Northcliffe

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Northcliffe is a small town in the south west of W.A. near Pemberton. The population of Northcliffe is officially less than 500 people and it’s known for it’s farming as well as forestry and more recently in February of 2015 it became better known after one of Western Australia’s worst bush fires ravaged the area. Continue reading “Northcliffe”

Stirling Ranges

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The Stirling ranges were the next hot spot on my list for wildflowers. Unfortunately the Stirling Ranges are only about 150km from the Fitzgerald river so there are a lot of the same plants in both areas, but the Stirlings have a third dimension which makes all the difference, height. The tallest peak in the park is Bluff Knoll and at 1099m high it’s the second highest mountain in W.A. and the only place that has regular snow in Western Australia. Continue reading “Stirling Ranges”

Fitzgerald River National Park

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You might be thinking it’s a strange picture to start a post about the Fitzgerald River National park, especially when I’ve been doing a wildflower tour around the south west of the state. After all the park is touted as having the most diverse collection of flora to be found within any park in Australia, it has 20 percent of Western Australia plant diversity within it’s boundaries and many plants are only found within the park. Continue reading “Fitzgerald River National Park”

Ravensthorpe

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Ravensthorpe is where it all started to go wrong for me and it’s the reason why I’m about two weeks behind in my  photos and blog. I discovered the joys of sciatica. Anyone who has suffered suffered from it will know exactly what I’m talking about, to those who haven’t, consider yourself lucky. Continue reading “Ravensthorpe”

Perenjori

DSC_0740 (Large)Perenjori is a pretty hot, dry and desolate place, well at least I think it is anyway, it’s 350 km north of Perth on the edge of the wheat-belt area of Western Australia. Any further northeast just isn’t viable for cropping of any kind and it’s easy to know that it’s the edge of the grain growing regions because of this…  Continue reading “Perenjori”

Drive through Mullewa

DSC_0430 (Large)Mullewa is about 100km inland from Geraldton and right on the boundary of the wheatbelt and the expansive rangelands. You’ll notice as you leave Mullewa heading north or east there are road signs about road conditions, now you’re heading out into the real outback. I drove from Geraldton in a loop passing by the Mumbida wind farm, dropping in at the Ellendale pools, passing through the Coalseam conservation park then up through Mullewa before returning to Geraldton. Continue reading “Drive through Mullewa”