Top Margaret River Wineries – Watershed

Top Wineries Margaret River

It was a hot summer day in the Christmas holidays, and a day of little agenda when we could do as we wish, go where we fancied. Bliss. We drove to Bunker Bay for a walk on the beach before our … [Read more...]

Want to quit your job and take off on a road trip?

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Thinking of a road trip? There are around 2,620 holiday parks around Australia, and coupled with great weather it's no wonder that people love to camp and caravan. It's a fabulous way to get out and … [Read more...]

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

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I'd been looking forward to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape ever since the first adverts came out. First of all I love Leeuwin Estate (so beautiful) and secondly despite my widening girth, I … [Read more...]

Top beaches in south west Australia and Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

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Welcome ZigaZag travellers to Part 3 of the Beaches and Breweries series. If you love a good beach, a cooling beer and a bite to eat then you've come to the right place because you're going to be … [Read more...]

Where to go to see Wildflowers in Western Australia.

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It's wildflower season again in WA. Did you know that from June to November, Wildflowers in Western Australia are known to offer one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the world? The … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to do on a rainy day in South West Australia

10 things to do on a rainy day

Winter's set in, summer clothes are  packed away, and the winter woollies are being pulled out of cupboards along with Ugg boots and slippers. Yep, it's officially winter in South West Australia, a … [Read more...]

4 Things you can learn from a Circus. Cirque du Soleil in Perth.

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Is it a dream? Is it an illusion or is it a fantasy world I’ve just stepped into? This was the question I asked as I ventured inside the massive blue and yellow Big Top of Cirque du Soleil in … [Read more...]

Australian Holidays. What you ought to know about The Ferguson Valley in WA.

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It was one of those balmy autumnal days, when the air is still, the meadows are washed with the first blush of green, and the deciduous trees are turning golden shades of russet, gold and burnt … [Read more...]

The real truth about dining out in South West Australia

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Call me long in the tooth, call me Humbug,  but there are certain things that tick me off these days and one of them is paying good money for mediocre food in restaurants that offer bad … [Read more...]

12 Reasons you should travel around Western Australia

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Trying to limit myself to find just 12 reasons for you to travel around Western Australia, was an exercise in containment. This amazing State is so huge and varied that you could pack your bags for a … [Read more...]

Fun Things to do in Perth at night

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Travelling up to Perth from the South West always feels like an escape. I probably shouldn't say this because you'll think that I never get out, but it's always a little bit exciting, and somehow … [Read more...]

A Billabong, 5 Rivers and a Hoochery. Australian Outback Adventuring.

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Day 7 on an Australian Outback Tour  Although The Kimberley region in North West Australia is becoming more popular you still get the feeling of a last frontier, much of it is still untouched, and … [Read more...]

Dolphin Discovery Centre and why a dolphin encounter can be life changing.

Dolphin Discovery Centre, Dolphin by Jo Castro at ZigaZag

It’s not everyday that you get to commune with wild dolphins, and so when I was invited to visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury, I jumped at the chance. I love dolphins and getting close … [Read more...]

Sensational Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River Region

Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River

Yesterday I wrote about Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, so to balance the scales, today I'm writing about luxury. Not any kind of luxury mind you, but movie star luxury, the sort of high … [Read more...]

Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, South West Australia

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"But Western Australia is SO expensive" a member of my family complained after a couple of days whilst here on a two week visit from the UK. I nodded in agreement. It is, and especially coming from … [Read more...]

What A Beautiful Place For a Daydream. Busselton Jetty


The summer holiday visitors have gone and life returns to normal in the south west seaside towns. On Busselton Jetty cormorants are drying their wings and not bothered now by the few tourists … [Read more...]

5 Western Australian Authors you just Have To Read

Western Australian Authors, a post by Jo Castro at ZigaZag

Love a good book? I know I do. There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch, or in this weather, under a sun brolley and having a lazy hour or two with your favourite author. Western … [Read more...]

How to get the most out of a Writers Festival and a glimpse of a Perth weekend.

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Getting the most from a writers festival. Study the programe and book in advance for the sessions that you really want to attend, because on the day the most popular ones are likely to have sold … [Read more...]

An inside Guide to a Waterfall Wonderland in The Kimberley Outback Australia.

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Day 6 - Waterfall Wonderland Join us on Day 6 of an exciting 12 Day trip to the Kimberley Outback Australia, in North West Australia. Today we hike to a 30 metre waterfall, swim in two remote gorges, … [Read more...]

3 Raunchy Reds you just have to try from the Geographe Bay wineries

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Fancy a raunchy red with you at dinner tonight? I’m talking about wine, not a beautiful red head. What were you thinking? Geographe Bay Wineries produce reds that hit the spot I love me a good … [Read more...]