My boyfriend and I (both 33) are spending nearly 4 weeks in Australia this December/January and I've made a rough itinerary for our time in Perth and wanted your thoughts on it!
We want to see as much as we can, but without killing ourselves! lol Neither of us are great at mornings, so we're going to find it hard getting up every day to do all our trips, but I'm sure it will be worth it! We have already booked our flights and hotel so that part can't change. We are staying at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel for our stay. (I know a hotel in the CBD would probably have made more sense but we really wanted to be near the beach for the last part of our Oz trip!)
We arrive in Perth on Saturday 11th January 2014 (landing at 15:40pm). I'm guessing by the time we get out of the airport and to our hotel in Cottesloe we'll just want to have dinner and sleep!
Sunday 12th - Speed Grazing trip with Taste Bud Tours. Pick up 8.15am from the Tourist Coach Stand near Perth Train Station which finishes around 1pm. We would then hire bikes in Swan Valley and try to do a cycle route for the afternoon, or as long as we can manage!
Monday 13th - A relaxed breakfast/brunch then get the train to Fremantle for the day (I haven't made any specific plans for this day yet, but just something simple).
Tuesday 14th - 7am-7pm Margaret River Wine Tour (with Out and About Wine Tours). We really wanted to get down to Margaret River and without driving ourselves this seemed the easiest way to get a taste of the area (driving also makes it impossible to drink the wine!). If this really seems crazy we could replace with with a Swan Valley Wine Tour.
Wednesday 15th - Pinnacles (thinking of hiring a car for one day but haven't looked into this yet).
Thursday 16th - A relaxed day in Cottesloe. Enjoy breakfast, followed by a bit of time at the beach, and I think I read a bit about a few nice walks around the area.
Friday 17th - Catch the 7.15am ferry to Rottnest Island from Fremantle. We will get some breakfast at Rottnest, hire bikes and see as much as possible (bays, wildlife, views), bit of swimming, lots of photos. We hope to book the 19.10pm ferry back. Is this too much time on Rottnest or is it an easy to fill day? We are happy to sit and relax for a while so it's not all rush, rush, rush! This is our last night in Perth so we would like a nice dinner, either once off the ferry in Fremantle, or back in Cottesloe. It depends how rough the crossing is really!
Saturday we fly to Singapore to head home to the UK.
Any thoughts are gratefully received!