Have you ever spent a day or a week acting as a tourist in the place you live? I’d say most of us haven’t, and it’s a shame. Personally, I’ve lived in Perth, Western Australia for nearly three years now but still hadn’t seen most of the big attractions in the state. When my best friend came to visit from Ireland, it was time to look at Tripadvisor and see just what my new (ish) home had to offer.
One of the most popular attractions in Western Australia is the Pinnacles desert. Until this adventure, I’d actually never been to a true desert in Australia. Tales of car breakdowns and hundreds of kilometers of wilderness scared me off. The closest I’ve come is seeing it from the window of a plane.
However, since it was my friend’s first time in Australia, we felt that some kind of desert was a must-see. Most tourists from outside Australia associate the continent with desert…sand…and kangaroos! And it’s a fair assumption – 1,371,000 square kilometres of the place are made up of officially recognized deserts while a total of 35% is so dry that it’s a desert for all intents and purposes even without being named as such. [Read more…] about ADAMS Pinnacles Day Tour, Perth (Part I – New Norcia)