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Western Australia is the largest state in Australia covering an area of 2.5 million sq kms (1 million sq miles) - one third of the entire country. The extremes in climate from the north to the south are amazing. The state is bordered mainly by desert to the east but also has 12,500 kms (7,813 miles) of wonderful pristine coastline to the west. The landscape is varied and vast.

The state has one of the worlds most precious natural wonders including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350 million year old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West. There is also a wealth of natural resources including gold, iron, ore, gas and minerals.

Western Australia is divided into 11 tourist regions and I haven't even covered half of them in my two years living there. The Kimberley region in the top north is the most rugged and the most remote. The area is remarkable especially if viewed by plane or helicopter. There are gorges, an enormous lake magnificent sandstone domes and towers that make up the Bungle Bungle Range. The Pilbara also has amazing gorges and vast plains. There are some wonderful parks with spectacular waterfalls and sheer cliffs set in landscape that is said to be 2.5 billion years old. I the Gascoyne area, there is the worlds largest monocline, Mt Augustus, which is twice the size of Ayers Rock. The Mid West regions is known as the 'wildflower region' and is home to one of the world's finest collections of flowering plants. The gold fields region is just that. Its glory days began in 1893 when gold was found. The largest open-cut gold mine is in Kalgoorlie what has become known as "The Golden Mile", for one of the richest deposits of gold in the world. These are just some of the regions I've yet to explore.

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia covering an area of 2.5 million sq kms (1 million sq miles) - one third of the entire country. The extremes in climate from the north to the south are amazing. The state is bordered mainly by desert to the east but also has 12,500 kms (7,813 miles) of wonderful pristine coastline to the west. The landscape is varied and vast.

The state has one of the worlds most precious natural wonders including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350 million year old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West. There is also a wealth of natural resources including gold, iron, ore, gas and minerals.

Western Australia is divided into 11 tourist regions and I haven't even covered half of them in my two years living there. The Kimberley region in the top north is the most rugged and the most remote. The area is remarkable especially if viewed by plane or helicopter. There are gorges, an enormous lake magnificent sandstone domes and towers that make up the Bungle Bungle Range. The Pilbara also has amazing gorges and vast plains. There are some wonderful parks with spectacular waterfalls and sheer cliffs set in landscape that is said to be 2.5 billion years old. I the Gascoyne area, there is the worlds largest monocline, Mt Augustus, which is twice the size of Ayers Rock. The Mid West regions is known as the 'wildflower region' and is home to one of the world's finest collections of flowering plants. The gold fields region is just that. Its glory days began in 1893 when gold was found. The largest open-cut gold mine is in Kalgoorlie what has become known as "The Golden Mile", for one of the richest deposits of gold in the world. These are just some of the regions I have yet to explore.

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  • KrautGermany's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2006 at 11:51 AM

    Is that you among the Paper Daisies?

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    Oct 30, 2005 at 10:30 AM

    I visited the Kimberleys on my very first trip to Australia in 2003/4. And i was so glad that I went to the Pilbara before going anywhere else first I adored Paraburdoo. I hope you eventually see the rest of it . Thanks for you pages they are smashing.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2005 at 9:19 AM

    Simply amazing, Kay!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 8:12 AM

    Looking forward to my trip back to WA in October!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    It's going to take me some time to read all you have to say about my home state. You have done it proud! Thank you -leyle

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2005 at 1:40 AM

    great tip -- gives me some ideas. Hope you are fine.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2005 at 6:42 AM

    So many splendid places, you need at least a month to see something...Great page, as usual!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2005 at 3:08 AM

    Love your page a lot, love that founded Augusta area, it is full of lovely sights, wonderful page my dear Kay ;-D

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    Lovely page Kiwi. Excellent tips. I hope your jump was uneventful? Regards.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 6:45 PM

    I love that Fremantle Market and the Swan Valley, fond memories. fantastic overview for W.A. a beautiful part of Aus., tks for sharing Matey, great updates KW

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