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A – Z of West Australia

  • September 3, 2015
  • By 50 Shades
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A – Z of West Australia

The Wild West of Australia is renowned for its vast area of more than 2,500,000 square kilometres, a 12,500 km coastline and spanning 2,400km from north to south,occupying a third of the continent.

It offers a diversity of experiences from wilderness adventures in the arid outback; or four-wheel driving through the incredible Kimberley; or diving on coral reefs; or exploring National Parks with river gorges etched out of centuries-old landscapes; or enjoying the sandy beaches and pristine waters along the vast coastlines; or trekking through tall timber in the South West Forests; or tasting fine wines or surfing one of the world’s best surf breaks in the Margaret River region; to fine dining in world-class restaurants or a night at a casino in the capital of Perth.

So instead of me telling you about it here is my A to Z of West Australia:

A – Albany

Sights of Albany, South West Australia

Sights of Albany, South West Australia

B – Bungle Bungles

Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park, Kimberleys, North West Australia

Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park, The Kimberley, North West Australia

C – Cable Beach/Broome

Cable Beach, Broome, North West Australia

Cable Beach, Broome, North West Australia

D – Dongara & Port Denison

Dongara & Port Denison, West Australia

Dongara & Port Denison, West Australia

E – Esperance

Esperance, South West Australia

Esperance, South West Australia

F – Fremantle

Fremantle in Perth, West Australia

Fremantle in Perth, West Australia

G – Geraldton

Geraldton, the lobster capital of West Australia

Geraldton, the lobster capital of West Australia

H – Halls Creek

Halls Creek, gold rush town in The Kimberley

Halls Creek, gold rush town in The Kimberley

I – Innaloo/Perth

Innaloo, inner suburb of Perth

Innaloo, inner city suburb of Perth

J – Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay on the Turquoise Coast of West Australia

Jurien Bay on the Turquoise Coast of West Australia

K – Kalbarri

Famous coastal cliffs and gorge at Kalbarri, mid West Australia

Famous coastal cliffs and gorge at Kalbarri, mid West Australia

L – Lake Argyle

Manmade Lake Arygle, dammed the Ord River in The Kimberly, North West Australia

Man-made Lake Arygle, damming the Ord River in The Kimberly, North West Australia

M – Margaret River

Famous for foodies, wine lovers and surfers - Margaret River, South West Australia

Famous for foodies, wine lovers and surfers – Margaret River, South West Australia

N – Norseman

Norseman on the edge of the Nullarbor and the Gold Mining Region of West Australia

Norseman on the edge of the Nullarbor and the Gold Mining Region of West Australia

O – Ord River

Magnificent Ord River in the East Kimberley, North West Australia

Magnificent Ord River in the East Kimberley, North West Australia

P – Pemberton

Pemberton in the South West Forests, South West Australia

Pemberton in the South West Forests, South West Australia

Q – Quobba

Quobba on the fringes of the Ningaloo Reef, North West Australia

Quobba on the fringe of the Ningaloo Reef, North West Australia

R – Roebourne & Cossack

Roebourne former gold rush town in the Pilbara and Cossack ghost town

Roebourne former gold rush town in the Pilbara and Cossack ghost town

S – Sandy Cape

Remote Sandy Cape just north of Jurien Bay, Turquoise Coast

Remote Sandy Cape just north of Jurien Bay, Turquoise Coast

T – Torndirrup National Park

Torndirrup National Park, Albany, South West Australia

Torndirrup National Park, Albany, South West Australia

U – Useless Loop, Shark Bay

Useless Loop - name of a salt mining town in Shark Bay

Useless Loop – name of a salt mining town in Shark Bay (Monkey Mia, Denham & Hamelin Pool)

V – Vlamingh Head/Exmouth

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and beach, Exmouth, North West Australia

Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and beach, Exmouth, North West Australia

W – Wyndham

Wyndham, The Kimberley, Far North West Australia

Wyndham, The Kimberley, Far North West Australia

X – Xmouth/Exmouth

Remarkable Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef, North West Australia

Remarkable Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef, North West Australia

Y – Yallingup

Yallingup Beaches in South West Australia

Yallingup Beaches in South West Australia

Z – Zebedee Springs/El Questro

Zebedee Springs in El Questro Wilderness Park, The Kimberley

Zebedee Springs in El Questro Wilderness Park, The Kimberley

West Australia wowed me big time! It is a vast state to cover so you need a lot of time to do it justice, but I guarantee you will not be disappointed with what it has to offer.

For more indepth articles about travel in West Australia visit ZigaZag.com

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By 50 Shades, September 3, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

29 Comments
  • Johanna
    September 3, 2015

    Loved your picks Kathy and well done doing an A to Z. You’ve made me want to explore north some more. It’s such a huge state. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you have the time to return again one day (and that we could have a wine and watch a sunset together!) I’d love it if you might consider linking to ZigaZag.com in your article for any readers who might like to did a little deeper into the South West of WA.

    • Kathy
      September 3, 2015

      Thanks Jo, out of all of my meandering around Australia, West Australia was hands down a winner. I loved its diversity and rugged landscapes and untouched beaches. I am already yearning to return! I am more than happy to link to ZigaZag.com – no problem. :)

  • Pinky Poinker
    September 3, 2015

    Innaloo is a funny name! I’d never heard of it. Great a-z round up of one of my favourite states Kathy.

    • Kathy
      September 3, 2015

      Ha ha yes Innaloo is a very strange name (but the only place that started with an I in WA that I been to!) West Australia was a highlight of our trip around Aus for sure. Such a vast and diverse landscape. :)

  • aholeinmyshoe
    September 5, 2015

    Great post Kathy, thank you for sharing WA with everyone, we have so many great places and names that are easy to fill the alphabet.

    • Kathy
      September 5, 2015

      West Australia is such a vast territory with so much diversity. I believe that we only touched the surface of this great state. We are hoping to return again one day to explore some more. Thank you for dropping by my blog. :)

  • Ruth
    September 6, 2015

    You are torturing me with your Australia posts. This is a perfect post (I didn’t think you would have a Z). What a blessing to explore such magical places.

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2015

      Ha ha, I’m hoping to lure you not torture you! It was a bit of a challenge finding Q, X and Z for my A to Z of West Australia, but I managed to improvise. West Australia is truly amazing, but such a vast state that you need a few months to see most of it. :)

  • Jennifer (Dr. J)
    September 6, 2015

    I love this! Thanks for the whirlwind tour of West Australia. We’re planning to spend a few days in and around Perth in November and this post gives us plenty to think about in terms of where to go.

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2015

      Hi Jennifer, Perth is a lovely city but make sure you head south to the Margaret River area which is only a few hours from Perth. This area is magical and not only has some of the world’s best wines and gourmet food delights, but beautiful surfing beaches and a coastal walk for the adventurous. I hope you enjoy the West. :)

  • Fairlie
    September 6, 2015

    I’ll submit a vote for York as a Y destination! WA is such a diverse state – there’s something for everyone.

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2015

      I just had to look up where York is in WA and found out it is the oldest town in WA. Now I wish I had visited it, as I love a bit of history! I adore West Australia!! :)

  • samselim
    September 6, 2015

    This is amazing!! ANd it leaves me feeling so torn…as we are down 7 weeks drive from Melbourne to Cairns, but won’t get to experience any of these :-( Need to come back to Australia to experience all this, so much to see and do in this vast place!! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2015

      You will just have to return to Australia another time and do the West Coast drive. It is probably a lot less inhabited and wild than the East Coast, but it is a remarkable drive. Australia is a vast place and I doubt whether I will ever get to see it all in my lifetime. :)

  • Paula McInerney
    September 6, 2015

    What a great job you have done in covering such a vast state. I am amazed, even though I live in Australia, at how many places that I know little about.

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2015

      Thank you so much Paula. It was a mammoth task putting together the best of West Australia. There is many spectacular places from the deep south to the far far north of the State and I can’t decided which part I like best!

  • Lyn aka The Travelling Lindfields
    September 6, 2015

    We haven’t done your whole A-Z but we have done quite a bit. West Australia is a great place to visit.

    • Kathy
      September 7, 2015

      Hi Lyn, yes I think West Australia was definitely the stand out of our around Australia trip. I loved the South West, the Ningaloo Reef, the North West and The Kimberley. So much diversity and so much to see and do! :)

  • budgettraveltalk
    September 7, 2015

    I love that photo of you at Torndirrup. I really enjoyed all the photos actually – they REALLY made me want to revisit W.A.

    • Kathy
      September 7, 2015

      I think I was trying to be Julie Andrews singing “The Hills are Alive With The Sound of Music”. Ha ha! Choosing the places, and the photos out of the thousands that I have, was extremely difficult when it comes to such a vast state as West Australia. I loved WA from south to far north. A brilliant place!!

  • Red Nomad OZ
    September 7, 2015

    Useless Loop is the BEST Aussie town name EVER (and I could think of a few people I’d like to send there, too!!). This makes me realise (again!) how little of WA we’ve seen and how much more I’d like to do! There’s a LOT of the central coast and pretty much all the SE corner we haven’t even touched. Thanx again for the inspiration!

    • Kathy
      September 8, 2015

      Useless Loop was about the only place in WA starting with a U and like you say – what a great name it is! When I read your wonderful blogs I am thinking the same. There is way too much undiscovered territory on Australia that we haven’t explored yet. The SE corner of WA is remarkable – you must put that on your bucket list! :)

  • Eat_Work_Travel
    September 8, 2015

    Wow, what a great compilation of areas around western Australia! It’s great to see the various shades of water in the different places. We have never been but will save this post as it gives great inspiration for future travel!

    • Kathy
      September 8, 2015

      You simply must put WA on your bucket list! It is one of the most remarkable and amazing places I have ever visited and the colours of the landscapes are so rich and vivid. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

  • Bryna | Bryna's Window
    September 9, 2015

    LOVE the photos! I’ve never been to Australia but I’ve discovered some new places I want to go from your post. The Kalbarri and Cable beach look amazing!

    • Kathy
      September 10, 2015

      The photos are pretty stunning. Kalbarri, Cable Beach and Exmouth were definitely the stand out places in West Australia. But the South West (Esperance and Albany) were also pretty remarkable. You must come and visit. :)

  • Bonny
    September 10, 2015

    Hi Kathy, this is really cool! Love the A-Z idea, gives a great overview.

    • Kathy
      September 10, 2015

      Thanks Bonny. I loved composing this post and trying to cover most of the vast state of WA with the A-Z theme. It is no secret that I adored West Australia and would love to come back at some stage. :)

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