Articles by Amanda Kendle

Nearly a Cyclone in Usually Sunny Perth

Nearly a Cyclone in Usually Sunny Perth January 31, 2011 | What's New | Read More
I know I mention pretty often here that Perth is one of the sunniest places in the world, and has the longest average sunlight hours of any Australian city – which makes it a great place to come visit and easy to get heaps of lovely photos! But this past few days, Perth has been anything but sunny,...

Perth Becoming a More Popular Australian Destination

Perth Becoming a More Popular Australian Destination January 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Go Perth! My lovely hometown is creeping up the rankings of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and is now almost in the Top 5, according to a recent Wotif survey. Moving up from seventh place in 2009 to sixth place in 2010, Perth is clearly becoming a more popular destination as more...

Two New Bookshops in Perth

Two New Bookshops in Perth January 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
If you’re a bookworm kind of traveller who can think of nothing nicer than spending time browsing some great local bookstores while you’re on vacation, then Perth has just done you a favour by opening two great new independent bookstores. They’re both located in trendy cafe strips...

Oprah’s Guests Visit Perth

Oprah’s Guests Visit Perth January 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
So unfortunately Oprah decided not to drop in on Perth, despite our petition! She did, however, send a couple of guests from her Ultimate Vacation over to Perth to have a look around.  Michelle and LeWayne Bryan spent a few days both exploring Perth and getting into the south-west of Western Australia...

Celebrate Australia Day at Rottnest Island

Celebrate Australia Day at Rottnest Island January 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
One of my all-time favourite places to visit while in Perth is Rottnest Island, and with our national day, Australia Day, coming up next week on January 26th, there’s an even better reason to go. To celebrate Australia Day, the newly-renovated Hotel Rottnest (previously known as the Quokka Arms)...

Sheraton Perth Becomes Pan-Pacific Hotel

Sheraton Perth Becomes Pan-Pacific Hotel January 13, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
One of Perth’s oldest and most well-respected hotels has had a very big change for the new year: the Sheraton Perth has been rebranded by its owners and from now on the place to stay will be the Pan Pacific. Our local paper featured a lovely story about the hotel’s long term butler recently...

Perth Zoo Has Plans for Open-Range Park

Perth Zoo Has Plans for Open-Range Park January 6, 2011 | What's New | Read More
I love the Perth Zoo, and this morning I read about a major plan to make it even better. The Perth Zoo as it stands is located quite close to the centre of the city, in South Perth, just across the river from the main downtown area of Perth (a lovely ferry ride away, in fact). They’re talking...

Hot Start to Perth’s 2011

Hot Start to Perth’s 2011 January 4, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Happy New Year to all the Perth Local Flavor readers – from a hot and sticky Perth! After a fairly sweltering Christmas, the first few days of 2011 have all been close to or over the century mark, so most Perth people have been sticking near a swimming pool, taking a dip at the beach, hitting the...

More Christmas Fun in Perth’s City Centre

More Christmas Fun in Perth’s City Centre December 17, 2010 | Events | Read More
As I’ve mentioned before, Christmas in Perth is a lot warmer than the typical snowy Christmas described in the songs. Fortunately that doesn’t make it any less fun – it’s just different. The council in the City of Perth – the central area of the city – are very proactive...

Family Fun at Rottnest Island – Perth Summer Tips

Family Fun at Rottnest Island – Perth Summer Tips December 16, 2010 | Kid Friendly | Read More
It’s heating up here in Perth and I keep seeing messages on Facebook about local friends of mine who are heading over to Rottnest Island. I’ve mentioned “Rotto” often enough before but it really can’t be mentioned often enough: this is by far one of Perth’s most perfect...