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13 Nov 2012“Every single overseas vistor we took there rated it as a top experience and "good fun"”
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Breakfast in Scarborough - endless white beach, Indian Ocean, cup of good coffee on the terrace of the Dome. Touch the Indian Ocean experience for people from overseas - the waves are tricky, see if they get you.
Welcome to Perth, Western Australia. Whether you are a visitor or a local you will enjoy your drive on Mounts Bay Road along the Swan River . Enter Kings Park from Nedlands. Stop at all lookouts to see the best views of the Swan and Perth. Stop at the War Memorial and take a look at some amazing plant displays of the Botanical Gardens.
Breakfast in Scarborough - endless white beach, Indian Ocean, cup of good coffee on the terrace of the Dome. "Touch the Indian Ocean" experience for people from overseas - the waves are tricky, see if they get you wet. Take your shoes off, wiggle your toes,go for a swim if the weather is right.
Drive to the South Perth Foreshore - see the reflection of the Perth city in the Swan river bring some bread and feed the black swans (remember, that's where they originated from!). Just sit on the bank for 5 minutes. Or walk along the shore. It's worth a drive. Or you can catch a ferry from the city if you are staying in the hotel there - it's even better!
Have a long drive to the Hills to the Mundaring Weir. Learn about Western Australian gold rush and an amazing history of the Golden pipeline. Walk on the top of the dam (people that are afraid of heights shouldn't look to the west drop).
On your way back drive through John Forrest National Park located on the Darling Scarp, you can take amazing pictures of Perth from the lookout there. Get to the John Forrest park pub and have lunch there, food is nothing spectacular but the setting is fantastic! There are plenty of kangaroos there (not tame, but friendly), that hang around to be fed, so you can take great pictures of kangaroos, parrots, ducks all scavenging around outdoor tables. Take a stroll along numerous walking trails or just have a drive. If you came to Perth from overseas during spring wildflower season - this is the best place to see Western Australian bush and wild flowers without leaving metropolitan area.
Return back to civilization to Perth shopping malls, walk around, browse, have coffee - it's not huge, but it is safe and amusing place to be with a lot of unexpected malls and alleyways to explore. Venture to the Government House gardens and the Bell tower. Unfortunately with current redevelopment underway you may get nothing much but roadworks along the Riverside drive, but don't despair, there is plenty to see around Perth Central.
This is such a "must" for old and young, for overseas visitors and locals. Looking for this perfect unique present? Why not to engrave your own minted coin with your own personal message? You reckon you can lift a bar of gold with one hand - go, try it! Learn about or amazing history, see the gold pour - it is fun even if you've been there many times before.
And back to the Kings Park for dinner to the Fraser's. You can have the same magnificent views with night lights twist again plus the best service in Perth. Yes, it is on the expensive side, but food is consistently good and fresh and there is not a trace of the notoriously bad Perth service there - it is professional, efficient and unobtrusive. It is an icing on the cake of a perfect one day in Perth, Western Australia.