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Apr 13, 2017 - The Warlu Way (Exmouth to Karijini NP)

7 April - The Warlu Way (Exmouth to Karijini NP) The corellas swarmed around our camp at first light, squawking and carrying on, so noisy i just had to get up. Usual morning routine to get packed up and we were away. Into town to top up groceries and a visit to the post office to try and get our parcel diverted to Karratha, as it will take so long to get here from Victoria, but it was beyond the wit of the counter staff! Will just have to let the parcel arrive then get the campsite reception to forward it, which they were quite willing to...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Sep 21, 2016 - Bali to Kalgoorlie

Bali On September 6th we woke up and packed for Bali. Our flight was in the evening so we went exploring around Perth and Fremantle. Mum and dad found a park that we visited when I was 18 months old. Mum took a photo of me on the same slide 8 and a half years later. Then we drove to the airport. Our flight took 3 and a half hours and it was different when we arrived from the  weather changing from cold to warm. When we got out of the airport there was a whole lot of taxi drivers standing around with signs with names. We found our name and...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Ningoloo, Coral Bay, Whalebone, Monkey mia, Perth to Bali

Ningaloo Hi everyone we are staying in Ningaloo for 10 nights. We have been exploring, fishing, snorkeling and 4WD. We also went swimming with TWO  whale sharks which was an AMAZING experience. Whale sharks can grow up to 18m. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world with the mouth opening as wide as 1m. Whale sharks are very rare because females can only have babies when she is 30 years old. On the boat we got fed all day including lunch. On the whaleshark tour we also saw humpback whales jumping in the air and taking a breath. We...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Port Hedland to Karijini National Park

Hi. After Cape Leveuqe we are heading to Eighty mile beach for two night's. We set up and went fishing. We were gone for about 2 1/2 hours but we didn't catch anything. On the beach i found some really pretty shells and mum and I started collecting shells and making necklaces and earnings out of the shells. The next morning we went fishing again and we caught on but it hooked it self off the line. A while later i was holding the rod and i hooked a 110cm fish which took dad 20min to pull in. That weighed 10kg. A guy helped dad gut the...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Broome to Karijini National Park

Wednesday 10th August we drove 500km south to Eighty Mile Beach which is in between Broome and Port Headland.  We didn't swim here because we were told there are sharks and sea snakes but we didn't see any. After cyclones, shells wash up on the sand. There were thousands of all different types of shells. Both days we fished off the beach. On our 2nd day we caught a 110cm Giant Threadfin Salmon weighing over 10kg! I couldn't even lift it's head. It was our biggest catch of the trip so far and the biggest in the caravan park that day. We ate...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Karijini

20th October (Sunday) We decided that as it was going to be hot we would check out the closest swimming hole which is Fern Pool, well this turned out to be an amazing spot, we liked it so much (and it was hot at the camp) that we stayed there all day. There is an area with benches on it that you can sit around and watch the world go by in the shade. The only issue that happened was a bus load of guys from a mine site (Roy Hill) turned up and basically took the pool over; they appeared to be doing everything that you are not supposed to...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Karijini National Park

(Ben) We tried to make a fairly early getaway from our overnight stop with Alberto as we'd read that it was a good idea to get to Karijini early in the day so as to avoid the disappointment of missing out on a campsite. It was a relatively short drive to get to Dales Campground (situated near Dales Gorge in the National Park) and we needn't have worried - when we arrived we could have had the pick of almost any site. It really felt like tourist season must be winding down, with the campground fairly empty and the weather quite hot. By the...

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Aug 24, 2013 - Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park 24-25/08/13 Today we went on 3 walks the first walk we did was Knox Gorge it was a very steep walk but it was worth it for the pool at the other end was clear and cool. The next walk we did was Kermits pool it was my favourite walk. We also did this walk with "The Henry's (friends we have met along the way) During this walk we had to spider walk, climb cliffs, rock hop and swim through freezing water. The third walk we did was the handrail pool on this walk it involved lots of walking through freezing cold water so we...

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Stringers Go West

Apr 25, 2013 - Snorkelling/Karijini NP

Snorkelling / spectacular gorges in Karajini My snorkelling trip was terrific with two hours along the Coral Bay fringing reef in a glass-bottomed boat including approx. 45 mins of snorkelling (I was pleased I had remembered my skills from about 8 years ago!). The coral there, being in a temperate zone, is not as colourful as tropical regions further north but the variety of fish—black and yellow stripes, blue spotted patterns and tiny red ones darting about to describe a few, plus large spangled emperors swimming up close—was wonderful....

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Oct 10, 2011 - Day 36 Karijini National Park

We were on the road at 8am this morning and headed towards Port Headland as we made our decision on which way to approach the Coral Coast. We decided to go via Karinjini National Park to see more gorges and waterfalls before spending much of the next month on the coast. We had been out of range for a few days and made a few hurried calls as we drove through Port Headland, our new house was due to settle today. After stressing that our cheque would not clear in time (it did), the seller cancelled settlement!!! Hopefully it will happen...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Aus - Day 99, 100 & 101 - Karijini National Park

On our way into the Karijini Park we saw a very bloated dead cow lying beside the road way. He was so swollen that it looked like a balloon ready to burst anytime, the cows eye ball was almost bursting out of its socket and its neck was obviously broken by the impact of whatever had hit it. (most likely a road train) Jason ran out to get a pic and he almost died from the putrid smell coming off this fly infested beast. This stretch of highway we have see a lot of dead cows and calves due to the amount of road trains from the Marandoo Mine....

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Jun 30, 2011 - Karijini National Park

From 80 Mile Beach we headed south via Port Hedland, which is not much to write home about! We stayed a night at a free roadside camp and had a fire with marshmallows, which the kids of course loved! Then we arrived at Karijini National Park. We stayed in the National Park campground which was a great set up. Sophie was quite intrigued by the composting toilets! It's all unpowered so the generator got a bit of a run. Karijini is one of the most spectacular things we have seen. The gorges are just amazing - red iron ore rock dropping away...

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