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Travel guide Western Australia for Winter Holiday


Spotlight on- Woollybush Guest House
By Lisa Monk

Sometimes you want a getaway that gets away from the real world altogether… one where you spend time with your loved ones or close friends… one where your little darlings aren’t in the picture… one where you can pamper yourself in peace and tranquillity - well, Woollybush Guest House is the answer! Nestled in 3 acres of lawns, gardens and unspoiled bush and just an hour away from Perth on the Coral Coast, Woollybush is an ‘adults only’ retreat that offers you the chance to recharge, rejuvenate and re-connect. Perfect for a weekend getaway, a mid-week break away from the everyday or longer stays, the wonderful hosts at Woollybush know how to pamper you and help you to take a break. This is a remarkable B&B – the owners like to say that... Read more

Australia’s favourite winter getaways
Australia
By Penny Parsons

Australia’s favourite winter getaways Where’s your favourite destination in winter? Heading for the cool of the highlands or north for the heat? We asked you to vote on your favourite winter holiday destination. TakeABreak.com.au, Australia’s only independent holiday rental website, initiated a first time ‘Best Places to Stay’ award for Australian destinations, which recognised towns and cities that have outstanding facilities in specialist segment categories. Winners were voted on by the public, with 8 categories presenting finalists across each state. Just some of the TakeABreak Winter Destination Finalists: Goldfields, VIC 0.70% Darwin, NT 2.82% ... Read more

Spotlight on- Karma Chalets
By Lisa Monk

Just 400 kilometres south of Perth is Denmark, a region of enormous natural beauty with a blend of rugged coastline and natural inlets, karri forests and national parks, and you will see why the locals say that Denmark is “where the forest meets the sea”. And what a sea … there is no doubt that the Indian Ocean possesses a colour and clarity that is completely different and totally captivating.  The long and spectacular coastline offers any number of wonderful places to cast a line, surf, whale watch, swim in quiet inlets and more.  Depending on the season, the rivers meander quietly to the sea or thunder down cascades offering views of nature at its wildest. However there are also places of great peace and tranquillity, where nature is in its most gentle and... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Travelling with Teens
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By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Perth Destination City Guide
By Emily Pollard

Perth, while a long way from anywhere, is a fabulous place for shopping, going out and enjoying amazing weather! Perth is ‘BIG ON BREAKFASTS’! So make sure you get up early, go for a run along the beach and then have breakfast at either John St Café at Cottesloe, or Beaches on Marine Pde, Cottesloe. Most shopping areas have great spots for lunch/ eating out. Fremantle has a fabulous connoisseur ice-cream shop with a great ‘cookies and cream’ and King St is lined with lots of great coffee shops, so you can keep your caffeine levels up for some productive shopping! Some other great spots to stop by for coffee/lunch/shopping are Bay View Tce, Claremont and Napoleon St, Cottesloe. The shopping and fashion in Perth is fantastic!  We have the best select... Read more

Editor's Choice - The Beach House, Shoalwater Bay
By Lisa Monk

There are certain places that make you let out a sigh of relief as soon as you see them, knowing that all your holiday boxes have been ticked.  Well, the Beach House at Shoalwater Bay is definitely one of those. With its absolute waterfront location and stunning 180 degree view of the bay and its islands, this house is the answer to the dreams of every stressed, busy and wrung-out holiday seeker.  You could be forgiven for thinking that you are miles from anywhere, but the delights of Perth are only 40 minutes away, and the area abounds in things to do and see. The House was originally a “renovator’s delight” that the inspired and talented owners have turned into a retreat from the everyday.  With such a magnificent location it is the ideal place for a ... Read more

Editor's Choice - The Rosewood Guesthouse
By Lisa Monk

You don’t even need to step inside the Rosewood Guesthouse to see that it is something special.  Maybe it’s the sweeping driveway, bordered by glorious gardens, which leads to the charming and gracious guesthouse.  There is that indefinable special something, even before you go through the front door. Whatever it is, stepping inside will just confirm that you are about to experience something well and truly out of the ordinary.  And the judges of the Western Australia Tourism Awards seem to agree, having awarded the property “WA Tourism Award for Hosted Accommodation 2007”.  This award reflects the dedication and professionalism of the owners, Jane & Keith Purdie, who see themselves as tourism operators, rather than simply accommodation prov... Read more

Winter Getaways in Perth
By Western Australia.com

When it’s cold outside there is something quite delicious about retreating indoors to a cosy... Read more

 
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