Places of Interest in Western Australia

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Perth

Perth

The city centre is situated between the darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, and along the banks of the Swan River, 12 KMs from the ocean. the swan River weaves its way through the metropolitan area to the port of Fremantle and has many beautiful houses, restaurants, and recreational areas along its banks. the river provides an ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in many different water sports such as canoeing, wind surfing and sailing or just cruising the river on one of the many ferries. For a maritime experience, journey to Fremantle located approximately 30 minutes from the city centre.

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Broome

Broome, Wester Australia

Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2,200 km north of Perth. The year round population is approximately 14,436, growing to more than 45,000 per month during the tourist season. Broome International Airport provides transport to several regional and domestic towns and cities.

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest_Island

Since the first Europeans visited the west coast of Australia in the 17th century, Rottnest Island has seen numerous shipwrecks. The 11 kilometre long and 4.5 km wide island is surrounded by hidden and partly exposed reefs whilst being buffeted by theRoaring Forties. It is situated 12 km west of the port of Fremantle meaning that much of the maritime traffic to Western Australia’s major port passes close by.

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All Saints Church, Henley Brooke

All Saints Church, Henley Brooke

The All Saints Church in Henley Brook is the oldest church in Western Australia. It was built by Richard Edwards between 1838 and 1840 with the first service taking place on 10 January 1841. The site is on a small hill overlooking the Swan Riverand near the conjunction of the Swan and Ellen Brook. This site was where Captain James Stirling camped during his 1827 exploration of the area.

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Beedelup National Park

Beedelup National Park

Beedelup National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), 277 km south of Perth. It is situated on the Vasse Highway some 10 km west of Pemberton. The park is especially lush and damp due to an abundance of water. Gazetted in 1910, the park was declared an A Class Reserve in 1915. The Pemberton National Parks Board has been responsible for management of the park since 1957. Controlled burns occur within the park and some clear felling operations have been conducted in selected areas. The park is mostly karri forest, with mixed areas of jarrah and marri. The loamy soil supports large colonies of moss and plants such as the swamp peppermint, hibbertia, karri hazel, waterbush, myrtlewattle and lemonscented Darwinia all of which thrive in the damp conditions.

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Karijini National Park

Fortescue falls and pool - panoramic, sunrise.

Karijini National Park is a National Park centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in northwestern Western Australia. The park is physically split into a northern and a southern half by a corridor containing the Hamersley & Robe River railway and the Marandoo iron ore mine. The five gorges that flow north out of the park, the Bee Gorge, Wittenoom Gorge, Kalamina Gorge, Yampire Gorge, and Dales Gorge provide spectacular displays of the rock layers.

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Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe Creek Crater

Wolfe Creek Crater is a meteorite impact crater (astrobleme) in Western Australia., It is accessed via the Tanami Road 150 km (94 miles) south of the town of Halls Creek. The crater is central to the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park. The crater averages about 875 metres in diameter, 60 metres from rim to present crater floor and it is estimated that the meteorite that formed it had a mass of about 50,000 tonnes, while the age is estimated to be less than 300,000 years (Pleistocene)

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Esperance

Esperance Western Australia

Esperance is a large town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720 kilometres (450 mi) east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Near the town itself are numerous beaches, offering surfing, scuba diving, and swimming. Also nearby are a number of salt lakes, including Pink Lake, which gains its rosy hue from red algae living within its waters

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Geikie Gorge National Park

Geikie Gorge National Park, Western Australia

Geikie Gorge National Park is a national park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 1,837 kilometres (1,141 mi) (great circle distance) northeast of Perth and approximately 420 km (261 mi) east of Broome by road. The gorge was named in honour of Sir Archibald Geikie, the Director General of Geological Survey for Great Britain and Ireland when it was given its European name in 1883. Sir Archibald never visited the gorge and in due course the traditional owners, theBunaba people, hope that it will be more generally known by its Aboriginal name, Darngku.

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Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef is a fringing coral reef located off the west coast of Australia, approximately 1200 km north of Perth. The reef is 260 km long and is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef and the only large reef positioned very close to a landmass. It is known for its seasonal feeding concentrations of the whale shark, and the conservation debate surrounding its potential tourism development. In 1987 the reef and surrounding waters were designated as the Ningaloo Marine Park. In 2011 the reef and surrounding areas were world heritage listed by the United Nations.

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Albany

Albany-Western-Australia

Albany is the oldest continuous European settlement in Western Australia, founded in 1826, three years before the state capital of Perth. The King George Sound settlement was a hastily dispatched British military outpost, intended to forestall any plans by France for settlements in Western Australia. The area was initially named Frederickstown in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. In 1831, the settlement was transferred to the control of the Swan River Colony and renamed Albany by Governor James Stirling.

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