Western Australia

Abbey Church

Towns of the Avon Valley

April 22nd 2013

The Avon Valley is located east of Perth and is dotted with historic towns.  We started with York and worked our way up towards New Norcia, with a stop at the Big Camera in Meckering on the way.   View …

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The Big Camera

Big Things : The Big Camera, Meckering

April 22nd 2013

Located about 133km east of Perth, the Big Camera is a museum of photography and has a huge range of cameras and video recorders.  The guy who runs the place is super friendly and has even put up a place …

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$100 Day

$100 Day : Perth

April 21st 2013

  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 …

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Kings Park

City Profile : Perth

April 18th 2013

We rolled into Perth stinky and weary after travelling up through Margaret River, Bunbury and Mandurah.  Our first stop was Dave’s cousin’s place located in the beautiful suburb of Palmyra.  This spot gave us the perfect opportunity to experience and …

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Perth City YHA

Perth City YHA

April 17th 2013

Located in an old heritage listed building that was built in 1939 and previously used to be used by St John’s Ambulance, the Perth City YHA is perfectly located in the heart of Perth with all the amenities at its …

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The Cheese Barrel - heaven!

Experience : Swan Valley Food & Wine Region

April 15th 2013

Located in the north east of Perth, the Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine region and there are more than 40 wineries, breweries, restaurants and cafes to explore.   Guildford The gateway to the Swan Valley is Guildford – …

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Marrinup Townsite Campground

Camping : Marrinup

April 14th 2013

About an hour and a half drive south of Perth is a small town called Dwellingup, which means ‘place nearby water’.  European settlement started in the 1800s as timber cutters moved in to harvest the surrounding forest.  To the south …

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Feral Brewery

Experience : Swan Valley Breweries

April 13th 2013

There are a total of five microbreweries in the Swan Valley and as much as we wanted to go to all of them, we simply didn’t have the stamina and only managed three.  Regardless, the breweries we visited were fantastic …

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Eating Out : Rosemount Hotel, North Perth WA

April 12th 2013

It was our last day in Perth and there was no way we were leaving without having a chicken parmigiana. Juz found out that the Rosemount Hotel was doing cheap lunch specials, so after a night of camping down near …

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Fremantle street art

City Profile : Fremantle

April 10th 2013

We hit Fremantle before checking out the Perth CBD for a few reasons.  A – we were staying only 6km away, B – we weren’t ready to brave the innards of the city just yet, and C – we heard …

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Juz rocking out on the didgeridoo... - Didgeridoo Breath

Experience : Digeridoo Breath

April 9th 2013

As a bit of a surprise, Dave took Juz into Fremantle and guided her to Didgeridoo Breath.  Born from a market stall in 2002, this welcoming place is not just about the didgeridoos – it’s about community.  It has been molded by …

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Phong Vinh

Eating Out : Phong Vinh Vietnamese & Chinese Noodle House, Perth WA

April 8th 2013

After a slightly disappointing experience at Mama Tran in the city, we soon realised that there was something going on with the Vietnamese cuisine image.  While you had your typical Vietnamese place with the bad service, old 90s décor and …

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Juz and Dave are super happy to be next to Elsie

Experience : Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle

April 6th 2013

Little Creatures was established in 2000 by the same guys who ran Matilda Bay Brewery.  The name was inspired by the album of the same name by Talking Heads, and refers to the yeast that turns the sugars in the …

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