Having finally made it to the NT border after five months of travelling through Western Australia it was time to have a think about all we’d seen and done.
If we had to sum up WA in one word it would be BIG. There are some big holes in the ground. Big distances between town and big prices.
Here’s our round up of the best of the west, our top five experiences:
1 Karajini National Park
Seriously this place gorge-ous! Some absolutely incredible walks. We will be back, and next time we might even indulge in the adventure tour where you can tube down the rivers. Karajini Part 1 – Karajini Part 2 – Karajini Part 3
2 The Gibb River Road
We couldn’t pick our favourite place along this route. Even though we spent three weeks and covered 1200km’s (including the side trip to Mitchell Plateau) we didn’t see it all. This is another place we plan on returning to. GRR Part 1 – GRR Part 2 – Mitchell Plateau 1 – Mitchell Plateau 2 – GRR Part 3 – GRR Part 4
3 Lake Ballard
This is just one place you have to go to understand. We loved it. Lake Ballard
5 Cape Le Grand National Park
The spectacular beachscapes, the cheeky kangaroos. What’s not to love? The sunset drinks with fellow campers wasn’t hard to take either!
We had trouble keeping our list to five, so here’s some honourable mentions that just missed out.
Kalbarri National Park
There are amazing beaches all along the coastline, our top pick was Meelup near Yallingup in the Margaret River region.
We didn’t stay at the resort itself although it looked pretty good. This one got a mention not because of the dolphin feeding, which was OK, but because we were lucky enough to have a close encounter with the dolphins when having a swim one afternoon.