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Stunning Desert Landscapes.

In August 2001, Anne and I had booked to take a trip to Egypt. We had used frequent flyer miles that we had accumulated from Ansett Australia. As you can imagine September 11 shook the foundations of every decent civilisation on the face of the earth and we found ourselves pondering our trip.
We decided that we would still travel to Egypt and around a week later, Ansett Australia collapsed and we lost all our frequent flyer points.
Singapore Airlines then contacted us and advised that Ansett had not paid for our airline tickets and we were in effect, grounded.
The following month, October, Swiss air placed a great deal on the internet to fly to Europe with a stopover in Cairo! Bargin! So we booked it and paid on the net with our Visa card. You guessed it, Swiss Air fell over and the Swiss Government bailed it out but we were grounded again. We got a refund from Visa as the funds had not been transferred to Swiss air and we were back to the drawing board!
What to do....Lets drive from Queensland to Western Australia, the only state in Australia we had not been to!

Magnificent Secluded Swimming Holes

Western Australia is the nation?s largest state and covers an area of 2,529,000 kilometers. This area represents one third of the total area of Australia and in geographical terms, Western Australia is the country?s most remote state and has some of the oldest landscapes on the planet.

Anne and I spent one week traveling to and from Western Australia and five weeks touring the state at a comfortable pace. We did not spend much time in Perth or Fremantle because we wanted to experience everything else the state had to offer outside of the big cities.

Adventure Abounds!

Our trip saw us enter the state from South Australia at Border Village and drive across the Nullarbor Plain to Norseman. From there we headed south to Esperance before traversing the south of the state through Albany, Bunberry, Rottnest Island and Fremantle to Perth. From here we headed north through Cervantes, Geralton and Kalbarri to Denham, home of the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins.
Heading north again saw us travel through Carnarvon, Coral Bay to Exmouth where we went Snorkeling with the Whale sharks of Ningaloo Reef.
Turning north east we traversed through Tom Price and the Karijini National Park, Port Headland, Broome, Derby, The Gibb River road, Fitzroy crossing and Halls Creek before ending this In adventure at Kununurra and the Northern Territory border.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Reefs, Deserts, Forests, Islands, wildlife & Open Spaces.
  • Cons:Vast distances between attractions. Be prepared.
  • In a nutshell:Some of the most remote mythic lands on earth.
  • Last visit to State of Western Australia: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • chattygirl7491's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    wow whale sharks .. .cool

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    You did a hard work preparing so good tips Gracias !!!!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

  • Purpleshade's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2005 at 8:34 PM

    You've found some lovely places here, there's still loads more to see. Lesley

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2005 at 7:56 AM

    Great stuff -a veritable Virtual Tour of my home state. There's still heaps more to see -I hope you come back to do it one day. leyle (aka TheFootlooseEmu)

  • Arial_27's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 4:51 AM

    Happy belated Birthday! (Sorry Im late, Im bad at checking notices.) Hope your special day was great! This is another really amazing page by the way, I love your pictures.

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 3:45 AM

    I loved your pages here, it is a beautiful country and you have done it justice.

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2005 at 6:36 PM

    The Pinnacles look like something on a Pink Floyd album, Amazing!

  • Andraf's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 6:41 PM

    Funny how a few misfortunes turned into a great trip. Great page, this is a place that I want to visit.

  • AmazingAdventures's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 7:59 PM

    You have some excellent photos here of W.A. I've enjoyed my virtual journey thru your tips and photos. Thanks for sharing your travel experiences. Hope to visit the Western shores of OZ one day soon. - - Susan


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