In its northern and western regions, the landscape of western australia consists primarily of broad plateaus by several mountain ranges; to the east lie immense deserts. The region in the far north is a multisectioned plateau. The coastline is rugged and dangerous, with strong currents and a tidal range that may reach 39 feet (12 metres), while the rolling inland areas are sparsely wooded and scattered with bristly grasses. The limestone rise from the southern part of the region. The and rivers the southern and eastern border of the Kimberley.
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To the south of the Kimberley region stand the 26-to-30-foot (8-to-9-metre) linear sand dunes of the. Although the main period of dune formation ended about 10,000 years ago, the dune crests are still active (shifting). The Great Sandy Desert stretches southward into the state’s central interior, where it merges imperceptibly with the , which in turn gives way to the , again to the south.
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To the southwest of the Great Sandy Desert is theregion, a rugged, arid landscape of ancient folded and uplifted rocks. At the so-called are some of the world’s oldest fossil (constructed of algae and limestone), dating to about 3.5 billion years ago. The region includes the spectacular red gorges of the in Karijini National Park. Mount Meharry, Western Australia’s highest point at 4,111 feet (1,253 metres) above , is located nearby, about 175 miles (280 km) from the central coast. On the coast proper, limestone ranges and gorges make up the arid Cape Range on the peninsula to the west of .
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Farther south andmost of the southwestern segment of Western Australia is the , a stable granite-gneiss shield area, or , similar in many respects to the . Unlike the Canadian Shield, however, the Western Australian craton has been subjected to weathering processes for some 250 million years. The gently undulating, weathered plateau of the Yilgarn block lies between 1,000 and 2,000 feet (300 and 600 metres) above sea level. It is bounded to the east by the flat, waterless, treeless, marine limestone of the , which terminates at the Southern Ocean in an unbroken line of spectacular coastal cliffs. To the west, the scarp of the runs north-south for some 200 miles (320 km), separating the Yilgarn block from the coastal plain of the Perth Basin. In the extreme south, the block rises to an elevation of 3,596 feet (1,096 metres) in the and then drops abruptly into the ocean, resulting in a rugged coastline with clean, white sandy bays. Archipelagoes of granite islands occur offshore.
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