Hump Day Post: Postcard from Tom Price, Western Australia

Tom Price, is a mining town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA). It’s the highest town (in WA) at 747 metres or 2.451 ft above sea level and as such, it has been dubbed ‘Top Town in WA’.

This iron ore mining town is under the control of Rio Tinto. Tom Price has a population of roughly 2.721 with an average age of 29, which reflects the relatively young family community that exists there. The town is named after Thomas Moore Price and is the closest town to the Karijini National Park which is awesome!

When we travelled through the Pilbara region last year, we were blessed with a great show of wild flowers. The rich red soil of the area has to be seen to be believed and the wild flowers flourish and grow, despite the dusty, parched terrain. The Pilbara region puts on an amazing wildflower show every spring and special trips are planned for tourists on an annual basis.

Here then, is a peep…

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Rich red soil

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Month stopping to get its bearing at a compass lookout

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View from Tom Price Mountain

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If you’re planning a trip to the northern part of Western Australia, keep the season in mind  and you won’t be sorry!

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13 Responses to Hump Day Post: Postcard from Tom Price, Western Australia

  1. Beautiful photos Sonia – I love the Australian landscapes with the really red soil. I haven’t been to WA but lived near Whyalla for few years and experienced the Flinders Ranges which has similar country. Love the wildflowers photos too.

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  2. I’ve never seen soil that color, and the plant photos are beautiful. 🙂

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    • Judy, a lot of people feel the colour has been turned up in the photos of the soil, but truly, it’s just as you see it! I find it incredible that mother nature creates such beautiful flowers out of such terrain. Truly amazing!

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  3. macmsue says:

    Great shots. I have a mad image of “Wildflower Tours” with a coach stopping every couple of kms, door opening and a string of tourists piling out with their cameras before hopping back on again ready to go the next few kms.

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  4. Great post. We were captivated by the beauty of the Pilbara. We missed the windflowers by a few weeks though. Karijini, well that’s unique and like subterranean worlds in cracks in the earth. I’m getting carried away now…

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