7 October 2015

Word On The Street | In Perth With A Hole In My Shoe

As part of the Word On The Street travel series, I have asked four bloggers to guide us through four cities. This is the first installment with Lyn volunteering as local guide to Perth in Australia

Perth is like no other place because of its location. We are one of the most isolated capital cities in the world. But don’t think because we are isolated there is nothing to do here. Quite the opposite. Known for our sunny, Mediterranean climate, Perth has the best beaches and one of the largest inner city parks in the world. 


Where are the best beaches in town. We have 19 beaches in Perth and they all have their own reasons for making them great. Cottesloe, City Beach, Scarborough, Sorrento, Trigg, Rockingham are just a few.

What area of town is best for a cocktail or a nice night out…Again there are many from Crown Casino, Northbridge or Leederville, there is no shortage of great bars to have the best cocktails.

Where can the best view can be found… King’s Park, overlooking the city across the Swan River, South Perth foreshore at night watching the city lights or watching the sunset at the Cott (Cottesloe beach).

Best local escapes… Swan Valley, just an hour from the Perth CBD and you have the beautiful Swan Valley, home to some of the best wineries in the world and WA’s oldest wine  growing region. You can explore a 32km food and wine trail, a boat cruise from the city to the Swan Valley or go on a heritage walk trail in Guildford, the gateway to the Swan Valley. What activities would you highly recommend in the city... surprisingly we are the world’s third windiest city so utilise these winds and the abundance of sunshine by surfcatting or yachting on the beautiful Swan River.

Give me one secret only a local would know… Most people would not know that the Perth Mint houses the world’s largest collection of gold bullion. Easiest ways to get around town... in the city itself, walking because it’s so small and accessible

Make sure you pack… water bottle and good walking shoes as we are one of the sunniest capitals in the world so you need to keep hydrated. On foot you can easily get around the city to see heritage buildings or go bushwalking in one of the largest parks in a capital city in the world. Within the metro area you can visit Hillarys Boat Harbour, Mundaring Weir, Serpentine Dam or Crystal Caves in Yanchep. Or maybe an outing to see the Dolphins at Mandurah’s Dolphin Quay, visit Penguin Island, springtime at Araluen Botanic Park where you can see 120,000 tulips in flower or head over to Rottnest Island and visit the Quokkas. Another thrilling experience is to witness the largest whale migration in the southern hemisphere. In April 35,000 whales travel from Antarctica to WA’s north west to the warmer waters of the Kimberleys and then return again September to December. The return trip brings them very close to the coast an opportunity for a whale watching cruise. Another unique experience is a daytrip to Nambung National Park and the Pinnacles Desert, an area with spectacular limestone pinnacles. So is you can see, there is an extensive arrange of things to see and do in Perth, perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean, Perth really is like no other place on earth.

About our Guide: Lyn Baker

In the next post in the series on Word On The Street, we are heading to Cusco in Peru. Look out for the post next Wednesday. 

14 comments:

  1. Thank for letting us show you around our beautiful city, Perth. And Bee thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase Perth first in your #WordOnTheStreetWithBee series.

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    1. Seems to have published earlier than I wanted and I didn't even realize....Thank you so much for contribution. Love the detail in the guide to the city of Perth. Hopefully I will get to see Australia this next year.

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  2. Love little guides like this with 'insider' knowledge, it makes holidays that little bit nicer! Yet to visit Australia but it's on the list to go!

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    1. That was the whole point of this point. Getting locals to give us a tour of their city. I am hoping to visit Australia next year so hopefully I get to explore Perth while in Australia too. Look out for the next installment on Wednesday. I have a blogger taking guiding us around Cusco in Peru.

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  3. It's on my list, with your tips and ideas bookmarked. I'm sure I'll have a much more interesting trip, now!
    carol cassara
    www.carolcassara.com

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    1. Hopefully you will also love the next installment out next Wednesday. I have another blogger guiding us through Cusco in Peru.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I haven't been to Australia but it's on the bucket list.

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    1. Make sure it doesn't stay too long on the bucket list before being ticked off. I have another post on guided tour of Cusco in Peru. That will be by another blogger out on Wednesday. Another destination to add to the list.

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  5. I love Perth! Always great to get an insiders perspective on what to do/see. King's Park has excellent views during sunset! If you'd like some tips for Melbourne let me know!

    Stephanie
    Adventures in Aussieland

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    1. Might hold you to that. I am still trying to figure out how I can travel to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney without breaking the bank.

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  6. I love Perth, is such a beautiful and awesome place! Great post!

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    1. Thanks Paola. I will have to check out Perth for myself next year.

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  7. Wonderful to read more about Perth! We just visited a few weeks ago and have planned a second visit for next month since hubby has work meetings. I plan to check out more of the beaches and the wineries! Cheers, Joy @MyTravelingJoys :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing makes me want to visit there

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