Travel guide to Western Australia

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Facts

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Local name
Western Australia
Inhabitants
1,765,700

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

Western Australia can be visited all year round, but the northern part of the state can get unbearable hot during the summer, especially from December to February. The weather can also be very humid and give heavy rainfalls in that part of the country. The southern part has warm and excellent weather for the beach in the summer, and in the winter, the days are clear and sunny up north, while the southern part has a chillier climate.

Literature

Lonely Planet Western Australia Fodors Australia 2000

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England (summer time), it is 18.00 in Western Australia. When it is 12.00 in England (winter time), it is 19.00 in Western Australia.

Culture and entertainment

The city of Perth offers ample opportunities of visiting museums and the like, but the entire state has several festivals, art shows, and flower exhibitions etc. all year round.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In Western Australia the traveller needs to be aware that the possibilities of overnight accommodation can sometime be far apart, such as the cities are also far away from each other. In the cities, though, whether large or small, you'll find an excellent range of accommodation. The state has many good hostels as well as fairly cheap motels and five-star hotels. Most cities also have camping sites. Book your hotel in Western Australia here

Local transport

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Taxi

Practically all cities in Western Australia have taxis, and you can both get one in the streets or call for one. If you do call for a taxi, though, be prepared to pay a minor fee.

Other transport

Western Australia has a well-developed transport system in the shape of buses, and it is possible to buy a bus pass, allowing you to decide when and where to get on and off.
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