Hi, me and my fiance are in perth oz staying with relatives. We've been here for 2weeks and we're on a years working visa. We both wanted to travel here but we done everything so quick that we're sitting here and thinking what to do now! We need help with everything from travelling, to what places to visit, whats the best way to travel, and whats must see in oz! I know sounds like we don't have a clue. Please help..........
I just moved from Perth last month. Its a great place if you want to just chill and relax - going down south is a must, and regularly done by most perth residents (mainly because there isn't much to do in the city!) Pemberton in winter is beautiful, but its best for you to check out some websites like www.stayz.com.au and downsouth.com.au which has info on where to go and what to do as well as where to stay. As for the city itself, it really depends on what you want to do! THe beaches in Perth are great, but obviously as its winter, not really an option. There are some really nice restaurants and bars in the city. the C restaurant is expensive - but has awesome food, and its a revolving restaurant so you can see the city and the river. Travelling by bus and train are ok - but it depends on where you live, as sometimes it can take up to an hour, where as by car it would only take 15mins. Let me know if you need any more help or have any more questions!
What sorta stuff are you wanting to do?
Could go inland to Ayers Rock, that's an amazing sight, go camel riding..
Come to Cairns - where the rainforest meets the reef
Melbourne - City Buzz with and ethnic feel to it, and a whole lotta shopping.
Drive down the east coast in a wicked camper. http://www.wickedcampers.com.au/
Stay in little seaside towns.. start in cairns and head south as far as you like, or go inland.. that's different again
[ Edit: Edited on May 18, 2008, at 3:11 PM by JessieG ]
Firstly welcome to Australia
you are in the best state in all of Australia we have tones to see and do the only thing is travel
if you travel up north there is the bungle bungle which are some amazing rock formations there are also many other beautiful natural features up there. on the way up there is ex mouth and monkey mia
down south theres wave rock war pole's tree top walk, i like to go camping at honey moon pool a spot off wellington dam near collie.
as for travel i suggest buying some cheep car to travel round in or hire, a couple of tents and away you go.
buy a map of W.A and look at what there is to do
it depends what you're looking for, but if it's nature-related, i would suggest:
-the valley of the giants, simply amazing
-margaret river, just to see the scenery
-the entire southern coast of WA is full of amazing views i.e. esperance
-if you're into diving, or seeing marine wildlife in general, i would reccomend ningaloo reef
that should be enough to keep you busy for a while
I was in Perth a few weeks ago and I know exactly what you mean when you say you have done everything.While you are over that side it is worth a trip to Margaret River and on to Albany.Walk the wharf at Busselton( about 1.4 kms long), go to the light house at Cape Leeuwin. The Tingle forest treetop walk and all the area around Walpole is really great with some lovely walks. Pemberton area was lovely especially if you are into wineries as well. Denmark is nice - be sure to go to the visitor information place and see the barometer museum and huge barometer. Albany is also very nice - the Whale centre is fantastic, and the sandalwood factory interesting. You sound like you would have time to go inland. I know Esperance is supposed to be very nice - but you would have to want to drive the 800kms return trip to get there. It is further than Perth to Albany.
Once you have seen Western Australia you could either fly or go by train across to Adelaide, and either go across the Great Ocean Beach Rd to Melbourne where you could spend heaps of time, or north through Cober Pedy to Alice Springs. If you are there for a year you may want to invest in a car or camper.You deifinelty see more if you can be self sufficient and drive.
Hope this has given you some ideas.