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What to see in Perth
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:48:50 PM »
Hi,

this is an open invitation from the locals as to what they suggest is worth seeing in Perth and for anyone who has done a bit of research to put forward what they are hoping to see in and around Perth.

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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
I lived most of my young life in WA and here are my cheap suggestions:
1) Serpentine Falls. (Perth metro).
2) Take a drive up through Kalamunda at dusk. (Perth metro).
3) If you have time, take a drive up to Lancelin. Huge sand dunes but a bit of a drive.
4) Busselton, a few of hours south of Perth, but the road, views and coastline are great. (include Margaret River, Dunsborough on this route).
5) Albany, a must see and it's still on the return trip through to Esperance.
6) Wave Rock, You can veer of either on the way to or from Perth.
7) Have a gander at the open pit mine look out near Norseman.
8) Make sure you check out where the caves, or more correctly the wind tunnels come out along side the nullabor, through the lime stone. Quite unusual in the desert.
9) One of the best nights of my life was sleeping out in the open along side the nullabor. I just picked a track and drove far enough away from the main road to not see lights or hear noise. Stars like you wouldn't believe. Just make sure your not near the Indian Pacific railway line....
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I've loads more ideas but must stop somewhere.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 09:58:46 PM »
I'm not local but I've spent a lot of time in Perth (and further south) for work. Around the city of Perth, Freo is well worth a visit especially the old maritime museum, the cafe strip, the micro brewery pubs like Little Creatures and The Sail and Anchor and the fish and chip shops on the waterfront (mmm Fremantle sardines and beer).

Northbridge, just off the city centre, is great for food, drink and people watching.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 12:20:19 AM »
York is worth a visit too, about an hour out of Perth but a lovely little town with motor museum and lots of old world charm.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 06:04:16 AM »
Freo is well worth a visit

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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 07:55:28 AM »
Thats better I am  just going for a drive  :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 03:23:28 PM »
Railway museum Guildford (?)

lot of stuff that was used on Perth Kalgoorlie -er a wood stove for meals all year - quite an interesting collection

Think there is also a tunnel that is no longer used by railway but I think can be walked or driven

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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 12:20:20 AM »
A few of my suggestions - and will add more as I think about them.

Whiteman Park - Motor museum, and much more. http://www.whitemanpark.com.au/

A beaches drive - there's plenty of them, and some nice drives fairly close to the water. Some pubs and eateries along the way. Also a chance to see a sunset over the ocean - you won't find that on the East Coast! ;)

Kings Park - Close to the CBD and some nice drives through the bush. Great views of the city, tree top walk and places to eat.

Fremantle - As has been mentioned, lots of micro brewery's and restaurants and beautiful buildings. The Fremantle Prison is definitely worth a look, and does tours of the tunnels underneath. Also the Maritime Museum, Fisherman's Harbour and the markets. And a great place to cruise up and down the strip in a Moke. ;D

Rottnest Island - Good for a day trip by ferry. If you want to stay overnight I'd start booking now... ;)

Swan Valley - Very close to Perth with Wineries, Breweries, Chocolate factory, art galleries etc. Easy day trip.

Mundaring Weir - Nice drive through the hills east of Perth, and the weir that supplies all the water to the Goldfields. No 1 Pump Station is open on weekends.

South West - Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Margaret River etc. Again, lots of wineries, breweries, forests, caves etc all separated by some fantastic scenery and Moke roads. Not really do-able in a day, but there's plenty of places to stay - and highly recommended! ;)

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Thats better I am  just going for a drive  :)

Now youre talking! ;) There's a statue at Freo Fisherman's Harbour, or better is a trip to Freo Cemetery. Happy to take you there - but BYO joint and stubby to leave for Bon. ;D

Railway museum Guildford (?)

Do you mean the Midland Workshops?

http://www.midlandatelier.com/about/history-of-the-site


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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 10:23:21 AM »
Hi,

Whiteman Park looks like it has potential for somewhere to hold a car display and has plenty of other attractions to keep the rest of the family entertained.

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 09:04:00 PM »
Tick, tick... time for a bump.

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 10:07:28 AM »
Hi,

Does anyone have anything in Perth that they would not particularly like to miss seeing while they are in Perth? We have a few blanks spots on the schedule so looking to fill them up.

If you are not really sure, then have a look through this ranked list of things to do in Perth, http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g255103-Activities-Perth_Greater_Perth_Western_Australia.html

On my list is York Motor Museum and Whiteman Park.

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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 01:30:35 PM »
Being a bit of a brewer I am always keen to see and taste some different brewskees. Not that it needs to be a special trip to any but if we are in the vicinity of some of the more unique/unusual small micro breweries I would like to call in.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 02:18:56 PM »
Being a bit of a brewer I am always keen to see and taste some different brewskees. Not that it needs to be a special trip to any but if we are in the vicinity of some of the more unique/unusual small micro breweries I would like to call in.

We are planning for a Moke Display in Fremantle on Friday so you will have a few hours wandering around and check out the any in that area before you stagger back to you Moke.

If you find some others let me know soon and I will see if they are within reach of any of our plans.

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Re: What to see in Perth
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2013, 01:04:56 PM »
http://www.experienceperth.com/destinations/new-norcia
Benedictine Monks established in 1830???

Found this while trawling the web, it looks like an interesting place and no lace either.  About 1 1/2 hours from where we are staying.
People that live in Perth area maybe able to tell us if it is worth a visit

Faye
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