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How to 'show off' Perth to our first visitors?

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    Hi Everyone,

     

    So we have our first lot of visitors coming to see us on the 12th April and we want to make sure we 'show off' Perth in the very short 5 days they have here.

    Unfortunately we can't take any time off work but luckily they will be here over Easter so all is not lost.

    I have planned a day in Freo and we'll be doing a morning 'speed grazing' tour in the Swan Valley (any ideas for how we can spend the afternoon in the S-valley after the tour would be very much appreciated).

    All recommendations welcome :)

     

    Thanks

    Shelli

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    ...and maybe a game of Supa Golf at Oasis, work off your wine, cheese, honey and choolate grazing! Then maybe a trip to Alfred's Burgers in Guildford for supper, sit round the open fire and eat burgers! You aren't far from Caversham Wildlife Park, so you could do that in the afternoon too.

     

    If the relies are here the first Saturday of the month, then a trip to the hills kalamunda market could be good, then a drive through the Bickley valley and a visit to Core Cider for a spot of lunch, also there is kahuna Wildlife park up here in the hills, and Mundaring Weir, go and listen to the bush band on a Sunday afterrnoon. There is a gift shop and pub.

     

    Hope you have a lovely time,

     

    pea

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    ...and maybe a game of Supa Golf at Oasis, work off your wine, cheese, honey and choolate grazing! Then maybe a trip to Alfred's Burgers in Guildford for supper, sit round the open fire and eat burgers! You aren't far from Caversham Wildlife Park, so you could do that in the afternoon too.

     

    If the relies are here the first Saturday of the month, then a trip to the hills kalamunda market could be good, then a drive through the Bickley valley and a visit to Core Cider for a spot of lunch, also there is kahuna Wildlife park up here in the hills, and Mundaring Weir, go and listen to the bush band on a Sunday afterrnoon. There is a gift shop and pub.

     

    Hope you have a lovely time,

     

    pea

     

    Blimey! sounds good, where do I sign up :jiggy:

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    Blimey! sounds good, where do I sign up :jiggy:

     

    .....sign up for Peas Wild West wine and dine, let the sun shine tour! Lol

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    ...and maybe a game of Supa Golf at Oasis, work off your wine, cheese, honey and choolate grazing! Then maybe a trip to Alfred's Burgers in Guildford for supper, sit round the open fire and eat burgers! You aren't far from Caversham Wildlife Park, so you could do that in the afternoon too.

     

    If the relies are here the first Saturday of the month, then a trip to the hills kalamunda market could be good, then a drive through the Bickley valley and a visit to Core Cider for a spot of lunch, also there is kahuna Wildlife park up here in the hills, and Mundaring Weir, go and listen to the bush band on a Sunday afterrnoon. There is a gift shop and pub.

     

    Hope you have a lovely time,

     

    pea

     

    Good info to keep at hand for new residents like we soon will be and for when visitors come. ;)

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    What about Caversham wildlife park - you can do that in an afternoon and they get photo's with the roos

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    I really wouldnt waste valuable swan valley time at oggies, the ice cream is average, the service is not friendly like all the other places i have been to, and the place looks like it hasnt been updated in at least 30 years! Get ice cream at the gelato place in hillarys, its really good!

     

    there are plenty places to visit in the swan valley, you could spend a whole week and not fit everything in.

     

    our plans when my dad comes are swan valley, the city, kings park, fremantle, whiteman park/caversham. Then hillarys as we live very close, maybe a drive down to mandurah as its doable in a day, a swan river cruise if its not too pricy.

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    How about a dolphin cruise at mandurah, then lunch at the winery on Pinjarra road, then duck into the miniature village and then refreshments at the chocolate factory which is opposite, stocking up on some Easter chocy goodies as well.

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    Don't forgot the stunning coastline, I still have to pinch myself when I see a glimpse of the sea. Just take time out to sit and relax maybe with a coffee and watch the sunrise go down. To me that really is showing "Perth" off and everytime my in laws said what a beautiful place Perth was I kept replying that there is where we live and aren't we lucky.

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    I really wouldnt waste valuable swan valley time at oggies, the ice cream is average, the service is not friendly like all the other places i have been to, and the place looks like it hasnt been updated in at least 30 years! Get ice cream at the gelato place in hillarys, its really good!

     

    there are plenty places to visit in the swan valley, you could spend a whole week and not fit everything in.

     

    our plans when my dad comes are swan valley, the city, kings park, fremantle, whiteman park/caversham. Then hillarys as we live very close, maybe a drive down to mandurah as its doable in a day, a swan river cruise if its not too pricy.

     

    I disagree, and I am an ice-cream expert!, well, I like ice-cream anyway. Oggies is the best I have had in Perth to date, and the old boy is a typical Australian, blunt, and gets to the point in as few words as possible......try the banana yum yum!

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    I disagree, and I am an ice-cream expert!, well, I like ice-cream anyway. Oggies is the best I have had in Perth to date, and the old boy is a typical Australian, blunt, and gets to the point in as few words as possible......try the banana yum yum!

     

    Have you tried the Dolce Vita Gelato on the Cap Strip in Freo? We all love it especially the triple choc, the Baci, the Freo Delight, the cookies and cream, the strawberry, the pistachio and all of the others.

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    Have you tried the Dolce Vita Gelato on the Cap Strip in Freo? We all love it especially the triple choc, the Baci, the Freo Delight, the cookies and cream, the strawberry, the pistachio and all of the others.

     

    Had an ice-cream there, and Hillarys!, and millions of Cold rocks over on the East coast........but OGGIE OGGIE OGGIES ice-cream man!!!!

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    Well i guess thats the beauty of the world, everyone is different! I though oggies was one of the most bland icecreams i have tasted. Had mint and something else i dont even remember what, and it was not very good. Cafe is so outdated, wouldnt take much more than a lick of paint and some nicer style table and chairs. Felt like i had walked into the 80s which would have been fine if the ice cream was as good as described. I have had shop bought ice cream that was better!

     

    honestly the bellisimo gelato at hillarys is fantastic, excellent flavours, always different and on a par with gelato i had in rome.

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    Stormy, is the mini village worth it? My husband and i first met and lived in abingdon in england so we are definitely making a stop there when we head down over easter holidays. Will be very weird to see it all in miniature in australia!!

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    I would say it is much of a representation of abingdon. But it is a daft bit of fun and costs next to nothing and the gardens are very good. I wouldn't recommend it if your not in the area. But if you are in mandurah then yes.

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    Hire a boat in Mandurah and go round the canals, off to the Koala sanctuary in Byford, up to Burswood for lunch and get a helicopter ride over the city to Freo and back, then out to Frasier's for dinner.

     

    Head over to Pinnaroo for the wild roo's, and then Whiteman park for patting roos, lunch in Indianna's and the beach, drive to Freo and then go to Little Creatures to watch the sunset.

     

    That's 2 days.

     

    They can spend the rest of the time watching the AFL, and having a BBQ & beers at home like the rest of us.

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