Saturday, 24 December 2016


Treetop walk

Treetop walk celebrates 20 year anniversary

The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this month. Located in the Southern Forest town of Walpole, the treetop walk gives tourists a bird's-eye-view of some of the tallest timber giants on earth - the majestic tingle trees. Taking visitors 40-metres above ground, the Treetop Walk has welcomed more than 3.4 million visitors since opening to the public in 1996.

Bremer Bay orca tours kick-off in January

Naturalist Charters will commence its Bremer Canyon Expeditions in late-January 2017, taking guests 60 kilometres off the South West coast to Bremer Canyon – a remote habitat abundant with marine life, including whaler sharks, giant squid, sperm whales, masses of sea birds and the largest known group of killer whales in the Southern Hemisphere. Tours will run until April, giving guests the opportunity to witness this unique phenomenon by joining a research expedition that departs daily from Bremer Bay Marina. Day trip transfers are available from Albany, while larger Bremer Bay sightseeing tours can be booked with Busy Blue Bus.

Billabong Backpackers Resort awarded best backpackers in Australia

Billabong Backpackers Resort has taken out best accommodation at the TNT Golden Backpack awards. The property combines resort style facilities, including a pool surrounded by sun lounges, with a fun and friendly social atmosphere, offering visitors the ultimate backpacking experience in Northbridge. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom and balcony as standard, along with free parking, wifi and breakfast. This month they have opened nine professional artist studios on site, in partnership with Art Source, providing affordable spaces for local artists.

William Bay National Park to undergo an upgrade

A major redevelopment of the popular William Bay National Park lining the Denmark coast in the South West was announced last month, with works set to include new trails, sealed roads, car parks, public art and lookouts. Facilities will be completely upgraded at the Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks area, Mazzoletti and Waterfall beaches, and Madfish Bay. The two year project will commence in 2017.

Sal Salis features in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel list

Sal Salis has been named one of the best places in the world to stay by travel publisher, Lonely Planet. The prestigious accolade is listed in the publication's annual Best in Travel 2017 edition, which identifies the best trends, destinations, and experiences for the year ahead.

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