Perth (Day 3)   Leave a comment

Thursday, 12th July, 2012

Woke up this morning to a glorious morning, so I dragged Ciara out of bed in order to take her for a walk along the beach before breakfast. Went to the Dome in Hillary’s again, I think they’re getting to know us in there now and we soon back at the apartment to drop the car off, as we were planning on taking public transport into town today. When I booked the apartment a couple of months ago, I read the reviews on Trip Adviser as usual and I few of them described the public transport system in Perth as poor. However, I’ve been very impressed what I’ve seen of it so far and I wanted to test it out for myself. So after consulting the excellent TransPerth website we made our way round the corner to jump on the bus which took us to the train station at the junction of Warwick Road and the Mitchell Freeway. Here we took the train, which runs along in the central reservation of the freeway, into Esplanade Station on the banks of the River Swan. Here it was just a five minute walk to the Barrack St Jerry where we planned to board the Citysightseeing Perth bus.

After buying our tickets and boarding the bus we treated to a two hour tour of all the sights Perth has to offer, the Town Hall, Burswood entertainment Complex, The Mint, Kings Park and Harbour Town. We didn’t get off at any of the stops on the way round electing to just to take pictures. However, as the Harbour Town stop was near the end of the tour we decided to jump off and take a look round the outlet village that is Harbour Town.

Spent an hour or so in the outlet village in which I spent quite a lot of money on clothes (god knows how I’m going to fit it all into the case for the journey home). Ciara wasn’t too impressed with the choice in there and didn’t buy anything. Most probably as she didn’t want to spend any money, she’s a right tight wad!

After walking back into town to grab a burger and a quick look round the big department store we boarded the train for the journey back. As we were in the middle of rush hour, we couldn’t get a seat, but we were soon back at the station and on the bus back to the apartment complex. As we’d eaten late in town, we decided to chill out for  a while and wander into Hillary’s later for a lite bite at the smorgasbord within Jetty’s restaurant.

BTW As it is the school holidays, it meant that we could purchase a Family day ticket for the public transport system. This ticket entitles up to two adults and two children unlimited access to all buses, trains and ferries within the TransPerth area of coverage. The cost of this ticket – $11.00


Posted July 12, 2012 by yermandownunder in Observations, Travels

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