Perth Walkabout September Monthly Wrap


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The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the end of each month to provide a snapshot of articles that hit the headlines in the last 4 weeks.

Here is Perth Walkabout's Monthly Wrap for the month of September:

Swimming with the Dolphins in Rockingham – Up, Close and Personal

The day had finally arrived for my swim with the dolphins adventure, and the Perth weather was perfect – a bright and sunny day with not a cloud in the sky. 

My adventure with the dolphins started in darkness however, as I had set my alarm clock for an early wake up call  to get to my pick up point before 7am. My chosen pick up point was the Wellington Street Coach Tourist Stand in the Perth CBD.


Swan Valley – A Rich Mix of Art, Wine, Food and Culture

The Swan Valley is a region of land about 25-minutes east of the centre of Perth that is famous for its mix of wineries, farmland, natural bush, historical buildings, scenic rivers and the promise of an unforgettable day out.

It also holds the enviable reputation as being Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region as well as the closest wine region to any city in the world.

The town of Guildford, a short 12 km from the centre of Perth as you head towards the hills, is the gateway to the valley and well worth a visit if you have time on your journey.

The Swan Valley is a region of land about 25-minutes east of the centre of Perth that is famous for its mix of wineries, farmland, natural bush, historical buildings, scenic rivers and the promise of an unforgettable day out.


Pemberton – A Land of Forests, Gourmet Foods and Wine

Prepare to use all of your five senses when you visit Pemberton. What was once a small timber town has blossomed into a wonderful getaway. Located only 338 km south of Perth, a visit to Pemberton could be a long day trip or a several days adventure. No matter how long you stay there is always plenty to do.

You’ll know you’re getting close to Pemberton when you find yourself surrounded by extensive forests of very tall trees. Pemberton is surrounded by several Karri forests. These impressive trees are only found in the south west region of Western Australia and are among the world’s tallest trees, growing as tall as 90 metres.


Get Away with a Perth Farm Stay


Many believe that you can never quite experience the “real” Western Australia unless you step outside the city and away from the coast.

It is true that the bulk of Western Australians live in Perth (about 1.7 million out of 2.3 million) and a great majority of the rest live in the regional coastal towns, but there are those that choose to live a different kind of existence, life on the land.

For travellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a while, experiencing this pastoral lifestyle in all its glory is a real option.

Farm stays offer the chance to get your hands dirty, work with animals, breathe in the Australian bush, take a hike and best of all, meet the locals who are working the land.

 

Margaret River – Home to More Than Just World Class Wine

Mention Margaret River to a wine connoisseur and you will soon be hearing about the multitude of world class wines the region produces. Before wine, it was the world class waves that brought Margaret River international acclaim in the surfing circuit. Couple the wine and surfing with gourmet foods, natural wonders and excellent year round weather and you have a destination that’s sure to please.

 

Camping or Glamping? – Options Galore Close to Perth

There are literally thousands of places to camp in Western Australia, ranging all the way from ‘roughing it’ in the bush to glamping.

For those of you new to this term, it means camping with all the luxuries of home like electricity, heating and fine food.

The key to a successful camping trip is to work out what type of experience you are after and be organised. Be very, very organised – because let’s face it, there is nothing glamorous about camping if you forget to take the matches to light the only fire you have to cook on.

Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.


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