It’s called the land of the giants. Giant Karri trees. Unique to this part of the world, tucked away in the southern part of Western Australia about five hours drive from the state’s capital, Perth. It was 44 years ago when I was last here. From those dated pictures, it was fascinating to compare the view from the top of these majestic lookout trees, 52 metres up, from then to now. The lookouts, constructed in the 1930s and 1940s were a way of spotting fires in the tall Karri forest.
South west of Western Australia is undoubtedly a unique part of Australia. But more than just the land of giants, the region offers magnificent beaches, and some great kayaking river experiences.
From the land of the giants to the village of tiny people. Such is the contrast that no visit would be complete with out a stopover at Gnomesville. Its a must visit destination, not much more than a couple hours south of Perth. It would have to be one of WA’s best kept secrets. No signs will take you there. But when you discover it, you’ll be sure to be impressed by this quirky and novel village. It’s here where I had a chance to interview some of the normally very reclusive natured residents….!