Driving into Perth you can see the whole skyline in one view… There is the Swan River on one side and The Canning River on the other side and they just sparkle in the sunlight. It is a beautiful city and our first visit to not only WA but Australia has not disappointed in any way at all…
Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast.
Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, art galleries and the Western Australian Museum.
Kings Park is a 1,000-acre park located on the western edge of Perth, Western Australia.
The park is a beautiful mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. It has almost 360 degrees panoramic views of the Swan River and the Darling Range. The park overlooks the city as well as Perth Water and Melville Water on the Swan River.
It is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.
Kings Park also contains the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis club and a reservoir.
The streets are tree lined with individual plaques dedicated by family members to Western Australian service men and women who died in World War I and World War II.
There is also a glass walkway which has spectacular panoramic views.
The views from there over Perth are something else, they were just awesome… The whole city just shimmers in the sunlight…
A lovely park where you can take your own food or eat at one of the restaurants on site.
The choice of restaurants there is very good, although they can be quite busy the wait wasn’t long. We bought our food and sat outside under a shady tree and just watched the world go by…
Kings Park hosts Australia’s largest wildflower show and exhibition – the Kings Park Festival. This is an annual festival held in September each year.
I was pleased that I had taken our camping chairs with us as it was lovely just to sit and admire the views and people watch. In fact, we went to outdoor concerts and just sat on the river bank some days so these lightweight little chairs were a godsend.
Perth is all geared to the outdoors with free gas BBQ’s available to use at many venues…
A brilliant idea I thought…
Time to eat… Again all that walking makes you hungry …
Anything goes here…well, almost and I love it! This restaurant, in particular, it sits right on the waterfront and is lovely you can just sit, eat and people watch.
The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar and Restaurant.
The Lucky Shag Bar does the best and biggest bowl of mussels I have seen and they were so fresh and just amazing.
This bar just buzzes and the waters and waitresses are such fun, no unhappy faces here all smiling and ready to take your order…
The Lucky Shag is truly unique.
Located a 5-minute walk from the bustle of Perth’s CBD, this fantastic waterfront venue boasts spectacular vistas of the beautiful Swan River and Perth city skyline.
Whether you visit daytime or evening they have beautiful fresh seafood and so much to choose from which was why I had to keep going back…Pub Grub…Huge Burgers something for everyone on the Lucky Shag menu.
And those cocktails …Yum, they were awesome …and properly shaken by some very fit young men…
Needless to say, we visited a number of times during our stay and it never disappointed.
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