ANZAC Day commemorates Albany’s wartime role and presents a patriotic reason to explore Western Australia’s Great Southern region further.
7 Remote Romantic Getaways in Western Australia
There’s nothing quite like being whisked away to luxury digs where the signature dish is romance. Why not go all out and head to a remote pocket of our huge state where no one will hear your cries of glory with these 7 remote romantic getaways in Western Australia.
The Best of Western Australia’s Frankland River
I’ve been dreaming of a romantic cabin in the woods for a long time – as long as it has fluffy towels, internet and good coffee. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the Frankland River region delivers in spades along with plenty of wine, scenery and adventure.
A Gourmet Road Trip from Albany to Denmark
On our road trip from Albany to Denmark, the air is thick with burning wood fires on the approach into the Great Southern region of Western Australia. We’re on a gourmet hunt in an Apollo campervan through Albany, Denmark, Pemberton and Manjimup, hopefully discovering some truffles along the way.
The Kimberley Quest: Ultimate Bucket List Tick
Cruising through the Kimberley is the ultimate bucket list item for many Western Australians. I took a sneaky peek onboard the boutique cruise company Kimberley Quest for a taste of luxury.
Wagin: An outback gem
Almost exactly halfway between Perth and Albany, the dusty outback town of Wagin toils away beneath a vast expanse of nothingness except for clouds swirling on a background of blue.
Parmelia Hilton Perth: Romance and the City
I remember a time when the Parmelia Hilton Perth was the fanciest hotel in town. It still is to me as it’s the hotel where I spent my wedding night. More recently, I enjoyed a city staycation with my husband after a recent facelift (the hotel’s, not mine) and once again the Parmelia Hilton Perth outdid itself in the romance department.
Celebrating Shinju Matsuri, Broome’s Annual Pearl Festival
Shinju Matsuri is Japanese for ‘Festival of the Pearl’ and Broome celebrates the excitement and romance as a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls. The annual pearl festival rekindles a time when the Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans flocked to Broome from the late 1800s to join in with this prosperity. Shinju Matsuri is a testament to Broome’s generosity as it tempts 1,000s of annual visitors in a whirlwind of cultural flair for over 50 years and rejoices from 22 August to 5 September 2021.
A Stylish Staycation in Perth’s West End
Nestled between the big city lights of Perth and fashionable Subiaco, lies the Sage Hotel and adjoining Julio’s Italian Restaurant. This landmark building is a combination of contemporary design meets heritage charm – with a bit of whimsy in between for a quintessential Perth Staycation.
5 Luxurious Margaret River Properties
The Margaret River Region is every Western Australian’s favourite destination. I know, a big statement, but I can back it up with wine, a stunning coastline, enchanting forests, world-class cuisine and luxurious accommodation.
Private Properties is known for its unforgettable properties in amazing locations ranging from sleek contemporary designs to pre-loved bungalows, many boasting coastal, vineyard and bush views. They have recently released five new properties for those yearning for an escape in Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River.