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What can I do in Western Australia?

South-East Coast

South-East Coast
Western Australia
The area surrounding Pemberton is famous for its Karri forests, the Warren National Park having some of the best accessible virgin Karri trees some as high as 89m. Albany has spectacular coastal scenery and excellent fishing and two nearby National Parks. Esperance with its brilliant blue waters is home to the renowned Pink Lake.

Hinterlands

Hinterlands
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
See Wave Rock an overhanging rock over 100m long which has been sculptured and coloured by natures chemicals over 2 700 million years to take on its wave-like character. Or visit Dyrandra State Forest with its many endangered species including the Numbat Western Australia's fauna emblem.

Southern Cross

Southern Cross
The 1887 discovery of gold in the Yilgarn District is attributed to a man named Glass, who found gold while cleaning out a granite bottomed soak in the area.

East Coolgardie Goldfield

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East Coolgardie Goldfield , Western Australia, SW Australia. It is the richest gold field in Australia. The chief mining center is the town of Kalgoorlie. Coolgardie, of little importance today, was the first gold-rush town in the area. Gold was discovered there in 1892.

# 4: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort , WA

The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is located on a unique section of World Heritage coastline - only 24 km from the town of Denham with an excellent sealed road to the door and overlooks the famous Dolphin Beach.

North facing - therefore sheltered from the prevailing breeze, this casual Resort offers a wide variety of accommodation, facilities and activities to satisfy the needs of all travellers.

The Management and staff work hard to maintain a relaxed atmosphere where those with a love of nature will delight at the huge variety of mammal and bird life, native flora and fauna, such as the Dugong. Over 10,000 of these sea dwelling mammals live in the protection of the Shark Bay Marine Nature Reserve. They are often seen near the Resort.

The romantics will find hundreds of miles of deserted beaches and sophisticated open-to-the-air candlelight dining.

For those who want to laze around - there is the beach , fishing, pool, hot tub, sailing and a wide variety of Resort based tours, cruises and excursions. Two splendid tennis courts; racquets, balls and volleyball sets provided free for guests.
Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

About

State (1991 pop. 1,409,965), 975,920 sq mi (2,527,633 sq km), Australia, comprising the entire western part of the continent. It is bounded on the N, W, and S by the Indian Ocean. Perth is the capital. Other important cities are Kalgoorlie, a gold-mining center; Fremantle, the chief port; and Bunbury, a port S of Perth. Western Australia is the largest state of the commonwealth, but only its southwest corner is fertile and substantially settled; the rest is arid and scarcely habitable. Half the population lives in the Perth metropolitan area. Western Australia's population of Australian aborigines numbers about 25,000. State-owned goldfields cover much of Western Australia, and there is a vast central desert. The King Leopold, Hamersley, and Stirling ranges are actually high plateaus. The large lakes in the interior are usually dry, and the northern rivers (the Fortescue, Fitzroy, and Ashburton) are intermittent; the only important river is the Swan in the southwest. The climate is tropical in the north and temperate in the southwest. Agriculture is confined primarily to the southwest and around Perth. About one half of the cultivated land is in wheat. Sheep graze in the north and southwest, and wool is a major product. Meat, dairy products, and timber are also important. The mining of iron, gold, and bauxite has played a major role in the state's economy for many years. Industry expanded significantly during the 1960s; industrial metals, machinery, and transportation equipment are the main manufactures. Dirck Hartog, a Dutchman who arrived in 1616, was the first white man known to have visited the coast. A penal colony was founded at Albany in 1826, and the first free settlement was established in the Perth-Fremantle area in 1829. During the 1850s, Britain sent some 10,000 convicts to aid the settlers, most of whom had migrated from E Australia. In the 1860s the first livestock farmers arrived in the northwest. Gold was discovered in the 1880s. Governed at first by New South Wales, Western Australia received its own governor in 1831 and a full constitution as a separate colony in 1890. In 1901 it became a state of the Commonwealth of Australia. The state government consists of a premier, a cabinet, and a bicameral parliament. The nominal chief executive is the governor, appointed by the British crown on advice of the cabinet.

Hopetoun

Hopetoun
Hopetoun is a peaceful retreat right on the Southern Ocean shore, with white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and a reef sheltered haven for boat launching.

Ravensthorpe

Ravensthorpe
Prospectors found traces of gold and copper in the Ravensthorpe area as early as 1892. Today, it is a service centre of an established mixed farming and eco-tourism region.

Kellerberrin

Kellerberrin
The area was first explored by Ensign Dale in 1830. The Kellerberrin townsite was settled in the early 1890's, the railway was laid in 1893/94 followed by the Goldfields Water Scheme in 1901.

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