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Visitors coming from interstate or overseas?
Wow them with our usual suspects.
Staircase To The Moon |
Everyone’s heard of the Staircase
to the Moon phenomenon, but
have you actually seen it? For three
nights each month from March to
October the full moon rises over
Broome’s Roebuck Bay mud flats,
creating this spectacle.
KNOW THIS On staircase nights
there are food and craft stalls set
up at Town Beach.
The Pinnacles | Coral Coast
The limestone structures making
up the Pinnacles Desert are eerie,
yet inspiring. Up to 3.5m high,
they are thought to have been
formed millions of years ago as
seashells were broken down into
sand. KNOW THIS Visit at dusk
completely different perspective.
Dinosaur footprints |
These prints, discovered in 1935
by a bunch of Girl Guides at
Gantheaume Point near Broome,
are famous and the spot has
been named one of the best
palaeontological sites in the world.
See them at low tide or check out
the plaster cast on the clifftop.
KNOW THIS A fun way to view
them is by hovercraft tour.
Emma Gorge| The Kimberley
Put on your hiking boots to get to stunning Emma Gorge, about 90km
west of Kununurra in El Questro Wilderness Park. It’s an hour’s walk
from the Emma Gorge Resort carpark (you don’t need to stay there
for access). Watch for butterflies and other wildlife as you walk to this
permanent waterhole with a waterfall lined with pandanus trees.
TIP Be prepared to cool off quickly – the water is cold.
Karijini National Park | Pilbara This is the place for an adventure.
The second-largest national park in the State, it offers activities from
exploring dramatic gorges and ancient tunnels to swimming under
waterfalls. Within the park is Mount Bruce, WA’s second-highest peak,
which has spectacular views of the park. It’s 98km from Tom Price and
you can take a day tour from there if you wish.
TIP You need to be fit and careful if climbing into the gorges.
Cable Beach |
Visitors come from all over the
world to enjoy the aqua waters and
lovely white sand of this beach,
which stretches for 22km. May to
October (now) is the best time to
visit. Ride a camel or drink in the
sunset. KNOW THIS Sometimes
during the wet, there are jellyfish
and, occasionally, crocodiles.
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