The Golden West

Western Australia

Western Australia - Overview

About Western Australia

About Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) is Australia's largest state, an inspiring landscape that covers 2 million square kilometres. Western Australia is blessed with a glorious climate, spectacular scenery, superb beaches, fascinating wildlife, world class golf courses, world class wines and gold plate dining. Western Australia is an artists dream palette, covering an array of colours in the landscape that change at all times of the day.

Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world, with an average of 8 hours per day sunshine for 365 days of the year. Perth is nestled next to the Swan River and Kings Park, which is the largest inner city park in the world, even larger that Central Park in New York City.

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia (WA), and is the most isolated capital city in the world.  Perth is also the world's sunniest capital city, averaging 8 hours of sun a day through the year. 



Western Australia's weather and climate is one of the most diverse in the world. Perth has a Mediterranean climate. The weather and climate in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Australia's North West vary dramatically. Temperatures range from under 5°C to over 40°C. Australia's South West enjoys a temperate climate and observes four definite seasons.

During summer the winds blow south west between 12noon - 3pm in the afternoon which cool the hot Western Australian coast. This afternoon breeze is either known as the "Sea Breeze" or "Fremantle Doctor"

WA is a HOT state. Always carry water for yourself & pets!

The average summer daytime temperature hovers around 30° C, and drops to 17° C during the night. Day time extremes of over 40°C are common. Summer is from December to February. November through to April are our warmest months.

About Our State

Indulge your senses from the mighty North to the serenity of the South. In every single location you will find more than you bargained for. Margaret River has some of the nations best wines that are served at restaurants all over the world. Broome has pearls that are sought after in the worlds best jewellery stores. The minerals, ores and gems stored in the Western Australian landscape are exported globally and are a main source of income for Australia.

Society & Culture

The central business district of Perth is bounded by the Swan River to the south and east, with Kings Park on the western end, while the railway reserve formed a northern border. Perth's population is notable for the high proportion of British-born residents. The ethnic make-up of Perth changed in the second part of the 20th century, when significant numbers of continental European immigrants arrived in the city.

Things To Do

Does the West have beaches? You bet they do! They go on forever! Long rugged coastlines and pristine white beaches, where surfing enthusiasts from all over the world flocks for some of the best waves in the world.

Western Australia is Australia's largest state, and the home to many resources. No matter which direction you head, you will find something new. One minute you are in lush forests, then next you could be in the middle of nowhere.

Kings Park, located in central Perth between the CBD and the University of Western Australia, and is one of the world's largest inner-city parks. The Perth Zoo is located in South Perth and houses a variety of Australian and exotic animals from around the globe.

Perth Cultural Centre is both an area of central Perth and the collective name for the main buildings of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Alexander Library, State Records Office and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). In addition to the Perth Cultural Centre a number of other venues within the city exist including the State Theatre - home to the Black Swan State Theatre Company in Northbrige, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth in the City and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the foreshore.

The Perth International Arts Festival is a cultural festival that has been held annually since 1953, and has since been expanded to include the Winter Arts festival. In recent years this has been developed further to include the Perth Fringe Festival, which runs throughout the city in the lead up to the Perth International Arts Festival.

More About The Area

The majority of the metropolitan area of Perth is located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp, a low coastal escarpment. Western Australia's economy mainly relies on mining, agriculture, and tourism, with the state supplying 46% of Australia's exports. Western Australia is the second-largest iron ore producer in the world.

Western Australia is abundant with uniqueness. Head north of Perth and you will see some of the most inspiring landscapes in the world. It also boasts the largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, which attracts many tourists and researchers for the experience of swimming with them. Head south of Perth and you will find some of the best wines and some of the top surfing waves in the world. Inland you will find the largest shire with the least people, the biggest open cut mining in the world, and maybe find some gold nuggets in the process.

Outback Australia begins in Western Australia. The Menzies Shire is the largest shire in the world with the least people. Not only will you discover the wondrous open expanse of the Outback, but you will find interesting characters of all nationalities who are either the original occupants, or have endured the hardship of the land over the years and live to tell the tale of it. Those indigenous to the land will marvel you with their use of colour in their arts, or have you mesmerised by the intricate carvings of emu eggs. Station owners, miners, drovers, drifters, fossickers, the ever present bar manager and barmaids, complete the Outback experience.



14 Mar 2016

Other Things to See in Western Australia

  • Fremantle Prison

    Fremantle Prison

  • Lake Cave

    Lake Cave

  • Sand Dunes

    Sand Dunes

  • St Mary's Cathedral

    St Mary's Cathedral

  • St Patrick`s Church

    St Patrick`s Church

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    St. Ildephonsus