We had a rest stop in Geraldton on our last day and enjoyed some ball games at Pages Beach before the long drive back to Perth.
We had a wonderful time at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort before heading south again for the start of the journey back to Perth. Our fifth stop at was at Galena Bridge, 50km east of Kalbarri.
The dolphins were tricky to get a picture with, there were plenty of lazy pelicans resting on the beach!
Admiring the beautiful Dolphin Beach
Our only free camp of the trip and a great fishing spot by the river. We were lucky enough to catch some fish for dinner!
Not alot of driving on the fourth day. We were able to visit the wonderful Shell Beach before arriving at Denham.
We had a great day sunbathing and swimming at Shell Beach – one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells!
Admiring the views of the stunning beach below
It was a bit of a struggle climbing through all the shells on the way back!
Arrived at our campsite in Denham in time for drinks before the sun set
Our third overnight stop was in Hamelin Pool in the Shark Bay region and we spent the following day visiting some nearby attractions.
The Hamelin Pool Stromatolites were an interesting highlight – the world’s oldest and largest living fossils!
The historic and interesting Shell Block Quarry site near the caravan park where we were staying
After arriving late in Kalbarri on the second day, we spend day 3 exploring the Murchison River and gorges of the National Park. Sadly, our motorhome wasn’t equipped for the unsealed roads on some parts so we missed out on a couple of highlights. An excuse to re-visit!
We hired a little boat at Kalbarri and had great fun fishing in the Murchison River
Admiring the views of the river gorges at Hawks Head in Kalbarri National Park
Made it to the foot of the gorge
The start of our road trip from Perth to Jurien Bay.
Stopping for a scenic roadside picture with everyone!
Big camper, little camper!
taking a stroll along the beach after visiting the old jetty
New jetty in the distance
By mid May we reached our destination, Perth! Very pleased to have accomplished such a journey – from one end of Australia to the other! Here are some highlights of our time in Perth when we first arrived.
A friendly man takes a picture of us at King’s Park, shortly after arriving in Perth
‘Kangaroos in the City’ at St George’s Terrace
Water Labyrinth at Forrest Place
The Swan Bells near Barrack St Jetty
Outside the Old Shanghai in Northbridge
Visiting the Perth Mint – Australia’s oldest operating mint
Having a walk around Government House Gardens
The iconic ‘blue boat shed’ near Crawley
King Neptune sculpture at Atlantis Marine Park, the abandoned theme park in Two Rocks, near Yanchep
Nervous about walking down the crumbling old staircase!
Checking out the public viewing platform at Perth Airport
We took a day trip to Lesmurdie Falls in the Perth Hills
The foot of the falls
Cycling along the Swan River near the old brewery
The Round House in Fremantle
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
London Court shopping precinct in the CBD
Getting a picture of us both with our new tripod!
Sun setting over the Swan River at McCallum Park
At the end of April 2014, we reached Esperance, after our long journey across the Eyre Highway, and took the opportunity to relax for the day at Cape le Grand National Park
Capturing the amazing aquamarine water at Hellfire Bay
Finding our way about the National Park
Overlooking Thistle Cove
Craig feeling frustrated by the poor phone signal at Lucky Bay!
As we were leaving, we did the Great Ocean Drive tourist loop around the lovely beaches of Esperance
On the third day of our journey across the Nullarbor Plain, we crossed the border into Western Australia, stopping in Eucla and conquering the ’90 Mile Straight’ (Australia’s longest straight road) before continuing to Norseman.
Visiting the remains of the old Telegraph Station hidden in the dunes near Eucla, which operated between 1877 and 1927
Stopping for a rest before tackling Australia’s longest straight stretch of road, and one of the longest in the world!
We travelled the Great Ocean Road in April 2014, one of the world’s most scenic drives! The unforgettable journey stretched over 240 km along the south eastern coast, and took us 3 days.
The famous Bells Beach near Torquay (known for the film ‘Point Break’) – the start of our Great Ocean Road trip
Lookout at Aireys Inlet
Split Point Lighthouse – used in the filming of children’s TV program ‘Round the Twist’
Driving towards the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Erskine Falls near Lorne
Sitting in the sun after a swim
We took the 86 steps down to Gibsons Beach!
The 12 Apostles
Bay or Martyrs
Almost at the end of the coastal drive, ,we stopped for lunch in Warrnambool
Watching the emus at Tower Hill Reserve
Port Fairy, last stop off before heading towards the South Australia border