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1. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey,

just wondered what everyone thought was the best place to go for new years in WA? I'd like to go somewhere different this year so i'd like all suggestions!!

cheers,

2. Posted by globalgirl (Full Member 64 posts) 11y

WA being...?

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

West Australia.
Never made it out there myself unfortunately, so don't have any advice to give.

4. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

Yeah I'm from Western Australia but I was just wondering if there were any locals to offer me some advice. Appears not!!

Cheers,

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting globalgirl

WA being...?

I was wondering too! WA is the postal code for the state of Washington... (But, then why would Soliqa post about Washington in the OZ forum...)

Isa makes a quick exit and heads back to her own forums!!!!

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Yeah, I thought it was "New York in Washington" and had no idea what to say...

7. Posted by iggy (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

I would head south towards Margaret River, you could try Dunsborough or Yallingup. They are usually a riot. You would want to book accommodation now, even if just a camping site.

8. Posted by rhiannon (Full Member 52 posts) 10y

Monkey Mia is absolutely fantastic, and well worth seeing, we spent a few days there last year, on our year in Oz, and loved it. The dolphins are brilliant, and come in so close to the shore. Can't praise the place enough.

Hope this helps
Rhiannon

9. Posted by ozclaire (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi! I am a Perth girl (lived there all my life, up until a year ago )living in San Diego so I have some pointers for ya. WA is the best state in Australia, glad to hear of an American going somewhere other than Sydney. Head down to Margaret River, its the best spot 'down south'. Northbridge is the nightclub and restaurant district in Perth, lotsa fun. There are some great dive bars and clubs. Geisha, Ambar and the Aberdeen are great clubs. Actually downtown in the city the shopping is great and there are some sweet the little bars.

If you can, take a trip up the coast for about 5 days up to Broome. Its absolutley beautiful and very cultural, I lived there for a year, amazing. There are a tonne of towns up the coast, a great one is Geraldton. Its a big town right on the water, alot of fun. Also, head inland to Kalgoorlie. If you want the ultimate Aussie experience, thats it. Its a huge gold mining town with some of the best bars and best characters this side of the moon.

Scarborough beach, where I have always lived, is a great city beach area. There is shopping, bars, clubs and a beautiful water and waves. The people are also beautiful.

If you are heading into town, there are heaps of great backpackers hostels. Perth is a biggish city, 2.2 million, but its so spread out, u would never know. We dont have a problem with the homeless like the USA does, so you will feel very safe, and most likely never be bothered by weirdos. The city itself is great and you can get anywhere is Perth within 15 minutes, its very convenient. The trains are clean, safe, quick and easy too, so grab a schedule for that in the Perth (downtown) station, which is quite large and is the hub of the trains. The buses are great, there are a million different routes and you can get anywhere easily.

Here are some website for you...

http://scarboro.info/

http://www.bcl.com.au/perth/

http://margaretriver.west-oz.com/

Anyway, have a great time! If you need any more info, lemme know, I am glad to help.

Claire