After a long, cold winter what better way is there to celebrate the first sunny weekend than exploring the onset of the wildflower season in the Darling Range. At 582m Mount Cooke is the highest of the peaks along the scarp and having been burnt the previous year it promised to put on a spectacular wildflower show.
The southern coastline of WA is dramatic, demanding and above all impressive. Such spectacular scenery can be seen at Torndirrup National Park where the hungry Southern Ocean and relentless winds have carved out stunning formations such as the Natural Bridge, Gap and Blow Holes.
Situated between Demark and Albany, West Cape Howe National Park is a sublime section of the stunning southern coastline. With a mix of dramatic cliffs, sheltered lagoons and white sandy beaches, this place has it all!
There is something about water, the serenity it evokes, the calmness it reflects, the peacefulness it radiates, that draws all life towards it. Watching the sunrise progress and the world wake up over the Wilson Inlet from a little obscure jetty is a refreshingly meditative and reflective way to spend a morning, especially the last morning of a year.
The Kennedy Ranges is a stark mesa, some 75km long and 25km wide, rising dramatically out of the surrounding desert landscape. The arid climate combined with a millennia of erosion, has resulted in sparse, half strangled vegetation desperately vying to get a foothold in the rubble which gives the place a post apocalyptic feel. This really is the wild west of WA.