Exploring Western Australia – Episode 67 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

My home state of Western Australia is one of those places that is extra special because it’s really far from everywhere.

While I (fairly often) complain about it being a long distance to get to “the rest of the world” from WA, I realise that this is probably one of the main reasons it’s so special – we have a tiny population relative to our size (you can fit basically all of Western and Central Europe within our boundaries, but we have considerably fewer than 3 million people living here …) and we aren’t near much except Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (it’s closer to fly to Bali in Indonesia than to fly to the nearest Australian city, Adelaide). We also have a hugely diverse landscape, some odd (and cute) animals, fabulous food and wine, and lots of hidden secrets too!

It was really interesting to speak to three different people with various connections to Western Australia and hear what they like about it – and that’s what this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about. Enjoy!

Exploring Western Australia in a microlight above the Coral Coast

Exploring Western Australia in a microlight above the Coral Coast (yes that’s me in the back!)

Show notes: Episode 67 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Exploring Western Australia

It’s rare an episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast focuses on just one destination, but when it’s my beautiful home state of Western Australia, I think it’s a must! In this episode I chat with three travellers who’ve explored much of WA and all found lots to love.

First up, I chat with Zoë Dawes, who came out to Western Australia for a short trip last year. As a very experienced traveller, I think Zoë would have high expectations, and it turned out that she thoroughly enjoyed WA and particularly one of my favourite spots!

Jo Castro of the Lifestyle Fifty blog moved to country Western Australia a few years back and I’m pleased to hear that there are also many parts of our vast state that she’s grown to love.

Finally, I chatted with Nina Burakowski who runs an entire site about getting outdoors in Western Australia. She had a great list of recommended spots to visit if you’re also lucky enough to come all the way to WA.


Exploring Western Australia - Episode 67 - The Thoughtful Travel Podcast


  1. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest on your podcast, Amanda. You have such a wonderful interview technique and I love how you get some great insights from your guests. I loved listening to Nina and Zoe as well. We live in such an awesome State – so lucky to be able to keep on discovering new things in our backyard!

  2. I have recently moved from WA to Brisbane and I really miss WA.

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