Perth Walkabout June 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 June:

Bicycles, Birds, Books and Blooms in Bayswater

The City of Bayswater, also known as the Garden City, is a blooming colourful Perth suburb located about 8 km north-east of the city centre.


It is one of Perth’s oldest suburbs with an interesting history stretching back over one hundred years. It has seen many changes in that time but even in the past 15 years young families and couples have moved into the area to take on renovator’s delights and set it buzzing.

I love Bayswater but am biased as my old worker’s cottage made of wood and complete with crooked walls sits on a hill in the middle of this picturesque suburb that has 10 km of the Swan River winding through it.

Perth Accommodation: Beyond Hostels, Accommodation for the Long Stay Traveller

You’ve arrived in Perth, looked around and decided you’d like to stick around for a while. Great choice! Perth is an awesome city to put down some temporary roots as a traveller. Now that you’ll be here for longer than a week or two you’ll want to think about your housing situations. Some people are perfectly happy to live in a hotel or hostel for an extended period of time, but that can get expensive real fast.

Below are some alternative Perth accommodation options available to travellers.

Learn An Australian Phrase - Go On, Give It a Go Yer Mug!

Australian phrases can be unique and colourful but also quite confusing for visitors or newcomers to understand.

Even though English is the main language used in Australia, slang, Strine or lingo is found throughout the country and so tourists would do well to arm themselves with a few key phrases.

In this article I am going to stick to the more common general Aussie slang phrases that you may encounter in your travels. Each comes with the meaning and an example to give you some context of how the phrase may be used.  Have fun and give-it-a-go-yer-mug!

Where to Lay Your Head at Night, an Overview of Perth’s Hostels

When choosing a place to sleep it is important to not only consider the quality of the hostel, but also what activities are planned. The five main areas for hostels in Perth are in the Central Business District, Northbridge, Fremantle, Scarborough and Cottesloe.

Those travellers who want to be in the centre of the major shops, restaurants and nightclubs will want to stay in the CBD or Northbridge.

Perth Pubs Popular with Punters

Beer lovers travelling to Perth have a busy time ahead with pubs offering a great range of local, national and international bevies to sample.

But just a word of warning, in Australia the word pub is short for public house and although it also means hotel, a pub is primarily a provider of alcohol and not accommodation. This is an important note for travellers who may want to book a room at a hotel but find themselves at the local drinking hole instead.

Quick Get Away Down South to Preston Beach: Make Friends with the Kangas and More

One great thing about living in Perth is that if you feel like a quick break or get away “down south”, you are always spoilt for choice. Visitors to Perth on their grand tour of the south west of Western Australia will often take the typical tourist route by heading to Mandurah, passing through Bunbury, and then visiting the popular towns of Margaret River, Pemberton and/or Albany.

Mandurah is a coastal town that has seen amazing growth in the last few years, and is popular amongst migrants from the UK to settle in.

If you are a connoisseur of great wine and food, then you will likely to be dropping in to Margaret River at some point of your stay in Perth for that perfect tipple or two.

Willetton: Families, Fun, Fitness and a Taste of Asia

Willetton, sometimes affectionately known to locals as Willo, is a Perth suburb about 16km south of the central business district. Named after early settler Henry Willett, who was assigned land in a nearby area in 1832, Willetton’s present boundaries were established in the mid-1960s and opened to residents in the 70s. Today it is a predominantly middle class, white collar area with a mixed ethnic population and good facilities for families.

Celebrate All Things Old and New in Historic York

The town of York is synonymous with gardens, antiques, beautiful old buildings and fabulous festivals.

Nestled in the Avon Valley less than 100 km east of Perth, York is a popular weekend destination due to its close proximity to the city and all that it has to offer.

The Avon Valley is an area of historic countryside east of Perth with the Avon River flowing through it and linking the towns of Toodyay, Northam and York.

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

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