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1. Posted by ozclaire (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

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If you need any info on Perth heres some...

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/

If you need any more info, lemme know, I am glad to help.

Claire

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Claire, that would be a great comment to add to the destination Australia page as a post in the forum will tend to disappear to a lower page quicker.

Mind if I add it or would you like to add it under your own username?

[ Edit: fixed link.. ]

3. Posted by noodlebrad (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Ozclaire is right. Perth is probably the best place in Australia.
Sydney and Melbourne are good but they're over rated. They're just smaller versions of London. You have to travel to a place like Perth to appreciate the laidback, friendly nature of Australians. The weather is always nice and the beaches are great.
The one downside is that id reckon you'd need a car to get around. The buses and trains are good but not as frequent as in most major cities. Plus you'd want to hire a car to go to places ozclaire mentioned.
Rottnest Island is also another place that tourists should go to, as most of them cream there pants over seeing the little quokka's (an animal on the island)

4. Posted by monimoon (Budding Member 35 posts) 10y

Good to hear that Perth is so nice... i fly there on my own tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited, nervous etc... but it looks really really nice... and it's always good to hear some local advice.