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Ok, have been on a bit of a downer lately, so wanted to get away for some much needed R&R. But due to not being able to afford the astronomical prices airlines charge for last minute holidays away from Perth - we have to stay in Perth this public holiday weekend.

 

Anyone got any "outside the box" ideas on what to do?

 

We've done pretty much everything touristy wise to do in Perth (Aquarium, zoo, museums, rotto, penguin island, swan valley, bickley valley, perth hills, dwellingup, Yanchep NP, Kalamunda NP, Hillarys, York, Toojay, Lancelin, Cervantes (Pinnacles), Fremantle, Maritime museum, Freo prison, roundhouse, caversham wildlife park, adventure world, kings park (to death), the mint, crown casino, whale watching, swimming with dolphins/sealions, swan river cruise) and now I cannot think of one thing to do.

 

There is just the two of us, so a family BBQ trip anywhere isn't any fun, may as well do that in the back garden.

 

Has anyone got some hidden secrets anywhere??:wideeyed:

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Ok, have been on a bit of a downer lately, so wanted to get away for some much needed R&R. But due to not being able to afford the astronomical prices airlines charge for last minute holidays away from Perth - we have to stay in Perth this public holiday weekend.

 

Anyone got any "outside the box" ideas on what to do?

 

We've done pretty much everything touristy wise to do in Perth (Aquarium, zoo, museums, rotto, penguin island, swan valley, bickley valley, perth hills, dwellingup, Yanchep NP, Kalamunda NP, Hillarys, York, Toojay, Lancelin, Cervantes (Pinnacles), Fremantle, Maritime museum, Freo prison, roundhouse, caversham wildlife park, adventure world, kings park (to death), the mint, crown casino, whale watching, swimming with dolphins/sealions, swan river cruise) and now I cannot think of one thing to do.

 

There is just the two of us, so a family BBQ trip anywhere isn't any fun, may as well do that in the back garden.

 

Has anyone got some hidden secrets anywhere??:wideeyed:

 

You have pretty much covered most things on your list!!! Maybe a Captain Cook Luncheon Cruise, or an Evening Cruise along the Swan to one of the Wineries. High Tea at C Restaurant, great views, very nice high tea (although the crockery is not the best for an expensive venue, but thats me being picky). Trip out inland to York....or last but not least, One Direction concert on Sunday:wink:!!!!

 

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Lol, thanks for trying guys!

 

odies - sorry was just including the surrounding Perth area, we have been further afield as well, Margaret River at least 6 or 7 times (over it now), Bunbury, Bussleton, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Augusta, Albany, Pemberton..... haven't been to Bridgetown/Collie yet - we were going to go camping there this weekend actually, but the weather isn't up to it really and I'm a fair weather camper!

 

Peanuts we've done the Swan River cruises (both daytime and evening!) High Tea at the C restaurant is a new one though... will have a look into that. Did a day trip to York, arrived and wondered why we'd spent 2 hours in the car driving there!

 

Bibbs - will have a look into the race day, do you think it would be interesting to watch? Neither our cars are up to being thrashed around a racetrack that's for sure! As for AFL BBQ's with friends? All our friends are more organised than us and are going away this weekend - so no friends to BBQ with.

 

Supa Golf in the Swan Valley has been mentioned at work, we haven't done that!

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The track day will be beginners learning to race. I would have thought it'd be quiet. It's not like it'd be actual competitions as far as I'm aware, more like instruction.

 

I was just told about it by a guy I know on a car forum. I'd be going if it wasn't GF. Let the wife and I take turns out on the track and have a laugh. All the details are on this site :-

 

http://www.cams.com.au/media/news/latest-news/cams-come-and-try-day

 

 

 

And a few other things :-

 

C restaurant, very expensive for average food. View is nice though.

Leeuwin boat out from Freo?

There is a Koala park out near Byford.

Like cider? Core cider house has awesome food, and a nice drive too.

Like wine? How about Millbrook. Again great food, and wine, with awesome views. Look at the Serpentine & Pipehead (sp) dam while you are out there.

 

What show have Burswood got on at the moment? Anything at the Astor theater this weekend?

 

http://showmeperth.com.au/

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Think you are facing what I do for long periods when I get back to Perth. When you boil it down, for a lot of folk, it is same old same old. Once we did all the usual suspects in terms of things to do, and being just a couple like you (grown up son in la la land excluded), I think being very alert to the simple things like each other's company really helped. That is very special and no matter what we do, as long as we do it together, it is more than enough. Walks, coffees, a wee trip on the train to a nice suburb or just a wander around Kings Park is fantastic. Appreciate if you are on a downer that you may want something with a bit more umph so perhaps a day at the races. Now that's something different and especially this weekend where you could go and also watch the Grand Final at the same time.

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Track day does look like fun, certainly something the OH and I would be keen to do - although would prefer a quicker car to do it in! Our 2litre Lancer is ok, but doesn't have the power I'd like.

 

Yeah we did the Leewin Boat in April - got very wet. Haven't been to the Koala place in Byford, that's not too far away so another new one for the list. Love Cider so have been to the Core quite a few times recently. Not been to Millbrook or the Serpentine yet, was waiting for warmer weather so we could go for a dip, but might venture out that way as I'm sure the wildflowers will be out now.

 

STTP we are very happy in each others company usually, but we are both feeling very down about being here (work mainly) so, like you say, thought we could do with some oompf to try and get back into liking where we are, bit of a 'distraction' I guess!

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Geocaching?

 

Do something silly? With friends we occasionally have a dress up day - tweed, wedding outfit, fancy dress. We'll then choose something ridiculous to do whilst dressed in a ridiculous way - crazy golf dressed as animals, karting in wedding dresses. It's incredibly juvenile and impossible to do straight, we all cry with laughter the whole time.

 

Get a tandem bike and take a ride along the river or the coast.

 

Guerilla Gardening?

 

Game fishing?

 

Hot air balloon?

 

Gliding?

 

Something creative - Freo arts centre course, have a go at painting, pottery classes, dance classes, make a movie?

 

Do some voluntary work?

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