Trea­sures make the bucket list

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The North West has dom­i­nated yet an­other tourism bucket list with six lo­ca­tions fea­tur­ing in the Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz top 10

Swim­ming with whale sharks ranked highly as usual, com­ing in at num­ber three, ahead of Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park in sixth place.

Ex­plor­ing Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park made the list for its spec­tac­u­lar views, rugged scenery and an­cient ge­o­log­i­cal for­ma­tions.

The Hor­i­zon­tal Falls, Mitchell Falls, Bun­gle Bun­gles and Ca­ble Beach all made the top 10 from the Kim­ber­ley re­gion.

Cape Range Na­tional Park (12th), stair­case to the moon (21st) and Turquoise Bay (31st) also made the top 100 things to do be­fore you die list from the Ex­mouth and Pil­bara egions.

Com­piled from sev­eral years’ worth of cus­tomer feed­back, staff in­put and data­base polling, the Bucket List cov­ers ex­pe­ri­ences in larger cen­tres as well as hid­den gems in re­gional WA.

Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz Dig­i­tal Man­ager Matt Hobbs said the bucket list was a great op­por­tu­nity to high­light some of the lesser-known won­ders of WA.

“With sev­eral years’ worth of data and feed­back on hand — and in re­sponse to per­sis­tent ques­tions about how to find new things to do in Aus­tralia — we put to­gether the bucket list so that even lo­cals of West­ern Aus­tralia will find a spe­cial part of the State they’ve never vis­ited be­fore,” he said.

“Ex­pe­ri­ences on the list vary in lo­ca­tion from coast to in­land, gourmet to adren­a­line-filled, which seems an ap­pro­pri­ate re­flec­tion of our coun­try’s, and West­ern Aus­tralia’s specif­i­cally, di­ver­sity.

“Aus­tralia is the land of the green be­hind the gold and we want to show peo­ple — par­tic­u­larly those from abroad — ev­ery­thing our coun­try has to of­fer in­clud­ing what of­ten doesn’t make the big in­ter­na­tional com­mer­cials. “

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Cape Range Na­tional Park with the Ex­mouth Gulf in the back­ground.

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