About Dayna J
Lives in Perth, Australia
Since Jun 2014
25-34 year old female
Born and raised in the Australian country, then later moving and living in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, I enjoy travelling both to remote and populated locations. For me travelling is about discovering new places, cuisines and cultures. I love being immersed into the local life particularly when it comes to food. I enjoy exploring the cuisines at markets and cafes/restaurants that only the locals go to. Although I prefer the warmer climates so that I can enjoy the sunshine on a beach, I don't mind putting many layers on to explore the local sights and enjoy snuggling up in front of a warm fire.
Bodies of Water
Monuments & Statues
Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Piers & Boardwalks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Flea & Street Markets
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, History Museums
Begin your morning with a visit to The Imp. This small but trendy cafe has been my favourite for years, as they always serve great coffee and have a delicious breakfast menu.
Head down Mills Point Road and take a walk along the Swan River. Here, there is a separate walking and bike path, either of which will enable you to soak in the spectacular view of the city and the Swan River. If walking or riding a bike isn't your thing, during the summer months you can hire a catamaran or kayak to appreciate the view from another perspective.
Get lost in the beautiful gardens of Kings Park. This large, inner city parkland covers around 400 hectares. Choose to sit and relax on one of the beautiful lawns and enjoy the view of the Swan River and Perth city; take a bushwalk; cycle; or take your children to one of the many parks to play.
While visiting Kings Park, don't forget to visit the Kings War Memorial. This memorial honours all of the Western Australians who have lost their lives while serving their country. Over 7,000 have died during various wars, and their names can be found inscribed onto the walls of the memorial.
The Bell Tower is a must for all history buffs. Twelve bells sit within the tower and date back to before the 14th century. They were later recast by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.
If you are feeling a little thirsty after your visit to Kings Park or the Bell Tower, the Lucky Shag should be your next destination. Situated close to the Bell Tower, the Lucky Shag is a waterfront bar that serves affordable drinks and snacks that will keep you going for the rest of your day exploring Perth.
Take a walk down Hay Street and experience the main shopping street in Perth. Pick up a bargain, or spend a little more in one of the numerous shopping stores that can be found here.
One of my favourite Japanese resturants in Perth, Matsuri serves fresh and modern Japanese dishes, and makes for a great evening meal destination.
The Print Hall is one of Perth's trendiest spots for a few drinks in the evening. Plus, there are several restaurants to choose from over four levels here (in case the Japanese didn't tempt you).
Spend an entire day on Rottnest Island. There are many things to do here; from riding bikes and relaxing on the beach, to snorkelling or taking a nice walk. Or you can simply enjoy soaking up the local scenery in the main town.
Before you leave the main town on your exploration on Rottnest Island, stop by the bakery to pack a lunch and snacks for the day. They have a great selection of pastries and sandwiches to choose from.
This hotel is the perfect place to visit after a busy day exploring Rottnest Island. Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine and a snack before leaving to go back to Fremantle on the ferry. If you're lucky, you may be able to enjoy some live music here.
Finish your day on the Fremantle Fishing Harbour where you can find some delicious seafood to fill up your belly. Enjoy the scenery of the harbour while you dig into some of the freshest, tastiest food around.
Begin your day at Barchetta for breakfast and a coffee, enjoyed while admiring the views out over the ocean and the beach. This cafe has been one of my favourites for many years.
Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth's most well-known beaches, where clean white sands meet perfect blue waters. Plus, if you prefer not to get sandy, there is also the option to sit on the grass instead of the sand.
After a full morning laying on the beach and playing in the water, head across the road to the Cottesloe Pub and Beach Club for a bite to eat and a drink. This pub has a casual, beachy feeling and is the perfect place for a Sunday session with friends or a quick bite to eat before heading back to the beach.
Take a walk through the iconic Fremantle Markets. Here you will find fresh fruit, vegetables and produce, brilliant coffee and juices at cafes, and the perfect souvenir to remember your holiday in Perth by.
Little Creatures Brewery is the perfect place to try one of Perth's local beers. Here, you will be immersed in the culture of microbreweries, with vats of beer brewing all around you. Grab a bite for dinner at the brewery while you are here, they have a great pub style menu.
Before you head home for the evening, take a walk around the Fremantle Prison. Fremantle Prison was in operation for around 140 years and was only decommissioned in 1992! Take a tour (the torchlight tours are particularly good), and enjoy getting a little spooked.