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Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

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Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

We are planning to make a week's trip to Perth, Western Australia.

There are two slots available (it's the school holidays):-

1. 25th May - 9 June 2013,

2. 7th - 18th August 2013.

Can anybody advise when would be a better time to go, given that the weather and season has been going haywire lately? I know the first option is the end of autumn and the second, is the end of winter.

The kids will be with us (a toddler, a preschooler and a teenager). It will be hell for us if the kids are cooped up indoors the whole day because of the weather.

I am thinking of a farmstay down south for a couple of days before the rest of the time in Perth. Maybe a day's drive to the PInnacles as well.

Thank you.

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Fremantle, Australia
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1. Re: Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

I am inclined to think end of May.

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Wouldn't worry if there is some rain. Just make sure you have some wet weather gear and get out and enjoy the beautiful natural environment. Great to experience the waves crashing at the beach and smell the bush after rain-if we do get some rain then!

Farmstay would be a lot of fun. In Perth there are great play grounds in Kings Park and even your teenager might enjoy him/herself.

Lottery west, Synergy and Naturescape playgrounds


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2. Re: Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

Option 1 is likelier to have milder/drier weather than option 2.

Nannup, Australia
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3. Re: Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

6 of one and half a doz of the other imo. In the past few years May is the month in which the season 'breaks' so it could be just as wet then as in August. Bearing in mind that our rain comes in a frontal whoosh and then disappears for a few days.

Your children won't be impressed by a long day trip to the Pinnacles, so I'd give that idea a miss too.

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4. Re: Travel dates to Perth / Western Australia

My crystal ball tells me that there will be constant rain on both options but clear skies for the period in-between.


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