Bobtail Lizard

bobtail lizard

Tiliqua rugosa is a short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia. Three of the four recognized subspecies are found only in Western Australia, where they are known collectively by the common name bobtail lizard or just bobtail.

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Donkey Orchid

donkey orchid

Diuris is a genus of herbaceous plant belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The common name Donkey Orchid is logically derived from the appearance of the two lateral petals, protruding from the top of the flower like the two ears of a donkey.

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A wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been given some other name. The name wallaby comes from the Eora Aboriginal tribe who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area. Young wallabies are known as “joeys”, like many other marsupials. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas

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Goanna is the name used to refer to Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus. Being predatory lizards, goannas are often quite large, or at least bulky, with sharp teeth and claws. The goanna features prominently in Aboriginal mythology and Australian folklore.

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The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC) is a motoring club and mutual organisation, providing roadside assistance, motor, home, contents and travel insurance, personal, car and travel loans, as well as road and community safety advocacy.

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Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

Hotham Valley Railway

Hotham Valley Tourist Railway (WA) Inc., which operates a heritage railway in Western Australia, has its origins in a small group of enthusiasts who met together in 1974 with the object of preserving steam locomotives and the railway line from Pinjarra to Dwellingup.

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Australind Train

Australind train

The Transwa Australind is a diesel railcar train operated by Transwa that runs between Perth, Western Australia, and the south-west city of Bunbury on the South Western Railway (Western Australia). The Australind fleet consists of three powered railcars ADP101, ADP102 and ADP103, with two non-driving trailers ADQ121 and ADQ122. These units form one railcar with an ADP car at each end, and the two ADQ cars in the center. The remaining ADP car is normally stowed at the maintenance depot for servicing.

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karri forest

Eucalyptus diversicolor, commonly known as the Karri, is a eucalypt which is native to the wetter regions of south west of Western Australia. The tree grows to 90 metres, making it one of the tallest species in the world. It has white to cream bark that changes to brown as it matures. The trunk extends straight up with no secondary trunks: in mature trees branches will be present in the top third of the tree only.

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Lilac Hibiscus

Alyogyne Huegelii - Lilac Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelii is a flowering plant commonly named Lilac Hibiscus, found in the Southwest botanical province of Western Australia, extending along its entire coastline. The large flower, highly variable in colour, is similar to that of Hibiscus.

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Pink Fairy Orchid

pink fairy orchid

The Pink Fairy Orchid (Caladenia latifolia) is species of orchid found across southern Australia. The flowers may be solitary or in an inflorescence of a few flowers and appear during August – October.

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