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About Mid West

The Midwest is home to the world-famous Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park. Only four kilometres inland from the beach, the amazing Pinnacles are one of the State's favourite and most unique attractions. The drive through Nambung National Park on the way to the Pinnacles allows visitors the fantastic opportunity to see kangaroos and emus in their natural environment. Kalbarri National Park is arguably one of the best National Parks in Australia. A main feature is the winding Murchison River, which has cut magnificent red and white banded gorges for 80 kilometres through the Park, as it carves its way to the sea. The Mid West region is also home to one of the most diverse & colourful range of plants in the world. The most spectacular time of the year to visit is between July to October, when the flowers' riotous colours fight for your attention. Be sure too, to take advantage of the fantastic pristine waters of the region- go fish from the beach, surfing, diving or canoeing.

When to Visit Mid West

Due to the fact that the region is so large, there are a variety of climates. Generally further inland the temperature is warmer and more arid however winter nights can fall below zero. The coast experiences a Mediterranean climate where Rainfall is low and extremely variable. In summer the temperature averages around 30 degrees Celsius. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22 degrees with an average minimum temperature of 12 degrees.

Getting Around Mid West

You can fly to Geraldton and charter planes to other regional airport throughout the Mid West from Perth. Alternatively follow the Brand Hwy along the coast or the Great Western Hwy inland. Main roads throughout the region are sealed however if you want to go exploring there are many unsealed roads that require a 4WD. Driving is the best way to see all that the region has to offer however there are regular coach services travel to the area from Perth and a range of packaged tours are on offer from adventurous four wheel drive vehicles to luxury coaches.
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