I had been told the best fish and chip shop on the Turquoise coast was at Leeman 44km drive north of Jurien Bay. This is a big call as coastal towns abound with fish and chip shops. Leeman’s store lived up to all recommendations and expectations. The meal was perfect, one of the best serves I can ever remember having. The chips were the right chunky size, not a French fry at all. They were crispy on the outside, light and fluffy inside. This is the perfect way to cook chips.
Jurien Bay is a beautiful town located 2 hours drive north of Perth. I had the absolute delight to spend an extended stay here, and really get to know some incredible sights that are usually reserved for locals, and tourists if they go seeking them. 1. Bike trail The Turquoise Way Trail is a 12km well maintained bitumen path from Jurien Bay southwards to Hill River. It is used for walkers, joggers, runners, prams, wheelchairs, scooters, skateboards and bike riders. No cars al
Swimming with sea lions was one of my bucket list items and I had the pleasure of fulfilling this dream recently with Kane and Laura from Turquoise Safaris at Jurien Bay, Western Australia. Fitted out with wet suits, snorkels and flippers, we sailed out to Essex Rock. We also learnt a lot about these magnificent marine mammals. The Australian sea lion is different from a seal. Sea lions have ears on the side of their head and seals ears are internal. Sea Lions can vary from 3
Cervantes is a town worth visiting on the Turquoise Coast of Western Australia. Situated just 199kms (67miles) north of Perth, it has a lot to offer. In 2016 the population was 527. 1. The sculptures A lot of the street names are in Spanish. The town is named after the American whaling ship Cervantes that blew onto an offshore island near here in 1844. The ship was in turn named after Miguel de Cervantes, the author of the novel Don Quixote. Hence, the Spanish street and park
Visiting Stockyard Gully Cave is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with Kaas and Michael from Jurien Bay Adventure Tours. Jurien Bay is located 2 1/2 hours drive north of Perth, Western Australia. The track to the cave is by 4WD only, so it was best to go with the experts. If you have your own 4WD, you can do a drive along with your own vehicle. Long ago, stockman would use the gully as a holding pen for their cattle overnight on the way from Guildford, near Perth, to Ge
Perth to Jurien Bay along the Indian Ocean Drive takes about two and a half hours to drive north straight there. Driving straight there means you miss out on some great lookouts. Each one can be investigated in a short, brief stop. But you can really learn a lot and appreciate this part of Western Australia if you spend more time at any of them. All four of my recommendations below have easy access, so if you are towing anything, you can drive in, park, then drive out again.
Two hours after setting out on my newest adventure, the unexpected happened. Two hours earlier I had left the amazing city of Perth in Western Australia and was heading for my next adventure. Saying goodbye to friends, it was with great excitement that I departed on my journey. Driving down a hill, cross winds started to sway the back of my caravan. I had just completed the RAC caravan awareness course several weeks prior to this. Three days before the accident, I had the veh
Catherine Norgett had a niggling thought in the back of her mind since her school days, she had always been interested in glass art. Bored one day, she started to watch youtube videos of glass artists and thought "I can do that". Hence her new hobby was born, and one that led to her opening the Jurien Bay Glass Art and Studio. "Glass is a wonderful medium to work with. The colour variety and the different textures; the possibilities of what you can do are endless" she said. I
Former builder and rock lobster fisherman, Ian Boyd, wanted to find a hobby in his retirement. His collection of choice was motorbikes, and he now opens his purpose built home to visitors almost every day in Jurien Bay. Jurien (as it is known to locals) is a two and a half hour drive north of Perth on the Indian Ocean Drive. Needing space for his growing collection, Ian has custom built a 3-bedroom home around his double story 240sqm of floor space massive man cave. Current c
Rising out of the sandy desert floor, the natural limestone pillars of The Pinnacles look like you have landed on a distant planet or on the set of a science fiction movie. Some of the pinnacles are only a few centimetres high, while others reach a height of almost 4 metres (13 feet) tall. The Pinnacles are breathtakingly beautiful for their uniqueness, history, culture and how they can both remind you of isolation and togetherness at the same time. As the sand dunes are cons