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Barracks Arch

Barracks Arch

Built in 1866, the Pensioner Barracks once housed the Enrolled Pensioner Force, retired soldiers who came to Australia on convict ships. Architect Richard Jewell designed the building which resembled a medieval castle. It housed both the Enrolled Pensioners and their...
Kaarta Gar-up Lookout

Kaarta Gar-up Lookout

Located in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the Kaarta Gar-up Lookout provides visitors with beautiful views of the Perth skyline.   Kaarta Gar-up and Mooro Katta are aboriginal names for Mount Eliza, the highest point of Kings Park. Although the overlook is not at the...
Nature’s Window

Nature’s Window

Nature’s Window is an iconic rock formation in Kalbarri National Park. Over time, wind eroded the layered sandstone forming a hole in the rock. Carefully approach this rock and look through the window.   From Nature’s Window you get a wonderful view of the...
Hutt Lagoon

Hutt Lagoon

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The water is really pink. This is Hutt Lagoon, a natural pink lake.   Located near the coast, Hutt Lagoon is a salt lake. Because the lake is below sea level, marine water seeps in all year round through the barrier ridge while...
It’s Morning Again in Yanchep

It’s Morning Again in Yanchep

Early morning at Yanchep National Park is quiet with no tourists. Although the park seems void of activity, there is actually a lot going on. Just stop, look, and listen.   Kangaroos are active from dusk to dawn. Thus, it comes as no surprise that many western grey...
Koala Boardwalk

Koala Boardwalk

The koala is one of Australia’s iconic animals. They are marsupials, and their native range is in Australia’s eastern and southern coastal areas. Today, koalas are not found in the wild in Western Australia. However, fossil evidence show that koalas once...
Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty

At 1.841 kilometres in length, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. Construction of the jetty began in the 1860s. Over the next ninety years, additions to Busselton Jetty extended it a few times until it reached its present...
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Built in 1903 from limestone quarried about a mile away, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is a twenty metre cylindrical tower standing on a 100 metre bluff overlooking Geographe Bay.   Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is still being used today, and its automated beam flashes...
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