margaret River. But it is fully possible to have a brilliant time in this adorable seaside town south of Perth without stepping foot in a vineyard. If you do want to go wine tasting, give...
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Awesome hikes in South and Western Australia

The best way to get your heart pumping and blood flowing again after hours in the car crossing the Nullarbor? Head out for one of Australia’s awesome hiking opportunities: a brilliant way to squeeze in a workout, spot some wildlife up close and enjoy...
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Adventures among the tree tops in Western Australia

Coming from just south of the California Redwood Forest and a place affectionately known as the “City of Trees”—Sacramento has more trees per capita than any other city in the world—I’m no stranger to tall tangles of bark and leaves. But even...
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Postcard from Fremantle

I expected to love Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle. Any space with craft beer is all right in my book, and waterfront location doesn't hurt either. However, I didn't expect to fall in love with the city's outdoor art--but between giant mermaids...
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10 pretty reasons to pop over to Perth

I had a feeling I was going to like Perth: I've got a thing for the west coast, and cities near the beach. Coming from California, it just feels right when the sun sets over the ocean. But I realized Perth has a lot more going for it than just...
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Postcard from the best beaches in Australia

I'm having trouble finding the words to describe the beaches of Cape Le Grande. Perfect seems a bit too cliché, but honestly, each little grain of sand is so perfectly spherical that it squeaks when you walk. Seriously. And each perfectly spherical...
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Postcard from Rottnest Island

It's hard to believe that the paradise-like Rottnest Island was once an Aboriginal prison, an internment camp and a military fortress. However, some forward-thinking tourism official saw the light and the island was turned into an A-class nature...
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