Top 10 Things to in Perth
After staying in Dublin hotels, Aberdeen hotels and travelling around Ireland the UK it was nice to move onto Perth to soak up some sun. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the mild climate and beautiful natural scenery of Perth, Australia. Here are the top ten things to do in Perth.
1. Kings Park and Botanic Garden offers much more than one thing to do. Visitors take three or four days to experience everything there is to see in the park. There is the Botanical and Water Gardens, the War Memorial, Western Power Parkland, the DNA Tower and Lotterywest Playground. It is a popular place for picnics and walks through the natural bush land with over 80 species of birds. There are galleries and shopping arranged by the local artists with products that are inspirational, colourful, innovative and intriguing.
2. Just one hour north of Perth is Shoalwater Marine Park. The water is crystal clear and there are seagrass meadows and cavernous reefs which can be explored by snorkeling. The Sea Lions, Penguins and Dolphins often join the people enjoying the warm water.
3. Take a trek on the Bibbulmun Track. It is a long distance tail that is almost 1000 kilometres long. It travels through the coastal hills with spectacular views of the sea. It begins in the eastern suburbs of Perth and ends at Albany. Trekkers can spend the night along the way or just take a one day leisurely stroll.
4. Travel through the Swan Valley and taste wine from the first vineyards in Australia. Along with wine, visitors taste chocolate, beer, cheese, olives and ice cream among other things.
5. Visit York which is about 100 km to the east of Perth. It is Western Australia’s oldest inland town and has been declared a Historic Town. The Victorian and Federation buildings are fully restored and there are many historic sites to visit.
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6. John Forrest National Park is 24 km east of Perth and is the second declared national park in Australia. It has gorgeous wildflowers in the spring as well as waterfalls, a 100 year old tunnel and other beautiful scenery.
7. Sci Tech is an interactive science museum that is great fun for children and adults. There are activities and exhibits for young children and older children. They can touch everything and learn a lot. There is a galaxy show of the stars.
8. The Perth Zoo has over 1,258 animals and many of them are native to Australia. They are in enclosures that are large and resemble their natural environment. The zoo is easy to reach by ferry. Everyone enjoys watching the elephants show off.
9. Walk around Lake Monger. There is a 3.5 paved trail around the lake with exercise stations along the way. The black swans are fascinating to watch, and there are many other birds including parrots chattering in the trees. It is a peaceful and relaxing place for a picnic and rest from sightseeing.
10. There are several beautiful beaches around Perth, but Penguin Island offers something different. It is easy to reach by ferry from Mersey Point. There are no facilities on the island, so snacks or a picnic and water should be brought. The sea is crystal clear and dolphins are often seen swimming close to shore. Beneath the boardwalk are the Little Penguins which is the largest population in Western Australia. There is a discovery centre on the island with information about the penguins and the area. It is not advisable to try to walk to the island on the sandbar. This has proved to be very dangerous in the past, because the water levels change quickly.
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