4wd Holland Track a Thrilling Outback Adventure

4wd Holland Track and Outback AdventureTo tell you the truth I was a little nervous about doing the Holland Track. I didn’t really know what to expect. I just knew we would be in a remote part of Western Australia 4wding for 3 days. Thoughts were running through my head like what if the kids get hurt or sick? What if we breakdown and can’t get help? I mean the thought of spending days on end in a car with small children is enough to send anyone into a panic attack. What I didn’t expect was to be intrigued by the pioneer John Holland and his life.

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A local’s guide to Perth

A Local's Guide to Perth

I am a Sandgroper, so who better to give you a local guide to Perth.  Not sure what a Sandgroper is? It is the affectionate name given to Western Australians as our state is full of sand!

Perth is the most isolated city in the world. It is easier and cheaper for us to duck over to Bali than visit our friends in the Eastern States. Perth is very laid back, we love getting outdoors and making the most of our glorious weather. In fact we enjoy more sunshine in Perth than any other city in Australia.Read More »

5 Awesome things to do in Mt Barker, WA

5 Awesome things to do in Mount Barker

Mount Barker is a place I have been visiting for 40 years. A place where my Grandfather farmed and generations before and after him still farm the land. It feels like home.

When you mention Mt Barker to Perth folk they usually say that is where the chickens live! Sorry to disappoint but you will not find free range chickens roaming the street or popping into the pub like the TV ad.

However if you are looking for an authentic country stay with spectacular scenery and delicious wine, then this is the place for you.Read More »