$100 Day : Perth

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$100 Day


Perth is such a beautiful city and we were determined to experience as much as we could during our $100 Day.  The original plan involved catching the train in, but due to the Kwinana Freeway widening project, the entrance to the carpark for Bull Creek Station was closed and we were sent on a deceitful detour to NOWHERE.  After a few laps of the ‘burbs, we decided to drive in and figured that the money we would have spent on public transport can be contributed to petrol.


We drove into the city and started with Northbridge before heading into the concrete jungle…


1. Parking in Northbridge


2. Walk around Northbridge and Perth Cultural Centre


3. Visit the WA Museum


4. Drive to Kings Park and explore the gardens


5. Catch a CAT bus into the CBD


6. Lunch at Mama Tran


7. Window shopping at the Perth Malls


8. Two lattes from Standing Room Only


9. A bienenstich from Miss Maud’s Pastry Shop


10. A pint of Swan Draught at the Grosvenor Hotel


11. Two tickets to the Perth Mint tour


12. Check out the Bell Tower


13. Catch the CAT bus back to Troopy





As you can see, we spent less than $100 and had an awesome time exploring the city.  When we got to Northbridge, we found a limited parking spot and figured we could walk around within the allotted timeframe.  If we wanted to experience Northbridge properly, the best time to come back would be in the evening anyway.


The Red CAT bus service into the city from Ord Street was clean, air conditioned and punctual!  By the time we got into the CBD we were famished and Juz’s heart was set on pho.  We found Mama Tran but it didn’t meet her standards, even though it was tasty.  The assembly line style service didn’t appeal and Dave’s serving of pork with rice was very small and unsatisfying.  This would never happen at Pho Hung in Preston VIC.



We made our way over to the eastern end of the city via the Perth Malls and got a coffee from the highly recommended Standing Room Only.  It was another small shop that is designed to pump out take away coffees for busy city livers/workers.  Dave spoilt himself to a sweet treat at the pasty house in Miss Maud’s Swedish Hotel and a pint at the pub before we went on the Perth Mint Tour – the most expensive thing of the day.


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