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Published November 9th 2017
Make sure these go on your bucket list
There are so many natural wonders in Western Australia and I actually had problems picking out just ten of them. However, this list is many of my favourites and mostly ones I have been to over the years whilst I have lived in Western Australia.
I will, therefore, publish two articles so that I can explain about 20 of these natural wonders when indeed there are over about 60 which are interesting!
1. PENGUIN ISLAND
Penguin Island has white sandy beaches and is surrounded by crystal clear waters and it is just 45 minutes south of Perth and a five-minute ferry ride away in the heart of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
The wildlife on this Island is the star attraction and here you can go on a cruise to see wild dolphins and rare Australian sea lions before getting up close to the world's smallest penguins!
Walking into the water, you will see there is a long gradual slope, allowing children of all ages to experience the ocean.
The expansively white beach stretches west, endlessly out of sight, across William Bay and Mazzoletti Beach. Greens Pool is one of the most popular destinations in Denmark and one I have been to several times whilst holidaying in Albany.
It is also great for snorkelling with many fish to be seen amongst the rocks and coral on the inner side of the rock breaks.
8. LAKE MONGER
I used to live opposite this natural lake, and walked around it every morning - what a delightful place that was! Teeming with water birds, it is a very popular spot to walk around and indeed for tourists as well as locals.
It is a large urban wetland in Wembley, and it has shaded playgrounds, picnic and barbecue facilities and some sporting facilities for recreational use.
The tidal waterfalls located deep within Talbot Bay are unlike any other waterfall, as the water passes horizontally, and although they are called waterfalls, this natural phenomenon actually consists of intense tidal currents "hurtling through two narrow coastal gorges". Massive tidal movements create a waterfall effect as water banks up against one side of the narrow cliff passage, to be repeated again on the turning tide.
If you're travelling between July and October, you'll also see Western Australia in full colour, as the coastal landscapes are filled with the blooms of spring wildflowers which people come from far away to see!