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Christmas in Australia

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Christmas in Australia

We are going to Perth in December for 3 weeks and will be there over Christmas. Can anyone suggest anything nice to do on Christmas Day? How do Australians celebrate Xmas day? Are the restaurants open or closed? Are the tourist attractions open or closed?

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1. Re: Christmas in Australia

Restaurants will be open, but not many tourist attractions will be. If you are staying somewhere that you can prepare your own food, or want to buy a hamper, take a picnic and have Christmas Day at the beach if you can handle the heat and sun. Make sure you take sunscreen, hats and cover for your skin if you do. The beach is popular for Christmas Day.

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2. Re: Christmas in Australia

Thanks for your advice Athena. We will be staying in a hotel but I'm sure we'll manage to make a picnic up and go to the beach.

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3. Re: Christmas in Australia

The beach is a good idea. Another idea if you are staying in the city, is to pack a picnic or reserve a lunch at Fraser's restaurant (www.frasersrestaurant.com.au), and head to Kings Park. Depending on how hot it is, you may like to laze under the shade of a gum tree and enjoy the unique aroma's of Australia aswell as enjoy the view of our clean city. Maybe even hire some bicycles and cycle around the park.

Kings Park is the largest inner city park in the world. A nice way to spend Christmas lunch ;-) ... pack the suncream and plenty of water though!

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4. Re: Christmas in Australia

We celebrate xmas day just like you do in scotland, except its warm and sunny and you can spend plenty of time outside.

Do like all the other expats do and head to the beach and eat lobster. You can't go wrong.

I would say the tourist attactions are closed, but the biggest tourist attraction in perth is nature and lifestyle.