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Wave Rock, Western Australia
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Western Australia is the biggest state in Australia. It covers an area of 2,645,615 sq km (1,021,478 sq mi), with 4.37% of it being water. The state shares a border with the Northern Territory to the northeast and with South Australia to the southeast. It is surrounded by bodies of water including the Indian Ocean to the north, west and south, and the large bay called the Great Australian Bight to the south. Its highest point is Mount Meharry, at 1,249 m (4,098 ft).

Cape Le Grande National Park, Western Australia
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Western Australia has a population of 2.2 million people. Its capital and largest city is Perth. The state observes the Australian Western Standard Time without observing Daylight Saving Time. The postal abbreviation of Western Australia is WA.

Going to Western Australia

Western Australia observes strict rules with regards the importation of fruits and vegetables. You are not allowed to bring any from other states of the country, even in frozen form.

By Plane
Perth Airport (PER) is the main airport for domestic and international flights to Western Australia. It is the fourth busiest airport in Australia with regular scheduled flights from destinations in Australia as well as from Asia, Europe and other places in the world.

Lake Clifton, Western Australia
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By Train
The Indian Pacific railway service connects Perth with Sydney via Kalgoorlie, Adelaide and Broken Hill. The train carries automobiles as well, so you can bring your car with you.

Moving around Western Australia

Driving will be the most practical option if you intend to explore Western Australia extensively. If you are planning to go to remote places, consider driving / renting a 4WD. You are not allowed to drive a conventional non-4WD vehicle on unsealed track; doing this will breach your rental contract and void your insurance.

Wandjina Rock Art, Kimberley region, Western Australia
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Cities and Towns of Western Australia

  1. Perth - state capital
  2. Albany
  3. Broome
  4. Bunbury
  5. Busselton
  6. Esperance
  7. Fremantle
  8. Geraldton
  9. Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  10. Karratha
  11. Kununurra
  12. Mandurah
  13. Newman
  14. Port Hedland

Places of Interest in Western Australia

  1. Kalbarri National Park
  2. Coral Bay
  3. Exmouth
  4. Karijini National Park
  5. Margaret River
  6. Mount Augustus
  7. Pinnacles Desert
  8. Purnululu National Park
  9. Shark Bay
  10. Southern Forests

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