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PERTH - MY CURRENT HOME

The Most Isolated City in the World

FAVOURITE PHOTO

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I AM CREATING A SERIES OF BLOGS ON ALL THE PLACES I HAVE VISITED IN AUSTRALIA. THESE BLOGS WILL BE SEPARATED INTO STATES. GUESS I SHOULD START IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AS I AM CURRENTLY LIVING HERE. I HAVE LIVED IN 4 STATES OF AUSTRALIA AND HAVE BEEN TO ALL STATES EXCEPT FOR TASSIE. I PLAN TO FIX THAT BY VISITING TASSIE NEXT YEAR IN 2018.

THESE BLOGS WILL BE UPDATED AS WE SEE MORE OF AUSTRALIA. THERE ARE STILL PLACES THAT I HAVE NOT VISITED AND ARE MOST DEFINITELY ON MY HOLIDAY HIT LIST. HOPEFULLY THESE BLOGS WILL HELP YOU IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT. AS WE ALL KNOW, SCENERY AND A LOT OF OFF THE BEATEN PATH STUFF DOESN'T CHANGE MUCH SO WILL STILL BE RELEVENT IN YEARS TO COME.

INCLUDED IS FAMILY STUFF THAT MAY BORE YOU, BUT THAT IS A RECORD FOR OUR FAMILY TO READ IN THE FUTURE.

MOST BOLDED HEADINGS HAVE LINKS THAT MAY BE HELPFUL TO YOU.

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SO ..... PERTH.

MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF PERTH WAS SMALL, FRIENDLY, CLEAN AND ... BLUE. THE REASON WHY I SAY BLUE IS THAT DUE TO THE LACK OF SMOG THE SKY IS A LOVELY BLUE COLOUR...... NOT IN THE ABOVE PICTURE UNFORTUATELY :)

WE CAME OVER FROM SYDNEY AS THE CLIMATE SUITED US WITH A PREDICTABLE WEATHER PATTERN OF HOT AND DRY IN SUMMER AND COLD AND WET IN WINTER. BETTER TO GET IT OVER AND DONE WITH IN MISERABLE WINTER SO THAT WE CAN ENJOY OUR NICE LONG SUNNY SUMMER DAYS AND LOVELY SUNSETS ON THE BEACH :)

SPEAKING OF THE BEACH ... PERTH'S BEACHES ARE STUNNING WITH AQUA COLOURED WATER .... MUCH DIFFERENT TO THE BLUE WATER THAT AUSTRALIA HAS OVER EAST. A GREAT PASTIME HERE IS TO GRAB A PICNIC AND BOTTLE OF WINE AND HEAD DOWN TO THE BEACH FOR A SUNSET. WHEREVER YOU LIVE IN PERTH YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM A BEACH.

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PERTH'S SUBURBS ARE DIVIDED BY THE LOVELY SWAN RIVER. YOU EITHER LIVE NORTH OF THE RIVER OR SOUTH ... WITH A BIT OF FRIENDLY RIVALRY IN BETWEEN. WE LIVE NORTH.

THE COST OF LIVING HERE IS EXPENSIVE DUE TO PERTH BEING THE MOST ISOLATED CITY IN THE WORLD. A COUPLE OF TIPS IF YOU ARE VISITING IS TO SHARE YOUR MEAL AT PUBS BECAUSE THEY ARE HUGE. LOOK FOR THE RESTAURANTS THAT DO BYO (BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE). YOU CAN BUY THAT CHEAP FROM LIQUORLAND NEXT TO WOOLWORTHS GROCERIES IN MURRAY STREET MALL. THERE ARE FREE CAT BUS SERVICES AROUND TOWN TO HOP AND OFF AT YOUR LEASURE. ALL BUSES WITHIN THE CITY ARE FREE SO IF YOU WANT TO GO TO KINGS PARK LOOK FOR BUS 935 ON KING GEORGES TERRACE AND JUST JUMP ON. ANOTHER TIP IS TO GO TO THE INFORMATION CENTRE AND GRAB THE LATEST PERTH BROCURES AS THEY CONTAIN LOTS OF DISCOUNTS.

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Perth Cat Bus

PERTH IS NOT REAL SHOPPER FRIENDLY. IT HAS 2 MAIN MALLS, MURRAY STREET AND HAY STREET AND A CUTE LITTLE ENGLISH ALLEYWAY CALLED LONDON COURT AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT .... SO IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO PERTH TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP.... FORGET IT ;)
WE PREFER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES LIKE SURFING, BEACH KITES, NATIONAL PARKS, BOATING, BEACH ACTIVITIES, HIKING, BIKE RIDING ETC.

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Murray Street Mall

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London Court in Hay Street Mall

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Hay Street Mall Spring Festival - Photoshopped

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO. PERTH HAS DECIDED TO COPY OTHER CITIES AND PUT A BUNCH OF THESE COPPER CHARACTORS AROUND TOWN.
OH WELL, AT LEAST IT GIVES THE TOURISTS SOMETHING TO TAKE THEIR PICTURES BY :)

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HUBBY AND I HAVE SEEN SOME AMAZING AND UNIQUE ICONS IN CITIES AND TOWNS OVERSEAS. US PERTHIANS ARE EMBARRASSED WITH OURS.... A PATHETIC LITTLE BELL TOWER AND THE RELATIVELY NEW GREEN CACTUS WHICH LOOKS LIKE EXCESSIVE SNOT.

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PERTH FESTIVALS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE IN PERTH FOR A POPULAR FESTIVAL OR EVENT THEN HERE ARE JUST A FEW -
I WILL UPDATE AS I THINK OF MORE.

JANUARY - AUSTRALIA DAY WITH FIREWORKS OVER THE SWAN RIVER.
FEBRUARY/MARCH - INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
JULY - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
AUGUST - AVON RIVER DESCENT - A GRUELING RIVER RAPIDS RACE FROM MOUNTAIN INTO PERTH OVER 2 DAYS.
SEPTEMBER - KINGS PARK WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL.
SEPTEMBER - SPRING IN THE VALLEY FESTIVAL IN THE SWAN VALLEY.
SEPTEMBER - PERTH SHOW.
OCTOBER - LIGHT FESTIVAL INCLUDING THE CELEBRATION OF WA MULTICULTURALISM.

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Australia Day Fireworks

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Avon Descent

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

BURSWOOD CASINO - WHAT'S ON?

PERTH HAS A CASINO BUT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT HERE DO NOT REALLY LIKE US TO GAMBLE (we don't have pokie machines and we don't have RSL Clubs like over east) THEY MADE SURE OUR ONLY CASINO WAS STUCK AS FAR AWAY FROM TOWN AS POSSIBLE.
TO GET TO BURSWOOD CASINO YOU NEED TO CATCH THE THORNLIE TRAIN LINE TO BURSWOOD AND THEN WALK DOWN HILL A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

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Burswood Casino Perth

NORTHBRIDGE - WHAT'S ON?

FOR NIGHT LIFE, HEAD OVER TO NORTHBRIDGE. JAMES STREET IS THE MAIN DRAG IN NORTHBRIDGE WITH A VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AND PUBS. THE ICONIC PUB TO VISIT ON THE CORNER IS THE BRASS MONKEY.

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IF YOU ARE INTO PHOTOGRAPHY THEN A COUPLE OF INTERESTING PLACES IN PERTH FOR A PHOTO SHOOT ARE ELIZABETH QUAY WHERE THAT PATHETIC BELL TOWER IS, SOUTH PERTH (catch the ferry from Elizabeth Quay across the Swan River), KINGS PARK AND CLAYSBROOK BRIDGE FOR CAR TRAILS. BELOW ARE SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS AT THESE SPOTS.

South Perth Night Shoot - Some Light Sticks and Bart was done with a pixel stick

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Claysbrook Bridge Light Trails Photo Shoot. (At Claysbrook Railway Station).

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Aussirose attempts bokkah

Aussirose attempts bokkah

OF COURSE IT HELPS IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU THAT KNOWS HOW TO APPLY THE BEST SETTINGS IN YOUR CAMERA AND SOMETIMES BRINGS ALONG SOME UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY ACCESSORIES TO HELP OUT :)

I OFTEN TAG ALONG WITH A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP FOUND ON MEETUP.COM

THE LUCKY SHAG

MOST OF YOU THAT KNOW ME FROM THE OLD VIRTUAL TOURIST SITE WILL KNOW MY FAVOURITE VT MEETUP PLACE. SO FOR US.... ;) HERE ARE SOME CHOICE PHOTOS OF GREAT MEMORIES :)

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BIG PERTH VT MEET 2007

AND OF COURSE OUR BIG VT MEET IN 2007 (2nd Big Aussie VT Meet - 1st being in Melbourne 2006). JUST A FEW SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS.

Stephanie and Gerry from VT headquarters in Perth

Stephanie and Gerry from VT headquarters in Perth

Who can resist the Lancester Wineries handsome fellas <img class='img' src='https://tp.daa.ms/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />

Who can resist the Lancester Wineries handsome fellas :)

TheTravelSlut and TheBoyToy - from Florida

TheTravelSlut and TheBoyToy - from Florida

Pickledonions and host Alex-Perth

Pickledonions and host Alex-Perth

aussirose with Waaleweiner and LoriPori from Canada

aussirose with Waaleweiner and LoriPori from Canada

nezz and PJ from Netherlands

nezz and PJ from Netherlands

girls on the table... too much wine

girls on the table... too much wine

Fellas taking pictures of girls on the table too much wine

Fellas taking pictures of girls on the table too much wine

And TheTravelSlut finds the dunny <img class='img' src='https://tp.daa.ms/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />

And TheTravelSlut finds the dunny :)

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT BLOG ON PLACES TO VISIT SURROUNDING PERTH.

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PLACES TO VISIT INNER PERTH

Through The Eye of an Amature Photographer

FAVOURITE PHOTO

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KINGS PARK

THE MOST OBVIOUS PLACE TO CHECK OUT IS KINGS PARK WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER PERTH. JUMP ON BUS 935 FROM ST GEORGES TERRACE FOR FREE. ANY BUS YOU CATCH WITHIN THE CITY IS FREE. NO POINT IN PAYING EXTRA FOR THE HOP IN HOP OFF BUS OR FAKE TRAM.

KINGS PARK HOSTS THE WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER AND YOU'LL FIND A DELIGHTFUL ARRAY OF COLOUR.
THERE IS A NATURAL AMPHITHEATRE IN WHICH CONCERTS AND OUTDOOR CINEMAS ARE HOSTED IN SUMMER.

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Café and Gift Shop

Café and Gift Shop

Wildflower Festival in September

Wildflower Festival in September

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IT WAS HERE THAT I FIRST LEARNT HOW TO TAKE NIGHT PHOTOS WITH MY POINT AND SHOOT. A VIRTUAL TOURIST FRIEND OF MINE MAURIE FROM JAPAN TAUGHT ME. I DIDN'T HAVE A TRIPOD WHICH MADE IT A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT. YOU ALWAYS TAKE TONS OF FAILURES BEFORE FINALLY GETTING A REASONABLE SHOT.

YEARS LATER I ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WITH MY NEW DSLR AND GOT A FEW KEEPERS :)

Couple of failures haha

Couple of failures haha

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Festival of Lights

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SUBIACO

NOT FAR FROM PERTH ON THE FREMANTLE TRAIN LINE IS THE CHIC TOWN OF SUBIACO. IT'S NICE TO PAY A VISIT FOR SOME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. I JOINED A GROUP ON MEETUP.COM AND WE ENJOYED A MORNING WANDERING AROUND THE PARK AND STREETS HERE.
SUBIACO USED TO BE THE 'IN' PLACE FOR RESTAURANTS. THESE DAYS LEEDERVILLE IS MORE POPULAR.

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LEEDERVILLE

LEEDERVILLE IS A SHORT 1 STOP FROM PERTH ON THE TRAIN LINE TO WHITFORDS FROM PLATFORM 1.

LEEDERVILLE IS A GREAT PLACE FOR THE LAZY AFTERNOON RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE. THERE ARE A FEW NIGHT CLUBS TOO FOR THE YOUNG ONES AND YOUNG AT HEART ;)
LEEDERVILLE ALSO HAS A FRESH SEAFOOD SHOP.

I JOINED ANOTHER MEETUP GROUP HERE WITH A STREET PHOTOGRAPHY THEME. I WASN'T CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO TAKE RANDOM PIX OF PEOPLE. I WISH I HAD BECAUSE SOME OF THE PHOTOSl THE OTHERS TOOK WERE FANTASTIC.... ESPECIALLY THE BLACK AND WHITE ONES. HERE ARE MY MEDIOCRE EFFORTS.

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EAST PERTH

EASY TO GET TO ON THE FREE YELLOW CAT BUS SERVICE, EAST PERTH IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR A CLASSY RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE ON THE SWAN RIVER.
THE PARK AND BRIDGE OVER THE SWAN ARE GREAT FOR PHOTOS.

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NEXT UP... PLACES TO VISIT OUTTER PERTH

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PLACES TO VISIT OUTTER PERTH

Take a Day Trip by Public Transport.

FAVOURITE PHOTO.

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HERE ARE A FEW GREAT SUGGESTIONS ON NICE PLACES TO VISIT OUTSIDE THE CITY OF PERTH.... ALL OF WHICH CAN BE REACHED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT. PURCHASE A FAMILY RIDER TICKET FROM THE VENDING MACHINE WHICH WILL ALLOW UP TO 2 ADULTS AND 5 CHILDREN FOR THE WHOLE DAY OF TRAVEL ON TRAINS, BUSES AND FERRYS.

FREMANTLE

ONCE UPON A TIME I USED TO SUGGEST TO GO TO FREO ON THE CAPTAIN COOK FERRY FROM PERTH. UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS NOW BECOME TOO EXPENSIVE. EVEN IF YOU DID JUST THE RETURN JOURNEY YOU WOULDN'T RECOUP THE MONEY YOU OUTLAY IN THE FREE WINE TASTINGS THEY OFFER ON THE 3.15PM FERRY BACK TO PERTH. SO THESE DAYS I RECOMMEND THE TRAIN JOURNEY ON THE FREMANTLE LINE. YES FREO IS THE END OF THE LINE. BEWARE... IT IS A SLOW JOURNEY WITH A LOT OF STATIONS. THE CAPTAIN COOK IS BEST FOR THE DINNER CRUISE.... IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT.

FREMANTLE HAS MARKETS ON THE WEEKEND. IT HAS LOVELY OLD COLONIAL BUILDINGS WITH THE VERANDAS AND WROUGHT IRON TRIMMINGS. THE OLD JAIL IS COOL TO VISIT. LITTLE CREATURES MICRO BREWERY IS A 'MUST DO'. WE HAD MANY A GREAT VIRTUAL TOURIST MEET AT LITTLE CREATURES.

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VT Meet Little Creatures Brewery

VT Meet Little Creatures Brewery

Marinated Kangaroo

Marinated Kangaroo

aussirose jumps for jumpingnorman at Little Creatures

aussirose jumps for jumpingnorman at Little Creatures

Fishermans Wharf Near Little Creatures

Fishermans Wharf Near Little Creatures

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Fremantle Historical Buildings

Fremantle Historical Buildings

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SCARBOROUGH

SCARBOROUGH IS ON THE BEACH. SO IF YOU FEEL LIKE SPENDING AN AFTEENOON IN THE SUN AND SURF THEN SCARBOROUGH IS WORTH A VISIT. THERE IS ALSO A SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS AND A PUB OR TWO TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST AFTER. FOR THOSE THAT CHOOSE TO STAY ON THE BEACH THERE IS A HIGH RISE HOTEL CALLED THE RENDEVUEX .... BUT YOU PROBABLY SHOULD READ THE REVIEWS FIRST AS I HEAR THAT IT IS A LITTLE RUN DOWN HAVING NOT HAD RENOVATIONS DONE FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS.

TO GET TO SCARBOROUGH TAKE THE WHITFORDS TRAIN LINE FROM PLATFORM 1 TO GLENDALOUGH AND BUS 990.

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JOONDALUP

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME SHOPPING THEN CATCH THE BUTLER TRAIN LINE FROM PLATFORM 1 TO JOONDALUP. THE SHOPS ARE RIGHT AT THE STATION. IT ALSO HAS SOME NICE RESTAURANTS AND PUBS FOR LUNCH.

FROM HERE YOU CAN WALK DOWN TO JOONDALUP LAKE (Just ask anyone for directions). MAYBE BUY A PICNIC LUNCH FROM WOOLWORTHS AND DRINKS FROM LIQUORLAND NEXT DOOR.

DO LOOK OUT FOR PADDY MALONES PUB ALSO AS THAT IS A NICE EXPERIENCE. ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS IN JOONDALUP IS KULCHA WITH QUICK SERVICE AND FANTASTIC FOOD. NOT TOO EXPENSIVE EITHER. BEST TO GET IN EARLY THOUGH... NO NEED TO BOOK...

JOONDALUP ALSO HAS A FREE CAT BUS SERVICE IF YOU WANT TO JUMP ON AND OFF AT YOUR LEASURE. THE GARDENS AT THE UNIVERSITY ARE NICE TO WALK THROUGH.

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aussirose and daughter Janine enjoying lunch at Paddy Malones Pub

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Kulcha Restaurant

Kulcha Restaurant

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WANNEROO BOTANIC GOLF GARDENS

THIS IS NICE TO VISIT FOR A MORNING MINI GOLF (I don't do proper golf) AROUND THE LUSH BOTANICAL GARDENS. AFTER TAKE A LEASURLY LUNCH AT LEAP FROG CAFE AMONGST THE NICE GREENERY. OUR DAUGHTER KELLI MARRIED TOM HERE. WEDDINGS HERE ARE POPULAR AND NOT TOO EXPENSIVE.

TO GET TO THE BOTANIC GOLF GARDENS, CATCH BUS 468 FROM JOONDALUP TRAIN STATION. JUST ASK THE BUS DRIVER TO STOP AT THE BUS STOP JUST ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE GARDENS.

MEMORIES - A PHOTO SHOOT WITH SOME FRIENDS FROM MEETUP.COM WITH DAUGHTER KELLI AS OUR MODEL :)

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HILLARYS BOAT HARBOUR

HILLARYS BOAT HARBOUR IS A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT. THEY HAVE WATER SLIDES AND A MINI THEME PARK IN SUMMER AND THERE ARE MANY SHOPS, GIFT SHOPS, CAFES AND RESTAURANTS TO CHOOSE FROM. THERE IS ALSO AQUA, AN UNDERWATER WORLD AND SEA ANIMAL PETTING ZOO.

TO GET HERE, CATCH THE WHITFORDS TRAIN FROM PLATFORM 1 TO WARWICK AND GET ON BUS 423. THIS BUS GOES BETWEEN WARWICK AND STIRLING STATIONS SO YOU CAN CATCH IT FROM EITHER AND TO EITHER STATION TO GET BACK TO PERTH.

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MEMORIES - OF OUR FIRST BOAT LAUNCH FROM HILLARYS :)

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MEMORIES - EVENING PHOTOSHOOT AT HILLARYS :)

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Photoshopped Small World - Hillarys Boat Harbour

Photoshopped Small World - Hillarys Boat Harbour

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MANDURAH

LIVING NORTH OF THE RIVER WE DON'T GO DOWN TO MANDURAH MUCH ALTHOUGH WE CAN CATCH THE TRAIN RIGHT FROM CLARKSON STATION CLOSE TO HOME ALL THE WAY DOWN SOUTH. CONSEQUENTLY I DON'T HAVE MANY PHOTOS OF MANDURAH.

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SWAN VALLEY

SWAN VALLEY IS JUST 3/4HR EAST FROM PERTH AND IS WINE COUNTRY. TRANSPORT HERE IS NOT REALLY GOOD SO THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY OUR LOCAL WINES AND BEERS IS TO TAKE A WINE TOUR. WE RECENTLY CHOSE OUT AND ABOUT TOURS WHEN A GOOD FRIEND FROM BELGIUM VISITED.

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ROTTNEST ISLAND

ROTTO AS US LOCALS CALL IT IS THE HOME OF THE CUTE LITTLE QUOKKA WHICH IS ONLY FOUND ON THIS ISLAND. QUOKKAS ARE LIKE AN OVERGROWN RAT... BUT MUCH CUTER :) ROTTO IS BEST VISITED IN SUMMER AND EVEN THEN THE TRIP OUT AND BACK ON THE FERRY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL A LITTLE GREEN. THE FAST FERRY FROM HILLARYS BOAT HARBOUR IS PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE. IF YOU BOOK THROUGH YOUR HOTEL THE PRICE WILL INCLUDE PICK UP AND DROP OFF AT YOUR HOTEL.

MOST OF US LOCALS VIEW ROTTO AS OVERRATED AND EXPENSIVE. BUT IF YOU ARE VISITING PERTH THEN I GUESS YOU HAVE TO DO ROTTNEST ISLAND. THE BEACHES SURROUNDING ROTTO ARE VERY PRETTY. THE RESTAURANT ON THE WATER FRONT IS A MUST DO... BUT EXPENSIVE. WE USUALLY GET A BUS PASS TO HOP ON AND OFF AROUND THE ISLAND AT THE VARIOUS BEACHES BUT YOU CAN ALSO HIRE A PUSH BIKE AND BIKE AROUND. OUR KIDS LIKED THE KIDS PARK COMPLETE WITH TRAMPOLINES.

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MULLALOO BEACH

IF YOU WANT TO GO TO A NICE BEACH AND MIX WITH THE LOCALS, I WOULD SUGGEST MULLALOO BEACH AND LUNCH AT THE MULLALOO BEACH HOTEL. TO GET THERE TAKE THE WHITFORDS TRAIN FROM PLATFORM 1 TO WHITFORDS AND THEN BUS 460. BUS 460 DOES NOT RUN ON THE WEEKENDS THOUGH SO IF YOU ARE GOING ON THE WEEKEND, THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO CATCH BUS 461 AND ASK THE BUS DRIVER WHERE TO GET OFF TO WALK DOWN THE HILL TO MULLALOO BEACH.

THE HOTEL IS POPULAR SO IF YOU WANT TO DO LUNCH THERE, PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY

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OCEAN REEF

NEXT BEACH UP FROM MULLALOO IS OCEAN REEF, OR BEAUMARIS AS THE LOCALS REFER TO IT. WE LIVED IN OCEAN REEF NEAR THE BEACH. ONE THING I MISS ABOUT THAT HOUSE WAS THE OUTDOOR SPA. I'M A BIG LOVER OF SPAS :) ANYWAY, THE EASIEST WAY TO GET THERE IS TO CATCH BURNS BEACH BUS 470 FROM JOONDALUP TRAIN STATION. BURNS BEACH IS THE NEXT BEACH UP BUT HAS A FABULOUS LITTLE CAFE THERE. AND THERE IS A PATH THAT RUNS ALONG THE BEACH FRONT TOWARDS OCEAN REEF THAT IS POPULAR WITH FAMILIES, WALKING PETS AND BIKE RIDING.

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MINDARIE KEYS

CURRENTLY WE ARE LIVING IN MINDARIE. THIS AREA IS A LITTLE MORE UPPER CLASS THAN WE ARE USED TO .... BUT HEY .... WE ARE ENJOYING IT :) WE ARE 2 MINUTES FROM THE SHOPS AT OCEAN KEYS SHOPPING CENTRE AND 5 MINUTES FROM THE LOVELY MINDARIE KEYS HARBOUR WITH THE INDIE OCEAN MICRO BREWERY AND THE BOAT PUB. ON THE WEEKENDS THERE IS PLENTY OF FAMILY FUN DOWN AT THE KEYS :)

SO IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US LOCALS..... THEN SEND ME A MESSAGE HERE ON TP AND WE CAN MEET YOU AT CLARKSON TRAIN STATION AND TAKE YOU TO WITH US. SUNDAY AFTERNOON IS COOL AT THE INDIE BREWING CO. ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER WHEN THEY HAVE THE MARKETS AND A LOCAL BAND PLAYING.

OH... AND THOSE IN THE FAMILY THAT LIKE FISHING HAVE TRIED THEIR LUCK AT ATTEMPTING TO BAIT A BITE ON THE PIER ACROSS FROM THE PUB ACTION....

EXCUSE MY PATHETIC PHOTOS.... BUT HEY..... WE HAVE TOO MUCH FUN HERE TO BRING DOWN MY SERIOUS DSLR ;)

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Bit of Photoshop Fun

Bit of Photoshop Fun

HDRish

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MEMORIES = SOME FUN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLOSE TO HOME AT THE MARMION AVENUE, OCEAN KEYS ROAD INTERSECTION.

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THERE ARE OTHER DAY TRIPS TO DO FROM PERTH BUT YOU WILL NEED A CAR. OR YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE MANY DAY BUS TOURS THAT ARE ON OFFER. FIND BROCURES AT THE PERTH INFORMATION CENTRE.

I WILL SHOW YOU A FEW OF THESE TRIPS NEXT BLOG.

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SHORT TRIPS FROM PERTH

Car only

FAVOURITE PHOTO

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BELOW ARE SHORT TRIPS FROM PERTH NO MORE THAN 4HRS DRIVING. THESE CAN BE DONE IN 1 DAY, BUT TO ENJOY FULLY YOU SHOULD PLAN TO SPEND AT LEAST 2 DAYS AT YOUR CHOSEN DESTINATION.

I ALWAYS SUGGEST THAT WHEN HIRING A CAR, YOU CHOOSE A REPUTABLE CAR HIRE COMPANY LIKE AVIS OR HERTZ. LIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN LIFE, YOU ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. SUGGESTED THAT YOU PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD. THAT WAY IF THERE IS ANY TRANSACTION ON YOUR STATEMENT THAT YOU DISAGREE WITH OR DID NOT AUTHORISE, YOU CAN THEN RELY ON THE CREDIT CARD DISPUTE/CHARGEBACK TEAM TO RECOUP YOUR MONEY.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE PLACES, CLICK ON THE LINKS PROVIDED.

NORTH

YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK

THIS IS AN EASY 1 1/2 HRS NORTH OF PERTH. THERE IS A NATIONAL PARK FEE. YOU CAN EITHER BRING PICNIC OR BBQ FOOD OR HAVE LUNCH OR DINNER AT THE CAFE OR INN. THERE IS ACCOMMODATION OVERLOOKING THE LAKE. YOU CAN WALK AROUND THE LAKE WHICH IS NICE FOR PICTURES. THE WILDFLOWERS IN SPRING ARE LOVELY.

YANCHEP HAS PLENTY OF WILDLIFE - BIRDS, DUCKS, KOALAS AND RESIDENT KANGAROOS TO NAME A FEW. THEY HAVE GUIDED CAVE TOURS AND ABORIGINAL SHOWS. THE GIFT SHOP HAS A VARIETY OF INTERESTING STUFF TO BUY. THE CAFE SPECIALISES IN HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES. THERE IS ALSO A GOLF COURSE. THE INN HAS LIVE BANDS ON THE WEEKEND AND A SNOOKER ROOM.

AS YOU CAN SEE THERE'S LOTS TO DO HERE. :)

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GUILDERTON CAMPING

ABOUT ANOTHER 45 MINUTES FURTHER NORTH ALONG THE COAST ROAD IS GUILDERTON OR MOORE RIVER AS MOST PERTHIANS CALL IT. THIS IS A NICE SPOT TO GO CAMPING. BUYING A 2 MAN TENT AND BLOW UP MATRESS FROM K-MART WILL COST YOU LESS THAN THE PRICE TO STAY IN A HOTEL. THE CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK IS LOCATED RIGHT AT THE MOUTH OF THE MOORE RIVER SO YOU HAVE THE BEST OF THE RIVER AND THE BEACH. GREAT SPOT FOR FISHING AND BOATING.

WE OFTEN TAKE OUR BOAT OUT FOR A RUN HERE WITH THE SEA BISCUIT FOR THE KIDS TO BE TOWED ON :) HALF WAY UP THE RIVER ARE HUGE SAND DUNES WHICH ARE A HIT WITH THE KIDS. QUITE OFTEN YOU WILL SEE THE LOCALS WITH BIG TARP SLIDES FROM THE TOP OF THE DUNES INTO THE RIVER. LOOKS LIKE HEAPS OF FUN :)

YOU CAN BUY YOUR LIQUOR SUPPLIES FROM THE SHOP AT THE SERVICE STATION ON TOP OF THE HILL AND THE SHOP AT THE CARAVAN PARK DOES GOOD FISH AND CHIPS. OF COURSE IF YOU CATCH YOUR OWN FISH THEN THERE ARE BBQs TO COOK IT ON. THEY HAVE CABIN ACCOMMODATION IF CAMPING IS NOT YOUR STYLE. YOU CAN RENT A BOAT, PADDLE BOAT OR CANOE. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS THIS PLACE IS VERY POPULAR. MOST SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARE BOOKED A YEAR IN ADVANCE.

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CERVANTES

GOING NORTH AGAIN 1 1/4 HRS YOU'LL ARRIVE AT CERVANTES, THE HOME OF THE PINNICLES AND STOMATOLITES. IF YOU ARE INTO PHOTOGRAPHY, THE PINNICLES IS A GOOD PLACE FOR SUNSET AND ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY. THE TAVERN ON THE HILL IS A NICE PLACE TO CHILL AND THERE IS A GOOD FISH AND CHIP SHOP IN TOWN.

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NORTH EAST

TOODYAY

TOODYAY IS 1 1/2 HRS NORTH/EAST OF PERTH. TOODYAY IS AN INTERESTING LITTLE TOWN WITH GREAT PUBS, CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND GIFT SHOPS. THERE SEEMS TO BE A BIG VINTAGE CAR FOLLOWING SO DON'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE QUITE A FEW IN TOWN. O'CONNORS FLOWER MILL IS NICE TO VISIT TOO. IN SPRING THE SURROUNDING CANOLA FIELDS COME ALIVE WITH A SEA OF YELLOW AND DO STOP ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND GO FOR A WANDER TO SPOT THE VARIOUS WILDFLOWERS.

JUST OUTSIDE OF TOODAY WE HAVE STAYED IN TWO TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION, CABINS WITH OUTSIDE SPAS (great in winter) AND GLAMPING BESIDE A NICE LAKE WITH DEAD TREES IN (great in summer and excellent for photo opportunities).

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BOSHACK GLAMPING

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BLACK WATTLE RETREAT CABINS

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SOUTH

MARGARET RIVER

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT MARGARET RIVER IS WINE COUNTRY, HOWEVER THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SEE AND DO HERE. THE CAVES ARE INTERESTING, BERRY FARM IS WORTH A VISIT AND PREVELLY BEACH IS PRETTY COOL TOO.

IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT HUBBY'S FAVOURITE WINERY HERE IS HOWARD PARK WINES :) I AM NOT SURE ABOUT MINE. MAYBE CHEEKY MONKEY BREWERY?... HEY! THAT'S NOT A WINERY? PROBABLY BROOKLAND VALLEY ESTATE OR HAY SHED HILL THEN.

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Café at Prevelly

Café at Prevelly

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Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave

Berry Farm

Berry Farm

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Main Street Margaret River

Main Street Margaret River

Arlewood Winery and Plan B Wines

Arlewood Winery and Plan B Wines

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Where to next

Where to next

Howard Park Winery

Howard Park Winery

Mad Fish Wines at Howard Park Winery

Mad Fish Wines at Howard Park Winery

Cheeky Monkey Brewery

Cheeky Monkey Brewery

Brookland Valley Estate

Brookland Valley Estate

Hay Shed Hill Winery

Hay Shed Hill Winery

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WE HAVE STAYED AT TWO DIFFERENT APARTMENTS IN MARGARET RIVER.
FORTE LEEUWIN APARTMENTS ARE A SHORT WALK FROM TOWN AND A 2 MINUTE WALK FROM KNIGHTS INN PUB. THIS IS IDEAL FOR FAMILIES OR A FEW COUPLES. SPLITTING THE COST WORKS WELL.
IF YOU WANT TO STAY NEAR THE BEACH, THEN SEASCAPE HOLIDAY HOMES ARE IDEAL. THESE CAN ACCOMMODATE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE AND ARE A 2 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEAUTIFUL PREVELLY BEACH.

FORTE LEEUWIN APARTMENTS

SEASCAPE HOLIDAY HOMES

MEMORIES - PREVELLY BEACH - FAMILY AT PLAY.

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MEMORIES - A PLAY WITH PHOTOSHOP.

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SOUTH EAST

WAVE ROCK

WAVE ROCK IN HYDEN IS AN UNUSUAL ROCK FORMATION IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. MOST PERTHIANS SAY THIS IS OVERRATTED.... AND IT MAY BE FOR A DAY TRIP. LET'S FACE IT.... WHO WANTS TO SPEND 4HRS THERE AND BACK IN A TOUR BUS JUST TO SEE THE ROCK .... AND THAT'S IT.

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SO, LET ME TELL YOU HOW TO MAKE A TRIP TO HYDEN AND WAVE ROCK FUN.... PLAN TO STAY FOR A NIGHT THERE AT THE ROCK.

HEAD OUT ON THE ROAD TO YORK AND QUAIRADING. YORK IS AN INTERESTING HISTORICAL VILLAGE AND ONE OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS ARE NICE TO PHOTOGRAPH. LAST TIME WE VISITED THERE WAS A WEDDING IN THE MAIN STREET SO WE JOINED THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN TAKING HEAPS OF NICE PHOTOS :) THE FLOUR MILL HERE IS NICE TO STOP AND HAVE MORNING DEVONSHIRE TEA.

YORK

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QUAIRADING

QUAIRADING IS SMALL BUT THE PUB IS GOOD FOR A HEARTY PUB LUNCH. JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF QUAIRADING IS A PINK LAKE FOR SOME COOL PHOTOGRAPHY.

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CORRIGIN

CORRIGIN IS THE HOME OF THE DOG IN THE UTE :) ALSO TAKE A QUICK DETOUR TO THE DOG CEMETERY HERE. PEOPLE COME FROM FAR AND WIDE TO BURY THEIR BELOVED POOCH HERE.

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Dog Cemetery

Dog Cemetery

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WAVE ROCK IS JUST OUT OF HYDEN - WE STAYED IN A CABIN HERE. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT. THAT WAY YOU CAN GET GOOD PHOTOS OF THE ROCK AT SUNSET AND EARLY IN THE MORNING. THIS IS ALSO A GOOD PLACE FOR ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY.... OR IF THERE IS TOO MUCH CLOUD FOR THAT.... DO WHAT I DID AND PHOTOGRAPH THE OLD ARMY TANK :)

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TO BOOK YOUR CABIN NEAR THE ROCK - CLICK THIS LINK - WAVE ROCK CABINS

DRIVING BACK TO PERTH, DO GO VIA KULIN AND THE TIN CAN HIGHWAY. THIS IS WHERE THE LOCAL FARMERS MAKE INTERESTING ART WORK ALONG THE HIGHWAY WITH DRUMS AND CANS. MY FAVOURITE IS PHILIPPOUSSIS :)

KULIN

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~~oOo~~

NEXT UP - 7-14 DAY TRIPS

Posted by aussirose 21:54 Archived in Australia Tagged travellerspoint camping wa perth pinnacles blog cervantes margaret_river wave_rock hyden toodyay road_trips stromatolites quairading corrigin boshack guilderton yanchep_national_park prevelly_beach york_wa blackwattle_retreat wave_rock_resort Comments (2)

7-14 DAY ROAD TRIPS FROM PERTH

Suggested Itinerarys

FAVOURITE PHOTO

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THESE ARE A FEW ROAD TRIPS THAT HUBBY AND I HAVE DONE FROM PERTH. IF YOU PLAN TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR THEN I HOPE MY ITINERARIES ARE HELPFUL TO YOU.

THIS IS JUST AN OVERVIEW TO WET YOUR APPETITE AS TO WHAT YOU CAN SEE AND DO IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OUTSIDE OF PERTH. I HAVE COMPLETED BLOGS OF THESE TRIPS IN DETAIL AND WILL PROVIDE LINKS AT THE END.

AND OF COURSE AS HUBBY AND I DO MORE TRIPS I WILL DOCUMENT HERE AS A MEMORY FOR US AND HOPEFULLY TO HELP YOU IF YOU ARE VISITING PERTH AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A ROAD TRIP OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TO SOMEWHERE INTERESTING.

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NORTH

AS MENTIONED IN MY PREVIOUS BLOG ENTRY, A REASONABLE DAY TRIP NORTH WOULD BE AS FAR AS CERVANTES AND THE FAMOUS PINNACLES IN NAMBUNG NATIONAL PARK.

IF YOU COME TO PERTH IN SPRING - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER THEN YOU SIMPLY MUST CHECK OUT THE WILDFLOWERS. UP NORTH YOU WILL BE IN FOR A TREAT WITH FIELDS OF GLORIOUS YELLOW AND PINK EVERLASTINGS. AND NOT TO MENTION THE FAMOUS WREATH FLOWERS. THERE ARE PLENTY OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDFLOWER WALKS ALONG THE WAY.

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KALBARRI

WE HAVE NOT BEEN FURTHER NORTH THAN KALBARRI A PRETTY LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE.

JUST OUT OF TOWN AT THE GORGES CALLED Z-BEND THERE IS A LOVELY NATURE TRAIL BUSH WALK TO A SPECTACULAR SCENE OVERLOOKING MURCHISON RIVER AND BEAUTIFUL ROCK ARCH CALLED NATURES WINDOW.

WE WENT IN SUMMER AND GOT BLASTED BY TONS OF FLIES. EVEN OUR BUSH TWIG FLY SWATS DIDN'T SWISH THE LITTLE BLIGHTERS AWAY. SO TIP - IF YOU COME HERE IN SUMMER, DO BUY THE HATS WITH NETTING OVER YOUR FACE :)

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GERALDTON

AND OF COURSE GERALDTON WAS INTERESTING WITH IT'S FUNNY LEANING TREES (Coastal wind must be horrendous here) AND FABULOUS FAMOUS FRESH LOBSTERS.... YUUUM

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SOUTH

IN MY PREVIOUS BLOG ENTRY, I MENTIONED THAT A REASONABLE DAY TRIP SOUTH WOULD BE TO WAVE ROCK AT HYDON OR MARGARET RIVER. LIKE MENTIONED ABOVE, IN SPRING - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER DURING THE WILDFLOWER SEASON, SOUTH FROM PERTH HAS DIFFERENT VARIETIES. ESPECIALLY LOOK OUT FOR THE SMALL ORCHIDS. YOU'LL NEED TO STOP, GET OUT AND GO FOR A WANDER TO APPRECIATE THESE GORGEOUS TINY ORCHIDS.

BELOW IS A LINK FOR A SUGGESTED OFF THE BEATEN PATH ITINERARY GOING SOUTH PAST WAVE ROCK AND ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ALBANY THEN UP TO MARGARET RIVER AND PERTH ALONG THE COAST. YOU WILL SEE MORE INTERESTING SIGHTS SUCH AS AN OLD DUTCH WINDMILL, A PLACE WHERE THE SPEAD RECORD WAS BROKEN, A NUDIST SIGN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, MAGPIES ON POLES, A NATURAL ROCK ARCH, PRETTY BEACHES, TREE TOP WALK, A FOODIE TOWN TO DIE FOR, HISTORICAL TRAIN, AND WA'S BEST WINE COUNTRY.

THIS TRIP HAS AN AMAZING VARIETY OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO THAT WILL HAVE YOU TALKING ABOUT IT TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR MANY YEARS AFTER.

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MEMORES

ESPERANCE

BACK IN 1998 WE LIVED IN ESPERANCE FOR A YEAR WITH FAMILY. ESPERANCE IS WAY DOWN THE BOTTOM OF AUSTRALIA NEXT TO THE GREAT BIGHT (that's the bitten off bit downunder).

ESPERANCE HAS QUITE A FEW NICE THINGS TO SEE AND DO.

TWILIGHT BEACH TO ME IS THE MOST PRETTIEST BEACH IN AUSTRALIA - MORE PICTURESQUE THAN THE FAMOUS WHITEHAVEN BEACH IN QUEENSLAND. ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT YOU CAN ONLY SWIM HERE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER. THE REST OF THE TIME IT'S TOO COLD..... BEING ONLY A SMALL JUMP FROM ANTARCTICA :)

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CAPE LE GRANDE IS WHERE HUGE GRANITE ROCKS AND BOULDERS MEET THE GREAT SOUTHERN OCEAN. THE VIEWS HERE ARE MAGNIFICANT. THERE ARE CAMP SITES COMPLETE WITH GAS BBQ'S, CAMP KITCHENS AND PUBLIC TOILETS. YOU WILL SEE PLENTY OF WILDLIFE AND BIRDS AND THERE ARE LOTS OF BUSHWALKS.

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PINK LAKE IS A POPULAR ATTRACTION IN ESPERANCE. IT'S PINK DUE TO THE HIGH SALT CONTENT AND ALGAE THAT GROWS IN IT.

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LAKE MONJINGUP. WHY IS THIS PLACE SO HARD TO FIND ON THE NET?... MAYBE BECAUSE IT IS REALLY OFF THE BEATEN PATH?... NOT HARD TO FIND THOUGH. IT IS ONLY 10K's OUT OF ESPERANCE ALONG TELEGRAPH ROAD.

I LOVE MANGROVE SWAMPS WITH BOARDWALKS MEANDERING THROUGH. SO TO ME... MONJINGUP SWAMP IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS :) IT IS A BIRDERS DREAM AND PHOTOGRAPHERS FANTASY.

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MEMORIES

HOPETOUN

HOPETOUN IS IN BETWEEN ESPERANCE AND ALBANY AND A DETOUR TO THE COAST FROM RAVENSTHORPE.

WE HAD A FAMILY CAMPING ADVENTURE TO HOPETOUN IN 2003. THIS WAS A REAL ADVENTURE. THE SORT WHERE THERE ARE NO CAMPING FACILITIES, NO TOILETS, NO BBQ'S, NO CARAVAN PARK SWIMMING POOL :) THIS WAS PURE CAMPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. BUT THE EXCITING BIT WAS THAT WE CAMPED RIGHT BEHIND THE MOST AMAZING PURE WHITE SAND BEACH..... JUST BEHIND THE BEACH DUNES :)

WE WENT IN SUMMER SO THE WATER WAS WARM. BUT THE FLIES WERE BAD! THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD ESCAPE THE FLIES WAS TO SWIM UNDERWATER AT THE BEACH ;) AT NIGHT WE HAD BIG MOZZIE COILS. THERE WAS NO INTERNET, NO RADIO.... SO WE KEPT AMUSED BY PLAYING CARDS, CHESS ETC.

A TRIP INTO TOWN WASN'T TOO FAR.... ABOUT 15MINS. SO WE WERE ABLE TO STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES AND ICE. WE BURIED OUR MEET AND DRINKS IN DRUMS OF ICE IN THE GROUND. THE BOYS HAD TO DIG BIG HOLES. THIS WAS TRUE AUSSIE CAMPING AND AN EXCITING ADVENTURE :)

ONE OF THE BEST MEMORIES WAS WHEN THE BOYS CAUGHT FISH AND WE COOKED ON OUR CAMP FIRE. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE FRESH FISH!! :)

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Witch Rock

Witch Rock

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CLOSE BY IS THE FITZGERALD NATIONAL PARK. THE PRESTINE BEACHES HERE ARE JUST AS SPECTACULAR. THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL SEE THE PICTURE POSTCARD RED DIRT ROADS TO NOWHERE.... :)

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Dune Sliding... Yea!!

Dune Sliding... Yea!!

Rock Hunting along the River Bed

Rock Hunting along the River Bed

We found silver!!

We found silver!!

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ANOTHER SALT LAKE. NOT SURE WHERE THIS WAS BUT ON THE WAY BACK FROM HOPETOUN WE CAME ACROSS THIS HUGE SALT LAKE. IT WASN'T PINK SO OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T HAVE THE ALGAE IN. IT WAS REALLY WEIRD. WE WERE WALKING TENTERTIVELY ON THE SALT THINKING THAT ANY MINUTE WE WOULD FALL IN. WE DIDN'T VENTURE OUT TOO FAR.

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~~oOo~~

EAST

TRAVEL TOO FAR EAST AND YOU END UP IN THE DUSTY TOWN OF KALGOORLIE. TRAVEL MORE EAST AND YOU HIT THE NULLARBOUR (THE LONG STRETCH OF ROAD LEADING ACROSS AUSTRALIA).

HOWEVER WE DID FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING TO DO EAST.

MEMORIES

HUBBY DECIDED TO GO GEM HUNTING. CALL IT A MID LIFE CRISIS.... LOL. I WAS IN! :) HAVING DONE HEAPS OF ROCK HUNTING AND GOLD PANNING WITH MY DAD IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS. YOUNG JESSE COULDN'T WAIT TO GO OUT GEM HUNTING!! SO WE GOT OUR MINERS LICENCE (JUST REGISTER AND PAY) AND HIT THE ROAD TO YELLOWDINE :)

YELLOWDINE LAKE

THERE'S NOT MUCH AT YELLOWDINE ..... EXCEPT FOR THE ALMOST DRY LAKE. BUT SURROUNDING THE LAKE IS A GEM HUNTER'S PARADISE. IN PARTICULAR QUARTZ. AS WE ALL KNOW.... IF YOU FIND QUARTZ.... THEN YOU'LL FIND GOLD! WE WERE HOPING.....

WELL WE MAY HAVE COME ACROSS A BIT OF FOOLS GOLD.... BUT THE QUARTZ HERE IS AMAZING! :) THE BOYS HAD LOTS OF FUN AND I WAS REMINDED OF FABULOUS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF TRYING TO FIND THAT BIG FABULOUS GEM!!

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Diamonds?....  No quartz crystals

Diamonds?.... No quartz crystals

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TOOK US A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YELLOWDINE LAKE WAS AS THERE WERE NO BIG VISIBLE SIGNS. AFTER DRIVING BACK AND FORTH, WE STOPPED AT THE PETROL STATION AND THE YOUNG GIRL AT THE COUNTER COMPLETE WITH PINK HAIR AND A NOSE RING COULDN'T TELL US..... HUH?!!

UPON LEAVING THE GAS STATION WE SPIED A LITTLE SIGN...... TO THE LAKE!!

OBVIOUSLY NOT MANY TOURISTS DRIVE OVER 6 HOURS TO GO GEM FOSSIKING IN THIS LITTLE OUTBACK TOWN.... LOL. BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP US. THE TRACK IN BECAME SMALLER AND SMALLER. I LOVE PAPERBARK TREES SO WAS ENJOYING THE SCENERY. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SPOTS WHERE WE KNEW WE WERE GETTING CLOSE AND I HAD TO JUMP OUT OF THE CAR TO DIRECT HUBBY THROUGH THE NARROW BITS. THAT WAS AN ADVENTURE IN ITSELF.

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Overly photoshopped .... I know <img class='img' src='https://tp.daa.ms/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />  Early Photoshop days.

Overly photoshopped .... I know :) Early Photoshop days.

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MEMORIES

WE DROVE THE ROUND TRIP SOUTH THROUGH SHACKLETON AND KOKERBIN BACK TO PERTH. I HAVE DETAILED INFO ON THESE 2 INTERESTING PLACES ON A LINK BELOW. BUT I HAVE A STORY TO SHARE WITH YOU. THIS IS REALLY A MEMORY FOR MY FAMILY AND ESPECIALLY YOUNG JESSE FOR YEARS TO COME.

AT KOKERBIN ROCK WE FOUND A MINI WAVE ROCK WHICH WAS FUN TO SURF ON.

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AND..... THE STORY GOES LIKE THIS -

JESSE REACHED UP .... AND TOUCHED ....

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A DEADLY ....

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GOLDEN ORB SPIDER ....

THINGS IMMEDIATELY WENT FUZZY ....

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AND JESSE'S FACE BEGAN TO DROOP ...

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HE STARTED TO GROW TALL ....

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HIS FACE SUDDENLY CHANGED ....

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HE COULDN'T SHOO THAT FLY AWAY .....

AND AS YOU HAVE PROBABLY REALISED BY NOW .... IT WAS ALL A BIG JOKE! LOL.

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JESSE WAS HAVING SOME SERIOUS SELFIE FUN WHILST HUBBY AND I WERE BUSY TAKING REALLY SERIOUS PHOTOS :)

~~oOo~~

LINKS

7 DAY ROUND TRIP FROM PERTH NORTH - SPECTACULAR WILDFLOWERS, COUNTRY TOWNS, NATIONAL PARKS, BUSHWALKING, GLAMPING, CABINS WITH SPAS, PINNACLES, COUNTRY PUBS ... ETC.

9+ DAY ROUND TRIP FROM PERTH SOUTH - WAVE ROCK, DOG CEMETARY, FIRST SETTLEMENT HISTORIC TOWN, SMALLEST BANK, 3RD LARGEST ROCK, PINK LAKE, SALT LAKE, LAKE WHERE SPEED RECORD BROKEN, MAGPIES ON POLES, NUDEST SIGN IN MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, DUTCH WINDMILL, STUNNING BEACHES, TREE TOP WALK, FABULOUS FOODIE TOWN, OLD HISTORIC STEAM TRAIN .... WILDFLOWERS AND WINE COUNTRY.

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