The sun was finally shining in Perth and it was the perfect day to jump on our bicycles and check out what Swan Valley had to offer us. Our first stop was Lancaster wines, one of my favourites. We did a tasting of their white range (their sparkling was deliciously refreshing after our ride) and… Read More "Cycling Swan Valley"
Northam National Ballooning Championships are on this week, up in the Perth Hills. Northam is located 1.5 hours from Fremantle which isn't too much of a drive, but I decided that I needed to catch the sunrise practice, so I hit the road at 4.30 am. It's hard to believe that anyone would get up… Read More "17 Photos That Will Inspire You to See a Hot Air Balloon Championship!"
It was a hiking day! I packed up the dogs and we spent a WHOLE HOUR in the car to head up into Perth Hills for a walk at Noble Falls. We arrived before 8 am, and the coast was clear, so I let the dogs run around without their leads so they could explore.… Read More "Noble Falls Hike"
Today the pups and I strolled down to Monument Hill in Fremantle with the plan to take photos of the spectacular Western Australian sunset. It had been clear aaaaallllll day, but as luck would have it, as soon as the sun set, the clouds started rolling in. Boo-urns. Not great photos. Nevermind, the dogs enjoyed… Read More "Monument Hill Sunset – Fremantle"
Hidden up in the hills, east of Perth, resting among residential housing is Lesmurdie Falls. It took 35 mins for me and the pups to drive from Fremantle to the top of the falls, where the trail starts. We turned up at 10.30 ish, and the carpark was full. Lucky I was in Frank the… Read More "Hiking Lesmurdie Falls"
In my last 2 years in Perth I've come to know Fremantle Markets quite intimately. I live a 5 min drive away and am fortunate enough to have half day work day on Friday, so I can usually head down there and beat the big crowds. Here are some of my favourite parts of Fremantle Markets!… Read More "The Best of Fremantle Markets"
Another day, another hike with the pups. Today it's Bold Park, a 437 hectare patch of bushland, located in City Beach, north west of Perth. It boasts beautiful views of the city from the Reabold Hill Lookout. Unfortunately, Perth decided to be super hazy the day we visited. Thanks Perth! Smokey View from… Read More "Hiking and Wildlife in Bold Park"
Another day discovering nature with the dogs! The Spectacles Aboriginal Heritage Trail is located south of Perth in the city of Kwinana. It was super easy to find and Google maps got me there easily... unlike Bells Rapids.... The tracks were super random. There were ranger tracks and walking tracks and they all looked the… Read More "The Spectacles Aboriginal Heritage Trail"
Bells Rapids is a hike in the Swan Valley which follows a scenic section of the Swan River, which by my garmin is about 4km long... but I took a few detours. I found Bells Rapids on the Life of Py blog when researching good places to take the dogs on hikes. To get to… Read More "Bells Rapids"
Bright and early Sunday morning (well... 7am... but we were feeling a bit dusty after a night out on the beverages) we were up and getting ready to head to Rottnest Island! Matt was not in a good way. After a tactical spew (gross) and a few panadol (both for Matt) we were off! We… Read More "Rottnest Island and the Famous Quokka Selfie"