04.08.2012 - 04.08.2012
Perth is beautiful no doubt about it
started by staying in leedersville which is around 6 mins from Perth city for few nights before heading to beach resorts for while. went to cottlesloe beach which was beautiful ...had white sand and blue sea threw water then went to scarborough beach, further up the coast which was more built up then cottlesloe but still amazing.
The transport from Scarborough was not great so headed back to leedersville as this has good access to most transport links.
went to Perth zoo which was a 5-10 minute ferry ride over swan river, which runs through the middle of Perth city. had an elephant walk past no more then a metre away from where was walking, crazy experience.
also went to fremantle, which is a little harbour town. It had an old prison which closed in 1991, crazy to have history within my life time! The conditions that prisoners had to live in was disgusting as they didn't have a toilet only a red bucket to share in the cell. eventually there was a riot in 1988 which showed the community the standard of living so the prison was shut down. Interesting fact is that fremantle asked England for prisoners to higher number to build the town up so wasn't all England sending prisoners. Also funny that they have a church which even now can get married in.
Went to The Mint in Perth cbd which is where the gold nuggets that had mined would be melted into coins or bars. watched a guy melt the gold and then pour it into a bar. gold turns into liquid at 1064 degrees and sets in mintues. also got to learn about the building and living conditions.
The best view was at Kings park which overlooks the swan river and Perth cbd - amazing beautiful day to sit and admire the scenery too.
Took a ferry to Rottnest Island, named after rat nest because first person to discover island thought the quokka was a rat. we hired bikes and went for adventure around the island, took bout 2 hours to get round the whole island and on way seeing some amazing views and of course paddling in the cystral clear water.
Only couple of weeks in Perth as more for quick hoilday and adventure then to stick around but was a cool couple of weeks. Now in brisbane.