Sunday, October 20, 2013

Western Australia - Pt 7 (and final)

On our last full day, we left early and drove to The Pinnacles, a 190 hectare area of limestone formations  caused by erosion. They are quite spectacular to see.

We went for a walk through them (guided by trail posts otherwise we may still be there!) and marvelled at the various shapes and sizes.

After that, we had to jump back in the camper and race off to New Norcia to join the 1pm tour. New Norcia is a Benedictine town built in 1847, with buildings in a Spanish style of architecture. The paintings and buildings are quite spectacular. 

We stayed our final night in a dodgy caravan park near the airport. The next morning we cleaned out the van, packed our bags, repacked our bags to redistribute the weight and repacked again :) We dropped the van off at the hire company, and took a taxi to the airport, where we checked in about 8 hours early for our flight. We spent the rest of the time sitting at the airport trying to fill in time before we flew home. Don't ask why :)

We flew overnight and arrived home at Newcastle Airport the next morning, drove home, picked up KitKat from the cattery and collapsed in a heap...

So all up we did approx 2,500 km by the time we made all our side trips. The map roughly shows the route we took.

I hope you've enjoyed the brief look at our holiday!


Suji said...

Whoa! That was quite the trip! So beautiful, so diverse. I don't think you guys will forget it in a hurry eh? Hope KitKat didn't miss you too much. I know I do. Hugs!

Meg said...

What a wonderful trip!

jugglingpaynes said...

Yay! What a great trip. Thank you for sharing it. I hope the wait at the airport wasn't to painful. I know how that feels!

Peace and laughter!