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Perth in late March, early April

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Perth in late March, early April

We will be in Perth the last week of March and the first week of April. I would love to know such things as: weather, must things to do. I especially want to see kangaroos and koala bears! Is Cohunu Koala Park a great place for this? Places to see within an hour? Great restaurants? Beaches? etc.

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1. Re: Perth in late March, early April

Hi Sharvy, I can't vouch for the Cohunu Park, as I haven't been there. There is always the Perth Zoo in South Perth though. Some of my favourite restaurants are: Coco's on the South Perth foreshore (outdoor dining overlooking the river and views of King's Park), it is also lovely in the evening to look across the water at the city and King's Park all lit up. Black Tom's in Ord Street, West Perth is a great spot for good food and a social atmosphere, particularly on a Friday afternoon. The Blue Duck Cafe is right on the very popular Cottesloe Beach. You can sit on the balcony which overhangs the beach and eat as you watch the sun go down. About 30+ minutes from Perth is the Darlington Estate Winery and Restaurant. The food here is delicious. It is a lovely drive and a great spot. You could drive out to the Swan Valley and visit some of the wineries there. Lamonts have a particularly good restaurant, but there are many to choose from.

Mandurah is just under an hour from Perth and has become a great spot to visit. I don't know of any particular restaurants I could recommend, but someone else may be able to.

Will you be with someone or visiting Perth on your own and where will you be staying?

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2. Re: Perth in late March, early April

Perth is a beautiful city with every convenience you could require. Casino, nightclubs, spectacular kings park, the swan river and almost anything you can think off. All budgets, all tastes catered for.

That should be a great time to visit perth. You should have good weather in the high 20s to low 30s C. Bare in mind it is autumn but generally summer tends to slowly fade away so it should be fine with maybe the odd overcast or rainy day.

Perth is a large spraulling city. Not many people live inner city and the suburbs stretch 50 km+ either direction from the city centre. Public transport is good enough but a hire car will give you total freedom.

Some things to do and see in Western Australia:

If you want to visit wineries within an hour of perth - the Swan Valley is great.

Cohunu wildlife park is great but it has been a few years since i have been there. A lot of overseas tourists make the trip.

Visit Scarborough, Triggs or Cottesloe Beach. Awesome restaurants overlooking each of these beaches with spectacular sunsets.

Go for a coffee in Fremantle, visit the fremantle prison. Train runs from perth - couple of dollars fare.

Aqua Aquarium in Sorrento as well as Sorrento boat harbour is well worth a visit as is Rottnest Island - day trips are great on a warm day. At Rottnest you can feed friendly Quokkas (like a small kangaroo).

Pinnacles is another spot worth going to north of perth.

Try to get down to the Margaret River Wine area (where i live). 3 hours south of perth - loads of tour operators make the trip or hire a car. Supurb wines and food and if you are into fishing it is the salmon season - if you are into surfing the waves will be big - all kinds of accommodation from resorts to bed and breakfasts (sea shanty is near me and nice) - choose Dunsbrough/Busselton for the best value for money. Awesome beaches that are not crowded or touristy. My faves, Old Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Yallingup, Meelup.

If you know anyone in the US navy who has visited perth on their regular R&R stops here they can no doubt share a wealth of travel experiences wih you.

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3. Re: Perth in late March, early April

I too will be visiting Perth for a week in late March into early April. Your suggestions are very helpful. Any advice on other cities to visit during my second week? I was thinking about Sydney and Cairns (GBR). I love the beach and want to enjoy the natural beauty of Australia. I am concerned about box jelly fish. What city/cities would you suggest we spend time at the beach, Perth, Sydney or Cairns etc. ? Also looking for suggestions of nice hotels, resorts or B&Bs from $100 - $200 american dollars a night. Thanks for your help.