Teardrop Travel Series
John & Margaret’s Adventure Part One
Not many people need to be convinced that travel is fun, rewarding and unforgettable, however sometimes you may need a little bit of inspiration to push you in the direction of your next trip away, whether that is a local day trip, a weekender or that trip of a lifetime you’ve had in your head for years.
Two of our lovely customers John & Margaret had a busy 2018, traveling from Perth-Darwin & Then Perth-Adelaide on two separate trips that simply looked stunning. To help inspire your next trip, we decided to highlight some locations that were must sees in their eyes, although, they must admit there weren’t really any downfalls at all.
Karijini National Park
Found in the heart of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, Karijini National Park is Western Australia's second largest national park. With no shortage of things to do including; visiting ancient caves, staying at an aboriginal-owned eco-lodge, climbing some of the planets oldest rock formations, swimming in waterfalls, camping under a star filled sky, walking along some of the extensive walking trails or just relaxing in the drop dead gorgeous scenery.
The park is about 1400 kilometres, from Perth, with the road trip being an experience in itself. Once you’ve entered the park, its wild, weathered landscapes are surprisingly accessible with waterfalls, emerald pools and plunging gorges beginning just beyond the car park. Bring your walking or hiking boots for the huge selection of walking tracks, which range from easy to arduous and wander through the marvelous vista.
Lake Argyle Caravan Park
Lake Argyle Caravan Park is located just off the Victoria Highway at the end of a sealed road. Covering an area of more than 5 hectares with over 100 shady powered caravan sites, shaded by large hills to the west in the afternoon, the park is set in a serene location surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including a million dollar view from the onsite infinity pool.
While the place has a relaxed focus, you will find plenty of amenities including a restaurant, a bar with beer garden, BBQ’s a camp kitchen and a shop with the essentials. It is a great place to base yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the large towns to enjoy your exploration of the East Kimberley region with easy access to great walking trails and breathtaking lookouts.
El Questro Station
Amid the vast and ancient landscape of Western Australia’s East Kimberley region sits the untamed natural beauty of El Questro. El Questro is a destination unlike any other and offers the freedom to explore one of Australia’s last true frontiers. From deep gorges and majestic mountains to thermal springs, mud and salt-flats, rainforests and cascading waterfalls everything the Kimberley has to offer is located across the property's 700,000 acres and is why they say that El Questro is the heart of the Kimberley.
It probably won’t come as a surprise to most that Australia has the worlds best beaches (yes, we are bias) but Esperance is on another level with beaches such as Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay and Stokes Inlet ready blow your mind. Immersing yourself in the impossibly blue water or relaxing on the pristine white sand is not all there is to do, however. There is whale watching, world-class fishing, hiking trails and the incredibly pink world famous Lake Hillier, found on Middle Island, part of the magnificent Recherche Archipeligo.
Great Australian Bight
The Great Australian Bight, an open bay off Australia’s south coast, was first explored by Europeans as far back as 1627 and is believed to be created around 50 million years ago when Antarctica and Australia broke apart from each other. It truly is a sight to behold, consisting of beaches, cliffs and rocky crevices, this stretch of coast is an idyllic spot for whale watching, as the endangered Southern Right Whales migrate to the region in winter to breed. The whole area in fact is teeming with sea life, including sea lions and great white sharks.
Depending on how much time you have and your level of adventure, you could head off to the Kimberley and beyond to visit the outback wonders like Karajini, Lake Argyle and El Questro or perhaps you will head south and across the country instead, visiting the coastal wonders of Esperance & the Great Australian Bite. Maybe you will even do both, like John & Margaret seeing a lot of our great land in a short time span.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to explore this big great world.