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1. Posted by pete z'hut (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

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Hi All,

I'm travelling to Perth next friday (22nd) and am very excited. This is my first trip to Oz and have been looking forward to it for ages. I have the advantage of having a few friends who live in Perth so will be staying with them and they will be showing me a few sights.

What would you guys recommend seeing doing? I'm thinking of heading down to Margaret River for a few days is it worth it?

Also is anyone flying to Perth from London next friday?

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 6y
  • Explore the lush gardens and parklands in KINGS PARK whilst enjoying the majestic Perth city and river views.

* Visit some of Perth cities top attractions, like the PERTH MINT, the SWAN BELLS BELLTOWER, the MUSEUM and ART GALLERY or the PERTH ZOO.
* Discover the secrets of Perth city on a GUIDED TOUR or explore in your own time on the free CAT buses.
* Get some retail therapy and go SHOPPING in Perth city malls, King Street or at the factory outlet centre HARBOUR TOWN.
* Spend time enjoying Perth's beautiful SWAN RIVER – walk along the banks, hire a bike, join a cruise or for a thrilling ride go jet boating or parasailing.
* Venture further afield and explore the trendy OUTER SUBURBS surrounding Perth City centre.
* Join some friends for a relaxing drink or a delicious meal in one of Perth's many local BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3715 posts) 6y

Further to the above, I'd also recommend visiting nearby Fremantle and doing the excellent tour of the prison there.

Margaret River is worth visiting if you are into wine-tasting.

4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 6y

A trip over to Rottnest Island is worthwhile, you can do some snorkelling, swimming and hire a bike to ride around the island.

5. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 6y

I definitely agree with the suggestion to go to Rottnest Island. Kings Park is always good for a picnic or a BBQ, and there's some nice views over the city.

Also given you're arriving in the middle of summer, I strongly recommend lots of beach action! I would go down south for a couple of days too, visit the wineries near Margaret River and then spend some time at the beach at Yallingup/Dunsborough.

6. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 6y

Spend a day touring the Swan Valley which is 30 minutes out of town (make sure you ain't driving)
Crammed with wineries and restaurants, boutique breweries (german one is the Duckstein), chocolate factory and a rum distillery (try the sampler tray).
Would highly recommend Rotto for a full day's R & R.