Western Australia, Australia's largest state, covers one-third of the Australian continent. The Western Australian coastline (12,500 kilometres or 7,813 miles) has white sandy beaches and pristine coastline - popular with tourists looking for adventure. See some of the tours and activities available here.
To the east is desert, the goldfields, and the long trek across the Nullarbor to South Australia and Adelaide. The Indian Pacific travels from Perth to Adelaide to Sydney (Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean) and is one of the worlds longest and greatest train journeys. The journey covers 4352kms including the worlds longest straight stretch of railway track (478 kilometres) and you spend three nights aboard the great train.
Perth, capital of Western Australia has a population of approx 1.4 million people and claims to enjoy more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia.
Western Australia is on Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) which is GMT plus 8 hours. Western Australia did not had daylight saving until 2006. On 3rd December 2006, WA commenced a 3 year trial to be followed by a referendum in 2009. In 2007, they will commence on the last Sunday in October in line with other states. See more about Australian time zones and daylight saving here.
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