Leonora - Places to See

Leonora
Goldmining town in the desert.
Located 236 km north from Kalgoorlie and 833 km east of Perth, Leonora, like so many of the small goldmining towns in the Eastern Goldfields, has had a chequered history. The first European explorer through the area was John Forrest who, on his 1869 expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt, named the nearby 420 m high landmark, Mount Leonora.

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Leonora - Culture and History

Leonora
Goldmining town in the desert.
Located 236 km north from Kalgoorlie and 833 km east of Perth, Leonora, like so many of the small goldmining towns in the Eastern Goldfields, has had a chequered history. The first European explorer through the area was John Forrest who, on his 1869 expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt, named the nearby 420 m high landmark, Mount Leonora.

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Shark Bay - Fast Facts

Shark Bay (including Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool and Eagle Bluff)
This should be read in conjunction with the entry on Denham and Monkey Mia.
Located over 800 km north and encompassing the most westerly part of the Australian continental landmass, Shark Bay is one of the country's most important historic sites and most fascinating tourist destinations. Here, in this breathtakingly beautiful region, the visitor comes in contact with the drama of the early Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline, the romance of pearl fishing, the harshness of trying to eke out a living on a land where rainfall was small and unreliable. Equally this is an area of beautiful beaches, excellent fishing (both deep sea and shoreline), of bushwalking and of Western Australia¹s most famous natural tourist attraction - the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia.

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Shark Bay - Culture and History

Shark Bay (including Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool and Eagle Bluff)
This should be read in conjunction with the entry on Denham and Monkey Mia.
Located over 800 km north and encompassing the most westerly part of the Australian continental landmass, Shark Bay is one of the country's most important historic sites and most fascinating tourist destinations. Here, in this breathtakingly beautiful region, the visitor comes in contact with the drama of the early Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline, the romance of pearl fishing, the harshness of trying to eke out a living on a land where rainfall was small and unreliable. Equally this is an area of beautiful beaches, excellent fishing (both deep sea and shoreline), of bushwalking and of Western Australia¹s most famous natural tourist attraction - the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia.

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Shark Bay - Places to See

Shark Bay (including Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool and Eagle Bluff)
This should be read in conjunction with the entry on Denham and Monkey Mia.
Located over 800 km north and encompassing the most westerly part of the Australian continental landmass, Shark Bay is one of the country's most important historic sites and most fascinating tourist destinations. Here, in this breathtakingly beautiful region, the visitor comes in contact with the drama of the early Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline, the romance of pearl fishing, the harshness of trying to eke out a living on a land where rainfall was small and unreliable. Equally this is an area of beautiful beaches, excellent fishing (both deep sea and shoreline), of bushwalking and of Western Australia¹s most famous natural tourist attraction - the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia.

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Shark Bay - Sleep

Shark Bay (including Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool and Eagle Bluff)
This should be read in conjunction with the entry on Denham and Monkey Mia.
Located over 800 km north and encompassing the most westerly part of the Australian continental landmass, Shark Bay is one of the country's most important historic sites and most fascinating tourist destinations. Here, in this breathtakingly beautiful region, the visitor comes in contact with the drama of the early Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline, the romance of pearl fishing, the harshness of trying to eke out a living on a land where rainfall was small and unreliable. Equally this is an area of beautiful beaches, excellent fishing (both deep sea and shoreline), of bushwalking and of Western Australia¹s most famous natural tourist attraction - the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia.

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Laverton - Fast Facts

Laverton
Typical outback mining town
Located 120 km east of Leonora and 457 m above sea level, Laverton is a goldmining town which, having died in the 1950s, has recently been revitalised by the discovery of nickel and the opening of a major nickel mining operation.

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Laverton - Eat

Laverton
Typical outback mining town
Located 120 km east of Leonora and 457 m above sea level, Laverton is a goldmining town which, having died in the 1950s, has recently been revitalised by the discovery of nickel and the opening of a major nickel mining operation.

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