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1. Posted by lady summe (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

hi, my mum's just moved to perth, i'm going to visit her in august (never been to aus before)any ideas of things to keep us entertaioned for a month or so? interesting day trips etc... my mums quite young and fit so don't hold back!

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

PERTH: Kings Park, Boat Cruise on the Swan River, Vineyard Tours, Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Rottnest Island.
NORTH: The Pinnacles rock desert
SOUTH: Mandurah, Margaret River
WEST: Kalgoorlie & the goldfields

3. Posted by walshy (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I stayed in Perth for a week, top place. Really nice city, probably my favourite in Aus.

The Swan River Cruise to Fremantle is really good and yeah Kings Park has a great view of the city.

Rottnest Island is fantasctic, beautiful beaches and little bays and there are funky little creatures called Quokka's there too!! Tiny little things, cross between a rat and a Wallaby!! Sounds strange but they're dead cute and really friendly.

Have a good un.........

4. Posted by ErwinNL (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

I also recommend Rottnest Island. Its a easy get away from Perth. The Quokkas are super cute and can only be found here. They dont have any natural enemies and are not afraid of people. Another cool thing is that you can snorkel strait off the beach. You can find info and maps of good snorkeling spots at the tourist info on the island.

Its also worth going up north from perth (there are various 3-5 day tours) to view the Pinacles, go sand Boarding on massive dunes, Shark Bay (wild dolphins come up to the shore), shell beach where you can walk for 500m into kneedeep water. and the nigalloo reef (probably spelled that wrong) for some more snorkeling.

5. Posted by bethy (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

Hi
I would usually recommend to go 'down south' to dunsborough and yalinyup and margaret river cos there's lots of beautiful tucked away beaches but since your going in 'winter' i would say to go north. My mum and I liked to sometimes just drive out of the city a bit to a national park/ bush and just hike around. just for fun...
Have fun in my city
beth