- Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2012 11:44
- Written by Nita Teoh
The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the start 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 February:
It may not seem likely from the outside, but stepping inside the ground floor of 20 Kalinda Drive, the site of the former City Beach High School, visitors are immediately whisked away to a little piece of Japan. With tatami mats, shoji screens, Japanese dolls, and sake barrels on view, it is easy to believe that the Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre office is actually located somewhere in downtown Kobe rather than coastal Perth.
Perth has many interesting native birds right on the doorstep. You can walk to some of the locations mentioned below or catch a free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus.
John Oldham Park - a series of lakes near the Narrows Bridge interchange. Hundreds of birds breed or visit here including cormorants, ducks, darters, coots, grebes, swamp hens, egrets, herons and black swans. A pair of black swans regularly breed here when conditions are favourable.
For those of us who know this little treasure and make use of it on a day to day basis we are indeed lucky, and for those of us who are still to stumble upon it here is a short introduction.
Hyde Park is known for its unique twin lakes and its grand old plain trees which line the lakes and provide a wonderful canopy whether it is summer, autumn, spring or winter. It is the place where many people come to get married, take family photos, enjoy birthday BBQs, and where some seek solitude and rest from the stresses of everyday life.
Whether you’re a female traveller or a woman relocating to the west, Perth is a friendly, exciting and relatively safe city, with an abundance of activities and attractions.
Kick up your heels with the Perth Nightlife
While Perth has a relaxed beach vibe by day, by night it heats up with a thriving nightlife.
Do you want to enjoy delicious, fresh foods, support the local economy and maybe save yourself a little money along the way? If that sounds like you, then you should head to a farmers market in Perth. Living in Perth means you’re lucky enough to have lots of markets nearby to choose from. Before you grab your wallet and head out the door, below are a few tips about how to maximise your shopping experience as well as a list of where and when to find farmers markets in and around Perth.
Picture pristine beaches, secluded coves and quiet waterfront streets. Imagine lolling in shallow, glittering bays and cooling off with a refreshing locally-made ice cream. Located just three hours south of Perth, the small seaside town of Dunsborough, which overlooks Geographe Bay, offers the ultimate in year-round fun and relaxation.
Most Australian kids grow up with their own goggle and snorkel set, and have an appreciation for the underwater world that surrounds this vast state of ours.
My diving experience has never gone beyond snorkelling so whilst researching material for this article I was surprised to learn just how many dive sites there are in Western Australia for both the novice and the more serious adventurers, river and ocean included.
If you are only in Perth for a short visit and would like to take a look underwater Down Under, there are a few local and easily-accessible options close to the city starting with the Swan River.
Great weather is something Perth is known for and there are tons of ways to get out and enjoy it. Are you someone who likes more purpose to their outdoor exploits than just relaxing on the beach? Don’t limit yourself to a jaunt around the neighbourhood and or picnicking in the park as your only outdoor excursions, below are some ideas of things to do in Perth that are active, outdoors and, best of all, free.
Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.