Perth Walkabout October 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 October:

Maylands Steps It Up as a Trendy Café Strip

Maylands - an inner city suburb located on the eastern side of Perth, is approximately 4 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Its local café strip on Eighth Avenue has seen interesting changes over the last few years, and  has been transformed from a relatively quiet area to a bustling and thriving café strip.

Eighth Avenue offers an interesting and eclectic mix of retail shops and eateries. Browsing the strip, you’ll find restaurants offering tasty culinary delights from all over the world, trendy cafes, specialised retail shops, and essential services.

Crocs in Kimberley – See you in a while Crocodile

Of all the dangerous animals that exist in Western Australia (WA), the crocodile has to be one of the most feared yet revered on the list.

Maybe it’s the fact that the crocodile dates back 240 million years and has outlived dinosaurs, or simply because it is so big and scary and has absolutely no fear of humans, but whatever the reason, people love to look at them.

Visitors to Perth can see them at the zoo but for those planning on travelling further north, there are crocodile farms in Broome and Wyndham. The Kimberley region in the far north of the state also offers the opportunity to see the crocodile in its natural environment, if you are game!

Twelve Top Ideas for Free Things to do in Perth

We all have those times when our budget is just a little tighter than normal. Often the area of the budget that gets cut is the “going out fun money,” but this doesn’t mean that you have to become a homebody. Perth is full of fun, informative and, best of all, free things to do. Here are twelve top ideas for free things to do in Perth:

There's No Water at Wave Rock

The first thing that you need to know if you are planning to visit Wave Rock in Western Australia is that there is no beach sand or surf involved.

A friend of mine tells a great story about meeting four young international tourists when they stopped to refuel at a petrol station he was working at not far from the rock.

Valley of the Giants - Walpole, Tree Top Walk, and Red Tingle Trees

Have you ever strolled through a forest and wondered what it would be like to be one of the animals living in the canopy? How it would feel to be so high above the ground. What kind of view you would have. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could climb the nearest tree and discover the forest tree tops, then you need to head to the Valley of the Giants.

Mt Lawley - The Mother of All Suburbs

Mt Lawley is a wealthy inner city suburb located approximately 4 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It is a grand old suburb whose heritage homes and mansions display the architecture of yesteryear, and whose avenues are tree lined with the blooms of the beautiful flowering Jacarandas during late spring. From rambling homes to pristine, manicured gardens, the suburb is only a step away from a bustling cafe strip.

Australian Books to Read to Get a Taste of Western Australia

Are you planning to travel to Perth and want to whet your appetite with some background reading?
Books not only allow you to visit ever corner of the globe but they can give you an insight into a country and its people beyond the accepted stereotype.

When friends and family come to visit they often ask me to recommend some books that will give them some understanding of the Australian way of life, its past and its present.

The following list of fiction books is by no means a definitive one but rather a taste of what is out there, both modern and classic.

Musings on Living in Perth

I have lived in Perth for all of my 22 years, which in theory should make me an expert on it. But what is the essence of this city? Are we Dullsville, in the glorious state of Wait Awhile? The City of Lights? The Swan River Colony? I decided to test what my social networks would say when I posted this:

“Living in Perth – Discuss.”

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

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