A stunning showcase of landscape creativity, exotic and native trees and shrubs surrounded by perennials and seasonal annuals. Buttchart Gardens are a definite must for your Canadian calendar tour
four wheel driving over sand and rough tracks towards the Wilyabrup seacliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The track at times disappears into vast areas of deep sand and we are privileged to see birds and grass trees as well as reptiles and kangaroos.
The early morning surfers were out and the joggers maintaining fitness before heading off to work, we always nod hello as they passed and the tourists at a more leisurely pace, like us, enjoying the moment, before heading back to the Margaret River Beach Resort for breakfast
It was easy to see why this spot was chosen, it was pretty, tranquil and in the heat of summer, lovely and cool. The water tumbled gently over large rocks, which had been worn smooth through the millenium by flooding waters, with potholes in the rock dug by swirling pebbles as the water washed through the valley.
With crystal straws sparkling in the lights and reflecting in the lake, it is like looking at a crystal wonderland. The suspended table, a spectacular crystal decoration weighing several tonnes, hangs from the ceiling. It is believed to be the only one in the world.
The Bastei bridge was built to span a rock formation high above the Elbe River in Germany, in the Elbe Sandstone mountains
traditional Maori experience of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village at Rotarua, on New Zealands north island, allowed us to get up close to the hot springs, and mud pools and to view the Pōhutu geyser from a short distance
The Snowy Mountains are just as exciting in the summer as when they are bathed in white snow of winter
This area of Carnarvon Gorge was drier and more open and less shaded than the more lush areas of the gorge and we were probably feeling the after effects of walking 18 kilometres on the first day
An area of extreme contrasts, Carnarvon Gorge is the only remaining remnant of rainforest in Central Queensland. Nowhere is this landscape of extremes evident than on the trek to Mickeys Creek.