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What To Do In Perth?  
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Hey guys,

I'm going on a business trip to Perth (Australia) in March and will have a couple of days to basically roam around the city (will do trip report - promise!). Would any locals or those that know the city well have any suggestions for me? I have absolutely no idea of what there is to see and do.

QFF

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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

What's there to do in perth? Nothing? Oh.. Wait... yes there is... head back to the airport and get the first flight back to the east coast!  duck 


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

I thought you meant the real Perth, in Scotland  Yeah sure


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
I thought you meant the real Perth, in Scotland

My suggestion stands for there too... Wait, Do they even have an airport?!!



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8603 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
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I remember years ago when I was working in a hotel in Pitlochry we had an Aussie waitress who had passed through Perth on her way up to the job - her response was "I didn't know you had a Perth here too" - for some reason she was quite offended when I fell on the floor laughing at her


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 3):
My suggestion stands for there too... Wait, Do they even have an airport?!!

Busiest GA airport in Scotland at Scone  Smile



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
her response was "I didn't know you had a Perth here too" - for some reason she was quite offended when I fell on the floor laughing at her

Well, you can't blame her. Perth, Australia is slightly more substantial than its namesake.

QFF

P.S: Just wondering, but - anyone have suggestions for what to do while in Perth (besides you, Brendan)? lol


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4):
her response was "I didn't know you had a Perth here too" - for some reason she was quite offended when I fell on the floor laughing at her

ROFL - That's hilarious... Oh man  rotfl 



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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 6):
Just wondering, but - anyone have suggestions for what to do while in Perth (besides you, Brendan)? lol

Haha, Umm, I'm just trying to think what my mum did when she went there (Other than complain there was nothing to do) - You can always go visit freemantle at night, Apparently they have alot of clubs and resteraunts there, I think they have some good markets there somewhere in perth (My mum got me some awesome pants there, mind picking me up some more? I'm size 34! thanks love!) Big grin



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

I'm looking at the Perth tourism website. And aside from Pottery festivals and Kate Ceberano concerts, all there is to do is attend the Summer of Bush Dances celebrations.

My god.

I'm from Sydney for f*ck's sake, I'm allergic to bush dancing!

Come on Perth - you can do better than that, surely. I expected a Rose Hancock dance/cabaret spectacular at the very least!

QFF

P.S: Yes Brendan. That's what I'll do - buy you some pants. Forget Disneyland this year, I wanna go and buy Kirkie a girdle in Lebanon, then its off to Mexico to get Jafa a wool collared brown leather jacket and a set of hemp pyjamas. Buying clothes for other people. Now THAT'S what I call a holiday.


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):

I was shown some pictures and given some suggestions by Bill so I suggest you wait until he posts in here...

All I can reccommend is a tour of the Kalgoorlie brothel near the mines Big grin



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 9):
I expected a Rose Hancock dance/cabaret spectacular

Oh god... Excuse me while I unload my dinner... Have you heard her sing?!! Her place was on "Location, Location" and Debra Hutton and her were having a sing along... She honestly sounds a cat being strangled (She looks like one too)

Heh, Make sure they're the pants with "XP" on the butt...



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 11):
Oh god... Excuse me while I unload my dinner... Have you heard her sing?!! Her place was on "Location, Location" and Debra Hutton and her were having a sing along... She honestly sounds a cat being strangled (She looks like one too)

Still..

..beats the Bush Dance festival by a long shot.

QFF


User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Perth City is very easy to walk about and there are also three CAT (Central Area Transfer) buses on three routes in the centre - these are free and you just step on and off as you want.

You could take the train to Fremantle (only 30 mins from Perth.) Cottesloe Beach is halfway between Perth and Fremantle. Sitting on the terrace of the Blue Duck Restaurant at at Cottesloe, with a bowl of potato wedges and a mango daquiri in hand, is a lovely way to watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean at the end of the day. You can also go to Fremantle by boat down the Swan River.

The Alexander Library (big complex beside Art Gallery and Perth station is very user friendly with an excellent section of Aviation and other transport books.)

Kings Park is well worth a visit as there are splendid views over Perth.

Look for the Visitors Information on the 2nd Floor of the Hay Street Mall - they have loads of brochures and information. There is also a visitors information in Forrest Place close to Perth Station.

It is the beaches of WA that are astounding - if you have time to get to them.



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User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

OK so your 26-35... this could be a tough one!!

Are you here alone? Maybe someone of your age would be into wine? Either way I suggest rent a car, everything is spaced out.

If you are into wine rent a car and drive 2 and a half hours 'down south' to Busselton or Dunsborough and explore that region.

If you are more of a younger mental state then:
Tuesday Night:
The Kardy (Kardinya) if your into skanks lol

Wednesday Night:
The Leedy (Leederville Hotel)

Thursday Night:
The Paddo (Paddington Ale House)

Friday Night:
Fremantle - Start at The Newie (Newport Hotel)
- Then choose between Harbourside or Metropolis Fremantle

Saturday Night:
Northies - busy but a bit of trouble there
Fremantle - Head straight to Metropolis or Harbourside to avoid lines
Burswood Casino - Get there whenever and go to the Ruby Room Night Club upstairs. The women at the cas and fremantle are premo but Northies the quality starts to tumble lol

Sunday:
Sunday sessions at the Cott, Contacios Scarborough, Rivervale Near Burswood, or the Shed in Northbridge.

If you are an older type of person and want stuff to do during the day heres a bit of a guide: Nothing too exciting here tho!!
Shopping - Friday Night City Open
- Saturday: Garden City on the South
Karrinyup on the North
- Sunday: City open 12-5
Fremantle Markets
E Shed Markets

Tourist Crap: Go and take a look at Kings Park sometime while you are here, I reccomend night time as its one of the best views you will get of Perth City and surrounding.

Fremantle Prison runs underground tunnel tours where I think you float in a boat along the tunnels underneath the prison in complete darkness.

Theres a sunset jetboat cruise leaving from fremantle, leaving around 7pm these days for about $25pp - but you will get wet.

Take a day trip to Rottnest on a ferry and see the mini kangaroo things called Quokas and spend the rest of your time thinking of getting off the dump haha i hate it there!!

If you are into beaches try Scarborough/Cottesloe or anywhere else along our coast - we have the best - watch for the sharks that have been around lately tho!!

Go for a wine cruise along the Swan River which departs from Barrack Street Jetty.

If your into Aviation - Jandakot Airport is a 20 minute drive down the freeway, busiest GA airport in Oz. Go to the Royal Aero Club and sit upstairs in the Cafe/Bar watching the action, or go for a joy flight or something like that.

I'm sure theres a lot more, but living here I dont tend to do tourist stuff. I think the older tourist would appreciate their visit a lot more, as its more wine/great food/good views/great beaches sorta thing. If your looking for tacky bridge climbs or BrisVegas theme parks or RSL Club gambling stay over East lol.

Hope this helps - I advise that if none of the above takes your fancy - drink heavily from the moment you knock off work.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Quoting 'Longreach' (Reply 14):
The Kardy (Kardinya) if your into skanks lol

Seems like someone's summed you up already, QFF.  rotfl 



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
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Glad you started this thread, I've been researching the same. But we'll be going in July.

I've heard and read nothing but nice things there, but the wineries seem to be the biggest draw, Margaret river and Swan Valley.

In fact, I hope to learn more from your trip report.

AS it stands now, we are due into Sydney on Jul2, and we depart Australai from Perth on July 14. So we have 12 days and are trying to figure out how to split up the days and between which cities.

Since we've been to Sydney and spent a week there, we'll probably only spend 2-3 days there this time.

to Qantas forever, check out flyertalk.com in the australia section, as I recently began a thread about this.


The problem we are having now is wheter to spend the rest of those days all near Perth OR do few days Sydney, a few days DArwin(Kakadu) and a few days Perth.

FAO Longreach, I have also been wondering, is Longreach Australia worth a stop over to? What is in Longreach Australia?



And please, chime in, more about Perth!



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4656 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Best day of my life was spent in Perth -

Book a Captain Cook Cruises jaunt up the Swan River to visit the wineries. It's a full day and well worth it!

1) You're trying wines and ports all day

2) You get very drunk but don't feel ill as it's spaced out

3) The scenery is gorgeous

4) Even though me and a friend were the youngest on the cruise by far, everyone was friendly (especially after a few bevvies) and a great day can be had. We even went to dinner with two of the people from the cruise  Smile

Can't recommend it enough and it's not that expensive either!

Trent.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
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well, let me ask this. we ahve 12 days in Australia.


I think we'll spend 2-3 days in Sydney, but trying to figure out, should we spend the remainder of those days in Perth OR

Split a coupla days in Darwin(kakadu) and then on to Perth?



In other words, once outside Perth, is there enough there for 10 days?



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Sail & Anchor in Freo is a good pub. Spend some time in there.

Or head out on a day trip to Rott Nest Island.


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 18):
In other words, once outside Perth, is there enough there for 10 days?

You could go to Margaret River and then down towards the Southern Ocean coastline, the southwest corner of Oz will surprise you with its greenery, and head north say to Monkey Mia and the Kalbarri. That will keep you occupied!

Otherwise, the Northern Territory is well worth a visit, seriously I would recommend 10 days going to the Red Centre (Ayers Rock, The Olgas, Kings Canyon) for 4 days and then the Top End (Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks) for 4 days, and spend a couple of days in Perth.

The "Territory" is a bit hot at the moment, and the Top End is in the midst of the wet season still, but still well worth a visit.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 15):
Seems like someone's summed you up already, QFF.

:P Nothing loike a bottle of drooi whooooit woooin.

Quoting 'Longreach' (Reply 14):
If you are more of a younger mental state then:

I think you mean - if you're an alcoholic. lol

Quoting 'Longreach' (Reply 14):
If you are into wine rent a car and drive 2 and a half hours 'down south' to Busselton

I've been seriously thinking about this. A friend of mine lives in Busselton. Is there much to do there?

I'm planning on going to Fremantle on the way down south, that place looks fantastic. Although I must ask: is it "Freh-mantle" or "Freee-mantle"?

Quoting 'Longreach' (Reply 14):
If your looking for tacky bridge climbs or BrisVegas theme parks or RSL Club gambling stay over East lol.

You call the bridge climb tacky? This coming from someone who thinks the best way to spend a few days in Perth is to get so drunk one no longer knows where the hell one is.

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 16):
The problem we are having now is wheter to spend the rest of those days all near Perth OR do few days Sydney, a few days DArwin(Kakadu) and a few days Perth.

Go to Darwin!!

Darwin is absolutely spectacular. Just a wonderful wonferful town. Not really the gateway to the outback that Alice Springs is, but still an extraordinary place. If you can I also recommend you look into the Torres Straight Islands - some of the most beautiful and untouched tropical islands on earth.

Here they are on the map:



I can almost guarantee that NONE of your friends have been there (heck, most Australians have never been!). If you want to go somewhere absolutely beautiful, uniquely Australian, and totally off the tourist track - look into the Torres Straight Islands.

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 16):
FAO Longreach, I have also been wondering, is Longreach Australia worth a stop over to? What is in Longreach Australia?

The Qantas founders museum alone is worth the visit. Fully preserved Qantas 747-238 for you to poke around in!

QFF


User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 21):
You call the bridge climb tacky? This coming from someone who thinks the best way to spend a few days in Perth is to get so drunk one no longer knows where the hell one is.

Haha - I just think it was the biggest waste of money... the biggest rush was climbing down the ladder as two trains went past.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 21):
I've been seriously thinking about this. A friend of mine lives in Busselton. Is there much to do there?

I'm planning on going to Fremantle on the way down south, that place looks fantastic. Although I must ask: is it "Freh-mantle" or "Freee-mantle"?

Ok 'down south' ie Busselton/Margaret River/Dunsborough is much more geared towards tourism than I think Perth is. If you base yourself in Busselton and rent a car you can visit pretty much everything - Chocolate Factories/Fudge Factories/Icecream Factories/Wineries EVERYWHERE/Breweries/Golf Courses/Excellent Beaches etc etc.

You don't need to stop at Free-man-tle on your way down south. It is close to Perth - We have been known to start clubbing in Fremantle some nights and end up in Perth by the end. You can take a drive there and be back within half a day. There is lots to look around at there as well. Just call it Freo.

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 16):
AS it stands now, we are due into Sydney on Jul2, and we depart Australai from Perth on July 14. So we have 12 days and are trying to figure out how to split up the days and between which cities.

As for your trip, if you have about 9 days left over then I reccommend doing a four day trip 'down south' and then spend the remaining four days in Perth. But for the four days in Perth make sure you book a tour or something for each day ie plan it all out, because people get bored here if they just rock up and expect it to be like a tourist town. Maybe day one the river cruise down the swan with the wineries, day two a day trip to Rottnest (ewwh) and day three hang out around Fremantle, and day four chill out. If you are looking for a hotel to stay in whilst in Perth I can reccomend the Intercontinental Burswood Resort, as that is where you will have non-stop action. If thats too pricey try the Holiday Inn which has just been built right next to it.

Hope I have answered everything. PS No idea about Longreach


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Quoting 'Longreach' (Reply 22):
day two a day trip to Rottnest (ewwh)

I was seriously thinking about Rottnest - why don't you like it?

QFF


User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Umm most people do like it - but I think its the biggest disgrace in Australia. The accomodation is old and dodgy (they just had to pull all of the asbestos off the island), and there is Quokka sh*t everywhere you try and walk. I found unless you love the sun and swimming or had a boat, you would struggle to find something to do besides constant trips to the superdeli haha. The ferry ride over costs about $50p/p.

I have been over there for a few 21st, and even in my as you call 'alcoholic' state, I just wanted off the island. But take a bike if you do go. Better to hire one out of Perth as it will be half the price.


25 QANTASforever : Ah ok. I almost forgot to thank everyone for their suggestions. I'm all set to spend 5 free days in the South West corner from the 13th of March. Than
26 TNboy : Longreach covered most of it. Fremantle has plenty to see, especially if you like ocean and yacht-related stuff. It has a lot of atmosphere. Rottnest
27 Post contains images Mirrodie : Bill, I'll email you, but now that you are talking knighthood, I am all ears for that Hutt River. Well, I am more torn about it all now LOL. I will c
28 Post contains images QANTASforever : I am not proposing an unconstitutional principality. If I were, I think I could do better than installing someone on the throne called "Prince Leonar
29 Prebennorholm : I am going to Perth, but not until next year. Anyway, I will hardly leave the airport and continue on a two hours ride an old F-50 to Esperance somew
30 'Longreach' : I'm not too sure to be honest with you regarding sharks in esperance. I have been to esperance quite a while ago, and did a coastal drive. Some of the
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