Question:

What are some places to visit in Western Australia?

Jerramungup

Jerramungup
Jerramungup is a wheat and sheep farming community that began as a War Service Settlement area in 1953. The town is the Western gateway to the Fitzgerald River National Park.

Esperance

Esperance
Esperance is located amid brilliant blue waters, perfect white sandy beaches. massive headlands of dark, pre-Cambrian granite and scores of islands sparkling in the sun.

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.

Lake Grace

Lake Grace
The first explorer through the area was J. S. Roe in 1848 when he named Mt. Madden, a huge granite outcrop. Lake Grace was named in 1909 after the shallow salt lake 9km west of the town. As settlers cleared land, they established the towns of Newdegate in 1924, and Varley and Lake King in 1928.

Pingelly

Pingelly
The name is actually a corruption of "Pingeculling", the Aboriginal word for the area. Today, the area offers rare insight into Western Australia's rich colonial heritage.

Margaret River Area National Parks

Margaret River Area National Parks

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Located off Naturaliste Terrace, out of Dunsborough, the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Natural Park is home to Sugarloaf Rock, the impressive formation that dominates the coastline.
From the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse you can gaze out over the expanse Of the Indian Ocean. Refreshments and souvenirs available. Several walk trails around this area, including a whale lookout. Tours available.
Telephone: (097) 553 955

Cape Leeuwin National Park
This park covers the Cape which is the land's end of the South West and the junction of the Indian and Southern Oceans.The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse was named after the Dutch ship Leeuwin which passed this point in 1622.
During the building of the lighthouse, a spring was tapped to provide fresh water for the workers. This system was used until 1928. Since then, deposits of carbonates have encased the wheel in stone.

Beedelup National Park
Beedelup Falls are situated off Vasse Highway. They are set in beautiful forest surroundings, and feature a short walk crossing Beedelup Brook on a footbridge built from a Karri log. The "Walk Through Karri" is also situated in the Beedelup National Park. This giant 400 year- old Karri with a 3m x 4m hole took 10 hours to cut by chain saw. You can stand in the hole with over 151 tonnes of tree above you.

Warren National Park
Some of the best accessible virgin Karri forest, and the biggest (89m) of the Karri trees, can be found here.

Tranying

Tranying
The name originated from the Trayning Well, derived from the Aboriginal word "During" meaning "snake in the grass by the campfire"

Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie [kalgoor'lE]

Kalgoorlie , town (1991 pop. 25,016), Western Australia, SW Australia. It is the chief mining town of the state and the center of the East Coolgardie Goldfield. Gold was found at nearby Coolgardie in 1892; nickel is also mined. The Western Australia School of Mines (1902) was transferred (1903) from Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie.

Westonia

Westonia
Westonia district owes its origin to gold mining. By 1915 two mines were in operation and in 1917, Westonia had a population in excess of 2,000. This number quickly diminished when mining operations ceased in 1919. The mine was reopened in 1935 and continued operation until 1948 when it was once again closed.

Tammin

Tammin
Tammin derives its name from a small marsupial, the Tamma and was the first wheatbelt town to have a concrete grain silo installed.

Margaret River Region. W.A.

Margaret River Region
Western Australia
The jewel of the South-West, the area surrounding Margaret River is alive with natural wonders and attractions. The region is famous for its wine with over 40 wineries open for tastings. Margaret River is also famous for its surfing and windsurfing with some of the most powerful waves in Australia. Natural wonders include magic limestone caves and the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.

South Coast W.A. Attractions

South Coast W.A. Attractions
The Peel Inlet
The quiet inland waterways cover an area. of 155 sq km perfect for small boat cruising with sailing boats, canoes, surfcafs and house boats available for hire from various points along the estuary.
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway
Steam train journeys can be taken from Dwellingup to the forest in the preserved, original 1913 railway line.
Marrinup Falls
A 3km walk up Marrinup Brook from Scarp Road. There are a series of small cascades and pleasant rest spots.
Stirlings Cottage Situated behind the Harvey Tourist Centre. Modelled on a cottage on Governor Stirling Harvey Estate in the mid 1800s The cottage was home to creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie , May Gibb in the 1880s. Features a room on May Gibbs, a room on local history, May Gibbs gift shop, landscaped gardens and the 'Stirling Cottage Kitchen for morning and afternoon teas including light lunches. Free entry.
Harvey Internment Camp
Memorial Shrine built by internees held at the Harvey camp during World War II. The Shrine is listed with the National Trust and is believed to be the only one of its kind in Australia. Key from Tourist Bureau.
Big Swamp Wildlife Park
Located on Prince Philip Drive Bunburry, the wildlife park features Kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, fruit bats, koalas and a large walk in aviary containing a variety of birds.
Barbecue facilities available.
Bunbury Art Galleries
The Bunbury City and Regional Galleries are located in the Bunbury Arts Complex, formerly the convent of Mercy built in the late 1860s. Open daily, except Tuesday.
King Cottage Museum
Located in Forest Avenue, Bunbury, is a home built about 1870 with bricks made from clay obtained on the property. The Bunbury Historical Society has finished the house with items from the 1870 -1920 period and is open from 2am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, school holidays and public holidays.
Historical and Mining Museum
Located in Collie. The original Roads Board building now houses interesting memoirs of Collie's pioneering days. The museum is also the home of a 3000 piece doll collection.
Steam Locomotive Museum
At the western entrance to Collie, at the junction of the Coalields Highway and Atkinson Street. Here you'll see many of the trains that were the last to use coal in Western Australia.

South Coast, Western Australia

South Coast
Western Australia
White sandy beaches, protected from the Indian Ocean by outer reefs, make this coastline great for swimming, windsurfing and fishing. The Serpentine National Park is a great place for camping and bushwalking with forest tracks passing stunning waterfalls and swimming holes.

Nungarin

Nungarin
J.S. Roe led an expedition through the area in 1836. The town was a depot for Australian army personnel from 1944 to 1960.

Denmark South-East Coast W.A.

Denmark
Situated on the banks of the Denmark River, the town offers a variety of water related activities and attractions. Nearby, the William Bay National Park features superb coastal scenery.

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