Walkabout in Western Australia

Relaxed and spectacular, Australia’s west coast is a first-rate tourist destination, writes Kieron Wood.

16th April, 2011

The man in the leather drovers’ hat waiting patiently for his case at Perth airport explained, ‘‘WA doesn’t stand for Western Australia, it stands for Wait A while.”

Exploring Australia’s largest state, it’s difficult to disagree. The relaxed, laid-back attitude was evident from the moment I boarded my five-hour flight from Singapore. The economy of Western Australia relies largely on tourism, as well as agriculture and mining - it’s...

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