Perth Walkabout April Monthly Wrap


The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the end of each month to provide a snapshot of articles that hit the headlines in the last 4 weeks.

Here is Perth Walkabout's Monthly Wrap for the month of April:

Busking to the Beat in Perth

As you go about your day, you may be lucky enough to see some buskers, or street entertainers, doing their best to add some life to the city. It might be a sketch artist or a pair of jugglers today; a family singing and playing folk songs tomorrow.

A Dented Door and the Black Rod - Interesting Encounters on a Tour of the WA Parliament

Two of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place are to visit a supermarket and to learn about their government. While wandering up and down the aisle of the local market asking questions about the various products for sale might get you dirty looks from those shoppers who just want to get in and get out, visiting Parliament and asking questions about different processes is highly encouraged.

Guide to Perth Art Galleries for the Arty Farty Part Two

Lovers of art living in or travelling to Perth are spoilt for choice. This is Part Two of a Guide to Perth Art Galleries as there are just too many wonderful places to pack into one article.

On doing this research I was astounded by the number of galleries to be found around Perth and open to the general public, many with free admission.

Next time you are looking for something to do on the weekend whether it’s raining or just too hot, why not head to a gallery?

Sensational Sports in Perth, WA

Sport has long been considered a part of Australian culture. Western Australians often take great pride in supporting their favourite teams, as well as celebrating the achievements of their fellow Aussies and West Aussies on the national and international stage. Many also enjoy playing sports on either a casual or competitive basis.

Australian Rules football is the most popular football code in Western Australia, with local AFL teams the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles regularly attracting near-capacity crowds to Subiaco Oval.

Step Back in Time and Explore Historic Guildford on the Swan River

Guildford is old – not in the tired, worn out sense, but old as in filled with heritage-listed buildings and a sense of history not always associated with Perth.

Established in 1829, it is one of three towns founded during the settlement of the Swan River Colony and was chosen for its location on the river and its close proximity to fresh water at Success Hill. The entire town itself has been listed by the National Trust.

Guildford is about 12 km from the centre of Perth if you head towards the hills and is a great day out for visitors to Perth wanting to explore a bit of local history and a peek into the past.

Sand Bar, Sun, and Sport at Point Walter

If you’re looking for a fun or relaxing day out with family and friends, it’s worth paying a visit to Point Walter Reserve. Spanning about a third of the southern riverside suburb of Bicton, Point Walter has something to offer people of all ages.

Get up Close and Personal with Dangerous Animals at the Museum of Natural History

Like to think of yourself as a nature lover but don’t really want to head outdoors in the searing summer heat?

Need to hire a mountain lion, camel or reindeer for the next Christmas party?

Seen the movie A Night at the Museum and loved it?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above then one of Perth’s best-kept secrets is well worth a visit.

Aussie Rules Football in WA

If you turn on the television on a winter weekend in Perth, there’s a good chance you’ll see some Australian rules football. Commonly referred to as “Aussie Rules” or simply “footy”, it is most popular in the southern states of Australia as well as the Northern Territory, but has also gained support in traditional Rugby strongholds such as Queensland and New South Wales. If you hear someone refer to “football” in Perth, they are most likely talking about Aussie Rules.

Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.

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