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State of Western Australia Things to Do

  • Kings Park

    Perth Things to Do

    Perth has some first-rate parks filled with native plants. The Boab trees were transplanted from nearby Broome and, six years later, remain alive but distressed. This is a marvelous park for the photographer who likes trees and plants. If you can travel with a tripod, do so since it will be useful to get sharp images. Personally, I also use a zoom...

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  • Jewel Cave

    Margaret River Things to Do

    Located at the entrance to Lake Cave is a very interesting and informative display called Caveworks and is ideal for those with a mobility disability who would otherwise be unable to enter and enjoy the caves - Jewel, Lake and Mammoth. There are over 300 steps and some are slippery with the ever constant dripping of water. Visitors need to walk...

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  • Bungle Bungle Range

    State of Western Australia Things to Do

    beside the giant trees and forestry national parks, western australia enriched by rocks formations and boulders which worth to be explored. amongst the lists are: - stirling ranges national park - the pinnacles, nambung national park - the kimberley - porongurup national park - purnululu national park or bungle bungles - karijini national park -...

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  • City Centre

    Perth Things to Do

    If you think that Megamouth is simply an opinionated sports commentator, then think again (he's actually called Sam Newman)! I am ambivalent about the Perth Museum - which is good but not great - but the one 'must see' there is the Megamouth shark. Megamouth is a large and extremely rare species of shark, of which only a few dozen (and here I...

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  • The Pinnacles

    Perth Things to Do

    It will cost you much less to drive yourself there. The paths around the Pinnacles are hard-packed. You don't even need a 4WD. Also, after Pinnacles, drive back to Lancelin, rent a sand board and sand board down the sand dunes. Make sure you park in the designated car park or your car will be bogged down. It will cost $500 to tow your car out of...

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  • Rottnest Island

    Perth Things to Do

    We booked a boat trip to Rottnest Island and sailed off down the Swan River even passing some leaping dolphins on route. The island is home to a little marsupial known as a quokka which the first inhabitants thought was a kind of rat, hense the island's name. We found lots of quokkas and they are much cuter than rats believe me. There are also old...

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  • Fremantle

    Perth Things to Do

    We used the local trains to travel to the port area of Fremantle. We had a look at the former whalers' tunnel, then headed to the maritime shipwreck museum. Now I am not in general a fan of museums, but this one was superb. We spent hours there learning the story of the Batavia, a vessel of the Dutch East India Company, which in 1628 was...

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  • AQWA - Under Water World

    Perth Things to Do

    Aqua at Hillarys Boat Harbour is definately worth visiting if you have kids. The underwater aquarium is awesome with huge sharks and stingrays. They even have a touch pool for the kids to touch stingrays and star fish etc. I couldn't get my young son away from it and he ended up really wet. Here's a pic of flurescent jellyfish. Looks like a...

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  • Caversham Wildlife Park

    Perth Things to Do

    Caversham wildlife park has just moved to its new location. About 25 mins drive from Perth city. This is the definite place to go for getting up close and personal with animals like kangeroofs, wombats and koalas. Other than that, there is a large varieties of bird sanctuaries. Bring your own camera and take as many pics as you want with the...

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  • Bell Tower

    Perth Things to Do

    Part of the Waterfront Development and the first completed aspect, The Bell Tower is the home of the Swan Bells, presented to the city in 1988 in celebration of Australia's bicentennial celebrations by St Martin's-in-the-Field. Twelve bells can be traced back to the 14th century after several recastings, with those bells due to be recast in the...

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  • Fremantle Markets

    Perth Things to Do

    The Freemantle market is a collection of artisan stalls including clothing, trinkets and boomerangs. I walked about taking photographs, using my zoom lens, enjoying the action of the market. And, yes, we bought a boomerang as a souvenir from Australia.

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  • Wave Rock

    Perth Things to Do

    Day trip to Wave Rock via Feature Tours. Rate was A$115 circa 2001. The first stop was actually the township of York, where everybody gets off for a toilet break and loaded up with the precious drug called caffeine. Really nothing much to say about York except that it had a very beautiful Town Hall. And then it was on to on-and-on-and-on...

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  • Swan River Walk...

    Perth Things to Do

    The Swan River Walk was a highlight of my visit to Perth. My wife and I took a morning stroll along the river on our second day in Perth. The walk is along the bank of the Swan River and is lined with beautiful plants, flowers and tall Palm trees. Along the way are several benches to stop and enjoy the River and city views. The walk includes a...

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  • Cottesloe

    Perth Things to Do

    The sundial at Cottlesoe beach is a piece of art and tells time. It has two wings - one for morning and the other for afternoon. Each is adorned with isoclines for estimating the time and it is accurate to within five minutes. Photographers will need a wide-angle lens to work in close quarters around the dial.

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Recently while in Perth among the many things that I chose to do was a visit to the Perth Zoo I had heard a lot about this Zoo and I was not dissapointed..Extremely well set out with an abundance of different diversity of species to be seen..I took the ferry from the city's Barrack St. Jetty across the Swan River to the Mends St Jetty and then a...

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  • The Perth Mint

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Fortune smiled on Western Australia at the end of the 19th century. On 17th September 1892, Arthur Bayley discovered gold at Coolgardie, 560 kilometres east of Perth, and rode into Southern Cross with 540 ounces in his saddlebags. Change occurred at breathtaking speed. Towns thrived and faded at prospectors discovered new goldfields which and in...

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  • Margaret River

    Perth Things to Do

    Clear blue skies in Margaret River...the sun is out....what else can we ask for....well.....Chocolates to be precise. Waiting for our beverages at The Margaret River Chocolate Factory. It's a MUST SEE and MUST VISIT place. All of us enjoyed the complimentary chocolate tasting and we bought heaps to bring home.

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  • The Swan River

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    At a mere 240 km, it may not be one of the great rivers of the world but Perth's Swan presents many faces as it winds its way from east of the Darling Scarp down to the sea at Fremantle. In its uppermost reaches it is known as the Avon and here it passes through what is mostly farming country, with several small tributaries feeding into it. Once...

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  • London Court

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Built in 1937, London Court is a mix of commercial and residential connecting Hay Street pedestrian mall and St George's Terrace. Built in the Tudor style, the Court provides an 'Olde Englande' feel and is full of 'Ye Olde Tea Shoppes', bookstores and tourist tack. But above the shop fronts are carved gargoyles, statues, ornate window boxes,...

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  • Cultural Centre

    Perth Things to Do

    Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Located in the Perth Cultural Centre, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) provides both contemporary art exhibitions and performances in a large heritage building (formerly Perth Boys School), in close proximity to the State gallery, museum and library. Entry to the gallery is free, with the visual...

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  • Albany

    Perth Things to Do

    Albany is located 4 hours south of Perth and is one of WA's oldest ports. The is a huge amount of site-seeing to be done including Whaleworld, the Stirling Ranges and The Gap. Albany is surrounded by amazing scenery from the mountain ranges, bushland to the wild coastline.

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  • The SouthWest

    Perth Things to Do

    South West of Perth, there is plenty to see. In 2001, i took a backpacker bus called 'Easyrider' which is a hop on, hop off bus. i stopped off in Dunsborough which was one of my favourite parts of Oz, i stayed at the YHA there which was one of my best hostels on the whole of my travels. I also stopped in Margaret River and Albany. There are lots of...

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  • Cohunu Koala

    Perth Things to Do

    Cohunu Koala Park. Small wildlife park 35 minutes drive from Perth city center. An excellant way to see the native Australia animal. You can hand feed the kangaroos and other animals. The best part of the visit is having your picture taken holding a Koala. These is a cost of A$20 to hold a Koala and taken your own picture and, A$38 for the park to...

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  • Swan Valley

    Perth Things to Do

    If you love wine, then a day trip out to our famous Swan Valley should be at the top of your list of must do's. It's also good for beer drinkers and chocolate addicts too :o) The Swan Valley is not far at all from Perth (you can pick up info at the Tourist Information Centre and a map as well) and there are loads of choices for day trips. My...

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  • Kangaroos in St George's Terrace

    3 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Despite having only been unveiled in 1997, this very endearing group of marsupials - unsurprisingly called Kangaroos In The City - have become one of Perth's best known and most loved pieces of civic art. These bronze kangaroos are located in front of Stirling Gardens on St George's Terrace and were sculpted by Charles Smith and Joan Walsh Smith...

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  • Monkey Mia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    This was the highlight of our 3-day tour. We all lined up along the beach knee-high in the water. The dolphin handlers called them in and selected people got to feed and pet them. It maybe lasted 20 minutes.

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  • Hillarys Boat Harbour

    Perth Things to Do

    Hillarys Boat Harbour is about 20 minutes north of Perth and is a fabulous place to go. If you have kids it has water slides and the best fish & chip shop in town. You can travel to Rottnest Island from there also. It has nice accommodation and an underwater world too for the kids. The shops are quaint tourist ones. It has a yummy ice cream shop...

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  • Kalgoorlie

    Perth Things to Do

    While you are in Kalgoorlie, presuming you haven't been taken by the gold rush, check out the classic Edwardian architecture at places like The Palace and The Exchange. You will also find that the town is a free spirited place where beer production and consumption is as highranking as partying, gambling and prostitution. Hey it is almost the wild...

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  • Subiaco

    Perth Things to Do

    Subiaco, or Subi is a place where the Aussies come by to chill. This township has numerous pubs and restaurants, and also houses Perth's largest Aussie Rules Football complex. When I was there, Australia was playing England (If you need to know the result, England won!). But what I want to talk about is their market near Subiaco train station....

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  • St George's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    It's hardly a grand affair but the Anglican cathedral of St George's is in a prime central location opposite the City Hall and Perth Concert Hall on St George's Terrace. Consecrated in 1888 (work on the building commenced in 1879), it is built of handmade bricks and is something of an international building - local jarrah roof arches, limestone...

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  • Western Australian Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    A large imposing mix of a series of Victorian and modern glass buildings, the WAM is just seconds from the Art Gallery of WA and forms part of the cultural island that includes WAM, AGWA, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), State and The Blue Room Theatres and the Central Library. A large modern double level foyer, predominantly glass,...

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  • Aboriginal Culture

    Perth Things to Do

    Didjeridoos - instruments from the earth Genuine didjeridus are naturally hollowed out by termites. Termites are very light-sensitive and can only survive in a dark, slightly humid environment. In the harsh Australian outback they create these conditions for themselves. Their colony is sealed to the outside world, even their 'roads' are fully...

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  • Scarborough Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    I was at a conference in Perth this time so didn't get much opportunity to see a lot but the most wonderful thing about Perth is that it is on the West coast of Australia and therefore you get to see the most gorgeous sunsets everyday.

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  • Supreme Court Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    The Supreme Court is a lovely old building in the Perth CBD. Have a peek inside at the big wooden staircase and old furniture if you're interested, but it's best to be neatly dressed and discrete. The surrounding gardens are very peaceful and good for a picnic. There are stories of prisoners escaping from the Court cells and hiding out in the...

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  • Herdsman Lake

    Perth Things to Do

    On the edge of Herdsman Lake is the Wildlife Centre. It was opened in 1984 and there is a mezzanine viewing level which provides binoculars for trying to spot the variety of birds which habitat the lake. The centre also has a range of reptiles and bugs and aquariums as well as an education natural history section. A small admission is charged.

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  • Burswood Entertainment Complex

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Whether its sport, music, theatre, gambling, dining or just watching people go by, you'll probably find something of interest at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. BEC contains a 24 hour casino, a range of award winning bars and restaurants, a world-class golf course, day spa, convention centre, live entertainment venues and...

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  • St Mary's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Go and visit the cathedral. Just recently it has had a A$30 million upgrade. This mainly a new roof and replacement of part of the old structure. As with the rest of Perth, the meld of old and new is stunning and certainly does not detract from the look of the building. The accoustics I cannot comment about as I heard no music when I was there,...

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  • South Perth

    Perth Things to Do

    Apartments in South Perth are a favoured residence for people who enjoy living by the river and wish to be close to the city, being a 10 minute ferry ride to the city. There are plenty of parklands along the river providing recreation facilities, bbq's, childrens playgrounds and boat ramps for launching the family power boat or sail craft. Many...

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  • Art Gallery of Western Australia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Whilst it may have been founded back in 1895, the gallery we see today was opened in October 1979 and is a modern 'brutalist' architecture of straight lines. Whilst it may not be particularly inspiring from the outside, it's a lovely interior of several galleries and where, standing in one, more can usually be seen. The gallery has at least one...

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  • Government House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Government House is the official home of the Governor of Western Australia. The house is quite impressive; it looks as if it was transported from some English countryside town. The house was built in the mid 1800's and is listed on Western Australian Register of Heritage Places. The grounds look beautiful with large trees and flowers. We saw many...

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  • Ningaloo Reef

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    For those travellers wanting to explore a little further afield, this is, in my opinion, a must do. Ningaloo Reef is situated just off the coast of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia. You could drive up (advisable to split the trip with an overnight stop on the way), take the Greyhound (approx. AUD220-250) or, for those...

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  • Swan Brewery

    Perth Things to Do

    The old 1606 ‘Duyfken’ replica is currently moored at Old Swan Brewery until November 2005. The ship was built in Fremantle and launched in 1999 and completed a very ambition ambitious age-of-discovery re-enactment voyage from Australia to the Netherlands via the old spice route. The journey crossed three great oceans and visited four continents....

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  • Koalas

    Perth Things to Do

    Another must see Australian animal is ofcourse the Koala Bear. Found mostly in Eastern, and South Australia, the Koala prefers tall eucalypt forests or low woodland areas. Koalas favor eucalypts as their main source of nutrition, but also may eat wattle tree or tea tree for a nice change in diets. Koala comes from the ancient Aboriginal word...

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  • Barrack Square

    Perth Things to Do

    Barrack Square is right on the Swan River. This is where you can find the Swan Bells, restaurants, shops and the Barrack Street Jetty to catch a ferry. Despite this being a busy area; it is quite lush with many trees, plants and flowers.

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  • Helicopter Flight

    Perth Things to Do

    After having arrived in Perth yesterday, we thought what can we do, that we havent ever done before and someway to see perth... and came to the conclusion that a helicopter ride was needed. A quick flick through a friends Yellow Pages we found a company called "heliwest group" which did both lessons and rides from janakot airport. 5 mins is AUS$...

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