Saturday, March 8, 2014
While it is true that most of Australia's population is on the east coast, (around 95%) there is one big city on the West coast, Perth (1.9 mil pop). In fact my brother lives there. It is a very nice city, very peaceful and quiet compared to a lot of other places.
But the most interesting things to see are outside the city itself. There are not a lot of people in the countryside (mostly farms) but there are a lot of interesting natural rock formations, such as the pinnacles and wave rock.
One place you must see is the resort town of Monkey Mia. I have no idea why it has such a strange name, there are no monkeys there, but there are a lot of dolphins. These friendly mammals will swim right up to you if you are lucky. They have been coming into the beach to say hello to people for more than 50 years now.
So even though Western Australia might not be the busiest place in the country it still has many interesting things to see and do.