Tag: Australia

  • Mazes, art and wine

    Mazes, art and wine

    Margaret River has a giant hedge maze, so of course we had to check it out. The boys loved the idea of walking through a life-size maze, especially when they were allowed to lead the way. The cedar hedges are about 3 to 4 metres high and smell wonderful. It took us about 30 minutes […]

  • Mammoth and Lake Caves

    Mammoth and Lake Caves

    The second half of our road trip to Western Australia’s south took us along the Margaret River Region, from Augusta in the south, to Yallingup in the north. It’s the part of Western Australia where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean, so there are lots of waves, making it a haven for surfers. We […]

  • Western Australia’s beautiful south

    Western Australia’s beautiful south

    After a week of sightseeing and lazy beach life in Perth, on Monday we piled into a rented minivan with my sister, brother-in-law, and 3-year-old nephew, and headed south to see some of Western Australia’s forests. Our first stop was the Tingle tree forest and our cabin at Redmond’s Riverside Retreat, where Don and Margo […]

  • Taking the kids on a travel adventure

    Taking the kids on a travel adventure

    When Kevin and I took Rowan on a vacation to Asia and Australia this year, I knew it would be a good opportunity to tell some great travel stories. We took our little guy to the places we knew would excite all our souls, including Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysian Borneo and Perth. But we […]

  • King (Rowan)’s Park

    King (Rowan)’s Park

    This morning we headed to the city to meet with Z and S’s friend J who took us on a drive around the riverside areas of downtown Perth. The views of the city and the river were incredible and I could see why people spend millions to build homes by the water’s edge. The neighborhood […]

  • Our kangaroo and koala close encounter

    Our kangaroo and koala close encounter

    Caversham Wildlife Park is about a half hour’s drive from Perth and even on a blisteringly hot 40 degree day like today, well worth a visit. We arrived at about 10 am and headed straight for the farm show that demonstrated sheep herding, sheep sheering, and even, with the help of Rowan, his best Perth […]