Western Australia
Indiana Teahouse Building on Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth's popular beaches.

Western Australia

Western Australia

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, 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 (WA) is Australia's largest state, an inspiring landscape that covers 2 million km2. Western Australia is blessed with a glorious climate, spectacular scenery, superb beaches, fascinating wildlife, world class gold 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.

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 mesmerized by the intricate carvings of emu eggs. Station owners, miners, drovers, drifters, fossickers, the ever present bar manager and barmaids, complete the Outback experience.

Western Australia Travel Stories

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    Off the Track Camp Sites in WA

    There are plenty of free camping opportunities around Australia, including campsites specially designed for free campers. Think of the freedom & the money you will save!

  • Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

    Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

    Every year there is a wide range of free events, info sessions, an array of open gardens, and a host of market stalls.

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