Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:44
Written by Emily Cordz
Located along the north side of the Walpole Inlet, this small country town offers countless attractions for anyone enthusiastic about or even marginally interested in the outdoors. To get to Walpole, drive south from Perth along the South Western Highway for about 420km or head east from Demark for 65km.
A great first stop when you arrive in town is the Walpole Visitor Centre. It is located along the South Coast Highway in Pioneer Park. Walpole grew significantly in the 1930s Great Depression through the Nornalup Land Settlement, which brought unemployed men and their families into the area to develop farming. They camped in Pioneer Park as they waited for their land allocation. Learn more about this and other parts of Walpole’s history, pick up maps, get recommendations and chat with some locals before heading out to explore everything Walpole has to offer.
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Published: Friday, 09 December 2011 09:50
Written by Nita Teoh
The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the start of each month to provide a snapshot of articles that hit the headlines in the last 4 weeks.
Here is Perth Walkabout's Monthly Wrap for the month of November:
Exmouth – The Northern Gateway to Ningaloo Reef
Exmouth is considered one of Western Australia’s top tourist destinations as it is home to the famous Ningaloo Reef, has magnificent marine wildlife, raw landscape and is warm for most of the year.
Ningaloo Reef stretches approximately 260 km from Coral Bay in the south to Exmouth in the north and takes in 5,000 square km of ocean amass with tropical fish, whales, turtles and coral.
The reef is so popular because you can snorkel and dive straight from the beach without having to take a boat ride out to the deep.
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