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Framping: Mason Bay

Mason Bay in Western Australia is one of the best framping (free camping) finds we have discovered. You can choose from a number of spots, which are nestled amongst trees right on the water. It felt like we were miles away from everything and everyone. With only one other couple camping there we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We set up a cracker of a fire, cooked up some yummy veggie soup and got in a bit of reading, what a peaceful evening. The next morning we explored the coast line, which turned out to be miles of secluded white sand and clear blue water. It was the perfect place for our morning ocean swim, one of the best ways to start the day. Mason Bay is just such a gorgeous spot, we will definitely be back!

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Cape Richie

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We arrived at Cape Richie campground in Western Australia late at night, in pitch black mystery with no idea what was around us. It is fun falling asleep in surroundings that you don't know anything about. Were we on the water? Were we near endless land to roam? Or were we in for a rude shock that would send us on our way asap. Sure we could look at our map to find out exactly what surrounded us but that's no fun. If we arrive somewhere at night, we love to wake up and go exploring, make an adventure out of our day. The amount of times we have stumbled onto something amazing... this was no exception. We had parked near the entry when we arrived, so when we woke up at dawn we drove around the camp ground to see if there was a better spot for breakfast and found something beautiful... the sun rising over the ocean. We had our favourite breakfast, apple, banana, nuts, dried berries, peaches and LSA mixed with porridge. YUM! Then we set off around the coast line to discover a little more about Cape Richie. Just around the corner was an old farmers hut, which had been home to someone long ago. We ventured a little further, through beautiful rocky outcrops and rolling green hills filled with kangaroos. Then we found the perfect place for our morning swim, a secluded beach with some of the whitest, softest sand we have seen yet. It is amazing to be in the ocean looking back at such beautiful land, and no one to be seen. What an experience, what a rewarding day.

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No Jonny's arm isn't broken, but it has been... 5 times! Hence his bendy elbow : )

No Jonny's arm isn't broken, but it has been... 5 times! Hence his bendy elbow : )

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Framping: Cosy Corner

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Cosy Corner beach, Torbay, is part of the 'Rainbow Coast' of Western Australia. How appropriate! This part of Australia is amazingly beautiful, the coast is lined with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. It is up there with the Whitsunday's, but no crowds... Perfect! We found a little nook right near the beach for our night of framping (free camping). We will never tire of waking up to the sound of waves, opening our front door to ocean and heading down for a morning swim. Our own beach front property.   

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Valley of the Giants

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Valley of the Giants is an ancient tree walk in the wilderness just outside Denmark, Western Australia. You are led on a journey through 400 year old trees, some of which you can easily fit inside of. It is so amazing that these trees have been around for so long, we were so lucky to be able to see them in our lifetime. We think that getting out in nature is the best way to be motivated to preserve what we have, you see all this beauty and it just makes you want to do your part to look after this world. 

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Can you see the face?

Can you see the face?

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Tree Top Walk

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Tree Top Walk is located in the heart of the Valley of the Giants just outside of Denmark, Western Australia. This 600 metre long, 40 metre high boardwalk takes you up into another world. It is amazing to walk through the canopy of these giant trees, it is a totally different experience to look down on trees rather than up. With views overlooking Tingle State Forest, it is definitely a must for those passing through Denmark. What an amazing highlight of our trip, memories we will cherish forever.

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Mandalay Beach

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We were driving along and decided to take a random road, one of our favourite things to do, it keeps life pretty interesting! We discovered somewhere amazing, Mandalay Beach, Walpole, Western Australia. This beach is named after a ship that met its end on the shore and is now a wreck that only appears every 10 years. From the boardwalk, which runs along the beach, you can see the amazing coast line and Chatham Island. We were blown away by this beautiful place and the fact that no one was around. It was a perfectly peaceful afternoon.

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Rebel Roadtest: Samudra

Samudra in Western Australia may be the reason why we left dunsborough a little broke haha. We ate there for breakfast, lunch and tea. It was just to good to go anywhere else! They have a great selection of smoothies & raw foods, using produce grown straight from their organic garden. 

Samudra also houses two yoga studios and runs events regarding health, nutrition and sustainable living. These principals can be seen in their cafe and eco store, where they sell organic clothing, cushions and accessories.   

It is such an awesome place to hang out at. The people who work there give off the most welcoming and friendly vibe, you feel like you can spend hours, surrounded by beautiful gardens, relaxing and eating yummy food. We are still craving their raw desserts!

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For more information on Samudra check out their website, link below. 

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