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Perth!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mister_Pister, 26 Dec 2007.

  1. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

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    Off travelling round australia in March for a year and beginning my travels westside in sunny Perth. Has anyone been and have any tips for the 'Must sees"? Im more interested in cool stuff to take pictures of, natural wonders and the like then museums and theatres etc :)
     
  2. Trusty

    Capodecina

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    I've not been myself but i've heard from friends that the northern west coast beaches are amazing! Areas up that way are meant to be wonderful! Maybe someone could confirm this...
     
  3. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

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    theres a place nearby (for australia) called monkey mia where wild dolphins swim right up to the beach every day, sounds awesome :D
     
  4. Trusty

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    Yeh i've heard of Monkey Mia, the friends that went to Aus mentioned that place, i think they said it was very busy now and very touristy (sp). The places they mentioned were further towards Coral Bay i think.
     
  5. Schofield

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    west coast has the best beaches!!! sandgropers :) cottesloe beach :).......off there (travelling Oz) next year with a friend for 5-6 months....CANT WAIT :p
     
  6. Zip

    Capodecina

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    There are a whole heap of beaches all up Australia.

    You also get some sort of what people think is an Ancient Life form at one of the beachs.

    go a bit into the desert and natonial park and you can also see twave around there somewhere in WA.

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    Are you flying around the country or Driving? Going frome Perth to Up north or From Perth to South Australia then to the Eastern Coast?



    Edit: Dont forget to say Hi To the SAS while over in Perth :D
     
  7. Mister_Pister

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    when are you going? What the hell is that thing in the picture? awesomeeeeeeee :D Ancient forms of life - you mean the stromatelites?
     
  8. Zip

    Capodecina

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    Its in Hyden
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    Yep those are the little dudes:)

    You will also have lots of Aboriginal Paintings and lots of Caves and Blow holes aswell in WA(Make sure you go across the Nullarbor to see a lot of this stuff)

    Also book a few tours with Aboriginal guides, They have some Sacred places where they blind fold you to take you there because they are so secrete(Places with Aboriginal Carvings and Huge Gorges)
     
  9. Mister_Pister

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    sounds awesome man, not heard aboiut that place before ill deffo check it out!
     
  10. philhoole

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    Take the boat over to Rottnest Island for the day.
     
  11. Rochest

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  12. Schofield

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    were going early sept 08 :), be nice weather too, and spending christmas and the NY there :)
     
  13. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

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    ill be in Sydney around that time according to my very very vague plans so I might see you on the beach ;)
     
  14. Zip

    Capodecina

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    Coming to adelaide?:)
     
  15. Mister_Pister

    Wise Guy

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    sure am, next stop after perth!
     
  16. Zip

    Capodecina

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    If you're here in March go see the Clipsal 500:cool:

    Also make sure you do the 3 Major Wine Regions. Langorne Creek, McLaren Vale and Barrossa Vally.

    Also Travel ALL Around the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Penintula, They are Stunning:cool:

    Visit Towns like Stirling, Aldgate, Birdwood, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Victor Haubor, Goolwa and Mt Lofty

    Also in Adelaide Get your self to the Haiges Chocolate Factory, The make what is the Best Chocolate ever :cool:

    While in Victor Habour go to Granite Island, It is an Island Made of Solid Granite Rocks with lots of Penguins and Seals on it.

    Make sure you go to the Adelaide Botanical Gardens to see some Spectacular sites aswell:)

    If you can, Book a trip to Kangaroo Island, Then Go have a look at the Little Sehara Desert(A sandy Desert on an Island full of Bushland) And go look at the Remarkable Rocks and that national park there.

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    You would Really love Kangaroo Island and is exactly what you want to see :)


    While In Goolwa get a War bird Adventure Flight, Its the best way to see the entire Region While Chucking your guts up in a WW2 Aeroplane:D


    Also Check out the Monarto Zoo Located Between Mount Barker and Murray Bridge, You will get to drive around what is Really a Zoo with animals from all over the world living how the Should in the wild.



    Need anymore help in this Area of Australia and I can help:)
     
  17. Mister_Pister

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    lots of awesome info man, there really is so much to see! Ill probably be there in April I think. Would you recommend doing that stuff you mentioned by car or through a tour?
     
  18. Felix Da Housecat

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    Perth is a great place to start off and the Western side around Perth has alot of offer tourists, such as the Perth Mint, Prison, Maritime Museum.

    Me and Schofield are heading out there in September 2008 for 5 months, starting in Perth and heading north towards Darwin, then onto the east coast via Ayres Rock then working our way round to Perth for mid Febuary.

    After that I'm heading onto Johannesburg for a couple of weeks.

    Roll on September 2008 :)
     
  19. Zip

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    A bit of both:)

    Go hire your self a nice expensive car to cruise through the hills winding roads, It is truely Cruising/Fun driving roads and towns up around there where you should go through each town on your own, Its not hard to get around and its very beautiful:cool:

    On Granite Island you should take the tour, And Some certain places on Kangaroo Island take a tour.

    But make sure you do some of your own work and Discovery on both those places because it is so much more satisfying.

    When doing the Wine regions is also a time you want a tour, Because there are so many bloody winerys:p You will be over the limit in no time (There is 9 in one town alone!:D)

    Also In Goolwa, Go visit the Murray mouth and Coorong, Its a world heritage listed national Park. They do tours so i would Sugest Doing a Boat tour so you can get to places you wouldnt get to otherwise then go for your own Exploration/Camping trip :)

    So i would say take a mix of both:)

    Make sure you take a Trip to Waterfall gully in the Hills/Just outside of Adelaide aswell:)

    If you get the Right towns on the Right days you get all sorts of cool little markets and things like that.

    When here make sure you go to a couple Tourism Information places and pick up some guides and Leaflets about the Regions, You will find so much more doing it like that aswell.

    Get to the Mt Lofty National park aswell, It has the biggest Tree ferns ive ever seen with an awesome Japanese Garden at the bottom.

    I have spent Whole days just driving Through the Adelaide hills. It is just so nice and there have been times where i havnt even got out of my car because i was enjoying the drive so much:cool:
     
  20. Mister_Pister

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    hm looks like I might be spending longer in Adelaide then I thought! From what people have told me I got the vibe it was a bit sleepy...but seems like the bits around it are awesome :D Grabbing a sports car and doing some cruising is something I hadnt thought of but could be immensly cool! Im meeting a friend there so i'll see if they are keen :D I'm not really a wine drinker so im not that interested in that side of things, but i'll take a gander!

    I take it you're in Adelaide then?