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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...

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...

Perth to Rottnest Ferry Prices Getting Cheaper

Perth to Rottnest Ferry Prices Getting Cheaper October 27, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The delightful island just off the Perth coast, our beloved Rottnest Island, is a favourite place for locals to holiday and a very popular tourist attraction for Perth visitors to make a day trip too. The one catch is that the ferry prices are not exactly on the cheap side. If you leave from Fremantle...

Will Oprah Winfrey Visit Perth? Sign the Petition!

Will Oprah Winfrey Visit Perth? Sign the Petition! September 15, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Oprah, Oprah: why wouldn’t you want to come and see this beautiful island of ours (pictured above), the perfect Rottnest Island just off Perth? If you haven’t heard, Oprah Winfrey has just announced that she’s bringing 300 special audience members on a trip to Australia for the opening...

Oxford Street Leederville Changes for Perth Visitors

Oxford Street Leederville Changes for Perth Visitors August 3, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
I took a stroll down the Oxford Street cafe strip in Leederville this week and was a little surprised to see a few changes in the air. Two of my favourite cafes are boarded up at the moment with an air of renovation about them. I had seen that Cafe 130 was closed a while back, citing storm damage, but...

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...

Red Bull Air Race Cancelled, Perth Included

Red Bull Air Race Cancelled, Perth Included July 30, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
If you were planning on heading to Perth for the Red Bull Air Race in 2011, you’d better check out all the other good reasons I’ve got to visit Perth – because the Red Bull Air Race has been cancelled. Apparently the entire event has been put on hold worldwide and it will leave Perth...