• TRAVEL DIARIES: West Oz

TRAVEL DIARIES: West Oz

Follow The Sun Roadie

The West Coast and a road trip go hand in hand. A car full of bikinis, wetties, boards and a boot load of excitement for a new adventure – we were set to hit the road. Hugging the wild west coastline we made our way from Perth to Esperance. Esperance is known for its pristine sandy beaches, turquoise water and of course the famous Cape Le Grande National Park. We spent 4 days soaking up every part of this paradise.

Esperance

Highlights:
- Beach hopping along the Grand Ocean Drive
- Rock jumping at Twilight Bay
- Skating through Cape Le Grande National Park
- Hiking Frenchman’s Peak
- Surfing turquoise waves at Lucky Bay

Eat:
- Downtown Espresso - The toasties and coffee are the best we’ve ever had!
- Pier Hotel - Can’t beat the beach front location and the woodfire pizzas are good enough to write home about
- Taylor St Quarters – Killer spot on the harbour. Epic seafood plates and local live folk music

Stay:
- Esperance Chalet Village, cannot beat this place. Complete seclusion

After an epic few days exploring Esperance, we didn't think there was anywhere that could top it, until we ended up in Albany. A stones throw from two National Parks, dramatic coastlines and remote hiking trails - it really was another paradise to tick off the West Coast bucket list.

Albany

Highlights:-Hiking Bald Head in Torndirrup National Park-Swimming amongst the massive rock formations at Elephant Cove, Denmark-Exploring the many crystal clear beaches in Two Peoples Bay
Eat:

- The Alkaline Cafe - Killer smoothie bowls and freshly brewed coffee

- Due South - Epic view of the amazing Princess Royal Harbour and local seafood!
Stay:

Middleton Beach Holiday Park - complete beachfront and the perfect spot for sunsets straight into the sea


Leaving Albany salty, happy and on a high, we couldn't think of a better way to end our West Coast roadie than a trip to the iconic Rottnest Island. Turquoise waters, no cars in sight, bike tracks leading to endless beaches, snorkelling and surfing all in one.. dreamy! We jumped on the ferry, hopped on our bikes and spent the next 4 days in complete paradise. Its safe to say that West Oz has some of the best beaches in the world.

Rottnest Island

Highlights:

-Swimming in the calm and clear waters of Little Parakeet Bay

-Snorkelling at the iconic 'Basin'

-Watching the most epic sunset over Longreach Bay

Eat:

-Rottnest Bakery - The tastiest croissants on the island!

-Hotel Rottnest - Can't beat the sunset views over dinner

- Karma Rottnest - We filled our bellies with delicious fresh oysters for lunch!

Stay:

-Karma Rottnest - Afternoons in the saltwater pool are unbeatable. The laid back vibe made for an epic stay at this resort

Our road trip through West Oz was nothing short of mind-blowing. Following the sun, chasing remote waves and exploring pristine beaches is what each day on a West Coast roadie is all about.


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