Western Australia


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Western Australia offers a variety of things to do around its vast area. The most popular places to see and things to do include:
Perth — state capital and one of the remotest large cities in the world. Broome — gateway to the Kimberley and a fashionable tourist destination among Australians Esperance — on the south coast, next stop Antarctica, with a fine coastline and beaches Geraldton — a world class surfing destination Mandurah — a rapidly growing city nestled between estuary and ocean is popular for fishing and crabbing Kalbarri National Park — explore vibrantly coloured gorges and cliffs sculpted by the Murchison River as it flows to the sea Coral Bay and Exmouth — 1250km from Perth, are gateways to the magnificent Ningaloo Reef Karijini National Park — a major destination in the Pilbara, featuring huge canyons and gorges, and nice hikes through majestic scenery Margaret River — a fine winery and surfing region about 250 km south of Perth, a weekend playground for Perth. Mount Augustus — rivalling the better-known Uluru in Northern Territory for size, it's often claimed to be the largest monolith on Earth Pinnacles Desert — an eerie landscape of limestone pillars rising from the sand about 100 km north of Perth Purnululu National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site features the enigmatic Bungle Bungle dome formations Shark Bay — on the westernmost point of Australia, the small town is known for stromatolites and the dolphins at Monkey Mia Southern Forests — get among lush ancient forests around Denmark and Pemberton where towering karri and marri trees fringe the rugged coastline of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.