Western Australia is a large State prolific in natural resources, including iron ore and coal. Mining is a major economy in WA, with enormous wealth being brought into the community during the mining and resources boom.
Perth is the capital, and this beautiful city sits on the Swan River, with famous Kings Park in the background.
Like Tasmania, Western Australia has an interesting history from convict days, with an early settlement at Fremantle. Fremantle’s Maritime Museum displays the remains of famous shipwrecks which occurred off the WA coast well before Australia was settled, including the Batavia in 1629.
The Margaret River, to the South, is another premier wine growing region in Australia. Broome, in the far north, is an iconic tourist destination.