There are some places you stay that you start planning your next visit before you’ve even left, and Fivelements near Ubud is exactly that kind of place. It’s the perfect mix of magic, spirituality and luxury.
The south west of Western Australia is a region full of contrast: from limestone cliffs, to stunning Karri forests to pristine beaches to fine wine and food. There is literally something for everyone in this spectacular part of WA.
Here are some of my favourite things to do and places to go in the south west and great southern:
If you're looking for a place to escape to the bush to find some peace and quiet, unwind and reconnect with nature, Forest Rise in the Margaret River region is the perfect place to do it. We loved our getaway, and were surprised to get a little more nature than we bargained for!
The State Buildings in Perth have undergone an amazing transformation as part of a $110 million restoration. But for many of us, negotiating what at first seems like a complex maze of new places to eat, drink, shop and play can be a bit overwhelming.
So, I decided to check into the spectacular COMO the Treasury hotel and spend 24 hours unraveling the mysteries of the iconic buildings.
It's Perth's summer playground; with pristine beaches, stunningly clear water and that sunny island vibe. But as the weather gets colder, Rotto tends to drop off most people's getaway list as they head off in search of warmer destinations instead.
But this year as the seasons changed, I decided to stick it out to find out whether Perth’s favourite summer isle stacked up as a winter destination.