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How To Explore The Best Of Western Australia By Road

Spider-walk through gorges, swim with whale sharks and fall asleep to the sound of howling dingoes as you explore Western Australia on our 21-day road trip
A Swag, A Dingo And The Australian Outback

A Swag, A Dingo And The Australian Outback

Four nights under canvas in the extraordinary Karijini National Park – land of gorges, huge anthills and bloodwood trees
Swimming In A Whale Shark Wonderland

Swimming In A Whale Shark Wonderland

Time to check off the number one item on our bucket list….swimming with a whale shark at Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

Housesitting in Australia

What is housesitting?
Housesitting is an increasingly popular way of visiting a country without the need for booking accommodation.

Basically, it’s an exchange of services between volunteers (housesitters) and homeowners, whereby the sitters are on site to look after the owners’ pets and provide security for their home while they’re away for a period of time. In return, the sitters typically enjoy rent-free accommodation.

Usually, the cost of utilities such as gas and electricity, are covered by the host, too. So, for the housesitter, any financial commitment is normally limited to transportation and living costs. Where a financial contribution is required by the host it’s usually stipulated as such in their listing.

And Australia is one the best places in the world to housesit.

For more information, you can read our extensive guide to the world of housesitting.

Get started with Trusted Housesitters

Most newcomers to housesitting get started by registering with one of the main online platforms.

The largest of those is Trusted Housesitters who have thousands of opportunities across the world listed at any one time.

We’re members, too. And, if you’re interested in registering yourself, we can offer a 25% discount on your first year’s subscription via this direct link.

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Map of Australia

with featured blog posts and places of interest


Iconic Western Australia – red dirt roads, green shrubs, deep gorges and starry skies

Blog post: A Swag, A Dingo & The Australian Outback


Sparsely populated, huge distances, empty beaches, indigenous culture, fabulous offshore wildlife

Blog post: How To Explore The Best Of Western Australia By Road


Gateway to the wonders of Ningaloo Reef

Blog post: Swimming In A Whale Shark Wonderland


Ian and Nicky New Zealand

Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.


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