• Australia,  Oceania

    Snorkeling with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks in Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

    His fins curved effortlessly as his torso barrel rolled just a few meters below me. His mouth agape to collect krill, he looked as if he could swallow me whole if I got too close. However, the manta ray seemed to not even notice my presence as he continued with roll after roll. This is just a glimpse of what it’s like snorkeling in the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, where you can see manta rays and giant whale sharks. Here is what you will find in this comprehensive guide to snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays in the Ningaloo Reef of the coast of Western Australia: About Manta…

  • Australia,  Oceania

    Guide to Visiting Rottnest Island on a Day Trip from Perth

    If you’re making it out to Western Australia, chances are high you are spending at least a little bit of time in Perth, the state’s capital and largest city. Even if you are only in Perth a few days, Rottnest Island, or Rottie (as the locals call it) is a worthwhile day trip out of the city. This guide will tell you everything you need to know when visiting Rottnest Island on a day trip from Perth, plus an ideal biking itinerary to follow on the island! Here’s what you’ll find in this Rottnest Island day trip guide: Getting to Rottnest Island Many companies run ferries from Perth or Fremantle,…

  • Australia,  Oceania

    Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight in Western Australia

    I dare you to find another geologic feature on earth that looks more like its name than the Bungle Bungle Range of north Western Australia’s Purnululu National Park. Though the origin of the term is unknown with any certainty, many think it’s the mispronunciation of the local aboriginal word for a type of grass that grows in the area. Regardless, they look like a bungle of bungles. And the best way to see them is from above on a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Range! Here’s what you’ll find in this guide to taking a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Range. Origins of the Bungle Bungle Range The…