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Perth Zoo Named Perth’s Best Tourist Attraction for 2010

Perth Zoo Named Perth’s Best Tourist Attraction for 2010 November 22, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Last week it was the hotel awards and this week it’s the best tourist attractions in Perth and Western Australia that are hitting the media. And the winner is … One of my favourite places in Perth, the Perth Zoo! It’s definitely a great place to spend a day with a large variety of...

Perth’s Version of Halloween at Fremantle Prison

Perth’s Version of Halloween at Fremantle Prison October 7, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
We don’t exactly celebrate Halloween in Australia, although some of the neighbourhood kids are starting to nag their parents to take them out trick-or-treating, so it’s certainly not an unknown tradition. If you happen to be vacationing in Perth over the Halloween season, I’ve got...

Perth Spring Tip: Circle Lake Monger

Perth Spring Tip: Circle Lake Monger September 21, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Spring is well and truly in the air in Perth – temperatures are warming up and before long it’ll be beach weather. But in the meantime, before it gets too hot, my big tip is to get out and enjoy some of Perth’s greenery. One of my favourite places to take a walk is the Lake Monger...

Support “The Big Issue” Vendors on Perth Streets

Support “The Big Issue” Vendors on Perth Streets August 24, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Visitors to Perth quite often ask me about the presence of men and women in flourescent yellow vests selling magazines. My answer is always immediate: buy a magazine from these people! They are vendors of The Big Issue,  a high quality magazine covering a wide variety of interesting topics, and the...

Perth’s Top Five Hidden Gems, As Recommended By Locals

Perth’s Top Five Hidden Gems, As Recommended By Locals August 5, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Visitors to Perth often ask me where they can go which isn’t “too touristy”, and in the past I’ve pointed them to my guide to a Weekend Off the Beaten Path in Perth. But instead of always sending tourists to my personal favourite places, I decided to survey a bunch of my Perth...

Mundaring Truffle Festival Pompeii Style

Mundaring Truffle Festival Pompeii Style August 3, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
In every corner of the Mundaring Truffle Festival punters gorged themselves silly. Buns filled with truffle infused fare were shoved into faces, truffled pasta was hoovered and brie was smeared with…well I’m sure you can guess. The festival is officially over for another year! Although a few...

Perth Zoo Excursion Comes Highly Recommended

Perth Zoo Excursion Comes Highly Recommended July 24, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
You might remember my recent trip to the Perth Zoo was just slightly hampered by a parking ticket – but what I haven’t yet mentioned is how impressed I was by the Perth Zoo itself. I grew up visiting the zoo as a child, but remember mostly concrete and steel cages, which was probably the...

Perth sightseeing for animal lovers

Perth sightseeing for animal lovers July 9, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Perth is a city for outdoor experiences, and if you’re an animal lover then you’ll be happy to learn that many of these experiences take place with our furry, feathered and finned friends! Whether you’re looking for the typical Aussie animal experience with kangaroos and koalas, or...

Getting off the beaten path in Perth

Getting off the beaten path in Perth July 1, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Are you a traveler who prefers to get off the beaten path and avoid the major tourist sightseeing spots when you travel? Personally, I still wanted to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris but am also not averse to just wandering the streets to find out more about how the locals see their city, and Perth is...

Traverse the Terrain with Willem Heyneker’s Body Sculpture and Jewellery

Traverse the Terrain with Willem Heyneker’s Body Sculpture and Jewellery June 24, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A Knight in Shining Armour Much as lava oozes through the landscape, Willem Heyneker has flowed into Perth’s art scene with maximum impact. But he is no Mt Vesuvius. Despite the outer-worldly presence of some of his body sculptures and jewellery, the man himself is firmly planted on earth after many...