10 Incredible Animals to See on the East Coast of Australia

… and where to see them. When I was in Perth, I met Benoit Genet, an amateur wildlife photographer who had been traveling to see particular animals for years! We went on a little road trip from Bundaberg to Melbourne, in search of fantastic animals, and, since he did extensive research on where you are most…

Loggerhead Turtles at Mon Repos, Queensland, Australia

We visited the Mon Repos Turtle Discovery Centre near Bundaberg in February 2018 and we got so lucky…!! Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. The success of nesting and hatching turtles at…

10 must do in Perth, WA, Australia

Many people will tell you its boring, there’s nothing to do… Well, they could not be more wrong!! I ended up staying for 6 MONTHS in Perth. And that was not planned… 1/ Rottnest Island Definitely a must do, you can go to Rottnest Island for a full day of cycling, landscapes, wildlife and quokkas!!…

Top 10 things to do in Western Australia

The Western Australia road trip is something I definitely recommend. Whether it is North-South or the opposite, in 3 weeks or in two months, you just have to do it ! It took us one whole month and we felt we were rushing. But we did meet people who did it in 3 weeks and…

Rottnest Island, Perth, WA

Definitely a must do, Rottnest Island was one of my favourite destinations in Perth. How to get to Rottnest:  Check the Telethon Tuesdays half-price offer and “travel to Rottnest on a Tuesday for only $39 same day return from Freemantle!” Make sure you book in advance via their website because they do run out of…

Presents from Australia with Love

Here are a few ideas that you could bring your loved ones this Christmas ! Environmentally Friendly Gifts There are so many gifts you can buy your loved ones without them being detrimental to the environment! In this article I will try not to mention any “use once and throw away gifts” only gifts that…

Penny Jewell, celebrating wildlflowers

Come visit Penny Jewell at Kings Park, Perth this month of September during the “Where the Wildflowers Are” festival and see a large and unique collection of her work, featuring the wilderness of Western Australia. This textile artist combines her passion for textiles with a life-long interest in plants in her studio, Tinctorium. There, she spends her…

An incredible relationship with the Killer Whales of Eden

Humans have been working with animals for ever. The best example is of course, the dog. But there are many other incredible stories out there of human and animals working together. The story of Old Tom and the killer whales of Eden is one of those incredible stories: The coastal town of Eden sits just over…

Perth Gardens: John Oldham Park and Esplanade Reserve

Bordering the Swan river, the Esplanade Reserve is a beautiful walk with running and cycling lanes and some exercise playgrounds. Along the way you get the chance to dip under the Mitchell Freeway to get to John Oldham Park. A beautiful day to paint! The park itself is very quiet with a beautiful lake and…

A day in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

Kings Park and Botanic Garden Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world, with 400.6 hectares, and is visited by over 6 million people each year. It showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australian flora and is a popular place for picnics, walks and cultural and ceremonial events….

A traveler’s guide to packing lightly

… Of course, what you pack will depend on where you go, for how long, and what your activities will be ! This guide divided in two sections: the planning of your backpack according to your destination and such; and then what an actual ideal backpack should contain. If you have any suggestions please let…

The Platypus

The Platypus On our last day in Tasmania I was pretty much resolved to not seeing any platypuses in Australia but not quite giving up yet… so we made our way to the Fernglade reserve, in Burnie, Tasmania. It is a beautiful stretch of water lost between the trees. As we approached the river my…