- Category: What's New
- Last Updated: Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:18
- Published: Friday, 05 August 2011 10:35
- Written by Nita Teoh
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 July:
Feed Your Soul at a Perth Bookshop
As the international debate on book versus e-book continues to rage on, Perth’s bookshops offer a quiet place to ride out the storm for the diehards amongst us that cannot imagine a life minus the turn of a page.
Okay, I understand the benefits for the planet and my hip pocket that the e-book offers, but call me old-fashioned; I just can’t resist a good bookshop.
Perhaps it is the smell, or the “sequestered nooks” that American poet Longfellow wrote about, but a trip to a bookshop is still considered one of life’s great pleasures for this gal.
There are many useful chain stores scattered through the city, but Perth also has a host of interesting independent shops that I like to frequent and support that promise to nourish the soul.
Scitech Puts the Spark and Sizzle into Science
If you are looking for something different to do with your kids in Perth that won’t cost you the earth then consider a visit to the science centre Scitech.
Science may not be considered the coolest subject at school but Scitech makes it both fun and educational for the young and the young at heart. It is a great place for children to learn through play.
Scitech’s main aim is to make science and technology accessible and interesting, with plenty of hands-on things to do. Potential scientists are encouraged to push, pull, turn, touch, look, listen and laugh at each of the 100 hands-on exhibits.
It has long been a favourite in my family and with the exhibitions constantly changing and evolving, repeat visits won’t disappoint.
Want to Escape the Cold? Beautiful Broome Beckons
Fancy swapping your winter woollies for a stint in your bikinis, board shorts or budgie smugglers? Then you may need to head north to thaw out in the sun.
Broome is considered one of Australia’s most popular beach holiday destinations and is located 2200 km north of Perth.
Its tropical weather entices travellers all year around with the best time to visit in terms of temperature, being the dry season which runs from May to October.
Perth Day Trips – Get Out of the City for a Day of Fun and Relaxation
Tripping out of Perth for the day doesn’t mean you have to sit in stressful traffic for hours on end; there are some great things to see and do within a short drive from the city centre.
When planning a day trip from Perth, the biggest decision will be which direction to head – north, south, east and yes, even west.
Your direction will depend on what kind of things you like to do to relax: surf and sand, a walk in the bush and a love of all things natural, sightseeing and shopping or just eating and drinking.
Working Holiday in Perth – The West is the Best
If you’re planning a working holiday, Perth is an excellent place to choose. When I told people on the East Coast that I was going to head to Perth for work, most folks told me that finding work would be near impossible and living costs were much more expensive, so I’d be much better off staying on the East Coast. But my mind was made up and I headed out to Perth anyway. I’m sure glad I did. It turned out to be the easiest of all the places I went to find work and living costs were proportional to my wages.
Blast Off in Bull Creek
Bull Creek (also written as Bullcreek) is a white collar southern suburb of Perth about 15km from the city, roughly a 20 minute drive down Kwinana Freeway (exit at South Street) or an easy train ride down the Mandurah line. Bull Creek was first developed during the 1960s and 70s and named after early settler Henry Bull.
Bull Creek isn’t wild or fancy but it typifies the homey suburban lifestyle that attracts families to the area and is equipped with everything you need.
Dog Beaches and Parks Galore in Perth
Perth has a plentiful number of dog beaches and parks where you can take your dog to walk and play.
Being a visitor or newcomer to a city often calls for searching out and finding all of your favourites from scratch, be it favourite coffee shop, book store, restaurant or for your dog, favourite place to take a walk.
Finding a route that you and your dog can use and enjoy on a regular basis can be the difference between a happy chappy and a mooching pooch.
The first thing you need to decide is the type of walk that would suit your dog, i.e. on a lead or not, close to water so your dog can swim, in a park so your dog can socialise or as far away from all other dogs as possible.
Albany: A Top Spot by the Sea Set Amidst the Whoosh of the Wind Farm
The town of Albany, located on the south west coast of Western Australia, has grown up a lot these days. It was a relatively quiet seaside town a couple of decades ago. Today its township is bustling, as it continues to expand to meet the needs of its residents.
Getting to Albany is quite a straight forward journey. It takes around 4.5 to 5 hrs to drive there, and it is literally one straight road travelling along Albany Highway.
As a young kid growing up in Perth my family used to visit Albany during the long summer holidays, and we had a lot of fun doing holiday stuff such as enjoying the beautiful beaches, cooking up delicious meals, and exploring Albany's coast.
Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.