A Travellerspoint blog

Where did that nine and a half months go?

Well, the explorer sisters enjoyed a busy month together with some wonderful walks and some Sydney city time. Our first big walk was Bundeena to Marley Beach, this is one of my favourite walks and I never tire of the stunning views. The weather was perfect and Flora managed to step out of her comfort zone and negotiate the, sometimes tricky, terrain. She was rewarded for this with many excellent photographs, particularly of the Goanna that we surprised along one of the paths, and a picnic lunch by the sea. 0D631BF396CCDF14DBD5590921EB110B.jpeg0D56974BA8ACF91CF835B4652CA27B83.jpeg0D60C5F0B3F9FC91D99827F431E11E49.jpeg90_0D69FC3A97B9A8B229B42BF9F0FDF798.jpeg
We did the obligatory Hop-on, Hop off tour of Sydney, which really is fantastic value, and made a stop at Bondi Beach for an excellent pie at 'Harry's Cafe de Wheels'.
Our first weekend together was spent in the Blue Mountains, staying at Katoomba YHA (I love this place) and making the most of the Scenic World experience with it's cable cars, steepest railway in the world and rainforest boardwalk. 0DA7ACCB03860340C2AAEE48C206E208.jpeg0DB18A509A41B7A89B9CB5640D7E1616.jpeg0DAF14DAD5345AD08F1C35961062D1AF.jpeg0DB3CA6403E945C8BAD83FE66586E274.jpegWe had intended to spend two nights in Katoomba but got so carried away by the awesome walking opportunities and the browsing potential offered by the antique galleries of Katoomba, Leura and Blackheath that we stayed for four. Leura Cascades are magical 0DF7571FC98664CA884E3F6EE4C7E1C7.jpeg0DFF189EDC0646D0EFFF054A7B7D8DB4.jpeg0E07AF1A948BC8CC7A1D7312893B764C.jpeg0E0F5339A0ACB3BE0CBEDF8355BF6E4A.jpegand the clifftop walk from there to the Gordon Falls Reserve and Leura itself was certainly worth the effort. Leura is such a pretty little town full of arts and crafts and independent shops and we enjoyed a well earned, massive and very tasty, burger and beer at the historic Alexandra Hotel before getting the train back to Katoomba.
The air in the Blue Mountains is so clean and filled with oxygen and eucalyptus oil and my sister, who suffers with Asthma, managed to hike out without any problems and said she felt as if she had an oxygen mask on her face!
As I have already experienced the fabulous Taronga Zoo, Liz spent a day by herself there and came back to Cronulla with her camera full of photographs and lots of anecdotes about her various animal encounters.
On her second weekend in the country T and B took us down to the Southern Highlands for an amazing walk through the Minamurra Falls Rainforest and then on to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk. I have been to the Treetop Walk with them before and this 500 metre long, 50 metre high steel walkway usually enables panoramic views over the rainforest canopy and out as far as the Pacific Ocean. On this occasion the weather had closed in so much that we couldn't even see from one end of the car park to the other so regretably we had to give that one a miss. That might have been just as well because it is now possible to experience the 'highest zip-line tour in Australia' from there and I'm not sure that I would have been able to resist it!
We drove on to the Budderoo National Park where a short walk from the car park took us to the lovely Carrington Falls. 0E35E108FBB1964EEF5CE4939B539914.jpeg
Liz and I enjoyed a quite spectacular walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach one afternoon and then a beer in the impressive Coogee Pavillion and on another outing we took the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, apparently 'a must do experience'. The ferry ride out and the fast hovercraft ride back enabled some brilliant views and refreshing rides on the harbour on a hot day but, to be honest, I was not very impressed with Manly itself. It is full of shops selling tourist tat, although I did manage to buy a couple of lightweight and very comfortable tops from 'Braintree Hemp Clothing'. We did not have time to visit the historic Quarantine Hospital or to do one of the well marked bush walks around the headland and I think either one of those would have made a big difference to my enjoyment of the place. Oh well, it's good to leave something for the next time!
We spent a couple of hours one morning in the Chinese Garden of Friendship in the city and it was a remarkable experience to be surrounded by so much serenity in the heart of this busy city.0F7AAD7FC2468AD1823F5A9C40D80A28.jpeg0FE039C5974BC958A520F712E95B3448.jpegDuring the afternoon Liz visited the famous Sea Life Sydney Aquarium while I took advantage of my Birthday gift from T and B and spent two hours on the harbour in an Americas Cup Yacht. The yacht was nine years old and had a maximum speed of 15 knots and we managed to get up to 13 knots in perfect weather conditions. It was an exciting experience and I was very grateful to receive such an inspired gift. Do my sons know me or what? 90_0E608220FDF30C7FBFA547A40CDFE16C.jpeg0F3D7353BF4D4821EC4E3F79C281730C.jpeg
We spent one Sunday exploring Sydney's Paddy's Markets, again disappointingly full of tourist rubbish, although the fresh food section was amazing and then walked down through the city to The Rocks Market. The Rocks are Sydney's oldest area (a little like the Lanes in Brighton) and the market here is a real pleasure as almost all the stalls sell quality products made by local artisans.
On our last Saturday afternoon in Australia Tom took his paddle board to Gunnamatta Bay and gave us some instruction on stand up paddle boarding. I loved it and was sorry that I hadn't tried the experience earlier in my trip. It is definitely something I will do more of. 0EA050829CA8B11F81C6FDC8BC43F4FC.jpeg0EA4AA96AA8DE592C955E9E82CF6BEF7.jpeg
Arriving early in the city on Sunday we dropped our bag in the YHA Sydney Harbour, had a fish feast (literally) lunch at The Mercantile Hotel, Sydney's longest running Irish pub and then walked around Circular Harbour to the Opera House. After several 'hallmark moments' we made our way through the Botanic Gardens and managed to catch the last guided tour around Government House with it's beautifully furnished and decorated rooms and it's collection of portraits of every governor since the beginning of the colony. We had booked to stay for the night in the YHA, with it's rooftop terrace overlooking The Bridge and the Opera House and on our way back there for the night we stopped into a cinema to see 'The Dressmaker'.
Liz spent the next day with more time in the Botanic Gardens and visits to the NSW Art Gallery and Sydney Museum while I returned to Cronulla for a few hours on Gunnamatta Beach with my book.
We shared a very tasty last night dinner with T and B in their favourite Indian restaurant and then a delicious last lunch in 'Zimzala' on Cronulla Beach before heading off to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
Having changed my ticket to return on the same day as Liz it was disappointing not to be able to get seats together because hers was a direct flight to London and mine shared the same 'plane to Singapore and then changed to another. The upside for me was that I got upgraded to premium economy for the first leg (no idea why but very appreciative) and had an exit row seat for the second. Top tip here for long haul flights, I bought some pills called 'No jet-lag' when I was in Auckland airport, they are homeopathic and if you follow the directions properly (chew one every two hours throughout your flight) they really do seem to work.
So here I am back in the UK the last nine and a half months have been truly fantastic but I am pleased to be back in the UK. It is warmer than I expected it to be and it has been lovely to have time with mum and Jack and to catch up with other family and friends already. The Christmas to New Year week is looking greeat and there is the possibility of a new job in January. Life is pretty damn good!

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3 weeks backpacking New Zealand

Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Wellington, Nelson, Wellington, Auckland

Well I am massively behind with this travel blog because I have done my three week trip, arrived back in Cronulla in one piece, and had a great time. I travelled by Intercity bus for the most part and stayed in budget accommodation and, with the exception of one hostel in Wellington (about which I have written blistering reviews on both Booking.com and TripAdvisor) my travel plans went without a hitch.
I spent two days in Auckland and climbed Mount Eden again just for the view then walked back down into the city through the Domain and re-visited the beautiful glass houses of the Winter Garden.25062D780488FF915BB27EB1F5290A2B.jpeg24E7C705C58316DE4DC4617797D28292.jpeg
A ferry ride to Devonport and a walk up Mount Victoria gave me wonderful views over the town and across to Auckland CBD,24FA838BA6B421BFD9B44856EDF53839.jpeg24EAFE7EFC062E278002EACE222B8417.jpegand I finished the day with a walk back through the city to the hostel passing an eclectic piece of modern sculpture on the way. 25083E46D435184B4265B10C3BA584E9.jpeg
On my second day I spent two hours in Auckland Art Gallery and then a rainy afternoon in the War Memorial Museum, somewhere else I didn't manage to get to last year, and they were both well worth the time. I did go to the art gallery last February and remember not being too impressed with it but it seemed to be bigger and with many more exhibits this time so either it has been extended or I missed a great chunk of it during my last visit. I had a couple of hours in the museum while visiting friends in Auckland in September but did not explore it fully so it was good to have a chance to spend longer.
Moving on to Rotorua, and a brilliant little motel with an outdoor swimming pool and indoor spa (both thermally heated), two days gave me a chance to explore an area of thermal vents and to spend an afternoon hiking one of the trails in the Redwoods. 26BB062EDFFC336619792A607BBEEB4D.jpeg26004EF5FF58C3A1C08B94FCB053A89A.jpeg 25F1D76DA4AE11BAC16AC31C4B54B61A.jpeg25F94C0AFD2F280CD22BFEE61FB857FB.jpeg I also had an opportunity to re-visit the small but very informative museum and to chat, at length, with one of the receptionists, an expat woman from Yorkshire.
Taupo was the next stop. TheBotanic Gardens were vibrant with colour 26C24A5EA9ACDEB873B77C0FEB5B9B68.jpeg26CA1E5D92BD7C71F088F0939F05113D.jpeg265489C9FFCE619C9F8C02ABEDB784D5.jpeg265D718AAED6E950A6DF2FF6A3624711.jpegand a 6.5km riverside walk out of town arrives at the impressive Huka Falls. 26D24CCDA25BFF02F833A38F69D95713.jpeg26DDDAD308B7940E7BA46173E7AF8797.jpeg
At Turangi I spent two nights in a comfortable riverside lodge from where I was able to walk the 15km Tongariro River trail, watch the rugby final, (what a great place to share an All Black's win) and to get the shuttle to the Tonagairo Alpine Crossing. This was the absolute highlight of my trip! Weather conditions were perfect and all I want to say about this experience to anyone who has the opportunity is JUST DO IT! It was an incredible day and one that I will never forget. 27DBA56BA2A96C3F7ECD7A480AD35351.jpeg27E2ADECB34C49754956713124BC71F6.jpeg27E98FA2C58CDB91A6975EE55542B10C.jpeg27F1E05BD92EF97DB2B682BE5367E6D0.jpeg280E482DD81F8588536CD30C1F16D6BB.jpeg281A1210CF694D5C5785868B65E6859C.jpeg
The 6 hour bus ride to Wellington the following day was an opportunity to recover and to enjoy some stunning views of the volcanic range as we drove around it and two full days in the city gave me time to take the cable car to it's 120 metre top station for great views of the city and a walk back down through the lovely botanic gardens. 28AE29759AC942259D4C24931131CCC8.jpeg28B5839DECD67BA368E4F634EA1C3991.jpeg28BECBDEC9AAD9DC47717ECA0FCFD3BB.jpeg A climb up to the lookout on Mount Victoria in Force 6 winds was interesting and watching the planes taking off from the 2081 metre long runway (with water at both ends) led to some intakes of breath. The Te Papa museum is always a pleasure and it is currently hosting a truly remarkable, and powerful, exhibition about Gallipoli.
In the YHA I met up with an English woman who was also travelling on the ferry to the South Island the following day so we shared this 3.5 hour journey and, although the weather was too closed in to get the full benefit of the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, we enjoyed some lively conversation.
I arrived in Nelson on 4/11 for a five night stay and it was great to catch up with some of the friends I made during my house sit and to walk new trails.2C61F92D9616886730CF5D466C61B762.jpeg
The WOW museum (World of Wearable Art) is quite extraordinary and I can imagine that the annual shows in Wellington are a complete sell out. 297F4431F356F50C3A41558D049FE7C9.jpeg29833780CEB78F7CA47718BEC74D2F0C.jpeg298A29409F71E2B345CA1454FD98DEDE.jpeg298C4488BD2ACFCDED38E92348FE5E25.jpeg
Rather than to fly direct to Auckland I had decided to spend a night in Wellington on the way back to Australia and to get The Northern Explorer train from there. This is an 11 hour journey on the other side of the mountain range to the bus route and travels through some spectacular scenery. There is an open sided viewing carriage at the back, a cafe on board and stewards that move regularly throughout the train collecting rubbish and offering service to your seat. There is also a plug in commentary available for the entire journey delivering masses of information about the history and development of the rail service and the communities along its track. The Track crosses five high rise viaducts and negotiates the incredible Raurimu Spiral. It is altogether an amazing travel experience! 2A4EA2099CED133326149E82A8784239.jpeg2A655954E2C2E89E71F8C7B355893619.jpeg2A5B45B89E14AE3341788711DF494482.jpeg2A78B93FCDF7F823E48F11BBDDA10A4C.jpeg2A7E4F69D3CAB16190CC361426712868.jpeg2A7F8132CF74AB4AFFD7FAA083F8D478.jpeg
I flew back to Sydney on 11th November to enjoy the last month of my trip with T+B and with my sister who has come out from the UK.
More adventures from Dora and Flora, the explorers, to come.

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More good stuff about Freo

A tour of the 'Little Creatures' brewery for which I paid $12 and during which I learned absolutely nothing about the brewing process from the enthusiastic but unintelligible young guide. We did however get a large shot glass full of each of their ten beers and given that a pint costs $11 I suppose we got our money's worth. It would have been good to get some 'tasting notes' at least verbally but we were rushed through the entire process as if we were overtime on last orders. The brewery premises incorporate a pub/restaurant and it is a very popular venue for a drink with friends and reasonable food. Their Pale Ale is the best! 22D9C3F60CEACABC7364AA19355A0C97.jpeg2311157BD08C18ACC17AD670268B6BD4.jpeg232DA6CB004323FED229B80A826C55E5.jpeg
A visit to the Shipwreck Museum is free and very worthwhile. There is a lot of information about the multiple shipwrecks that have occurred off this coastline and many artifacts including a significant number from the ship 'Batavia' which sank in 1829. Some of it's recovered timbers have been preserved and fixed to a metal skeleton to recreate part of it's forward hull and there is a very good video that details the salvage operation. 234E026191B116793B100FE0E83DDEDD.jpeg2354F4090122C27A1EDBC3E4DB3396AD.jpeg235BC0C9C9691D08703FB684B5333521.jpeg
A wander round the part of the Maritime Museum that I didn't have time for on my first visit. This is really worth the entrance price and has sections on the histories of fishing in the area, WWII, modern immigration and intricate models of every one of the winning Americas Cup yachts from the inception of the race. The actual yacht Australia II is one of the exhibits and there are several other original boats of merit. Outside the museum are the 'Walls of Welcome' which detail the name of every immigrant into the port, the ship they sailed in on and the date of their arrival. 23C002F3D36C0FF808727E62AE06542A.jpeg23C6E0B9D2F33D9C44653A12D8F5F29F.jpeg23AFC155CFA724AAB343177A956A7C28.jpeg23B248DAAEC4F6CB9D4996937FD58BFD.jpeg23B91D1C9576BC71F2E34540D36609AB.jpeg
My final visit of interest was to 'East West Design' in South Fremantle. It is a treasure trove of gardening items, soft furnishings and furniture, much of it made from re-cycled materials, and a fascinating experience. 240977EDE74F1CA452080C3361D3C3F5.jpeg2411FD09E2486D0EA68F74F07ACAF5D6.jpeg241E583890CEB34473A833F852F0E307.jpeg
So that was the end of my time in Western Australia and I was glad to get back to Cronulla for a few days with T+B and some decent sleep before embarking on the next part of my travel adventures. Three weeks back in New Zealand to extend the exploring I did last year and to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing again. Never say die!

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Rottnest - premier holiday destination with a dark past

18 kms off the coast of Fremantle lies Rottnest Island so named because the first European explorers to discover it believed it was infested with huge rats. In fact these cat sized marsupials are called Quokkas 593355FBAFBBC2585F5264707D0B1F91.jpeg and they are predominantly found in the islands off the Western Australian coast and specifically in Rottnest. The island has an area of 19sq kms (7.3 sq miles) a permanent population of 100 and an annual visitor population of around 500,000. 5930E0D203D4C844E037A8AB16E31315.png
I had a bit of a moral dilemma about visiting this island because I was aware, from watching a documentary when I first arrived in Australia, that it has a shameful history in terms of the Aboriginal people and that full reconciliation has not yet taken place. Eventually I decided that I should experience the place for myself so I took the Rottnest Express Ferry for the thirty minute ride from Fremantle.
There is no unnecessary motorised transport on the island so most of it's visitors explore it by bike hired from the ferry company and picked up at the quay on arrival. The ferry company also operate a guided bus tour, there is a regular bus service, the Island Explorer, that runs in a circuit around the island and which you can get on and off at various stops and a minibus shuttle service operates for the use of resident guests on the island.
I bought a ticket for the Island Explorer and while I was waiting for it to arrive visited the tiny museum. To be fair there is a lot of information about the history of Rottnest which started it's post European inhabited history as a prison specifically for Aboriginal prisoners. These men and boys (some as young as 8) were shackled to each other with neck chains, sometimes for as long as three years, and lived in the most brutal of conditions. 360 Aboriginal prisoners, ten per cent of it's historical prison population, died on this island, their graves are unmarked and the land under which most of them are buried is used as a shortcut to the beach. 59D0F185FD5C72D7BB10085AF808F020.jpeg59D203FBF27C5AD490C400A2DA35E871.jpeg59D2D108A4E76285312524573DD273D9.jpeg59D95DC6C75EC3AEFCBC7D649FEDEF8E.jpeg Rottnest Island has the largest unmarked burial site in Australia.
The island is now an 'A' class reserve meaning that it has been given the highest level possible for the protection of it's natural environment but it is also an extremely popular tourist attraction with it's stunningly beautiful beaches and sparkling Indian Ocean water. There is large and diverse range of accommodation with prices for all pockets, it's waters are perfect for diving and snorkelling and you can take boat tours including seal and whale watching. 5A2572A1E375D8E082D177A7C06C6E8A.jpeg5A2CF449F8D58225B5D93936E70C92D4.jpeg5A33D52FB5C2903A374EB51C54B1B415.jpeg5A3643399EE1D45620540B3AEBFE0E3A.jpeg5A3C7B51B9083D1286E61B9158FDBD7A.jpeg
The 38.7 metre (127 ft) Wadjemup Lighthouse stands inland and climbing it's 155 steps (only with a tour guide) will reward you with 360 degree views over the whole island. Most of the island is covered in dense shrub and there are several salt lakes whose shores have now been deemed important bird area. 5A68A328A5D222F95978D99126F8FF8A.jpeg5A6FD95B035AEF9A74275F98DD8CB092.jpeg5A777947CF54239E6D6D875B32E2DE19.jpeg 5B2A24C1A5F45855415F9AEB7DFC7FEA.jpeg
At the end of the bus ride I took a walk around the main settlement at Thompson Bay where there is a 'picture house', a church, an impressive general store, and several other shops, cafes and bars discretely laid out. Most of the accommodation is constructed to look like the original heritage buildings and the old Governers residence is now the Hotel Rottnest.
I can certainly see the attraction of the island as a holiday destination but personally I would't want to stay there and especially not in the Rottnest Lodge which was the infamous 'Quod' and 'housed' the prisoners in such abject and dehumanising conditions. 5B487864B397226C39C103371838F3CF.png5A94A84ECD8F7383263E64FCF83EB76F.jpeg

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I should have passed on Perth!

Oh dear, so often during this trip I have struggled to find adequate superlatives to describe the places I have visited, sadly, for me, Perth is not one of those places.
Captain Cook Cruises runs three ferries a day from Fremantle to Perth and the one and a half hour trip up the Swan River offers delightful views and the first inkling of just how small Perth CBD is. F301C1AFD69594E612E2CB047E3CE045.jpegF3091B04D77FCCFA3D3EFB7D5DEC3B55.jpegF310936AAF085770E781DAF7D8B1D527.jpeg Arriving at Barrack Street Jetty you also get your first inkling of just how much re-development is going on within the city. There are construction vehicles everywhere and getting on one of the free buses that service four routes around the CBD is almost a waste of time because you can walk faster. The Central and Cultural areas of the city cover only about four square blocks so you can very quickly explore all points of interest and frankly there aren't many of them south of the train station. The jewel in the rather tarnished crown of this city is Kings Park and although one of the bus routes goes to this area I decided to walk around the bottom of Mount Eliza and climb the 242 steps of 'Jacobs Ladder' to get to it. Kings Park, at 4.06 sq km (1,003 sq acres) is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and with 2/3 of it being conserved as native bushland it also incorporates botanical gardens and grassed parkland. F3E322CBD36A705F309EE219EB036B78.jpegF3EBA30EE5C3A5D231D9E55C4EFEED54.jpegF3F31B22EBB064D788E796B46E38C662.jpeg F3E55A67CEC8DC7BEA609D0EA1FED339.jpeg The panoramic views of the city and Swan River are spectacular F3A8C2DFA4A6283A8CBFC0B1223F6A1E.jpegF3B0624FE36787AEF78C3A0E6B1EEE52.jpeg F3B4324A00B5080AF6785349E2521566.jpeg and there is a treetop walkway that raises these, quite literally, to another level. F40913F00C2E7F17AB9502E74A0D4125.jpegF410A06098B9F2E51052179836766E5D.jpeg I spent the entire afternoon immersing myself in as much of this fabulous nature as my feet would allow and then made my way down into the city to catch the train back to Fremantle.
A couple of days later I went back into the city to visit the Cultural Area and specifically the WA Museum and the Art Gallery of WA. In terms of the museum it was another great disappointment. There was an interactive area for children, a temporary exhibition on 'The Secret Life of Suitcases' a small gallery with information about the marine environment and three galleries full of stuffed animals, birds and butterflies (well the butterflies weren't stuffed but you know what I mean). If you are a fan of taxidermy you might appreciate all this but personally I think there are far better ways of learning about extinct animal life. To be fair the museum is also undergoing a major re-development programme at a cost of $428 million with planned spaces 'informed by public consultation' and a 'delivery' date of 2020 so perhaps it will be worth going to after that. On the upside there is a small but quite good museum shop (outside and around the corner) and a cafe called 'The Muse' that has a pretty little 'secret garden' type outdoor seating area which is perfect on a hot day. F4279B7DA31C7CD21F0E20517D817A8A.jpeg
The art gallery is an unattractive cubist structure but it's internal spaces are light and bright and there are some very realistic and thought provoking exhibits. F44320540B2AA5B381FD9D8B64DF4697.jpegF44531EA08363D0BD5B01135FA532C24.jpegF446386894770900B0CC51F30C98B2CB.jpeg F47BB0F9F0400C0EABCFD3330862B1DD.jpeg There are also many examples of purely beautiful artwork and I certainly had a few 'wow' moments. The building incorporates the old police courts and it's basement area contains a couple of cells and the courtroom just as it was when in use. F4917AD9A4C5375D70171DE535943523.jpegF48A4D0BCEA3E2ADF54F7F73A919A5A4.jpegF4828F04995EBB349485CC81474D4167.jpeg
As the schools have been on holiday for the last two weeks the outside spaces of the Cultural Area were playing host to 'Awesome' an international arts festival designed for children from 0-12 and their families and I can imagine that this colourful event has been well attended and appreciated. F4D2F7C1F6206F47C1C3E2D2E12639F8.jpegF4C9D829E1EEA479D49BF7E964B05BA3.jpeg
So, those were my two days in Perth City, and I don't feel the need to spend any more time there. There is a huge amount of wealth in this area (with some land values along the river currently at $2,000 per sq metre and one home having been sold in 2009 for $57.5 million) but it is hard to know where the wealthy spend their leisure time. There are some very high end designer shops in the city centre but no obviously exclusive eating or partying venues and even a search of google didn't turn up anything. Perhaps the entertaining goes on within the privacy of homes or aboard yachts. There are, according to our ferry guide, 69,000 registered motor boats in Perth and who knows how many sail boats and I suppose that if you can afford to pay for this kind of apartment F59F482AC37EEA083179113C260EB4E4.jpeg you might want to show off the views to as many of your friends as possible.
Visiting Perth has ticked another travel box for me but would I recommend it? No. At least not until re-development is finished. The media gallery of the 'getthebigpicture.wa.gov.au' features some pretty impressive images for the various re-development areas and I'm sure that once these are completed Perth will look, and feel, like a very different city. Walking around Perth at the moment it is hard to believe that some of the completion time frames will be met and until they are, as far as I am concerned, it is not worth visiting this 'most isolated capital city in the world'.

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