At an easy 20 minutes north of Joondalup, Yanchep National Park is a great spot for a quick overnight camping jaunt or a day trip with the kids. The enormous flocks of black cockatoos in season and western grey kangaroos and water birds year round make this an ideal spot for nature lovers.
Looking for a slice of serenity but only a stones throw away from Perth? Yalgorup National Park might just be the place for you! Located just south of Mandurah, the park protects 10 internationally significant lakes that are important to migratory waterbirds.
The township of Augusta is situated on the mouth of the Blackwood River and for a different experience why not rent a houseboat from here and steam upstream to truly immerse yourself in the landscape.
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.
Kota Kinabalu city is very Western, large and relatively clean. There are some hints of local South East Asian culture though in the emerald lit grand mosque in the centre of town, the open kitchen eateries along the highways and the odd wandering dog.