I'm going to be in Perth, WA for the final two weeks of February. I would appreciate a little help from anyone who's been there (or who lives there).
Do you have any recommendations? Any "must do's"? ex. places to visit, restaurants, culture, history, etc.
Thanks a bunch,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lots to do. Plenty of sun, plenty of flies and plenty of wind!
Head to Kings Park (overlooks Perth metro area) where you can hire a (tandem)bike and ride around & check out the views/city/river and beyond. Pretty good views by day and night.
Sailing is big in Perth - a good place to try windsurfing or kiteboarding on the river.
I am a fellow Canadian who is leaving Melbourne for Perth on the 11th of February. If you want to hook up for a pint, let me know...I will be going there blind as well, and having someone to wander with would be uber cool.
Well i live here - born and bred - AND i work in the tourism industry so i reckon i know a few good things to do and see here. It all comes down to how long you want to spend in WA.
If its only a week then you have Rottnest Island to visit, Kings Park overlooking our beautiful Swan River (as mentioned), Fremantle (or Freo as we call it) and at least a day or two lazing on our beautiful beaches - Cottesloe is fantastic with a couple of nice pubs to watch the sunset from! Not forgetting Perth and Northbridge to wander around for a day or so as well.
If you have a couple of weeks - then head down to our amazing South West as well. Dunsborough, Margaret River, Karri Forests, Treetop Walk, Albany and its rugged coastline - its all really cool. Very diverse countryside in a small area (well for WA anyway -seeing we are so big!)
If you have more than the 2 weeks - you then must take a look at the awesome north west - either up to Exmouth or Broome, you'll experience some amazing things along the way. Red gorges, coastal gorges, snorkelling on the Ningaloo Reef - its mind blowing!
Karijini National Park between Exmouth and Broome is still something of a hidden treasure here in Western Australia so if you can - take a look!
There's tours to do to get around to these places and of course cars you can hire but be aware of the cost of fuel in the regional areas of WA - as its huge!!!!
Happy travels - hope you love WA as much as I do!
Dont forget the Pinnacles!
ITs about a 3 hour drive north of Perth but its worth it.
I'm not from Perth myself but I've been there 2 years ago. It was winter, rainy and wet, but it was still beautiful! There's Perth Mint, Kings park, and Lake Monger for a lazy stroll if you have the time. As for me, it's the Swan Valley Chocolate Factory that I enjoyed the most!Haha.
Can't wait to go to Perth again this July..