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16. See turtles on the Pilbara coast
It’s estimated one in every 10,000 turtle hatchlings survive to maturity.
See how their journey begins along the P ilbara coast, where nesting
takes place from September to April. Varieties such as the flatback,
hawksbill and loggerhead have been spotted along the Dampier
Archipelago and Point Sampson. It’s important not to disturb them during
this process. www.pilbaracoast.com.
17. Taste seasonal produce
Farmers markets happen on a weekly basis everywhere from Kalamunda to
Margaret River and Albany. Head along to taste fresh local produce including
fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread and other gourmet treats.
18. Visit a Broome pearl farm
Learn more about this mysterious gem at the pearl farms
in Broome. Take a tour where you can head out on the water
and see the oyster beds close up, or take a chopper for an amazing
aerial view. See how the oysters are harvested, hear historical
stories and take a pearl appreciation class.
20. FISH THE
Winter is the perfect time for
fishing in the South West, with rain
increasing flow to the Blackwood
River. Try the section between
Bridgetown and Great Northern
Road for rainbow brim. In the
Margaret River region, you can
try beach fishing almost anywhere
along the coast for skippy, whiting,
tailor and silver trevally.
With the main season
August to October, now
is the perfect time for
Birds are most active
in early morning or late
afternoon, so pick your
time and head out with
the binoculars. Some
of the most exotic and
rare birds can be found
all around the State, so
keep your eyes peeled!
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