Off to Perth for a brief holiday next month. (As usual I won’t be too specific about dates; this slightly hysterical article in Sunday’s Age, and its accompanying graphics, was a reminder that it’s not advisable to advertise when you’re going to be away from home.)
What should we see around Perth and southwest WA?
Suggestions so far, from my aunt (who lives there) and others:
- Kings Park
- Subiaco and Mt Lawley – restaurants/cafes/etc
- Cottesloe Beach
- Fremantle: Wharf, Little Creatures brewery, Fish and chips at Cicerrellos
- Rottnest Island
- Perth Observatory
- Dolphin discovery centre (Bunbury)
- Augusta, where the Antarctic and Indian oceans meet
- caves at Margaret River
Naturally I’ll want to look at the PT system and try out their Smartrider card… though it won’t be cheap: $10 for the card, and the topups are a minimum of $10 each (and not as widely available as Melbourne’s Myki), which has the potential to make it pretty expensive if miscalculating how much PT travel we do.