Western Australia

Eucla sign post with distances to major Australian centres

Driving across the Nullarbor – Eucla to Coorabie

December 31, 2019

We were driving across the Nullarbor from WA to SA between Xmas and New Year. Between Eucla and Coorabie, we learnt that sometimes it’s better to stay longer than rush on to the next dog friendly spot. Serial heatwaves were scorching the country.  The folks had been studying the weather charts and were trying to […]

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Esperance has stunning scenery, but is it dog friendly?

December 4, 2019

In Esperance we discovered stunning coastal scenery, a great dog friendly caravan park near a dog beach and visited local attractions. Mid-week lunches at dog friendly venues proved challenging, but we got there in the end. After looking around we chose the Bather’s Paradise Caravan Park, at the northern end of Esperance, a dog friendly, […]

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Denmark, as dog friendly as they come!

November 25, 2019

How dog friendly is Denmark? The team discovers a lovely dog friendly island in a sea of National Parks. It has walks, beaches, cafes and art galleries that welcome dogs. In fact, everything a travel dog needs! Over the previous two days, the folks had visited some standout wineries. West Cape Howe and Plantagenet wineries […]

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lake at brooklands Valley winery

Dog Friendly Dining around Margaret River

November 21, 2019

Can you enjoy fine dining when travelling with a dog? The Enzotraveldog team investigate dog friendly wineries and restaurants in the Margaret River area. Silverback log, November 2019. Travelling with a dog has many rewards but is sometimes restrictive. Going to national parks usually requires alternative dog sitting arrangements but what about fine dining? In […]

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November 16, 2019

Although the coastal village of Yallingup is surrounded by National Park, the Enzo Travel Dog team still found plenty of dog friendly places to go. Yallingup is a beautiful seaside village just south of Cape Naturaliste. It is the historic home of West Australian Surfing and a great spot for accessing the Cape to Cape […]

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enzo at busselton pier

Bunker’s Beach House, Naturaliste, WA

November 13, 2019

  The Enzotraveldog team visit Bunkers Beach House, a quality, dog friendly restaurant at Farm Break Beach, Cape Naturaliste, West Australia after a less than successful morning in the Busselton area. It had been a difficult morning for the Enzotraveldog team. Firsty, the GPS [known to the team as The Idiot] got us quite lost, […]

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3d Bilblie drawing

Avon Valley, Swan Valley and Hillary’s Boat Harbour

November 7, 2019

The Enzo Travel Dog team visits York, Northam and Toodyay in the Avon Valley; The Vines and local wineries in the Swan Valley and Hillary’s Boat Harbour, north of Perth. Enzo checks out local dog walks, dog friendly cafes and goes to his first car museum.

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October 22, 2019

Gorgeous gorges, political intrigue and a funny coloured lake.   Principality of Hutt River Before going to Kalbarri we called in at the Principality of Hutt River and had a chat with Prince Graeme. The Principality was founded about 50 years ago when a wheat farmer called Leonard seceded from Australia after a long and bitter […]

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Shark Bay, Monkey Mia

October 19, 2019

On the way into the Shark Bay area the folks were keen to see the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool. I’ve got to admit I thought they were rocks when I saw them, but they are actually colonies of microbes formed into a variety of mats and towers depending on the depth of water and other […]

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Point Quobba Blowholes and Wooramel River Retreat

October 18, 2019

The Gascoyne, off grid camping and upside-down rivers We had one night in Carnarvon at the Capricorn Caravan Park. This was a nice family run park with good amenities. It was Pizza night with live music by Lucien Lowe of the Pleasant Puckers and a great time. was had by all. I met a nice […]

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Coral Bay

October 11, 2019

Coral Bay is a seaside village about 150km south of Exmouth. It’s strangely French-looking, with its pine trees and tightly packed caravan parks [one dog friendly one not]. Everything is directly across the road from the beach. The water is warm, crystal clear and turquoise blue. Ningaloo Reef is very close to shore here, so […]

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October 8, 2019

Gateway to Ningaloo Reef We were getting a bit heat fatigued when we reached Exmouth. We were a little over 8,000km into our round Australia trip and experiencing warmer than average Spring weather. The last few days had been over 40 degrees. Exmouth is mostly about outdoor activities. It has fabulous beaches, National Parks and […]

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Port Hedland to Karratha

October 5, 2019

Port Hedland The town was dusty and dirty at the end of the dry season. It looked like it needed a good downpour to give it a wash. The town has an iron-ore port, salt evaporation ponds and a variety of mining support services. We had a drive around and checked out the huge boats […]

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Barn Hill Station

October 3, 2019

Just a short blog about this fabulous little place! It’s about 160km south of Broome, a beachside campsite on a working cattle station. We stopped for two nights. There are many good things to say about Barn Hill. The dead straight, ten-kilometre driveway disappearing at the horizon vanishing point was a photographic treat. We pulled […]

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The Best of Broome

October 2, 2019

Dining, Pearls, Cable Beach, dinosaur hunting and swimming laps Arriving in Broome, we drove around and inspected four dog friendly caravan parks listed on Wikicamps. The folks selected the Broome Caravan Park. It was just out of town but had a big swimming pool complex with a 25-metre lap pool. The rough plan was to […]

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