er en av landets seks delstater, og den største. Antall innbyggere ca.
Hovedstaten og den største byen i delstaten er Perth.
Vest-Australia ble etablert i 1829 som en britisk
koloni, kjent som Swan
River Colony, av Kaptein James Stirling. Det vokste veldig sakte fram til
oppdagelsen av gull i regionen Kalgoorlie i 1890-årene.
I 1890 ble det gitt selvstyre
av den britiske
kronen under "Constitution Act 1889", med Sir John Forrest som første
Premier. I 1901, ble det en av de seks landene i den australske føderasjonen.
West Australia er kjent for blant annet vin-distriktet
River. Delstaten er også populær med bl.a. ved at mange turister reiser hit
hvert år for å prøve den populære vinsmakingen, surfing i Yallingup,
grottevandring og de mange andre attraksjonene delstaten kan tilby.
kan også lese her hva som skrives på Wikipedia om alle byene i Vest
Australia info. (Engelsk)
Australia is famous for long days of sunshine and diverse landscapes and
climates. Cruise down Perth’s Swan River to Fremantle or the Swan Valley
vineyards. Or visit wineries fringed by tall forests and crashing surf in the
Margaret River. Dive with the huge whale shark on Ningaloo Reef and feed wild
bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia. Ride a camel down Broome’s Cable Beach at
sunset and four wheel drive along the remote, beautiful Dampier Peninusla. Fly
over the Bungle Bungle ranges and boat down huge, man-made Lake Argyle in
Kununurra. Get gold rush fever in Kalgoorlie or swim from the snow-white beaches
of Esperance. Don’t miss Western Australia’s huge spaces and unique
the Swan River past parks and skyscrapers to 40 vineyards in the Swan
Valley or the Perth Zoo. Visit Rottnest Island, where you can explore
history, bike ride to secret beaches and kayak to secluded bays. Feast on
seafood and soak up the carnival atmosphere in historic Fremantle.
Discover the lookouts, landscaped gardens and Aboriginal heritage of huge
Kings Park. Swim, surf, fish, windsurf and sail on clean and uncrowded
beaches such as
or Scarborough. Then skip between the sunny boardwalks, beaches and marinas of
the Sunset Coast.
coastal paradise stretches from Cervantes and the moonscape Pinnacles
Desert in the south to Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef in the north.
Bushwalk past gorges, cliffs, winding river and white beaches in Kalbarri
National Park. Four wheel drive in Cape Range National Park, where
spectacular gorges, carved by ancient rivers, meet Ningaloo’s coral
reefs, clear blue seas and sandy beaches. Swim with the docile whale
sharks, the world’s largest fish, at Ningaloo Reef between April and
the Shark Bay World Heritage Area you can feed wild bottlenose dolphins at
Monkey Mia and get up close to sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback
adventure on the rich red earth of the Gascoyne Murchison outback.
Discover the national parks and snow-white beaches of Esperance and the
South Coast. See the rugged outback come alive with the colour of
wildflowers in winter and early spring. Learn about the Aboriginal history
of Mount Augustus and the Kennedy Range. Escape to the Wheatbelt’s
small, friendly towns and geological wonders such as Wave Rock.
to Kalgoorlie and the goldfields for goldrush history and unique flora and
fauna. From the sparkling Southern Ocean to Western Australia’s red outback
heart, you won’t forget these diverse and theatrical landscapes.
a camel on Broome’s breathtaking Cable Beach and see dinosaur footprints
preserved in rock. Four wheel drive the red-dirt road from Broome along
the Dampier Peninsula, where you can stay in an Aboriginal wilderness camp
and see the church with a mother-of-pearl altar. Further north in
Derby, watch the sun set over the King Sound and fly over the Horizontal
Waterfalls on the islands of Buccaneer Archipelago.
Kununurra, you can explore the beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range
and boat down the Ord River and vast Lake Argyle. Get
up close to a huge treasure trove of ancient Aboriginal rock on the Burrup
Peninsula, near Dampier. Further south, don’t miss the spectacular red gorges,
waterfalls and emerald swimming holes of Karijini National Park.
the Southern Hemisphere’s largest accessible dive wreck – the HMAS
Swan – from Dunsborough. Visit world-class wineries, swim in the
crystal-clear waters of Bunker and ride the waves of Surfers Point in the
lush Margaret River region. Here you can canoe through sun-speckled
woodlands and relax on 75 spellbinding beaches. See fossils in
Mammoth Caves, mirrored underwater lakes in Lake Cave and straw
stalactites in Jewel Cave.
a fairytale drive through towering karri forests to Hamelin Bay, where you can
snorkel with stingrays and walk the idyllic sands of Boranup Beach. Visit
romantic Augusta, where lighthouse-tipped Cape Leeuwin parts the Indian and
Southern Oceans. Swim with dolphins in Mandurah and Bunbury and spot whales from
the towns of Augusta, Albany and Dunsborough from June to October.