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Open Day at Government House

GOVERNMENT HOUSE OPEN DAY SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017, 11.00AM TO 3.00PM Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, invites visitors to explore Government House and Grounds at an autumn Open Day on Sunday, 30 April 2017 between 11.00am and 3.00pm. Themed ‘Having a Voice’, this Open Day is in support of …

WA Parks Foundation Announces Executive Appointments

Melanie Wilshin

Increasing awareness, appreciation of and visits to Western Australia’s national parks will be the focus for two recent appointees to the WA Parks Foundation. Melanie Wilshin has taken up the newly-created position of General Manager, bringing to the role more than 20 years’ executive management experience in the private and “for purpose” sectors. She has …

Field Trip to John Forrest National Park

Light at the end of the Tunnel John Forrest National Park, WA’s first national park, was the site of a recent visit by Members of the WA Parks Foundation Board and its Strategic Priorities Panel, who met with Parks and Wildlife staff in early March to look at some ideas to improve the visitor experience, understanding …

The Kimberley – Biggest Wet Season on Record

This year the Kimberley experienced one of the biggest wet seasons on record. The rainfall caused waterfalls to flow on a grand scale. Tourism operators capitalised on the natural spectacles being created and there is now a push by local tourism authorities to rebadge the wet season the “waterfall season”. Enjoy the ABC feature video …

Feature park: Marmion Marine Park

Marmion Marine Park, the first marine park in Western Australia, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Situated offshore from Perth’s northern suburbs between Trigg Island and Burns Beach, Marmion Marine Park features lagoons, reefs and small islands that provide habitats for seabirds, marine mammals and other remarkably diverse marine life. Marmion Marine Park Coordinator Melissa …

# Just another day in WA

WA Tourism Campaign Receives Marketing Honours Tourism WA was in the running for Australasia’s Marketing Team of the Year prize in the inaugural Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, where the Just Another Day in WA campaign was shortlisted across multiple categories which resulted in receiving a Highly Commended honour for Best Use of Native or Content Marketing. …

Park tales: Eagle View Walk Trail, John Forrest National Park

Perth blogger Donovan de Souza, an adventure traveller, documents adventures one can have exploring the world on foot via tracks and trails – i.e. “take the Long Way”. We share his reflections on Eagle View Walk Trail (John Forrest National Park) – “A much loved Perth bushwalking classic, the Eagle View Walk Trail has long been …

Feature park: Two Peoples Bay

wo Peoples Bay Nature reserve

When an American whaling ship lay anchor in a bay 35km east of Albany in 1803 at the same time a French vessel was exploring the same coastline, it seemed only fitting to call the sheltered waters Two Peoples Bay after their chance meeting. Partly sheltered from the Southern Ocean by the granite massifs of …

Turtle monitoring in the Pilbara

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Words from the Ningaloo Turtle Program The 2016–17 Ningaloo Turtle Program (NTP) season is now underway in the Pilbara. Volunteers have arrived from all over the world to assist in monitoring turtle nesting activity along the North West Cape and so far are seeing plenty of turtle activity. Already we’re seeing a lot of action …