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1. Posted by divyasing (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

So I just booked a ticket to australia on impulse. will be there mid february. any suggestions on what's there to see in Perth and around?


ps. going to a bit broke, so please don't suggest expensive get-aways:)

2. Posted by towander (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi divyasing

You have chosen our hottest month of the year to rock up, so be prepared for the heat.

Its always hard to do a blanket recommendation without knowing what your likes are, with that said, there are heaps of things to do no matter what you like.

We have a very strong Couchsurfing community in Perth that you can hook up to with lots happening on the drinks, fun, music and people side of life. If you need accommodation it will definitely be your best best and will help those dollars stretch a bit further.

Give me a hoy if you want further info. Will be happy to catch up with you and point you in the direction you would like to go.



3. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I just got back form Perth myself. Had a great time!

You should check out Rottnest Island. It's about 30-40mins boat from Fremantle and there are quite a few different tours that go there. It's really nice to look at and/or swim/snorkel/dive.

If you like the water then Scarborough beach shouldn't be missed! You can get a bus (around 30mins) directly there from the Wellington St bus station in Perth (bus #400, the station is pretty close to the main Perth train station).

It's also nice to take a stroll along the Swan river at night and yeah check out the mall on Hay St and surrounding area for shopping. Theres quite a few restaurants in Northbridge area as well as night life.

Theres a few day trips in Perth but I didn't really go on any of these!


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 24, 2008, at 3:11 AM by Erik85 ]

4. Posted by isnoo (Inactive 77 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Divasing,

You don't say how long you have got here........ ?

Do you have a working visa?

Do you have relatives or friends here who could assist you?

What is it you are wanting to see? Do you know anything of Western Australia?

The best thing I can suggest - so you can see the most - is to take a "hop on-hop off" backpackers bus trip down south. As February is very very hot - it WOULD be best to head down south.

Here is a site you can look at to give you an idea of what to expect.

One of the best ways to see any area is to find other backpackers who have a vehicle and you can travel with them sharing costs. It is easy to find these through noticeboards in hostels and/or word of mouth.

Let me know if I can help you in any other way.

With regards


Hope you have a ball whilst you are here

5. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Perth weather expect 30- 40 degrees C (90-105 F) but its dry heat so its not uncomfortable, all buildings have air conditioning.

Cheap way to move round is the A$7.30 all day transperth tickets, it lets you get on any train, bus or ferry service.

Fremantle takes a good day or two to see everything, there's also a CAT bus service that loops around the Freo area its free and stops near most of the places of interest all the signs for this service have a map of the area.

Mandurah is another option with the transperth ticket its a 45 minute train ride, plan a day there

If you've got access to a car the Swan Valley and Whiteman park, Guildford if you havent its a 20 min train ride best to do Guildford on a Weekend (sunday is better the Saturday, though its possible for the Garrick theatre to have a show on thu,Fri,Sat night)

Rottnest costs are about $30-40 for the ferry ride depending on where you get on

Kalamunda by bus from the city is an option, as is Rockingham, Scarborough,

Hillaries including AQUA ($30) also a food hall and pub goto the northside the Marine research centre ($5) is worth a visit as well has much the same as aqua except there no fish tank to walk under(thru)

Golf(9 Holes) at burswood $40 inc clubs, but catch a bus to one of a number of public course and the price comes down, just remember to check the weather all courses I've played have bars with cold drinks;)

Like everyone has said please some interests it help in what gets suggested.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 24, 2008, at 7:21 AM by gnangarra ]