Places in South Western Australia

Great Southern Highway

Great Southern Highway

Great Southern Highway is a highway in the Southern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, starting from Great Eastern Highway at The Lakes, 50 km from Perth, and ending at Albany Highway near Cranbrook. It is the primary thoroughfare for this part of Western Australia and runs parallel with the Perth-Albany railway for its entire length. It is signed as State Route 120 from York to Cranbrook

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Leederville

Leederville

Leederville is a locality within the Town of Vincent within the Perth metropolitan region of Western Australia.

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Abba River

Abba River

The Abba River is a river in the South West of Western Australia. The headwaters of the river rise in the Whicher Range in the Millbrook State Forest then flow in a northerly direction. The river crosses the Vasse Highway and then through Wonnerup Siding before discharging into the Vasse Estuary East of Busselton and finally the Indian Ocean. The river was named in 1834 by Frederick Ludlow. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is a greeting word used by the local peoples.

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Mundaring

Mundaring statues

Mundaring is a suburb located 34 km east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. The suburb is located within the Shire of Mundaring. Mundaring Weir a dam contributing to Perth’s water supply, is also located in the Shire of Mundaring

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Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock is a town located in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 243 kilometres (151 mi) east of Perth and 48 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of Merredin. It is the main town in the Shire of Bruce Rock. Economically the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat, but also barley, lupins and peas. Livestock such as sheep, goats and pigs are also raised in the area.

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Tincurrin

Tincurrin

Tincurrin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 250 kilometres (155 mi) south-east of Perth and within the Shire of Wickepin. Tincurrin’s name is of Aboriginal origin, but the meaning is not known.

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Hippos Yawn

Hippos Yawn

Hippos Yawn is a rock near Wave Rock in Western Australia. The rock’s resemblance to a yawning hippopotamus led to its name. It is about 12.6 meters tall.

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Karlgarin

Karlgarin

Karlgarin is a town located 321 km south east of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Karlgarin is an Aboriginal word that is thought to mean “place of fire”. Karlgarin is home to the annual yabbie races.

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Darling Scarp

Darling Scarp

The Darling Scarp , also referred to as the Darling Range or Darling Ranges, is a low escarpment running north-south to the east of the Swan Coastal Plain and Perth, Western Australia. It extends generally north of Bindoon, to the south of Pemberton.

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Dunsborough

Dunsborough

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254 kilometres (158 mi) south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay. Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state’s best tourist destination. During the last decade the town has grown quickly and become quite affluent; consequently cafes have popped up everywhere. The town is a common destination for annual school leavers in WA, the other frequent choice being Rottnest Island.

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