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Old May 31, 12, 4:00 am   #1
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Oz Fest #10 – Perth Australia - Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013

Oz Fest #10" – Perth Western Australia - Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013

There have been 9 successful OzFests so far - in Sydney, (twice) Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart Tasmania, Cairns Queensland, Adelaide South Australia, and Darwin Northern Territory, and Canberra in the ACT in May this year 2012.

There are near no other annual FT Doos outside the USA that have chalked up 10 years running AFAIK.

Polling of FT'ers who attended Canberra, and via many private emails seems to have decided that the very narrow runner up choice for 2012 shall be the venue in 2013.

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

The location of which, for the benefit of our overseas members is shown below - right between nowhere and nowhere. .



See Australia - via OZFESTS!


Democracy rules supreme with all OzFest’s, and after some emails with Itsalongwaydown and serfty and Mwenenzi, I have started this thread today to officially kick off OzFest #10.

Hobart had 40 members signed up - pretty amazing seeing only one attending was a local, Cairns saw 59 turning up – just beating out by 1 the then previous record attendance of any OzFest - number #2 in Sydney - 58 attendees.

Adelaide was a little too big, with 75 attendees, but not all of whom were active FT'ers causing some issues, and the slightly less accessible Darwin kept numbers down to previous sort of levels - 44. Canberra had 51 "Platinums" sign up.

The "OzFest" threads attract between 35,000 and 57,000 page views - pretty amazing records for any FT Doos anywhere. Each thread runs to very many 100s, into the 1000+ post numbers.

MargoZ and I will certainly be among the first confirmed starters to attend, barring any calamities, and as with all the other Oz Fests, I'll be pleased to assist where I can, and if required.

I have attended all OzFests, and will not miss Number TEN.

Regrettably I do not have as much free time as I once did, and can't add much to the mix as I know nothing much about the city, but hopefully we can get a suitable Perth local or three to step forward! Bill and Ross advise they know a few possible and reliable starters who may be able to assist.

Itsalongwaydown and I have been in contact on this, and Bill and Sue are also certain attendees for Perth. Bill as always has offered to lend a willing hand in the planning and cat herding, that is associated with these large events, and helped mentor the groud organisers in Canerra .

Other volunteers will I am sure add links to activities and suggestions for Perth in the next few posts, so we get it all moving along.

Mwenenzi has offered really invaluable back-up those helping organise all the previous Ozfests, and to ALL members and has agreed he’ll be able to assist again – I am sure he will "place-marker" several early posts to add to later, as he always does.

He will hopefully be tracking attendees and hotels and activity sign ups etc via his legendary and super detailed Excel spread sheets, and trust he can join us in person for this one. These are incredibly time consuming to keep updated, and all attendees owe him a huge vote of thanks.

Serfty looks to be the “king of airline movements” for attendees to and from, and his most useful link to that aspect for Cairns and Adelaide and Darwin and Canberra helped lots of members buddy up for Cabs etc, and book seats together, and cut costs etc.

And hopefully we can once again call on the falconea’s to be name tag/table tag supremos, and we are well on our way! :d

*A Flyer who did a really wonderful job as lead organiser on the ground in Canberra, I recall said he will try to make Perth - his studies etc permitting.

There are a fairly limited range of ‘major’ brand Hotels in Canberra ... I'll let others expand on that aspect. That is a bit of an issue. There was a Sheraton that is gone, but do recall noting there is a Parmelia Hilton.

Having ONE central hotel location that most folks use, is a VERY large plus I always feel. The long bus delay on Saturday in Canberra is one example where FT'ers being at one place is a great plus.

And it gives the organisers some leverage to extract a great group booking deal, instead of 50 FT’ers being like Brown’s cows, and all doing their own thing.

The May "Memorial Day" weekend seems very popular with USA based Flyer-talkers, and that is the weekend that was most favoured by far. We have bowed to that request and again chosen that weekend - as we have for all other OzFests. Around half the attendees are US based at each OzFest.

That public holiday in the USA is Monday May 27, 2013. Remember if you LEAVE Sydney on the afternoon of Monday May 27, you ARRIVE back in the USA also on the morning of Monday May 27.

Tons of time no matter where you live in the USA, to get back home, unpack, have an early night and get organised for a day at the office next day etc.

Mid afternoon is the usual flight time back for United, who have direct daily flights from SYD to the west coast (to both LAX and SFO) ex Sydney.

Near all USA attendees fly UA to OzFests to either MEL or SYD. HOWEVER Perth is quite close to Asia, and flight options via key Asian hubs are WELL worth looking at.

We had quite a few Singapore members at OzFest #9 for instance.

The weather for the past 9 "Oz Fests" has been in general, superb and sunny. Despite June 1 - a few days later, being our official Winter start date. Even in Tasmania our most southern city, we were truly blessed with unusually nice weather.

We all thought Canberra would be a weather challenge for sure, but the Saturday and Sunday gave quite perfect weather.

Those words "Snowy Mountains" right next to Canberra on the map above, are there for a reason, so we got lucky!

Perth, being West has more of a Southern California type clime, so for overseas attendees, you can near count on a weather friendly weekend!

I get the feeling this as usual, may also turn out to be a very long thread.

Glen

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Old May 31, 12, 4:01 am   #3
 
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Updated 17:45 23rd May (Aust EDST) up to post 509 & for PM/emails

Attendees to be updated from time to time. Please PM error's & omissions. Post to be updated at weekends.
email:- OzFest @ mail.com (not gmail)

Registrations for activities are taking place on the Trybooking.com Oz Fest 10 web site
An activity register has been set up so you can see who is doing what.
This can be accessed in web link: Oz Fest 10 Activities Thanks to serfty for publishing
Oz Fest 10 Google map by *A Flyer showing locations

Count Down Clock (Thanks Boxo)

Included those who posted as definite on the Oz Fest 9 thread.
Have taken the liberty of making some serial offenders (**) Platinum or Gold

Platinum - Confirmed (in order of confirming will attend including PM & emails)
  1. kpc SYD
  2. kpc_+1 SYD
  3. ozstamps SYD
  4. MargoOz SYD
  5. Itsalongwaydown SXE
  6. Sue Oz SXE
  7. serfty MEL
  8. To Market to Market MEL
  9. Fredd SEA
  10. Mrs Fredd SEA
  11. restlessinRNO RNO
  12. lowjhg SIN/CBR
  13. upup&away ORD
  14. spaceman IAD
  15. chchkiwi CHC
  16. dedehans MLB
  17. dedehans_+1 MLB
  18. monitor NYC
  19. Fran NYC
  20. perthite MEL
  21. perthite_+1 MEL
  22. penegal MEL/SIN
  23. penegal_freind
  24. Mr fifa NSW
  25. fifa NSW
  26. pooch SYD
  27. BOB W ANC
  28. Upperdeck744 CMH & HNL
  29. tom911 SFO
  30. SFSC NTL
  31. snocone NTL
  32. harryhv OOL
  33. Mrs harryhv OOL
  34. SEA777GUY SEA
  35. BiziBB SYD
  36. Mrs BiziBB SYD
  37. QF WP BNE
  38. Mrs QF WP BNE
  39. thewinchester PER
  40. StevePER PER
  41. mhnadel IAD
  42. wandering_fred ALH
  43. renard HOU
  44. jswong WLG
  45. pandaperth PER
  46. Mrs pandaperth PER
  47. boxo BRR
  48. JohnK BNE/SYD
  49. *A Flyer CBR
  50. JenGal IAD/DCA
  51. JenGal_+1 IAD/DCA
  52. g-day SYD
  53. Across the Nullarbor PER
  54. bk3day NYC
  55. tuapekastar MEL
  56. wandering_fred_Son No 1
  57. JohnSydney2000 SYD
  58. ozbeachbabe BNE
  59. ozbeachhunk BNE

Gold Probable- Maybe
Silver - Interested

Bronze - can't make it
  1. Mrs spaceman IAD
  2. AMRivlin YVR
  3. infoworks SYD
  4. Flashware LHR
  5. Mrs Flashware LHR
  6. ac777 AC SE
  7. Mrs ac777 AC SE
  8. Jackal MDT
  9. gvdIAD IAD
  10. tuapekastar_+1 MEL
  11. falconea MEL
  12. Mr falconea MEL
  13. storyteller BNE
  14. SQ421 CBR
  15. Mrs wandering_fred ALH
  16. specialeffects PHX/SIN
  17. FriendlySkies DEN/LWC/PWM
  18. V8statesman PER Note 1
  19. f0zzyNUE NUE Note 2
  20. goingbananas LAS Note 2
  21. goingbananas_+1 LAS Note 2
  22. rugbyskier CBR Note 2
  23. Jinxy MEL Note 3
  24. jozdemir PER Note 3
  25. Bundy Bear BNE PER Note 4
Note 1 (22 May) Plat to Bronze downgrade:- Activities not yet booked - no reply to PM's.
Note 2 (22 May) Gold to Bronze downgrade
Note 3 (22 May) Silver to Bronze downgrade
We have tried to contact you by email and PM's on FT & AFF
Note 4 (30 May) Plat to Bronze downgrade. Late scratching due to clash with work commitments

However late attendees be accepted PM *A Flyer

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Count Down Clock (Thanks Boxo)
Oz Fest 10 Google map by *A Flyer
Attendees as post 3
Registration & Activities in Post 4
Registration here Trybooking Oz Fest 10 web site
email:- ozfest at mail.com (NOT gmail)
Who is doing what Oz Fest 10 Activities
2013 OzFest 10 Flights Please send fixes for any errors, changes or omissions to serfty via PM.
Hotels: Who is staying where in post 5
Getting to and about Perth in post 6.
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Old May 31, 12, 4:02 am   #4
 
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Activities & Who is doing what:

Oz Fest 10 takes place in Perth this Memorial Day weekend from Friday 24 May 2013 to Sunday 26 May 2013 involving a full program of activities to show off the best of Perth’s culture, history and food.

Registrations of activities is taking place through here --> Trybooking.com Oz Fest 10 web site (An Australian based web site). Click the link to process your registration.

*A Flyer has volunteered to manage this site and look after the funds, as he did for Oz Fest 9 in CBR last year.
Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that your registration & payment is properly processed.
Any inquiries should be directed to OzFest at mail.com [not gmail]

An activity register has been set up so you can see who is doing what.
This can be accessed in web link: Oz Fest 10 Activities Thanks to serfty for publishing

Activities are listed below. Local residents sometimes only attend for drinks and/or meals.
Oz Fest 10 Google map by *A Flyer showing locations

Update 20 May : General information on the activities in Post 480 by *A Flyer
However late attendees be accepted PM *A Flyer

Friday 24 May 06:00 pm Welcome drinks
Venue: Rigby's Bar, 221 St Georges Terrace (very near the Hilton)
Cost: Absolutely free - just buy your own drinks
Meet your fellow participants from around the world for a drink. Friday nights in bars tend to be very busy.
Just showing up on the night is OK, even if you are not listed in post 3 as an official attendee.
Take the free CAT bus to the Friday night dinner (see post 6 below)

Friday 24 May 08:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Venue: Uncle Billys in Northbridge
Cost : $44 pre paid activity for the meal.
Drinks to be paid for individually or per table
Casual Asian restaurant in the Northbridge area. Get there on the Blue CAT free bus
Please refer to Post 332

Saturday 25 May: Early morning walking tour of Kings Park
Hosted by Across the Nullarbor (a Perth resident)
Cost : nothing.
Please register so we have a indication of how many will attend
See Perth at its best far above the city center.
Details later on where to meet and how to get to Kings Park.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_P...tern_Australia

Saturday 25 May: Trip to Fremantle mid morning & afternoon River Ferry Bookings Closed
Float down the famous Swan river to Fremantle.
Leave by Ferry at 09:45 Be at the dock 09:20. Arrive Fremantle 11:05
Cost: $22.00 for the ferry cruise:- Pre paid activity to get a ferry group discount.
Ferry seats are limited so please register as above

Alternatively take a chance to buy your tickets before embarkation (no group discount).
There is also a later ferry at 11:05 (no group discount)
There are a several ferry companies and Transperth (public transit): http://www.lookatwa.com.au/Transport/ferries.html
Update May 12 More information for Saturday in Freo as Post 415 by ex Perth resident Perthite
Update May 18 No more ferry seats for sale. We have paid the ferry cruise company
Any more subject to the ferry company accepting more. PM *A Flyer

Lunch in Fremantle at Cicerellos or one of the many other places (Little Creatures, one of the many fish'n'chips places) No lack of choice. No lunch reservation will be made:- sort it out it the and pay on the day.

A lot to see & do in Fremantle in the afternoon:- pubs, many restaurants, market, Maritime museum, visit a submarine and more pubs.
http://www.fremantlewa.com.au/pages/...-to-fremantle/

See Tom911’s report on his trip as in post 65 about a trip he did
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Fremantle also has frequent rail access from Perth, so it's quite easy to get back to Perth. Could easily be down there for lunch, spend the afternoon walking around, and be back in Perth for the evening. The highlight of my visit is just walking around looking at the gorgeous buildings. There is also an indoor marketplace.
Return by train (Transperth) at the time of your choosing. Buy your $4 ticket for the train at the station

Saturday 25 May:- Oz Fest Dinner 08:00pm Bookings Closed
The Oz Fest main dinner.. Enjoy a meal and evening with Oz Fest people. Most people go to this
Venue Hyatt
Cost: $79 pre paid activity for the meal.
Drinks to be paid for individually or per table.
Venue has a varied menu to suit all tastes & dietary constraints. Has drinks that can be paid for individually by those who like a champagne/wine/beer/orange juice/water. We appreciate some like to drink a little more than others.
Please refer Post 332
Note 1 We have to pay the venue in full by Friday 17 May, so your payment would be appreciated.
Note 2 Bookings closed 19 May. Any more subject to the venue accepting more. PM *A Flyer

Sunday 26 May Swan Valley tour Sold Out
Hosted by StevePER
Cost: $32.00 for bus only. This is a pre-paid activity.
Pay individually at the wineries for drinks & meals
Departure 09:40 am from the Holiday Inn & 09:50 from the Hyatt.
Return to the city about 4:30 pm.
Lunch at one of the wineries or the Feral Brewery 12:45pm to 2:30pm
There are limited seats on the bus for 25 people. This is limited by the number's wineries can take. First in gets the seats. If needed we will wait list.
Note 1: 21st April. 25 seat bus full and wait list started
Note 2: 9th May. 12 seat self drive bus organised for wait list. Sold Out. That's it:- no more can be added to the wait list
Update May 22
Details for the 25 seat bus in post 439
Details for the 12 seat bus in post 511

Local information web sites Swan Valley and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_Va...n_Australia%29

Sunday 26 May AFL footy at Subico : Fremantle vs Melbourne
Time: 2:40 pm kick off. Be at the ground at ~ 2:15 pm
Cost: to be advised.
Organised by serfty as post 252. Contact serfty to arrange tickets.
See Round 9 of Australia's own unique football game at Subi Oval
Getting there from Perth via train is very easy. Catch the Fremantle train from Perth and get off at West Leederville (not Subiaco) It was known as Subiaco Oval pre sponsorship days. Only a few stops from Perth and its free with a footy ticket.
Thanks for the information by 11swj in post 259

Sunday 26 May 06:30 pm Goodbye Dinner
Venue: Grosvenor Hotel, 339 Hay Street.
They will give us the private room for free that accommodates about 37
Cost: pay at the venue
More details in post 360 by harryhv
Note As at 18th May 41 people have signed up for Sunday dinner

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Registration and Payment Arrangements
Visit here Trybooking.com Oz Fest 10 web site to process your registration.
Any inquiries should be directed to OzFest at mail.com [not gmail]

Registration should take place as soon as possible to facilitate the organization and planning of Oz Fest.
However, we understand that it may not be possible to confirm your attendance immediately.
Note that you do not need to attend all activates at Oz Fest. Locals sometimes only attend for drinks and/or meals.
Tickets are available for the whole weekend or for each activity.

Meal details & costs along with the booking & payment links in post 332
To guarantee attendance at the other pre paid events (e.g. dinners) the deadline is 10th May (so we confirm numbers with the venues)

There are limited seats on the bus for 25 people. Limited by the numbers wineries can take First in gets the seats (others wait listed).
To guarantee a place on the Sunday tour the deadline to book is 10th May. At that point, the bus size may be adjusted to match numbers. We may run a second bus if sufficient numbers
Note 1: 21st April. 25 seat bus full and wait list started
Note 2: 9th May. 12 seat self drive bus organised for wait list.

Any registrations after those dates will be subject to clearance by Oz Fest management.

Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that your registration is properly processed. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with further instructions to effect payment.

The price for all pre paid events is just A$177.00 including the Friday & Saturday meal costs (drinks are extra).
Please be aware that the Oz Fest organisers must prepay for some of the activities & venues, so your prompt payment is appreciated.

All registration & payment is through here Trybooking.com Oz Fest 10 web site and is not confirmed until payment is received.
Payment can only be made by credit card via Trybooking
Payments are non refundable unless, someone else takes your place
If you need to pay by direct deposit please contact *A Flyer

The prices are set to cover the costs of processing payments as is the standard practice in Australia.
Please note that Trybooking charges A$0.30 per ticket which will be added to your total.
Trybooking fees to Oz Fest are about 3.2% (the % fee is how they make their money).

Credit Card Processing:
Please note that payments will be processed in Australian dollars in Australia so international visitors may incur foreign exchange credit card transaction fees from your bank.

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Updated 13:15 20th May (Aust EST) up to post 471 & for PM/emails

Hotels
Please PM error's & omissions or email:- ozfest at mail.com (NOT gmail)

Perth Hotel map by *A Flyer

Hotels are expensive in Perth, thanks to the Western Australia (WA) mining boom.
$400- $500 - $600 in not unusual.
But plenty of choice to suit all budgets.Based on history, the Hilton may be the Oz Fest base hotel.

Hilton Parmelia web site
14 Mill Street, Perth
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...s-reviews.html
serfty & To Market to Market Fri 24 to Sun 26
kpc & kpc_gf Fri 24 to Sun 26
restlessinRNO Fri 24 & Sun 26
JohnK Fri 24 & Sun 26
QF WP Wed 22 to Sun 26
Mrs QF WP Fri 24 to Sun 26
Spaceman Tues 21 to Sun 26
Perthite & Perthite_+1 Fri 24
fifa & Mr fifa Fri 24 & Sun 26
tuapekastar
BiziBB & Mrs BiziBB
Bundy Bear Fri 24 Sat 25
Bob W
Services provided for an additional charge
Parking charges: Valet parking - AU$50.00, per 24 hours
In-Room Wireless Internet: AU$29.00, Complimentary for HHonors Gold & Diamond
In-Room Wired Internet: AU$0.55, Complimentary for HHonors Gold & Diamond
Public Wireless Internet: AU$75.00


Hyatt Regency web site
99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Perth Hyatt REVIEW - MASTER THREAD
dedehans & dedehans_+1 Sat 25
FriendlySkies Sat 25
SQ421 Fri 24 & Sat 25
*A Flyer Fri 24 & Sat 25
mhnadel Fri 24 & Sat 25
upup&away Fri 24 to Sun 26
pooch Thur 23 to Sun 26
monitor & Franny
penegal
harryhv & Mrs harryhv

Holiday Inn City Centre web site
778-788 Hay Street Perth
Tom911
jswong Sat 25
restlessinRNO Sat 25 & Mon 27
serfty & To Market to Market Thu 23
fifa & Mr fifa Sat 25
SFSC & SFSC_+1 Fri 24 to Sun 26
kpc & kpc_gf Mon 27 & Tues 27
g-day
JohnSydney2000
Upperdeck744 Sat 25

Four Points by Sheraton web site
707 Wellington Street. Perth Opening June 2012
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...l#post20309406
Only Starwood hotel in Perth
Jswong Fri 24 & Sun 26
JenGal &JenGal_+1
boxo
chchkiwi
SEA777GUY Fri 24 & Sat 26
ozstamps & MargoOz
renard
bk3day
Upperdeck744 Fri 24

Ibis Styles web site
Was Accor All Seasons
15 Robinson Avenue 6003 Northbridge
JohnK Sat 25

Novatel web site
221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
More Accor hotels
Perthite & Perthite_+1 Sat 25

Locals & private accommodation
V8stateman
thewinchester
StevePER
pandaperth

Itsalongwaydown & Sue Oz
Fredd & Mrs Fredd
wandering_fred
lowjhg (fifo day trip)

Unknow
ozbeachbabe
ozbeachhunk


The Richardson web site
32 Richardson Street

Crowne Plaza web site
54 Terrace Road Perth

Crown Metropol web site
Rebranded from IC Burswood Casino
The casino Bolton Ave & Great Eastern Hwy, Perth

Crown Promenade Perth web site
Rebranded from Holiday Inn Burswood Casino
The casino on Bolton Ave & Great Eastern Hwy, Perth

Rydges Perth web site
Cnr Hay & King Streets, Perth

Pan Pacific web site
Was the Sheraton. Is opposite from the Novotel.

General Information
Perth accommodation thread on AFF
HI Perth City Centre, Australia
Perth Hyatt REVIEW - MASTER THREAD
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...s-reviews.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...d-members.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...ng-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...l#post20309406

Essential reading:-Post 74 Perth Hilton & other hotels by harryhv on 02 June 2012
And for those looking to stay at the Hilton, I've just written a post in this thread on strategies to get a reasonable price. For weekends it boils down to watching wotif.com, the 5-dot secret hotel, from about 14 days ahead while maintaining a fallback booking for Rydges. Best to book from one of Rydge's periodic sales, Rydge's is a great hotel and even their sale-bookings are cancellable 24 hrs out

For Hilton week-nights especially Tue & Wed, or any Perth hotel midweek prices are astronomical, best to use points+cash booking as far ahead as possible.

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The Parmelia Hilton is these days a Category 7 HHonors hotel - purely on average price; it does not even have an executive lounge. GLONS and AXONS for those with the resources come to the fore here.

From this thread http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilto...d-members.html Post 5 by harryhv on 01 June 2012
f) Perth Alternatives - The Perth Rydge's is almost equivalent to the Hilton, now has an executive lounge on the roof ....<snip>..... and no capacity controls on the free night even if it's the last room at $600....

From post 22:
Also, note that the Hilton and Hyatt are at opposite ends of town. There is a Free Transit Zone in Perth, and catching a Transperth bus, such as between these two hotels, is free in this zone
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Wotif.com.au Commercial accommodation web site.
Gives a guide of what is available. Has good map links
Booking direct with the hotel can be better value: get hotel points, status recognition, etc

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Old May 31, 12, 4:03 am   #6
 
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About Perth & West Australia
(click on the blue link)

Perth tourism
Government tourism web site
Perth tourist centre
Perth Convention Bureau
WA info
Perth Map
http://www.lookatwa.com.au/Transport/ferries.html
http://www.fremantlewa.com.au/pages/...-to-fremantle/
http://www.rottnestisland.com/
http://fremantlemarkets.com.au/
http://www.showmeperth.com.au/

Local Public Transport
There is a Free Transit Zone in Perth,
From post 22: Also, note that the Hilton and Hyatt are at opposite ends of town.
Catching a Transperth bus, such as between these two hotels, is free in this zone
Transperth getting started
Route map to download here
Another Perth map to download here
Free Perth Central Area Transit System (Perth CAT)
- CAT map (download for the PDF, also shows limits of Free Transit Zone):CAT map
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth_Central_Area_Transit
- http://www.lookatwa.com.au/Transport/cats.html,
- http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Time...LiveTimes.aspx
- http://www.perthtouristcentre.com.au/transit.php


Need more info: can any local explain how to use - buy tickets Perth public transport ?

Getting to Perth
a) Perth airport web site. Star alliance fly to Perth from Singapore & Johannesburg, South Africa
a) international airlines
b) Perth Airport Connect.com
c) Airport Shuttle
d) No. 37 bus, which runs from domestic T3/T4 (covers QF, JQ, VA) into the city and goes along Adelaide Terrace which turns into St George's Terrace as in post post 369 by tuapekastar. Buy a ticket on the bus (post 371)

b) Great Southern Rail (GSR) run the Indian Pacific train twice each week from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide.
b) http://www.railmaps.com.au/journey_r...?Origin=Sydney

c) Its a loooong road trip across the Nullarbor from the east coast (no trees)

The correct map of the world, with Australia where it really is (at the top)
Australia compared to the USA
Australia vs USA map
Australia vs Europe map

From post 209:- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-rh...b_2529322.html
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Perth threads
Perth - what can the 2 of us do in one week in mid-Dec?
Perth Weekend Activities
Perth dining on a budget
Perth Free and Easy for 2 Ladies
Perth and Beyond
Perth itinerary - need help pls.
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Tom911's post 65 on Perth - Freemantle. Worth reading and clicking on the links
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.....there is a young band originating in Perth called Gyroscope, their recent hit Some of the places I know deliberately chose to highlight stunning Western Australian scenery in the film clip, and is well worth a look, if for no other reason than the scenery (and I think they are a great band).

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