Perth and Beyond: A Backpacker’s Paradise

Perth, Broome, Road Trip

I started writing a short caption about this photograph, just as a quick post, but I found myself getting carried away with excitement at the thought of returning to this beautiful country. So here it is, my next adventure takes me back to Perth on the West Coast, back to paradise, where we watch the sun set over the ocean and dance on Scarborough beach to the sound of TripleJ’s finest…

Perth and Beyond

The most isolated city on this Earth, beautiful sandy beaches, and the gateway to travelling the west coast, down to the lush wineries of Margaret River, north to hippy heaven of Exmouth and Coral bay for snorkelling and whale shark diving. In-land will take you toward Karijini national park where you’ll be amazed to find vast gorges and crystal clear lagoons within this desert land.

Broome traveller backpacking Cable Beach camel
Camel Riding along Cable Beach, more photos here…

Further north still into the isolated wilderness that is the Kimberleys. Finish your trip (or have a pit stop) in the town of Broome, backpacker bliss where you’ll find camel riding along Cable Beach, cliff jumping at Gantheaume Point and if you get there on a full moon you can marvel at the Staircase to the Moon. This natural phenomenon occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. One of the greatest adventures one can embark upon.

With roads you can drive along for hours on end without seeing another car, 80 mile beaches with nothing but white sand and the bluest sea. Perth is the entrance to backpacker heaven, buy yourself a van, hitch-hike or find a group of travellers to jump in with and head out on the open road to paradise.

I went with my Oztrail swag, a sleeping bag, loads of water and tins of tuna(!) and not a lot else! Got enough money for petrol, food and the odd goon-sack if you find yourself at a beach party? You’re good to go!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this! Scroll down to comment…

Travelling on the spur of the moment, unplanned and unprepared. Total freedom


  1. Oh man…I wanted to go to Australia before but now I REALLY want to go. I think it’ll be my next spot once I’m done seeing all of the Europe I want to see. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Definitely worth spending a lot of time there, and other than those places I’ve mentioned on the West Coast, hit up the Sunshine Coast (just north of Brisbane where I live most of the year) its so fantastic! And the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne is the coolest city ever! There’s are so many places to choose from!

  2. I went to the Kimberly’s a few months ago…absolutely amazing!!! Didn’t even feel like Australia in some ways only because it was just SO different to Melbourne but yet the same country…my home. it was great

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