Maybe I've been spoilt for choice throughout my travelling years but I didn't think Hillarys Boat Harbour was all that impressive. It's definitely not a bad place to spend a day, but if you're like me and not a huge fan of shopping, there isn't enough there to make me want to return in a hurry. It's quite far from the city and I found it awkward to get to by public transport. I was there on market day which I was a little disappointed with - it was a small setup and lacked charisma. However there was a good assortment of cafes and restaurants, and I ended up having a nice brunch and stroll around the boardwalk with a friend.
If you've got a few days to spend over that side of the country then by all means put Hillarys on your to-do list, but if you're limited for time then you're probably better to prioritise seeing the Perth CBD and Fremantle.
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