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    Perth for a weekend in November for a wedding.

    we will have a car and the Saturday to ourselves. Starting in Joondalup and ending in casino for dinner.

    what to do in the meantime?

    im hoping she won’t demand shopping, shopping and more shopping.

    freo is an option. Swan river cruise another option. Sunday will be at Joondalup beaches if hot enough so no need to do that.

    Any ideas what is interesting/different to do in central Perth?

    Thanks in advance.

     

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    Our favorite place is Hillarys Boat Harbour, But Kings park is a close joint second with whitemans park.

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    Get the ferry over to south Perth and  it's a nice walk along the river. Take lots of pics for me xD there's places to have dinner and there's a nice ice cream place in the little shopping centre bit nearby. 

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    I love Kings Park, beautiful in the evening too.  You could take one of the tourist bus rides (hop on hop off) .. been meaning to do that myself

    Penguin Island

    Perth Mint

    We drove to and from Wave Rock in a day (we detoured via York)

    Do a couple of the wineries in the Swan Valley

     

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    In one day you say? That being the case some things suggested would only consume too much time for too little return.

    Are you planning to do it by car? If not more time consuming but much the same.

    In sequence....

    Kings Park

    Cottesloe Beach

    Fremantle (perhaps fish and chips by the sea)

    Perth walk CBD and Northbridge  (if no vehicle can take ferry from Freo)

    Take ferry from Elizabeth Quay over to South Perth. The water vista is worth it alone.

    Take refreshment at Windsor Hotel not fat from ferry. Walk Ferry back.

    Try out a roof top pub for your diner The Avery for example, if takes your fancy or a waterside restaurant ..

    A day passes very quickly. You'll be likely tired after following suggested itinerary.  But it will allow a snap shot of Perth area and a plan I've followed with a few alterations, depending on  personalities involved, with many dozens of visitors to Perth over the years. Of course if here three days or longer the itinerary would differ. 

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    If by chance, there is 'free time' after the initial day of getting to know the 'Highlights of Perth' in order to get a feel of the place, I would certainly recommend Rottnest Island. But it is a day outing. Not something to do in place of 'highlights' mentioned.

    There is a new service that is being added. Not sure if already under way, but will reduce the cost, apparently, by thirty per cent. Previously, it was a darn rip off anyway, so while welcomed, it is expected to ad close on seven hundred thousand passenger numbers a year.

    One can imagine the consequences of that 'extra load' and how prices will likely rise on the island, with such demand. Hence it could be worth taking a gander before the hordes descend. Worth that extra day. If sea sickness a problem though do take precautions. I have witnessed countless land lubbers , in a state of disquiet, shall we say on the return trip, which late afternoon, can be very choppy.

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    I'd go Rottnest for the day from Hilary's, to places covered in one day! 


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    Everyone will do what will appeal individually of course at the end of the day. But devoting a day, if only that limited time possible, nice though it is, would, IMO. detract from an overall view of Perth Metro.

    Must admit, personally, I'd be at a bit of a loss to see why Hillary's  would be included unless a fleeting visit. A day is hardly long, considering the ground required to cover.

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    Yeah I'd swerve Hillarys if you're just there for a day. It's OK but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Cottesloe, King's Park and Freo are much better.

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