Perth Walkabout January Monthly Wrap

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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 January:



Subiaco Markets Offer Great Food and Family Fun

A wonderful weekend retreat lies just west of the city in the city in the heart of the suburb Subiaco. Two weekend markets, the Subiaco Station Street Market and the Subi Farmers market, offer a complete experience for the whole family.


There’s Nothing Fishy about the Kailis Bros


The name Kailis has long been associated with the seafood industry in Perth so where better to head when you are craving all things fishy?

George Palasis Kailis started selling fish in the 1920s when the old markets were alive and kicking in Wellington Street, Perth. Although the markets are long gone, the Kailis family continues to sell both fresh fish and seafood in Fremantle and Leederville.


Perth Walkabout's Handy Guide to Catching Trains in Perth


Public transport in the Perth metropolitan area is provided by the State Government's Public Transport Authority, under the name Transperth. Transperth’s rail network is a popular way to get around Perth.

Here is Perth Walkabout's handy guide on catching trains in Perth.


Guide to Perth Art Galleries for the Arty Farty Part One

Lovers of art living in or travelling to Perth have enough galleries to visit to keep them busy every weekend throughout the year.

Okay, so maybe not every weekend as you do need to get outside occasionally to soak up the Perth weather and get some fresh air, but perhaps every other weekend is not an exaggeration.  Any way you look at it, the list is long and is by no means exhausted.


Daytrip or Long Stay - Be Charmed by Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island – Rotto to its friends – has a well justified reputation as a day-tripper paradise. At just 25 minutes from Fremantle, 45 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, or 90 minutes from Perth's Barrack Street Jetty, it’s a short and enjoyable boat ride to the stunning beaches, nature reserves and cheeky quokkas of the island.


Perth Walkabout's Handy Guide to Catching Transperth Buses

Transperth is the Western Australian Government’s provider of public transport in Perth. While the rail network is a great way to explore Perth, sometimes you might find you need to go somewhere that's not within easy reach of the train station. That's where Transperth's bus services come in.


Trash or Treasure? At Perth’s Second Hand Markets You Can Decide


It is one of life’s undeniable truths that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

While some may turn their nose up at the thought of anything second-hand,  the lure of a bargain or the chance to find something of value that someone is selling for a song sees thousands of people hit Perth markets each weekend.


Urban Art Adds Colour to Perth Streets

The word “graffiti” is often associated with vandalism. However, when it’s not being used to describe the tags and scribbles on buses, buildings, walls and toilet cubicles, graffiti is also a form of artistic expression. Like all art, it is subjective and some would disagree about its artistic value, but it is slowly gathering mainstream acceptance.


Claremont: The Old Perth Suburb with Everything

Situated to the west of the city centre, Claremont is one of Perth's oldest suburbs and with a superb location on the river, conveniently between the city and the coast, and directly on a railway line, it's also one of the most expensive! Fortunately it's free to visit and you can find all manner of interesting restaurants, shops and nightclubs there, as well as important Perth landmarks like the Claremont Showgrounds and Claremont Oval.


Showing Off WA's Little Creatures

If you’ve ever taken time out on holidays to send a picturesque postcard home just so you can make people jealous and rub in the fact that you're having a wonderful time, you’ll understand the appeal of the Little Creatures Brewery.

Based at 40 Mews Road in Freo, the Little Creatures Brewery is one of those places that you take out of state visitors to just so you can show off how wonderful life is in WA. You hop off the train and skip them through lively streets in a “oh, we all live like this all the time” way.


Guide to Perth Live Theatres for a Taste of Culture Part One

People often unfairly label Perth as being a bit short on culture.

“There’s more culture to be found in a tub of yoghurt” was perhaps one of the harshest comments I have heard over the years.

But how can this be true when there are enough live theatres and art galleries in Perth to visit one a week for the entire year and still not see them all?

Here at Perth Walkabout, we aim to change the unjust perception of Perth that exists and help people find their way to as many cultural hot spots as possible.


Something Old, Something New at Canning Vale Markets


Wondering what to do this Sunday morning? How about a visit to Canning Vale Markets? Held at Market City every Sunday from 7am to 1pm, this swap meet is a great place to pick up a bargain or two.

It’s $1.10 per adult to get in (55c for kids and concession card holders), and a crossing attendant even guides you across a narrow road to the warehouse area where the market takes place. The casual atmosphere of Canning Vale Markets invites curious individuals and families alike, and I’m impressed at how much can actually be packed into what appears to be a compact space.


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

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