There are a million things to do in Western Australia so I rented a car in Perth, and set out on a road trip! From the dunes of Lancelin, and Limestone rock formations of the Pinnacles Desert, to the Pink Lake and Kalbarri National Park heading north, Western Australia's landscape is absolutely stunning.
However, my goal was to travel deeper and learn more about the people who call this region home.
Thanks to the women at my Bed & Breakfast in Geraldton, I heard about one man in particular with an incredible story.
This man was Prince Leonard George Casley of Hutt River.
The Principality of Hutt River, previously known as the Hutt River Province, is a self-proclaimed micronation in Australia.
And although Australia doesn't recognize their independence, the principality claims to be an independent sovereign state and to have achieved legal status on 21 April 1970, after Prince Leonard didn't want to follow the new wheat quota laws.
As I mention in the video, he was a fascinating man!
Read about my time in Western Australia, things to do in the region, and more info on Prince Leonard and Hutt River, here: http://tourist2townie.com/travel-deeper/the-prince-of-western-australia/
FOLLOW ALL THE ADVENTURES ON INSTAGRAM:
"The Song of the West" by Slim Dusty (featured in "Local Talent Time")
MY TRAVEL VIDEOGRAPHY GEAR:
- MacBook Pro 15” → http://amzn.to/2g9K6j3
- LaCie Rugged External Hard Drive → http://amzn.to/2fkojHR
- Sony a7ii → http://amzn.to/2gCeBDj
- Sony a7ii 24-70 Lens → http://amzn.to/2fhWexs
- Sony Rx100iv Camera → http://amzn.to/2geD3XD
- DJI Phantom 4 Drone → http://amzn.to/2g9ALI4
- GoPro Hero 4 → http://amzn.to/2gvfJYI
- KNEKT Underwater Dome → http://amzn.to/2gez11u
- Rode Shotgun Mic → http://amzn.to/2gvg5yg
- Manfrotto 60” Compact Action Tripod → http://amzn.to/2gducpn
- Joby Tripod → http://amzn.to/2gdo6FA
- Zoom H2n Handy Recorder → http://amzn.to/2gdmKuE
- Backup Batteries for Sony A7ii → http://amzn.to/2fhYchl
- Backup Batteries for Sony RX100iv → http://amzn.to/2gvbqfO
- Amazon Kindle → http://amzn.to/2gBiiZ6
- Ankor Portable Battery Charger → http://amzn.to/2gvag3Q
And if you got this far in the comments, leave a message, tell me where you're from, where you're going and what other videos you would like to see from me?
Thanks for watching!!