Balga:

Population: 8,494 (2006 census)
Established: 1954
Postcode: 6061
Location: 13 km (8 mi) N of Perth
Local Government Area: City of Stirling
State District: Girrawheen
Federal Division: Stirling
In and around Balga:
Warwick Girrawheen Koondoola
Hamersley Balga Mirrabooka
Balcatta Westminster Mirrabooka

Coordinates: 31°51?32?S 115°50?20?E? / ?31.859°S 115.839°E? / -31.859; 115.839

Balga is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 13 kilometres north of Perth's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Stirling.

The name "Balga" was adopted in 1954 and is the Noongar word for the indigenous grass tree Xanthorrhoea preissii. It was designed by the State Housing Commission along with Nollamara and Westminster as part of the "Mirrabooka Project", and the laying of streets and building of homes commenced in the 1960s.

3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park Tour from Perth more_vert
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Explore three of Western Australia's renowned northern icons, the magical wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia, gorges of Kalbarri and mystical Pinnacles Desert on this three-day tour from Perth.

Encounter with the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia, see the incredible Shell Beach and the limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert and explore the red river gorges of the Kalbarri National Park on this 3-day tour from Perth.

Day 1: Depart Perth and journey north via the lobster fishing town of Port Denison, where you stop for lunch by the waters edge. Continue north across the Greenough Flats, known for the unusual 'leaning trees' there, then onto the World Heritage listed area of Shark Bay. Overnight at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (Standard Rooms)

Day 2: Spend time at the waters edge this morning where you may encounter a visit by the famous Monkey Mia dolphins. As they are wild, dolphin appearances can't be guaranteed, but coming in at regular times through the day to interact with people has been a ritual for many years. The opportunity to join an optional cruise is also available this morning (at own expense).

This afternoon visit the town of Denham for lunch, then onto incredible Shell Beach and Stromatolites before travelling south to Kalbarri. Known for wildflowers (in season) and magnificent rocky landscapes, visit Hawks Head in Kalbarri National Park, one of the areas most spectacular red river gorges. Overnight at the Kalbarri Edge Resort (Standard Rooms)

Day 3: Enjoy sightseeing along the Kalbarri coastal gorges then travel south, breaking for lunch at the rock lobster fishing village of Cervantes. This town is the gateway to the Pinnacles Desert, an amazing moon-like landscape and truly one of Australia's most mystical experiences. Arrival back in Perth at approximately 7:00pm.

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  • Day 3 - Meals (Breakfast and Lunch)
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4-Day Tour from Perth Including Margaret River, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Albany more_vert
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See the best of southern Western Australia on a four-day excursion that takes in all the coastal highlights south of Perth as well as the south-coast city of Albany. You’ll also visit the Margaret River region’s three main townships, Busselton, Pemberton and Margaret River; walk above forests of towering karri trees at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk; and take a lunch cruise on Nornalup Inlet.

From Margaret River shops and boutiques to towering forests of native karri and tingle trees, ancient rock formations and remote mountain peaks, you'll see all the highlights south of Perth on this comprehensive four-day tour of southern Western Australia.

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Gorgeous Gorges Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight and Ground Tour from Broome more_vert
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Experience the best of what the west Kimberley has to offer in one day. You will encounter gorges, waterfalls, remote islands, ancient reef systems, a historic cattle station and oodles of sights and sounds throughout this spectacular wilderness.

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the terminal prior to your departure.
  • Explore the breathtaking Windjana Gorge and take a look at the marine life forms fossilized within the limestone of the gorge walls.
  • Fly over the majestic King Leopold Ranges where the open Savannah woodlands cover the sun-burnt landscapes.
  • Take a short (1-kilometer) bush walk and enjoy a refreshing dip in the spectacular pool at Bell Gorge. This is an amazing opportunity to relax, explore the area or walk a little further to the base of the amazing Bell Gorge.
  • Experience the astonishing rapid tidal movement unique to this region at the Horizontal Waterfalls.
  • Marvel at the Thousand Islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago.
  • Land at Cape Leveque and enjoy a wonderful lunch & afternoon tea.
  • Admire the stunning red cliffs, relax by the beach or take a swim in the cool turquoise water of the Indian ocean.
  • Return to Broome via the coast flying over Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach.

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3-Day Margaret River Tour and Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk from Perth more_vert
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Spend three days exploring the Margaret River region on a this activity-filled excursion from Perth. You’ll visit the area’s three main townships, Busselton, Pemberton and Margaret River, and admire the scenic beauty of Australia’s southwest coast. Your Margaret River immersion also takes you into the limestone Mammoth Cave and walking above the forest at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.

Day 1: Perth - Tree Tops and Pemberton region (LD)
Travel south through Donnybrook's famous apple and stone fruit orchards and the rolling farmlands of the Blackwood River Valley, then on through Western Australia's old growth forest to climb the 51-meters tall Diamond Tree bush fire watch tower followed by a scenic picnic lunch. Next stop is the Valley of the Giants ‘Tree Top Walk’ which reaches 40-metres high into the forest Canopy. Afterwards head Northwest to the Pemberton region for check in at your accommodation.
Accommodation: Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton (or similar)

Day 2: Pemberton region - Margaret River Wine Region (BLD)
Early morning take a short stroll to the majestic Beedelup Falls and then head North through the stunning Boranup Forest to have the opportunity to climb the 61-metre Gloucester Tree. Arrive at Australia’s most South-Westerly point, Augusta, and visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. After lunch head out to Surfers Point Lookout to see some spectacular coastal views and then North to Mammoth Cave before heading to experience an Australian sheep dog and shearing demonstration at the Yallingup Shearing Shed. Afterwards late afternoon check-in at your accommodation allowing free time to experience the local surroundings.
Accommodation: Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton (or similar)

Day 3: Margaret River - Perth (BL)
After breakfast, head down to enjoy some free time in the main township of Margaret River. Following shopping time, visit the chocolate and cheese factories (time permitting) to taste some of their delicious samples and then sample some of the delicious locally produced wines at a marquee Winery. Following lunch, head to the dramatic coast at Canal Rocks. Journeying home, at Busselton, you’ll see the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere before a leisure drive back to Perth arriving late afternoon.

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Giant Tides Air Safari From Broome Including Cygnet Bay Boat Tour and Lunch more_vert
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Explore the Kimbolton Ranges, witness the natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls, enjoy the beauty of the stunning thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, land at Cape Leveque and enjoy a cooked breakfast at Kooljaman bush camp and a swim, discover the fascinating history of Australia's oldest pearl farm and its pioneering family with a tour at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, take a fast boat ride out to the Sunday Island group for the unique Giant Tides tour and experience the powerful giant tides, where the world's largest tropical tides squeeze through the thousand islands archipelago, creating magnificent standing waves and whirlpools as it forces against the ancient Kimberley rock islands, enjoy a freshly prepared lunch at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, return to Broome flying over Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach. Enjoy personalised and informative commentary and complimentary transfers to and from your accommodation in Broome.

Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup and transfer to the airport. Depart from Broome in the morning and take in the majestic King Sound on the way to explore the ancient Kimbolton Ranges. See the unique natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Waterfalls and enjoy the stunning islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and land at remote Cape Leveque.

Have a relaxing breakfast at Kooljaman Cape Leveque followed by a swim in the cool and sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean while taking in the spectacular scenery of the Cape Leveque Red Beach Cliffs.

Then, after a short flight over to Cygnet Bay, you will discover the fascinating history of Australia's oldest pearl farm and its pioneering family with a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour including a live pearl shell opening.

Take a fast boat ride out to the Sunday Island group of islands for the unique Giant Tides tour at Cygnet Bay, where you will experience the worlds largest tropical tide squeeze through Thousand Islands Archipelago, create magnificent standing waves and whirlpools as it forces against the ancient Kimberley rock outcrops and reefs.

Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, while taking in the stunning view from the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm restaurant.

Return to Broome along the stunning coastline, flying over Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach and enjoy personalized and informative pilot commentary along the way.

Upon your return into Broome you will be transferred back to your accommodation by your friendly driver.

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Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight and Southern Gorges Walk with Optional Helicopter Ride more_vert
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Experience Purnululu by air and then by ground to appreciate the vast, rugged beauty of this World Heritage-Listed National Park. Your scenic flight will take you over Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungle Range where you will land. Your flight will be met by a guide who will take you by 4WD to the Bungle Bungle Range. You will then embark on a moderate 3km walk which takes in Piccaninny Creek, the beehive shaped sandstone domes and Cathedral Gorge. You are provided with a small backpack to carry your tasty picnic lunch in the shade of the gorge. You can add a 30 minute helicopter ride to this tour. Your flight home flies over the fascinating Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds are mined.

You will be collected from your accommodation in our courtesy mini bus where one of our pilots will chat to you about your tour.

Your check in will take place in the exclusive air conditioned Aviair terminal. Here you are able to help yourself to cold bottled water and lollies. Your pilot will then come out and brief you about your tour and what to expect.

Your flight will take place in a 14 seater, air conditioned Cessna Grand Caravan. You will be enthralled at the full expanse of Lake Argyle, the Ord Top Dam wall, Lake Kununurra and the Ord Irrigation Area with a spectacular scenic flight View the Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and Bow River from the air. You will then experience spectacular aerial views of the Bungle Bungle in the Purnululu National Park. Throughout your flight you will enjoy a personalised commentary from your pilot through our PA system.

The plane will land at a remote unsealed airstrip in the Purnululu National Park.

You will be collected form the air strip by your tour guide who will start your ground tour of the Purnululu National Park.

Enjoy a moderate 3km walk which takes in Piccaninny Creek, the beehive shaped sandstone domes and the jaw dropping Cathedral Gorge. You are provided with a small backpack to carry your tasty picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade of Cathedral Gorge. Throughout your walk your guide will point out local wildlife and flora and fauna.

Your guide will take you back to the air strip where if you have chosen to add a 30 minute helicopter ride you will embark on this exhilarating flight. The helicopter may have it's doors removed for enhanced visibility. Please bring a light jacket for this flight.

This full day tour concludes with a flight over the Argyle Diamond mine where rare pink diamonds are mined and then land back in Kununurra.

You will be taken back to your accommodation by a pilot.

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Buccaneer Archipelago Air Tour from Broome Including Cape Leveque more_vert
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Experience the best of what the West Kimberley has to offer in one day. You will encounter gorges, waterfalls, remote islands, ancient reef systems, a historic cattle station and oodles of sights and sounds throughout this spectacular wilderness.

  • View the ancient Kimbolton Ranges and the majestic Fitzroy River.
  • Experience the astonishing rapid tidal movement unique to this region at the Horizontal Waterfalls*.
  • Marvel at the Thousand Islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago.
  • Get an aerial view of Australia’s oldest family owned and operated pearl farm at Cygnet Bay.
  • Land at Cape Leveque and enjoy a wonderful breakfast or afternoon tea.
  • Admire the stunning red cliffs, relax by the beach or take a swim in the cool turquoise water of the Indian ocean.
  • Return to Broome via the coast flying over Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach.

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Tandem Skydive over Busselton and Margaret River more_vert
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Enjoy the ultimate adrenaline rush with a tandem skydive from 10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet—your choice—over Western Australia's beautiful Margaret River region. After a 20-minute flight up to your jump altitude, with views over Busselton, Geographe Bay, and Cape Naturaliste, you'll plunge out of the aircraft with your tandem guide and free-fall at 124 mph (200 kph) for up to 66 seconds. Then relax and take in the bird's-eye views as float back down to the earth, landing on the sands of the Busselton foreshore.

Arrive at Skydive Geronimo Dropzone at Busselton Regional Airport at your confirmed time. Free parking is available.

After completing your paperwork, you'll be outfitted with your harness and receive a safety briefing before heading to the plane to begin your exhilarating adventure. Take in the scenery of Busselton and the Margaret River region from the plane as it climbs to your chosen altitude—10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet (3,048, 4,267, or 4,572 meters)—and then it's time for the door to open.

Prepare for a huge rush as you jump out of the plane, secured to your instructor, feeling your heart pumping as you spread your wings at up to 200 kph for 30 to 66 seconds. There is no other sensation like it. When you reach 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), your instructor deploys your parachute, allowing you to catch your breath while you fly back to the ground for 4 to 6 minutes.

If you have friends and family with you, they will be given directions to the landing area to watch you land on the beach near the Busselton jetty. Afterward, you can celebrate your experience with a well-deserved beer or glass of wine at the Equinox (included). Then return to the Dropzone at your leisure to pick up your video and photos, which you can watch on the big screen to relive your experience right away (videos and photos are an additional expense).

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Wave Rock Day Trip from Perth by Luxury Hummer Including Mundaring Weir more_vert
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Be collected by a luxury Hummer, and head up through Kalamunda and along the scenic route to Mundaring Weir for a quick stop and photo opportunity. Continue to York, the oldest inland Town in WA with many historic buildings of both Victorian and federation style. Make your way toward Wave Rock stopping at towns such as Quairading, Corrigin and finally Hayden where Wave Rock resides. The last stop of the day is at Mulka's Caves where you will see the aboriginal drawings of past dreamtimes.

Join your tour at 7am sharp, make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your camera. As you are traveling in a small group and in a 4WD, your driver guide can take any off road opportunity if need be.

Head up through Kalamunda and out to Mundaring Weir some 45-minutes later for some great shots of the famous Weir that provides water to Perth and the Goldfields. Learn about the significant history associated with the Weir.

The next stop is in York, another 45-minutes, which is the oldest inland town that is home to some very historical buildings of the federation and victorian style, including a magnificent old Hospital built in the late 1800's and believed to be haunted.

Continuing on toward Corrigin some 117-kilometers from York, pass through Quairading for a quick look at the Pink Lake, the Rabbit proof fence and Dog Cemetery built in the 70's in Corrigin.

From Corrigin, head to Wave Rock another 108-kilometers where we you will be able to climb on the rock. See Mulka's Caves and the Hippos Yawn rock formation.

Enjoy lunch at one of the local Cafe Restaurants, a menu will be provided on board so you can see what takes your fancy.

Head back toward Perth via the Brookton Hwy. Typically, you will arrive back at the hotel around 6.30pm - It is a long day, but you will fit a lot in and there are refreshments and snacks on board.

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Perth Beaches and Fremantle Coast Helicopter Tour more_vert
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See the city of Fremantle and Western Australia's beautiful beaches on this exhilarating 30-minute helicopter ride! You'll fly to the historic port city of Fremantle, along the coast to Observation City, skimming the surf beaches before heading south again to Fremantle then returning to Jandakot.

On your 30-minute Western Australia’s beaches helicopter tour you will fly in the comfort of a modern jet helicopter along 15 miles (25 kilometers) of beaches, from the surf beaches in the north through to City Beach and Cottesloe in the south, down to the historic port city of Fremantle.

Then you'll follow the path of the glistening Swan River and see the amazing sheltered basin around which the city of Perth was built. From the air you'll be able to survey the majesty of Kings Park, and see the city center's mix of heritage and modern architecture.

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Pinnacles Hummer 4WD Day Trip from Perth Including Moore River and Caversham Wildlife Park more_vert
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Enjoy a personalized small group 4WD tour by Hummer for a maximum of four passengers departing from Perth. Visit the incredible Pinnacles, Lake Thetis,Thirsty Bay for it's turquoise waters followed by a trip back along the coast to Guilderton. Sit back and indulge in a delicious lunch at Amore cafe on the Moore River mouth before departing for Caversham Wildlife Park where you will have the opportunity to get up close to koalas, kangaroos and wombats.

Departing your hotel at approximately 7am, your driver guide will head for the pinnacles along the new Indian Ocean Road.

Arriving at the Pinnacles at approximately 9:30am, you will be one of the first to arrive with approximately 1-hour to walk among and explore the unique Pinnacles with its eerie nature. There is a 4km loop drive that you will have access to in the hummer. Onsite is a gallery and gift shop if you wish to gain a better understanding about this incredible site. Many of the Pinnacle structures resemble creatures such as a Dolphins, Elephants and even Batman. You will be sure to spot pinnacles that remarkably resemble something other than the limestone formations.

From the Pinnacles, enjoy a short drive 20 km north to Cervantes where you will find yourselves at Lake Thetis, home of the stromatolites formed from microbiobials over thousands of years. Next, take a short 5 minute drive to Thirsty Bay where you will be able to view the coastline at 230 degrees and its pristine sandy beach line meeting the magnificent turquoise (Indian Ocean) coast. You will now be in a territory renowned for its export grade crayfish.

At 11:15am head for the coastal fishing towns of Seabird and Guilderton 110 km south west toward Perth. At Guilderton we head down for lunch on the Moore River mouth of the Guilderton grassy foreshore from 1pm through until 2:15pm. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Amore Cafe where you can take a break and soak in the local atmosphere of the river mouth.

After lunch, pack up and head 115 km south east toward Caversham Wildlife Park via Gingin, Bullsbrook and the Royal Australian Air Force base driving through prime cattle, sheep and goat farming regions. Arriving at the park at approximately 3:40pm, enjoy time touching and feeding some of Australia's native animals.

Optional: Time Permitting.

Caversham Wildlife park is nestled nearby the Swan Valley Winery region. If there is time, your driver might stop at the famous Sandalford Estate Winery for 20 minutes before closing at 5pm. You will be able to enjoy some wine tasting and view their impressive and extensive vines.

Return to your hotel at approximately 5:30pm.

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Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure from Exmouth more_vert
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Swim with Whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef and be mesmerized by these gentle giants as they make their way along Australia’s west coast during their annual migration from March/ April to August. You’ll cruise comfortably aboard one of the biggest boats operating from Exmouth on Ningaloo Reef and the friendly and experienced skipper and crew are always on hand to assist and enhance your whale shark swim. If you don’t want to swim with whale sharks, choose the observer option – you will still be able to swim amongst the beautiful coral and marine life of Ningaloo Reef.

Your whale shark adventure begins at approximately 7.30am with pickup from your accommodation in Exmouth by air-conditioned bus. Travel by road for approximately 30-minutes to to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp where your boat and crew await.

By 9am you'll be snorkeling on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef. A spotter plane begins looking for whale sharks and once spotted, your whale shark experience begins with the opportunity of swimming with the gentle giants of the Ningaloo Reef.

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a full buffet lunch are included, as well as refreshments throughout the day. The tour ends with a few more swims on the Ningaloo Reef, before heading back to your accommodation at approximately 4pm. Snorkel gear, wetsuit and floating noodles (as required) are all included in the price.

For those who do not want to swim with whale sharks, please select the observer option at the time of booking. You will still have the opportunity to snorkel amongst the other amazing marine life on Ningaloo Reef.

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