The Stunning Prevelly Beach in Marageret River

The Stunning Prevelly Beach in Marageret River

Prevelly Beach, a famous beach in Western Australia’s Margaret River. It is where tourist come from all over the world and not only for it’s stunning picturesque views and a surf at the beach. As it stands Prevelly Beach is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world.

Known mainly for the name Margaret River, a lovely town centre only ten-minutes from Prevelly. There is plenty to do in a day at the beach on a hot summers day. Beautiful sandy walks, beach fishing, surfing, improve your photography (because this place can’t hurt it), play in the sand and have a swim of course. Probably  the best bit is enjoying a glass of red bought from a local winery while cooking an Aussie BBQ.

Prevelly Beach, Western Australia

Prevelly Beach in Western Australia, where surfers gather all over the world to catch a wave or two.

Margaret River Pro

Just how famous is it. Each year, Prevelly beach host the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Where all the top surfers from both men and women gather from all over the world to show off their world class abilities. That’s right, even Kelly Slater has even surfed these waters.

Margaret River

Well known naturally for its surfing, but also its wineries, chocolates, cheeses, natural Australian bushland, with its amazing wildflowers and just plain friendly town folk. Margaret River is a place to be for all seasons.

Margaret River, a town for all seasons.

Margaret River, a town for all seasons.

Accommodation

Where to stay in this gorgeous South West town, your choices are plenty. Whether you are looking for luxury or pitching a ent under the stars. You will find the accommodation you are looking for. But be aware in Summer, accommodation books out quick, so get in early. To find a suitable place to stay, click on Accor hotels for great deals.

So hop to it. It’s Prevelly Beach, It’s Margaret River, It is the great state of Western Australia. Come for a day at the beach or come for a holiday. There is one guarantee you’ll have a great time.

 

 

The Amazing Angthong Marine National Park

The Amazing Angthong Marine National Park

In your travels, you often come across beauty so wonderful you can not put into words. Such beauty that makes you grateful to be alive in such a sometimes harsh but extraordinary and amazing world. The amazing Angthong National Marine Park off the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, fits the category perfectly as you explore a little heaven on earth.

Angthong Marine National Park

Angthong is 42 picturesque islands grouped together in the gulf of Thailand, the scenery is breathtaking, the nature and the surrounds mesmerising and the experience simply unforgettable as you cruise, hike, kayak and fall in love with the Angthong Marine National Park.

Getting There

Cruising to Angthong

Cruising to Angthong

From the Island of Koh Samui there are many tours available, whether it is slow cruises, speed boats, group tours or private tours and all at an affordable price.

I travelled with Samui Island Tours on the long boat. A slow cruise and one of the cheapest going around at about $70 for the day. The tour included full day of sightseeing, a tough hike, kayaking, snorkelling and a feed at lunchtime.

Amazing Angthong

Cave Kayaking

When To Travel

 

Tours are available all year but try not ruin the experience by going on a wet or cloudy day. The amazing views won’t be the same. Plan for the trip as close to the day as possible, check the weather and book your tour for a sunny day. You won’t regret it and tours are not normally sold out if you allow a few days before your planned trip.

What to do

Kayaking Angthong

Kayaking Angthong

  • Hike They are not long hikes but some are still demanding especially when you climb to the peak of the Wua Ta-Lab Island. It starts off easy but the steeper it gets, the tougher it gets on your footing. Not for the feint hearted.
  • Kayaking  The best Kayak in the world, or at least what I have seen anyway. Sitting on your kayak in the Gulf of Thailand amongst beautiful islands and going from one to the other and finishing on the beautiful white beaches. Simply stunning.
  • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving Depending on the tour scuba diving could be an option but all tours offer snorkelling. Now its not extreme snorkelling but having a look at the coral below the waters with the small fishing dodging and weaving as you swim.
Hiking Angthog

Hiking Angthog

Get to amazing Angthong yourself and see for yourself why it is truly one of the world’s most beautiful Marine National Parks to visit.

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The Gnomes of Gnomesville

The Gnomes of Gnomesville

It is not your typical walk in an Australian bush. Nestled in the Ferguson Valley region of Western Australia, is a kingdom for all those little garden gnomes in this world, Gnomesville. It is not quite like the movie Gnomeo & Juliet. This is much more real. But you can’t help feel like you are in a magical part of the world, where your imagination runs wild.

It is a rare sight to see, hundreds of gnomes appropriately placed and spread out far and wide in a beautiful part of the Valley. Thousands come every year to visit or place their very own gnome in a truly unique place, that you may only see once in your life.

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Getting There

Gnomesville is placed in Ferguson Valley area, in the South West of Western Australia. Two hours South of Perth and a stone throw from Bunbury. Enter through the town of Dardanup, the gate way of Ferguson Valley, and take Ferguson road for about 20-kilometres until you reach the round-a-bout, where Gnomesville is stationed.

The Gnomes come to life in Gnomesville

The Gnomes come to life in Gnomesville

 

How much does it cost?

Nothing, nada, bugger all. Gnomesville is free to wander amongst all the gnomes and the tall gum trees in the natural fresh air of the Aussie bushland.

What to do?

Bring a picnic lunch and buy a bottle of wine from one of the local wineries and enjoy lunch in nature. Take a stroll with the family and experience the great outdoors with your new little friends and the beautiful sounds of the nearby creek.

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Ferguson Valley

Ferguson Valley is more than just gnomes. Spend a day in the Valley, with great hiking, waterfalls, wineries and breweries to keep you on your toes. Moody Cow Brewery is a great place to stop for lunch. Good food, Good beer.

Hiking is great in the Valley

Hiking is great in the Valley

 

There you have it, Gnomesville. Where the Gnomes come to life. And if you find yourself in the South West, come and take a peek, the gnomes are waiting to say hi.

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SHORT BITS: Hillarys Boat Harbour

SHORT BITS: Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Only 20 minutes north from the Perth CBD. Hillarys Boat Harbour is a full on punch of summer fun that will entertain families and couples alike for the whole day. Family fun begins at The Great Escape with waterslides, mini golf and trampoline fun,  to name a few, available to the kids that will entertain the little ones or big kids at heart for hours.

Shopping is a buzz for the adults, with a range of summer clothing on sale in various retails stores, but it does not come cheap. A vast range of restaurants and a food court is on offer, with different dining available for different budgets. But at least you eat with a view of the Harbour.

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A visit to Hillarys is not complete without a stroll around the Harbour with the Indian Ocean in full view. Even better at sunset, but better yet, take  a walk along the harbour and see hundreds of boats boats anchored and dream of being  a millionaire, as you choose which boat is you would love to own. Ferry’s to Western Australia’s own tourist icon, Rottnest Island, with the trip normally taking about 45 minutes.

But Rottnest isn’t all about a day trip. Lucrative townhouses are also stationed along edge of the Indian Ocean with amazing views, as once again it  gets people like me day dreaming of what could be if I was a millionaire. Although I don’t stay despondent for too long as writing and visiting great locations like Hillarys Boat Harbour is a dream in itself. Be sure to get there yourself.

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SHORT BITS: The stunning Gyeonghoeru

SHORT BITS: The stunning Gyeonghoeru

The stunning view of The Gyeonghoeru at the magnificent Gyeongbokgung Palace, is one of my favourite spots in Seoul, South Korea, to have a coffee and relax. The backdrop of the Gyeonghoeru, A Royal Palace, overshadows a calm lake, with the mountains in full view in the background. With a small café conveniently located at the edge of the lake, there is no better time to take a rest amongst the beautiful Korean feature.

First constructed in 1412, The Gyeonghoeru has had to survive a tough time during the Japanese invasion, with ultimately destroyed and burnt day only for the resent building to be rebuilt in 1867.

If in Seoul, do yourself a favour and get down to Gyeongbokgung Palace and see and the Gyeonghoeru, a fine part of Korean history for yourself. Don’t forget your camera, oh and a few dollars for coffee.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea

Gyeongheoru at Gyeongbokgung Palace, South Korea