Western Australia

Founded in 1826 WA covers 2,645,625 square kilometres and is home to over 2 and a quarter of a million people.  The settlement of Perth began with free settlers but didn’t rally kick off until convicts arrived to assist.  When gold was discovered east of Perth in Kalgoorlie in the 1890′s the state started to grow.  Kalgoorlie is considered to be the richest square mile on earth.

Perth is spacious and well planned.  The Swan River winds through the city and its suburbs widening to lake size near the city centre at King’s Park.

Places to visit include Kings Park, the Swan Valley Wineries, Fremantle and Rottnest Island.  Further afield there’s the Margaret River, Bunbury, Albany, and the caves at Augusta.

North you can swim with the dolphins at Monkey Mia, ride a camel on Broome’s Cable Beach or visit the markets at Kununnurra.

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