Roaming Down Under

Western Australia

List of pages on this website about places in Western Australia

Western Australia: south coast

Circular Pool
A tranquil forest pool fed by foamy rapids near Walpole
Conspicuous Beach
A wild and isolated beach near Walpole on Western Australia's south coast
Elephant Rocks, WA
Granite rocks resembling elephants near Denmark on the south coast of Western Australia
Fernhook Falls
Cascades and forested pools between Manjimup and Walpole
Stopping to smell the roses on Frenchmans Peak
Unique WA vegetation illustrates the value of pausing to study the surroundings
Kukenarup - memorial to a massacre
A unique memorial to a little-known massacre of Aboriginal people near Ravensthorpe
Lake Seppings
An Albany wetland suitable for bird watching or just going for a walk
Lucky Bay - the far side
The less visited east end of one of Western Australia's most magnificent beaches
Wild solitude at Mandalay Beach
A ruggedly handsome beach on the wild and undeveloped coast of WA's south
Beautiful Misery Beach
A scenic and sheltered but little-used beach near Albany
Mt Frankland
A granite dome with views over the forest wilderness north of Walpole in WA
Nuyts wilderness track
A coastal wilderness walk to secluded coves on the south coast near Walpole
Winter on the WA south coast
Reasons to visit the WA south coast in winter
Stirling Range Retreat
A great base for exploring southern WA's high peaks and rare wildflowers
Thistle Cove
A beautiful wild beach with rocky backdrops near Esperance
Walpole wilderness by boat
An entertaining and informative cruise on a small boat through unspoiled coastal inlets
Whaling Cove beach
A sheltered beach near Albany with views across King George Sound
Sunsets at the Albany Wind Farm
A coastal vantage point ideal for viewing sunsets and whales, not just turbines

Western Australia: south west corner

Good budget accommodation in Augusta
One of the best YHA hostels in Australia, near a great bakery in a great little town
A drive through Boranup Forest
A gravel road passing through majestic karri forest near Margaret River in WA
Wilderness views from Mt Chudalup
A big granite hill with a great view over forest to the coast, near Northcliffe in WA
An unusual roadside community of thousands of garden gnomes
Lake Maringup
A pristine lake and wetland accessible only on foot from the Bibbulmun Track
Lane Poole Falls
A modest but gorgeous waterfall near Northcliffe in the southwest corner of WA
The little pinnacles of Cape Leeuwin
Dwarf limestone pillars near Augusta, resembling The Pinnacles north of Perth
Ludlow Tuart Forest
A minor detour between Bunbury and Busselton reveals some unique native WA trees
Salmon Beach
A rugged and usually deserted beach near the cliffs of Windy Harbour
An unusually scenic main road
Main roads are usually less scenic than minor roads, but not this section of highway in the southern forests of WA
Yeagarup Dunes - where sand invades forest
A giant patch of mobile sand dune slowly creeping into the forest near Pemberton, WA

Western Australia: wheatbelt and Perth coast

Beringbooding Rock
Balancing boulders, waterholes, and Australia's largest rock water catchment tank
Elachbutting Rock
An outback monolith with caves and a wave shaped wall
Hidden Hollow
A secluded rock amphitheatre near Narembeen in WA
Good coffee at Kellerberrin
Quality coffee and food in Western Australia's wheatbelt
Kokerbin Rock
Australia's third largest monolith, near Bruce Rock in WA
Lake Grace hospital museum
A tiny outback hospital built in 1926 and restored as a museum
Meeting Malleefowl at Ongerup
See and learn about this distinctive rare bird at the Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre
Merredin Railway Station Museum
A well-done historical museum with much more than train artefacts
Merredin town tour
An interesting and inexpensive tour of a growing WA wheatbelt town
Mukinbudin Caravan Park
Basic but good value cabin accommodation in a small WA wheat belt town
Mulka's Cave
A small cave with prehistoric Aboriginal rock art and cultural walks, near Wave Rock in WA
Guesthouse in a monastery at New Norcia
Unique monastery accommodation in Australia's only monastic town
The other wave rocks
Examples of wave shaped rock formations in Western Australia, other than the famous one known as Wave Rock
Plane spotting at Perth Airport
Watching aircraft take off and land from Perth Airport's outdoor viewing area
Alternative viewpoints for photographing Perth city
Some good places to photograph Perth city from, other than Kings Park
Lake Clifton thrombolites
Rare and primitive life forms dating back 3500 million years
Tin Horse Highway of Kulin
A quirky collection of horses-themed roadside sculptures made from farm junk