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    I'm travelling there this July. I'll be there for a month.

    So I'm calling on the well travelled MiceChatters out there and some of our Aussie members to help me out.

    What do I have to see in Perth and the area around it? I won't be able to make it out east this trip, but I'm heading back next January to visit Sydney and Melbourne and stuff.

    Please help, I've met very few people who've travelled to this remote region of the world so getting feedback of what to do has been difficult haha.

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    Re: Western Australia

    Be sure to get me some Penetralia

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    • #3
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      Paging Tassie!

      My mom has been there too. I'll have to ask her if she has any tips for you.

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        Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
        Paging Tassie!

        My mom has been there too. I'll have to ask her if she has any tips for you.

        I will 2nd paging Tassie!!! She's our resident Aussie!

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        • #5
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          I'm here!!!!

          http://www.westernaustralia.com/au/P...Australia.aspx

          I haven't been to WA, but mr tassie's brother lives there. the capital and largest town is Perth, which is situated on the indian ocean.
          Australia is about the same size as the USA, and WA is almost HALF of the country, so it is a HUGE state.

          map here...
          http://www.ozhorizons.com.au/wa/map.gif


          some great things to do there is to go to monkey mia, where the wild dolphins come into shore to be fed by the tourists


          http://www.monkeymia.com.au/site/

          go to fremantle, where they held the america's cup after we won it in the 80s

          http://www.fremantlewa.com.au/

          the margaret river area, which is a wine region

          http://www.margaretriver.com/pages.asp?code=500

          rottnest island, where they have these small creatures calles a quokka




          http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/D...st_Island.aspx

          albany (mr tassie's niece lives here) and is a former whaling town (where they used to kill them waaaay back in the early 1900s
          http://www.myalbany.net/
          http://www.whaleworld.org/About_Whal...aling_History/

          and then there's Broome! I would LOVE to go to broome. it's waaaaaaay up north where the temp in july (winter here) will be in the 90s!!

          http://www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au/

          it's where they have the most pearls in australia, and used to have the japanese men dive for pearls.
          it's really tropical and supposed to be absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Cable beach is supposed to be awesome. they even have camels on the beach. Just a bit of trivia, but Australia has the biggest population of camels (wild) in the WORLD


          you can also swim with those HUGE whales sharks in broome, and i think july is the right time to see them






          then there's geraldton

          http://www.geraldtontourist.com.au/

          and exmouth

          http://www.exmouthwa.com.au/


          and esperance, which is way down the bottom of australia

          http://www.visitesperance.com/


          hope at least some of this helps!!! If you want anymore info, just ask, or even if you'd like me to pick up some WA travel guides, please PM me!!!


          Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
          Tassie, I found a quote for ya :lol:!

          "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

          Charles M. Schulz
          Originally Posted by MWalton
          :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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          • #6
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            Wow thanks Tassie!

            Broome looks fantastic! I'll be staying with my gf in Perth, but she hasn't been helpful. I've just mentioned all these things to her and she's like "Oh yeah! We could do that!"

            We're doing a couple nights at Rottnest (or Rotto as they call it there) and apparently be doing frequent trips to Fremantle.

            But I had no idea there was so much to see outside of Perth; Geraldton and Albany look really great.

            But Broome has become a 'must see' for me now haha, I'm talking to her now and she's saying "It'll take like 2 daysss to drive there, you're covering petrol". Thanks so much Tassie!

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            • #7
              Re: Western Australia

              Sounds like a great trip Splash. Makes me want to see my friend Tassie.

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                you're more than welcome!!
                i forgot to mention the inland areas, like kalgoorlie,which is a huge mining area and gold mining area

                http://www.kalgoorlietourism.com/


                according to this

                http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...Australia.html

                it's about 1500 miles from perth to broome.
                this chart gives you an idea, but it's in kms. you just need to look up a km to miles convertor.

                Gina, I wish you guys could come over here!!!! I miss you!


                Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
                Tassie, I found a quote for ya :lol:!

                "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

                Charles M. Schulz
                Originally Posted by MWalton
                :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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                  Originally posted by tassie View Post
                  you're more than welcome!!
                  i forgot to mention the inland areas, like kalgoorlie,which is a huge mining area and gold mining area

                  http://www.kalgoorlietourism.com/


                  according to this

                  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...Australia.html

                  it's about 1500 miles from perth to broome.
                  this chart gives you an idea, but it's in kms. you just need to look up a km to miles convertor.

                  Gina, I wish you guys could come over here!!!! I miss you!
                  Actually miles mean nothing to me :lol: metric for the win! ^^

                  Kalgoorlie looks really cool too, I'd love to see the outback. I've already said that I plan to ride in a kangaroos pouch (yes I know its not possible, but I can still dream about it)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Western Australia

                    there was a travel program on TV yesterday and they went to a place called Quobba Station. it's close to carnarvon. It's right on the ocean and has cabins and tent/cabins.
                    The ocean has a very deep drop off close to shore, so the whales come in really close and play. Also the marlin and kingfish are so close to shore that you can catch them from the cliff, without going out on a boat. it looks beautiful!!!

                    http://www.quobba.com.au/index.htm





                    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
                    Tassie, I found a quote for ya :lol:!

                    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

                    Charles M. Schulz
                    Originally Posted by MWalton
                    :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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                    • #11
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                      another thing on that program was Toodyay, which is only 90 minutes from perth. There you can see what the outback is like and also go to "boshack" where they take you around the area and teach about bushtucker

                      http://boshackoutback.com/

                      Bush Tucker in the Outback Try some of our special Bush Food. Delicacies like Kangaroo, Emu & Crocodile with a selection of bush chutneys, sauces, jams and damper (bush bread) for you to experience the real taste of Australian Bush products

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmFX3hjNX1E


                      Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
                      Tassie, I found a quote for ya :lol:!

                      "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

                      Charles M. Schulz
                      Originally Posted by MWalton
                      :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by tassie View Post
                        another thing on that program was Toodyay, which is only 90 minutes from perth. There you can see what the outback is like and also go to "boshack" where they take you around the area and teach about bushtucker

                        http://boshackoutback.com/

                        Bush Tucker in the Outback Try some of our special Bush Food. Delicacies like Kangaroo, Emu & Crocodile with a selection of bush chutneys, sauces, jams and damper (bush bread) for you to experience the real taste of Australian Bush products

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmFX3hjNX1E
                        we've been looking for something like this. One thing I was really intent on doing was seeing the outback (and trying kangaroo ^^). This looks awesome, you're making me so excited for this trip Tassie haha. My girlfriend is getting overwhelmed with all the things I'm telling her we have to do now haha.

                        Thank you so much ^^

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                        • #13
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                          so is your girlfriend an Australian??? or just over here??

                          If you ever get to MY side, I'll have to show you around. I grew up about 2 hours from Sydney (and my parents grew up in sydney, so I spent all the school vacation with grandparents in sydney) and now live about an hour from Brisbane.

                          You know what?? Both my brothers worked on the Alaskan pipeline in the 70s and lived in Ft McMurray!! One is now in sydney, the other in Co


                          Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
                          Tassie, I found a quote for ya :lol:!

                          "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

                          Charles M. Schulz
                          Originally Posted by MWalton
                          :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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