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Camelia’s guidebook

Camelia

Camelia’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Just 20 minutes from Perth City, Scarborough offers one of Perth's most popular beaches. Located within the City of Stirling, with excellent public transport links, there is no excuse not to visit. Once you're done surfing, sunbathing and swimming spend a relaxing hour or two at one of the many cafés or bars overlooking the ocean. Or you can stay overnight, at one of the many accommodation options. Scarborough Beach is currently going through a massive face-lift with a $30 million revitalisation of the area to create a vibrant hub of activity. During summer enjoy live entertainment at the only amphitheatre on the beach in WA. Neighbouring Trigg Beach is home to Perth's most consistent surf break, with local spots like Watermans Bay, Mettams Pool and Trigg Point also renowned for their surf. You can also play a round of golf at nearby, Joondalup Resort and explore many nature reserves and parks.
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Scarborough Beach
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Just 20 minutes from Perth City, Scarborough offers one of Perth's most popular beaches. Located within the City of Stirling, with excellent public transport links, there is no excuse not to visit. Once you're done surfing, sunbathing and swimming spend a relaxing hour or two at one of the many cafés or bars overlooking the ocean. Or you can stay overnight, at one of the many accommodation options. Scarborough Beach is currently going through a massive face-lift with a $30 million revitalisation of the area to create a vibrant hub of activity. During summer enjoy live entertainment at the only amphitheatre on the beach in WA. Neighbouring Trigg Beach is home to Perth's most consistent surf break, with local spots like Watermans Bay, Mettams Pool and Trigg Point also renowned for their surf. You can also play a round of golf at nearby, Joondalup Resort and explore many nature reserves and parks.
Cottesloe - home to one of the Perth's most photographed beaches. With sloping grassy banks and huge Norfolk pines offering shade, 'Cott' as the locals refer to it, is not only a fabulous beach with amazing views, it has a huge choice of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast, long lunch, sunset drinks and dinners overlooking the ocean - the perfect place to experience the Perth Beaches. Just north of Cottesloe, you'll find more dining options at Swanbourne Beach and fantastic swimming and sunbathing at City Beach - the closest beach to Perth City.
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Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe - home to one of the Perth's most photographed beaches. With sloping grassy banks and huge Norfolk pines offering shade, 'Cott' as the locals refer to it, is not only a fabulous beach with amazing views, it has a huge choice of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast, long lunch, sunset drinks and dinners overlooking the ocean - the perfect place to experience the Perth Beaches. Just north of Cottesloe, you'll find more dining options at Swanbourne Beach and fantastic swimming and sunbathing at City Beach - the closest beach to Perth City.
Escape to Western Australia's very own island paradise. Just 19 km off the coast of Perth City, but an entire world away, lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest, blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches and pristine bays. Rottnest Island earned its curious name when in 1696, Dutch explorer, William de Vlamingh, mistook the island's unusual marsupial population for common rats and named it Rottnest - literally translating to 'rats nest'. Today, having a photo taken alongside the 'rats' - known as Quokkas - is one of the main highlights for visitors to the island.
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Rottnest Island
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Escape to Western Australia's very own island paradise. Just 19 km off the coast of Perth City, but an entire world away, lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest, blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world's finest beaches and pristine bays. Rottnest Island earned its curious name when in 1696, Dutch explorer, William de Vlamingh, mistook the island's unusual marsupial population for common rats and named it Rottnest - literally translating to 'rats nest'. Today, having a photo taken alongside the 'rats' - known as Quokkas - is one of the main highlights for visitors to the island.
Kings Park - the jewel in the city's crown. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by over 6 million people each year. It showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australian flora and is a popular place for picnics, walks and cultural and ceremonial events. Kings Park's stunning location overlooks the Perth City and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned. The total area of Kings Park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland. You can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland or attend one of the summer outdoor concerts under the stars. Children are also catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for children of all ages. The King Park Festival celebrates the remarkable wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia in September year year. The Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park. Throughout September, see amazing spring displays of wildflowers and take part in the many events on offer including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities, wellness events and more. Most events are free. The festival is over for 2019, but check back next year for details of the 2020 event. For more information visit www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival.
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Kings Park
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Kings Park - the jewel in the city's crown. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by over 6 million people each year. It showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australian flora and is a popular place for picnics, walks and cultural and ceremonial events. Kings Park's stunning location overlooks the Perth City and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned. The total area of Kings Park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland. You can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland or attend one of the summer outdoor concerts under the stars. Children are also catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for children of all ages. The King Park Festival celebrates the remarkable wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia in September year year. The Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park. Throughout September, see amazing spring displays of wildflowers and take part in the many events on offer including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities, wellness events and more. Most events are free. The festival is over for 2019, but check back next year for details of the 2020 event. For more information visit www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival.
On the doorstep of Perth lies the natural beauty of the Swan River. The river creates a stunning contrast against the skyline of city high rises. Dual-use paths make it possible to walk, ride or skate a circuit around the river or take a tour on a Segway. There are also many grassy areas to have a picnic, enjoy a sunset and watch the city come alive with light. For water sports enthusiasts sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are popular choices in Perth, with hire facilities located along the foreshore. The 'bridges' walk around the river (crossing at Narrows Bridge and the Causeway) will take you approximately 2.5 hours. The jetties at Barrack Square are the departure point for river cruises to Fremantle, Swan Valley Wine Region and Rottnest Island, as well as ferries to South Perth and Perth Zoo. The vibrant riverside location features public art, cafes, restaurants and a lively bar.
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Swan River
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On the doorstep of Perth lies the natural beauty of the Swan River. The river creates a stunning contrast against the skyline of city high rises. Dual-use paths make it possible to walk, ride or skate a circuit around the river or take a tour on a Segway. There are also many grassy areas to have a picnic, enjoy a sunset and watch the city come alive with light. For water sports enthusiasts sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are popular choices in Perth, with hire facilities located along the foreshore. The 'bridges' walk around the river (crossing at Narrows Bridge and the Causeway) will take you approximately 2.5 hours. The jetties at Barrack Square are the departure point for river cruises to Fremantle, Swan Valley Wine Region and Rottnest Island, as well as ferries to South Perth and Perth Zoo. The vibrant riverside location features public art, cafes, restaurants and a lively bar.
Lake Monger Reserve is a major Perth tourist and local community destination offering a mix of passive recreation areas, shared use paths, nature trails, shaded playgrounds, picnic and barbecue facilities and some sporting facilities for recreation use. The middle of the park is taken up with Lake Monger, a habitat for an abundance of local flora and fauna making it a popular location to observe a wide selection of WA's beautiful birdlife. Boardwalks and lookouts are provided around the lake from where you can take in the lake's natural beauty, with a lookout on the north side of the lake enjoying views to the Perth city skyline.
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Lake Monger
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Lake Monger Reserve is a major Perth tourist and local community destination offering a mix of passive recreation areas, shared use paths, nature trails, shaded playgrounds, picnic and barbecue facilities and some sporting facilities for recreation use. The middle of the park is taken up with Lake Monger, a habitat for an abundance of local flora and fauna making it a popular location to observe a wide selection of WA's beautiful birdlife. Boardwalks and lookouts are provided around the lake from where you can take in the lake's natural beauty, with a lookout on the north side of the lake enjoying views to the Perth city skyline.
Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to more than 1300 animals from around the world. Walk among Australian animals and get to know your local wildlife in the Australian Walkabout and Australian Wetlands. Explore the Asian Rainforest to see elephants, tigers, Sun Bears and a colony of Sumatran Orangutans or go on safari through the African Savannah in search of rhinoceros, lions and giraffe. Want to get up close? Book one of the daily Eye to Eye encounters and you could have the chance to feed a giraffe or meet a Galapagos Tortoise. See one of the free zoo keeper sessions or animal feeding presentations and learn about vital conservation work.
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Perth Zoo
20 Labouchere Rd
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Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to more than 1300 animals from around the world. Walk among Australian animals and get to know your local wildlife in the Australian Walkabout and Australian Wetlands. Explore the Asian Rainforest to see elephants, tigers, Sun Bears and a colony of Sumatran Orangutans or go on safari through the African Savannah in search of rhinoceros, lions and giraffe. Want to get up close? Book one of the daily Eye to Eye encounters and you could have the chance to feed a giraffe or meet a Galapagos Tortoise. See one of the free zoo keeper sessions or animal feeding presentations and learn about vital conservation work.
Showcasing one of the largest collections of native fauna in Western Australia, Caversham Wildlife Park invites you to experience magical close encounters with Australia's cutest inhabitants. Here's your chance to hand-feed the kangaroos and have your photo taken with the cuddly koalas and wombats. Situated at the heart of Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley, it's a 30-minute drive north east of Perth to reach the wildlife park. As well as coming face-to-furry-face with many of Western Australia's curious native creatures, you can also take a peek at the workings of Molly's Farm. Inside this interactive zone, you'll enjoy a variety of farmyard fun, from sheep shearing, sheepdog and droving demonstrations, to swinging the billy tea, milking the cow and bottle feeding the lambs. Once you've snapped plenty of great family memories, head into the surrounding Whiteman Park for a picnic, barbecue or make a beeline for the restaurant, just a 4-minute walk away.
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Caversham Wildlife Park
99 Lord St
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Showcasing one of the largest collections of native fauna in Western Australia, Caversham Wildlife Park invites you to experience magical close encounters with Australia's cutest inhabitants. Here's your chance to hand-feed the kangaroos and have your photo taken with the cuddly koalas and wombats. Situated at the heart of Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley, it's a 30-minute drive north east of Perth to reach the wildlife park. As well as coming face-to-furry-face with many of Western Australia's curious native creatures, you can also take a peek at the workings of Molly's Farm. Inside this interactive zone, you'll enjoy a variety of farmyard fun, from sheep shearing, sheepdog and droving demonstrations, to swinging the billy tea, milking the cow and bottle feeding the lambs. Once you've snapped plenty of great family memories, head into the surrounding Whiteman Park for a picnic, barbecue or make a beeline for the restaurant, just a 4-minute walk away.
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia is just 20 minutes from the Perth Central Business District and has been an iconic Perth attraction for over for 30 years, located on the lapping shores of the Indian Ocean at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Boasting more than 40 stunning exhibits including one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world and Australia's largest single aquarium, AQWA is the tenth largest in the world! In total AQWA holds more than four million litres of water and is home to more than 4000 fish. Get a close up view of the large sharks, rays and turtles as you travel to the ocean floor in the 100-metre underwater tunnel. With over 20 scheduled daily talks and feeds available for free, there is always something to see and do at AQWA. AQWA Adventures such as dive or snorkel with the sharks is also available for additional fee.
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AQWA The Aquarium Of Western Australia
91 Southside Dr
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AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia is just 20 minutes from the Perth Central Business District and has been an iconic Perth attraction for over for 30 years, located on the lapping shores of the Indian Ocean at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Boasting more than 40 stunning exhibits including one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world and Australia's largest single aquarium, AQWA is the tenth largest in the world! In total AQWA holds more than four million litres of water and is home to more than 4000 fish. Get a close up view of the large sharks, rays and turtles as you travel to the ocean floor in the 100-metre underwater tunnel. With over 20 scheduled daily talks and feeds available for free, there is always something to see and do at AQWA. AQWA Adventures such as dive or snorkel with the sharks is also available for additional fee.
Adventure World
Have an Awesome day with family and friends at Adventure World! We’re Perth’s only Theme Park/ Water Park, set in beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and lawns with over 25 rides and attractions to enjoy. Including the new world-class, exhilarating thrill ride Goliath; a giant pendulum swing ride. The heart thumping, adrenaline pumping roller-coaster Abyss and Kraken; the longest, tallest and steepest funnel water slide on the planet. Plus, there’s the ever-popular Hawaiian resort themed Kahuna Falls, an Aussie Wildlife Experience and the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom for our younger adventurers to name just a few.
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Adventure World
351 Progress Dr
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Have an Awesome day with family and friends at Adventure World! We’re Perth’s only Theme Park/ Water Park, set in beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and lawns with over 25 rides and attractions to enjoy. Including the new world-class, exhilarating thrill ride Goliath; a giant pendulum swing ride. The heart thumping, adrenaline pumping roller-coaster Abyss and Kraken; the longest, tallest and steepest funnel water slide on the planet. Plus, there’s the ever-popular Hawaiian resort themed Kahuna Falls, an Aussie Wildlife Experience and the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom for our younger adventurers to name just a few.