Western Australia

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia covering one third of Australia, however only just over 2 million people call Western Australia home. Of  those 2 million, the majority lives in the South Western part of the State. Western Australia is for those who love deserts, vast areas of non populated areas and the “land of the never never”. It is also the state with the best white fine sandy beaches and azure blue water. Distances are great. Must do destinations are Cape Range National Park, Monkey Mia (Tourist area) Ningaloo Reef and Coral Bay (tourist area), this rivals the Great Barrier Reef but less touristy. The Kimberleys, Ruddal National Park, the famous Canning Stock Route (1800 km long covering 51 wells), The Nullarbor an the track along the cliffs, or follow the railway line instead of the bitumen.

The Kimberleys are in size bigger than Germany, are rugged, remote and hot. Must see destinations are the Bungle Bungles, Mitchel Falls, Bells Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Cape Leveque, Derby the town with one of the highest tides in the world at 11 meters and Wolf Creek Meteorite National Park.  80 Mile Beach is perfect for beach camping.

The Canning Stock Route  covers 1700 km of sandy tracks from Wiluna to Halls Creek, crossing part of the Gibson Desert, the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert. It has beautiful desert scenery, just make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound as no help is available in the event of a breakdown. (in the cooler months you find other travellers on the Canning stock route however in the summer this place is deserted with temperatures over 50 degrees). It will also allow you to explore the deserts or travel via the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert to Alice Springs following a variety of interesting tracks. Don’t forget to take enough water, food and fuel. I am told that on the Kidson Track , 4KM west of the Canning Stock,  you are now able to stock up on fuel and limited food supplies. This is around 1000KM north of Wiluna and 650KM south of Bililuna.