Wallal

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Wallal  is located in Western Australia
Wallal 
Wallal 
Location in Western Australia

Wallal is the location of a bore in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The bore is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the Great Northern Highway between Port Hedland and Broome and has an elevation of 10 metres (33 ft). The nearest town is Marble Bar which is situated 140 kilometres (87 mi) South of the bore.[1]

The bore falls within the boundaries of Wallal Downs Station, a historical pastoral lease, that operates in the area. The station also has a caravan park situated in close proximity to the bore and Eighty Mile Beach. An airstrip suitable for light planes is also located nearby.

The station is the most southerly cattle station in the Kimberley, although it is arguable whether the station is located in the Pilbara. With a size of approximately 500,000 acres (202,343 ha) Wallal Downs the property stretches from the coastal flats into the Great Sandy Desert. Cattle reared in the area are mostly sent to market in Port Hedland or Broome and are occasionally sent to Darwin after being fattened up in the Northern Territory in lean seasons.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Wallal Bore WA". 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "ABC Rural - Surf and Turf Tour - Wallal Downs". 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 19°46′45.62″S 120°38′29.33″E / 19.7793389°S 120.6414806°E / -19.7793389; 120.6414806 (Wallal)