A photographic journey around Australia

As a final blog entry, we thought we’d collect some of our favourite photos and music from the trip and collate them into a slideshow. Enjoy.

Ningaloo and Cape Range National Park

Coral Bay was brilliant we and left thinking that it was one of our favorite places on the trip. A small coastal village atmosphere and the most turquoise blue waters with amazing snorkeling straight off the beach. Coral Bay is definitely going to be hard to beat…

We headed up the peninsula following the reef, through Ningaloo Station and then the Defence Land. Driving just behind the dunes, there were many spots we were temped to pull over and set up camp. But being Defence Land, with no camping permitted and the fact that it was an Air Weapons Test Range we decided we’d push on into the Cape Range National Park.

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Whale sharks and humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef

Whale shark day!!! Yeehaaaa. Up early (and excited) for a quick breaky and head up to the dive shop for a 7:45 start. Quick sorting out of wetsuits and fins and we were on the bus heading for the jetty. Off the jetty and onto the 57ft boat, 19 people in total on board, captain Andy the really nice, easy going sth african, deckhand Jimmy, the highly strung but super efficient Canadian, and the two swimmers, Kai the blonde haired kiwi girl and Timmy the Aussie rock star wannabe that plays guitar at weddings. There was also Ed, the English lad that would be the underwater videographer today, and a bloke I’ve taken note to make friends with in return for additional footage of us on the $50 DVD we’ll be buying from him at the end of the day. Continue reading

Shark Bay and Francois Peron National Park

Feeling refreshed after 3 nights in Kalbarri, we were ready to hit the road again. We said had a quick chat to our friends from the campsite north of Jurien Bay (young couple with the little boy and dog) who’d driven into the same caravan park the night before! Traded stories on where we’d been in between. As they have the dog they can’t go into any National Park, and I can’t help but to think that they are missing out on so much. Our best places have been deep in National Parks…

Perth to Kalbarri

We left Perth chasing warmer weather and sunny skies and we certainly found it. Not an hour after leaving Perth the skies cleared and the sun came out! Our first stop north of Perth was at Nambung National Park which is home to the Pinnacles. These limestone columns stand amongst the sand dunes, slowly exposed and eroded over time and now watch over landscape like sentries frozen in time.

The Pinnacles, Nambung NP, WA