A few years ago, Will and I spent over a month exploring the Western Australia. It was our first trip together. Along the road we met awesome people, we saw wondrous places and most of all we learned to take Mother Nature seriously. In this wild Outback landscape – over 2.5 million sq km covering about a third of the entire country – you are on your own. You can drive for hundreds of miles without crossing a single soul. Water and food supplies are essential. Not to mention extra petrol tanks and basic mechanics skills to repair our loyal and irreplaceble travel mate: a Land Rover Discovery named Dirty Diana.
We leave you with 20 photos from our journey through the West Coast of Australia and to our most popular blog post and guides from the beautiful Australia to help you plan your trip!
20 PHOTOS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The beautiful Kalbarri National Park.
Hidden amongst lonely dunes there is a desert of stone pillars rising up out of the golden sand. At sunset, these mysterious rocks form ghostly shapes and shadows. The Pinnacles’ origin dates back several hundreds of thousands of years and seems to be the result of a burned forest. Aboriginal legends are much more legendary. Read more about it here.
Dolphins at the beach in Monkey Mia.
Wondering around the West Coast of Australia we bumped into these aggressive little guys. Traditionally, the green ants (also called the weaver ants) were used by the Aborigines to produce a lime flavoured drink to relieve colds, headaches and sore throats. The ants are, in fact, edible. Feel free to have a try, but – be aware – they bite. It’s likely to become one of your most memorable experiences in the outback. And surprisingly? They aren’t bad. Rather, they have a citrus-y taste.
Giant boab trees are found in the remote Kimberley region in the northern part of Western Australia. These trees are one of the oldest living things in Australia and in the rest of the world.
Road tripping tips
If you’re planning to rent a car, stock up your iphone with plenty of music. Distances can be huge and the radio signal fades outside major towns. And keep alert: in the outback kangaroos tend to go on the tarmac at nightfall to warm their paws and their evasive hops are unpredictable and often misguided. It is recommended not to drive after sunset.