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Things to do in Busselton and Surrounds, WA 2

The Margaret River Region has long been a favourite holiday destination for West Australians.  The region extends from the southern town of Augusta up to the town of Busselton  – making it the closest point (a mere 225km or a 2½ hour drive) from the West Australian capital city Perth.  Therefore a great base for anyone driving […]


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What You Need to Know about the Perth Santa’s Christmas Carnival 3

We’ve just enjoyed a wonderful day out at the Perth Santa’s Christmas Carnival.  Overall the event was well run with loads of kid friendly activities; but there were just a few things I wish I had known before we attended Santa’s Christmas Carnival at the Claremont Showgrounds. These are the tips and tricks I learned to […]


Looking Forward to Santa’s Christmas Carnival in Perth 1

Gosh, in only a few short weeks it will be Christmas. To add to our family’s Christmas enthusiasm we have discovered Santa’s Christmas Carnival held in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds on 11 December 2016.  Our tickets are ordered and once inside Santa’s Christmas Carnival all the rides and activities are included. What we expect to see and […]

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Mustering Up at the Perth Cow Parade. 16

We’ve arrived into Perth’s city centre in the search for cows. Not just any cows, but 40 fibreglass cows decorated by local artists and fashion designers.  These cows are now on display throughout the CBD, East Perth, West Perth and Northbridge until 11th December 2016. Cow Parades are not new phenomenon; New York, Paris and […]


What to Expect at Rottnest Carnivale 6

All the passengers on the Rottnest Fast Ferries breathe a sigh of relief as the deckhand passes through the cabin saying, we’ve made it – 2 minutes to go! It is mid Spring, yet 2016 has been an unseasonable wet and windy year.  Many of us who booked for Rottnest Carnivale months ago would have expected […]

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Sydney on the cheap

How to do Sydney on the Cheap 15

This post is in collaboration with TFE Hotels Exploring capital cities especially ones as popular as Sydney can become expensive.  So how can you see Sydney on the cheap and still enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer? 6 Ways to do Sydney on the Cheap It’s all about location Start with choosing […]


A Small Family Holiday to Busselton with Kids 16

During the April 2016 school holidays we took a short getaway for a family holiday to Busselton with kids – well one kid 🙂 Busselton is a 2 and a half hour drive south of Perth and offers a great base to explore the entire Margaret River Region during a family holiday or getaway. Our […]

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Ngilgi Cave: the Original Margaret River Tourist Attraction 13

Before the Margaret River Region became know for its great surf, delicious wines and its yummy tasting Margaret River trails, tourists from Perth use to come down to see the natural 500 000 year old formations of the Margaret River cave system.  The closest of which to explore was Ngilgi Cave (pronounced Nil Ghee). On our […]


My BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park Review 6

During the recent school holidays of April 2016 we took a welcome family getaway/holiday to Busselton with kid(s) with the aim of exploring the entire Margaret River Region. I quite like using Busselton as a base for our family holidays to the Margaret River Region as: Busselton is only 2½ hours from Perth I consider […]

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Things To Do at Amaze’n Margaret River 12

I feel we are becoming quite the West Australian maze experts.  We visited our first maze back in 2013 during a family holiday to Busselton when we tried to lose the kids at Yallingup Maze.  We had a lovely day out but still had the kids 😉  Then earlier this year for Valentines Day 2016 […]