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Walks (and treks) on the wild side in Western Australia

Western Australia is rife with the kind of scenery that can only be described as out-of-this-world. There's Stirling Range National Park that's home to Western Australia's only mountain range. Then there's Purnululu National Park that holds an entire horizon of massive beehive-shaped domes called the Bungle Bungle Range.

That's only a few extraordinary sights out of many throughout Western Australia. And connecting all these wondrous landscapes are walks and treks that range in difficulty from easy to challenging. See what physician opportunities are available in Australia then throw these walks on your itinerary.

Bibbulmun Track

This track can be tackled in its entirety or you can simply go for a day-hike. The trail stretches from the Perth Hills on the west coast all the way to Albany on the south coast covering about 620 miles of valleys, forests and beaches. Set aside about eight weeks if you plan to do the whole trail end-to-end. There are 49 campgrounds along the way and the pathway is clearly marked.

Cape to Cape Track

Perhaps the most scenic trek of them all is the Cape to Cape Track. It's about 84 miles of rugged coastline and sheltered forests complete with lighthouses at both ends. The trail itself sits inside the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park (it's named after Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste). Again, you can take on the whole beautiful track (five to seven days) or you can knock it out in chunks.

Cathedral Gorge Walk

This last one is a trail you can most certainly tackle in a day. The Cathedral Gorge Walk is a moderate 2.5-mile hike located in the Bungle Bungle Ranges. You'll come across those beehive-like domes we talked about earlier plus magnificent gorges that tower over you once inside.

Though getting to these gorges and domes will take a bit of time by four-wheel drive vehicle, by helicopter or by plane. But trust us, it's worth the trip. Here's some more info on how to get here.

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