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BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT PERTH
Perth. The first thing that is impressive about Perth, is the lack of pollution. The sky is a bright blue, the modern buildings glisten and the sun shimmers off the Swan River; and there's not the 'hustle & bustle' of the cities on the east coast. It's a slower pace of life, and yet, the mining boom over recent years has rejuvenated Perth. The best vantage point to view Perth is from Kings Park. The views of Perth, the Swan River and surrounds are magnificent, and it's a delightful place for a picnic amongst the beautiful gardens. Of course Perth has all the attractions, shopping, restaurants, galleries etc expected of any large city. The Perth Mint is worth a visit to see a live presentation of gold being poured. The other main attractions, not far out of the city include: beautiful white sandy beaches, the Swan Valley wine region, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. A good place to stay in your campervan or motorhome is around Freemantle, and a pleasant way to travel into Perth is by boat on the Swan River.
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Touring Trips out from Perth.

Fremantle. If you are planning a trip to Perth, then you MUST spend, at least one day exploring Fremantle. Forget the industrial surrounds to the port, this is a place rich in history and many, many, places to see and things to do. For a start Fremantle has 5 major museums displaying everything from its maritime heritage to convict infamy. Then there are the marvelous heritage buildings and old maritime port streetscape. Talk about shop-till-you-drop, 'Freo' has everything from vibrant markets to sophisticated boutiques and galleries. And did we mention food? Freo is famous for it's seafood. And then there are the cafes and grand old pubs. And the breweries - great local beer!
Rottnest Island. Just off 'Freo' is 'Rotto', as the locals call it. A 17th century Dutch explorer called the place 'Rat's Nest Island' because he mistook the local quokkas (cute miniature-like kangaroo) for big rats. Unfortunate really, as Rottnest is a beautiful little island surrounded by white sandy beaches and turquoise water, coral reefs and shipwrecks; a diving and snorkeling paradise. There are no cars on the island so you can either walk or hire a bike, and build up an appetite for the delicacies from the local bakery.
Heading South from Perth.

Mandurah. If your destination is the 'Great South-West', then Margaret River is only 300 km south of Perth. Mandura is a good place for your first stop, and a cup of coffee or a bight to eat. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean, the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. Not surprising that Mandura is ideal for fishing, boating, picnicking by the water, or dining on fabulous seafood at the beautiful Ocean Marina.
Bunbury is another good places to stop-off at, on the way down the coast. From the sidewalk cafes, looking over the beautiful park and white sandy beach, you won't believe the colour of the water in Koombanna Bay. So clean and clear, that it is the home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins. Golfers love Bundbury as well, with three international courses to choose from. And there are lots of activities for the family.
Busselton. Heading further south, the beaches seem to be getting better and better. And how do you get two kilometres out into this vivid turquoise water without getting your feet wet? Busselton has the longest wooden pier in the Southern Hemisphere. At the end of the jetty is the Underwater Observatory where you can view more than 300 marine species, colourful fish and tropical coral growing on the artificial reef.
Dunsborough Heading west ... that's right; heading west from Busselton you will find the pretty seaside town of Dunsborough, with it's fabulous, protected, beaches that face north. It's hard to beat Meelup, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay, as being amongst the best swimming beaches in Australia. If your visit coincides with a special occasion, then lunch or dinner at the Bunker Bay Resort or Wise's Winery is excellent. The water views from both are fabulous; but be prepared to do some damage to your credit card. Most of the Margaret River wineries are between Dunsborough and the town of Margaret River.
Margaret River is quickly developing an international reputation for its wines and as a tourist destination. The focus of much of the attention is the region's 220 vineyards and 80 wineries. It's probably safer and more informative if you take one of the many wine tours of the region. Apart from wine and cheese tasting, there's chocolate sampling at the chocolate factory and beer tasting at the boutiques breweries. The township is booming with arts and crafts, cafes, restaurants, galleries and souvenirs. If all the fine wine and food is making you feel guilty, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you fit for the next round. Margaret River is also renowned for having one of the best surfing breaks in the World. Better to watch from the cliffs, unless you are a pro. For a more leisurely activity, perhaps you would prefer a drive down south through towering natural forests.
Heading East from Perth.

Kalgoorlie. The 'Wild Wild West'? Not quite. For a start, some locals call 'Kal' the hub of the Wild West; and Kalgoorlie is 600 km East of Perth; yet it has that real Aussie-outback-frontier-town character. There are 25 'watering holes' (hotels and pubs) in town, to quench the thirst of those parched gold miners and tourists. Kalgoorlie is Western Australia's largest goldfields town and is famed for its fascinating gold rush history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns. Kalgoorlie is still an active mining town and the 3.5 kilometre long, 1.5 kilometre wide Super Pit Mine - where 800,000 ounces of gold is produced each year - is mind-blowing. This massive hole in the Earth is as deep as Uluru is high with about the same circumference.
Heading North from Perth.

Pinnacles. The first major tourist attraction, heading north from Perth, are the Pinnacles. Located in Nambung National Park, 245 km from Perth, the Pinnacles comprise thousands of limestone pillars, some as tall as 4 metres, rising out of the desert sands. Looking like something dreamt up by a movie director, this surreal landscape is fantastic early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the shapes are accentuated by long shadows. Because of the unsealed road into the park, it is recommended that you take a guided 4wd tour. Local knowledge always enhances the experience.
Cervantes & Jurien Bay are both small fishing villages and are the nearest communities and facilities to the Pinnacles. Both nice and quiet places to relax and unwind; do some fishing, go for a swim, sit on the beach and read a book; have an afternoon siesta. Got the picture? A great way to see migrating whales and to explore the Jurien Bay Marine Park is by joining a fishing charter. A great day out with a close-up view of cheeky seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales and perhaps catch dinner.
Dongara & Port Denison are more coastal towns boasting beautiful beaches and fishing ports. The area is famous for it's Rock Lobsters and these delicious crustaceans can be savored in the season (Nov to June). During Spring, the surrounding areas come to life in a dazzling display of wildflowers.
Geraldtdon is on the same latitude as Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia. Like Byron, the all-year-round climate is ideal. Geraldton is more a city than a town; but it has that same friendliness and hospitality a visitor would expect of a country town. Among Geraldton's many attractions are first class theatres, art galleries, museums, lookouts and parks. The Museum houses relics of ships wrecked off the rugged coastline, as well as the magnificent Memorial to the 645 crew members who were lost when HMAS Sydney went down on 19th November, 1941.
Kalbarri is interesting in respect to the coming together of many and varied landscapes. As you would expect, it has the magnificent white sandy beaches; but it also has spectacular red rock gorges, rugged coastal cliffs and colourful wildflowers; a potpourri of splendid natural attractions. Migrating whales and their calves are often seen in the bay along with playful dolphins. No wonder that this idyllic place is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia.
Monkey Mia. Have we been saving the best to last? Well, as far as "the best experience" and the "best encounter with nature" goes, nothing beats the dolphins at Monkey Mia. For over 40 years now, pods of bottlenosed dolphins swim into the clear shallows of the bay and interact with humans, much to the delight of visitors. The dolphins seem to enjoy the encounter as much as the visitor. This ritual and stunning beauty of this World Heritage listed coastline attracts visitors from all over the World.
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