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Historic Sites Western Australia

There is a rich array of cities, towns and other historic sites across Australia. All reflecting events and population movements in the two centuries following European settlement and offers fascinating insights in the country’s history. Some historic sites can be found in National Parks which are protected by national park authorities. However, most are a within the nation’s cities or towns. Many of buildings are now in public ownership and are being used for various things like a museums. Others have been acquired by the National Trust to preserve the past and display to the public. And to conclude, the things to see in Western Australia, like the historic site’s that can be found will please most tourists. Enjoy the things to see in  Western Australia when you visit. 

 

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

In the 1890’s a rich gold-bearing load , the Golden Mile  gave rise to this grand town of broad streets and elegant buildings. The town now has one of the world’s largest open cut mines – the Super Pit. At 3.5 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide, the pit produces 900,000 ounces of gold each year and makes a mind-blowing experience. located 595 km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.

 

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Kalgoorlie Street Scape

York, Western Australia

Four themed heritage trails explore the restored Victorian and Federation buildings along Avon Terrace where you will encounter heritage buildings of the state’s first inland settlement. Just 97kms from Perth, discover York’s Residency Museum, the Courthouse Complex and York Motor Museum, just some of York’s many attractions

 

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York town hall

Albany, Western Australia

Situated on the southern tip of Western Australia. The towns charming nineteenth-century streetscapes turn back the clock of Western Australia’s oldest settlement.  From its whaling past, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, a former whale processing plant, now houses a museum. Located 418 kilometres (260 mi) southeast of Perth, discover Albany’s popular Middleton Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve is home to secluded Little Beach and Torndirrup National Park,, just some of the many attractions

 

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Little Beach, Albany

 

 Aboriginal Western Australia

Aboriginal settlement of Australia has been traced back mare than 500,000 years. The nations first people have left us a rich and diverse legacy.  Mainly taken the form of rock and cave paintings, carvings and engraving as well as a collection of artefacts. Interest in this cultural heritage has never been stronger. But their fragile nature dictates that the sites be carefully managed and presented so they can be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations. Respect the custodianship of the descendants. And remember that all Aboriginal sites and artefacts are protected by law. Do not pick up or remove any objects you may come across on your visit – any damage or removal is a serious offence. Now discover more things to see in Western Australia

 

Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia

One of the worlds biggest and richest collections of prehistoric rock engraving, encompassing more than 10,000 works at about 700 sites. The carvings, called petroglyphs, include depictions of human-like figures, human faces and animals that no longer inhabited the region, including the Tasmanian tiger. Located in the  Dampier Archipelago a group of 42 islands, 19 km (12 mi) from Karratha; 1,562 km (971 mi) from Perth 

 

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Burrup Peninsula Rock Art

Mount Augustus, Mount Augustus National Park, Western Australia

This spectacular solitary peak is sacred to the Wadjari people, who know it as Burringurrah. Rock engravings can be seen at three sites.

 

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Mount Augustus located in Mount Augustus National Park

Wildlife Watching Western Australia

Isolated for millions of years from other landmasses, the Flora and Fauna of Australia evolved into distinctive and often unique forms. Australia has giant saltwater crocodiles, forest-dwelling crustaceans, possums that fly, platypuses, echidnas, stinging trees and cycads. In short some of the most diverse and fascinating animals and plants on earth. Australia’s east coast rainforests are diverse in their formation. With the tropical northern rainforest with its strangler figs, giant tree ferns, vines and epiphytes. Then there is the sub tropical rainforest  with its palms and laurels. And also there is the southern temperate rainforest, mossy with mist-shrouded beech tree. All having their own diverse  creatures abounding them. These range from colourful parrots, rare insects, butterflies and tree dwelling kangaroos. 

Then there is central Australia. Far from being just barren wastelands, this arid land also process drought adapted plants. From mallee and mulga trees to the spectacular wildflower display after the heavy rains. Then their are the creatures who inhabit this land. you can find massive colonies of termites that build towering chambers, frogs that stay underground for long periods of time and of course emus and kangaroos. Along the coast you can catch migrating humpback and southern right whales and well as green turtles hatching or little fairy penguins returning nightly to there nest. A must do for all is to explore the unrivalled coral reefs and the colourful inhabitants of these reefs.

Ningaloo Marine Park

A Sanctuary for the glorious marine life of the outback coast, including giant whale sharks, dugongs, mantra rays, turtles and countless fish species. Part of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast. It is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and the only large reef in the world found close to a continental land mass, making it an easy snorkel from shore.

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Ningaloo Reef Whale Sharks

Shark Bay Marine Park, these world heritage listed waters shelter stromatolites, sea snakes, sharks and sea mammals, including the famous doliphins of Monkey Mia.

 

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Windjana Gorge National Park, Western Australia

This is one of the best places in Australia to view fresh water crocodile, which congregate in pools within the spectacular gorge. Fruit bats and corelias jostle for space in nearby treetops.

 

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Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek

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