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Bell Gorge in the King Leopold Ranges (Photography Tourism WA).
Who you gonna
The dreaded Queensland cane
toads are now on the doorstep of
the Bungle Bungles.
The Stop the Toad Foundation
are building exclusion fences
at areas deemed to be of high
environmental value, and the
entrance area to Emma Gorge
has been selected as a trial zone.
Surrounded by vertical cliffs, the
gorge will need only a 2km fence
to keep the warty troublemakers
out. The Department of
Environment and Conservation is
Meanwhile, the Kimberley
Toadbusters – environmental
activists who recently took out
a United Nations Association of
Australia community award for
their What’s in Your Backyard
program – are not only slowing
the rate of advance, they are also
helping communities to gather
important research data.
ALE MEDALS NAILED
It’s three on the bounce for Joondalup’s Nail Brewing, taking out a
third consecutive gold at the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards
(AIBA). One of the biggest beer competitions in the world, the AIBA
attracts some 1200 entries from 33 countries. WA breweries dominated
the international awards taking home eight of the 29 medals, with Feral
Brewing and The Monk appearing in the top three rankings overall.
An aerial view of Lake Argyle (Photography Tourism WA).
Lake Argyle spectacle
At its highest level ever after a record-breaking Wet,
Lake Argyle is Australia’s largest body of fresh water.
The lake’s Spillway Creek has over 20 types of
native fish, making for great fishing, and roads and
parks within the area have reopened.
Another bonus this year is greatly increased boat
access to secluded gorges, creeks and island hilltops
usually accessible only by foot or helicopter.
Mt Hart legacy
Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge, in the
magnificent King Leopold Ranges,
will be open as usual from mid-
April to November.
Ta ff y Abbotts and his partner
Kim, who have now moved on,
turned this one million hectare
property into an internationally
recognised tourism destination
over a 20 year period.
The Department of
Environment and Conservation
has called for expressions of
interest to continue developments.
Meanwhile, it’s business as usual
at this uniquely beautiful location.
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