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  • A WEEKEND IN PERTH

    Posted by Gianni Malpensa May 16, 2013 - 1,174 views - 1 comment - 2 likes - #western australia  #perth  #things to do and see 

    Western Australia was the first Australian State I had the chance to visit. I was amazed by the beauty of the places I've seen and the people I've met.

     

    A WEEKEND IN PERTH

     

     

    RELAX AT COTTESLOE BEACH

     

     

    Perth’s iconic Cottesloe Beach is as pretty as a picture. It’s one of the city’s most popular spots for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and drinking in ocean sunsets over a glass of wine, a refreshing beer or a relaxed dinner. Locals and tourists alike will pause and watch as the sun goes down in brilliant array of colour over the ocean. Cottesloe beach is a perfect spot to sit on the grassy steps with fish and chips, or at the hotel with a cold beverage in hand. Whichever way you choose to relax on a lazy afternoon, you’re sure to be impressed by the sunsets in the west.

     

    SWIM WITH DOLPHINS AT SHOALWALTER MARINE PARK

     

     

    If you've ever fancied swimming with wild dolphins in their natural habitat, this is the place to do it. Pop on your snorkel and take the plunge into the crystal waters of Shoalwater Marine Park, just one hour south of Perth. Get to the local pod, observing dolphins as you snorkel or dive among the park's cavernous caves and sea grass beds at your own leisure is a truly magical experience.

     

    SHOPPING AT STATION STREET MARKETS SUBIACO

     

    Station Street Markets Subiaco is one of Perth's premier inner city tourist attractions. Located next to the Subiaco Railway Station which is just seven minutes away from Perth on the Fremantle rail line. The market has about 45 stalls including a huge fruit and vegetable area which is one of Perth's busiest. This is complimented by various food outlets including fish, bakeries, patisserie, whole foods, health foods, which encourages "one stop" shopping. Excellent coffee and cake, yoghurt, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices and ice-cream is also available, not forgetting great Aussie food including homemade pies and pasties, hamburgers, salads and sandwiches.

     

    RELAX AT KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN

     

     

    Kings Park and Botanic Garden is visited by over 6 million people each year. With its remarkable expanses of unique bushland, quiet parkland and botanic garden, the park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia. The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and is located adjacent to the Swan River, approximately 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth.

    There are many things to do for the whole family, exciting events are held throughout the year and a range of services are offered to ensure you enjoy your visit. 

     

    DISCOVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA MARITIME MUSEUM

     

     

    With new galleries and top quality facilities the New Maritime Museum delivers a world class Museum on Western Australia's doorstep. The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA's relationship with the sea. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl lugers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s affinity with the ocean. Located adjacent to the Western Australian Museum – Maritime at Victoria Quay, Fremantle, the 3 Stages of the Welcome Walls display more than 21,000 inscriptions, paying tribute to some 45,000 immigrants to Western Australia.

     

    Images: Tourism Western Australia

     

     

    What else did you like in Perth? 

     

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