Australia's North West Archives

March 20, 2007

Staircase to the moon

This natural phenomenon occurs when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide, creating the optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. More information is available from Australia's North West Visitor Centres.

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Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster

From humble beginnings in 2001, the Ord Valley Muster came to life quietly as a simple one night affair - a pleasant dinner in the outback for local businesses. Since then it has grown at lightning speed to be firmly established as a pre-eminent event in the national festival calendar.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Muster will feature an outstanding line-up of over 30 events and activities for the entertainment of Kimberley residents and the many visitors from around the nation and across the globe that this spectacular region attracts each year.

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Wildflower Season

There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world's largest collection. It's a staggering sight to behold, especially when you consider 60% of Western Australian wildflowers are found nowhere else on Earth.

What's more, you can enjoy their glorious carpets of colour and curious blooms for six months of the year, as the season begins in June in the north, and sweeps down the State to finish with a flurry on the south coast in November.

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Australian Safari

An eight day international off-road endurance race starting in Australia's North West (Kununurra) and travelling south to finish in Perth.

The Australasian Safari is an off-road endurance rally that tests skill and courage throughout rugged outback Western Australia.The event includes over 4,000 competitive kilometres and attracts over 100 national and international competitors in four wheel drives, motorbikes and quads.

Considered the Paris to Dakar of the Asia Pacific region, the event is renowned as one of the toughest and most challenging motoring events in the world.

Off-road motoring enthusiasts (motorbikes only) can participate in the non-competitive category, Adventure Tour, to experience the event and explore Western Australia.

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Shinju Matsuri Festival

The Shinju Matsuri Festival (Festival of the Pearl) is a tradition that marks the close of the pearling season and celebrates Broome's diverse culture and heritage.

Shinju Matsuri is the premier arts, cultural and community event in Broome, Western Australia.

An experience like no other, the beautiful northwest town of Broome comes alive with 9 days of festivities that showcases talents of Broome including traditional and contemporary arts, and industry, community and tourism events which celebrate and acknowledge the town's unique culture, history and diversity.

Shinju Matsuri encourages all cultural groups from the Broome community to participate in the celebrations to develop constructive and harmonious Broome community relationships.

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About Australia's North West

This page contains an archive of all entries posted to WA Country Pubs Events in the Australia's North West category. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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