Chequered with an interesting past including stock grazing, harbouring escaped convicts, commune living and an effluent disposal site, the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park is now a sought after location for aquatic recreation, bird watching and camping.
Broome is a thriving coastal town situated in the Kimberley region of Western Australia 2,240km north of Perth. Famous for its pearling industry, rich history and dramatic landscapes, thousands of tourists flock here during the dry season from April to September each year.
March is a chilly but wonderful time to travel around the country; the last vestiges of winter beauty can still be admired in the landscape but if you look closely life is starting to spring.
Fancy feeling like a celebrity? Well jump onboard your own privately charted, high-powered speed boat and zoom away from the shrinking city lights of Kota Kinabalu towards Palau Gaya and you will feel just like that. Standing at the bow, riding the waves in the dark while humid air pummels your face is certainly invigorating. Then arriving at a stylishly lit jetty, flanked with fancy gazebos and a golf buggy to collect us, I was waiting for the paparazzi to mistake me for someone famous.
Imagine a mere spec of an island that takes only 15 minutes to circumnavigate, fringed with azure, coral reef shallows before the deep, blue ocean resumes and where turtles greet you on arrival. I introduce Lankayan Island.