We were taken out for a family dinner at Uncle Billy’s, Chinatown in Roe Street. Two storey establishment that flowed to tables outside. And busy! Guess we’re not the only ones who know how good the food is. Fabulous banquet meal at very reasonable price.
From there, a wander on the Christmas Light Trail for a short distance around Perth which has changed so much in the last few years. The open space plan near the train station and Horseshoe Bridge has been completed and we took in the view from the upper level.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – everywhere you go …..
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9-11 November 2018
McCallum Park (near the Causeway Victoria Park), Victoria Park, WA
Don’t forget to tell Mike you saw this on Australiaourway.com!
It’s time to say au revoir to to Perth for a while and return to Penrith, NSW. Four weeks has flown by but it has been great to visit home and spend time catching up with family and friends.
For the wildflower lovers…
Magnificent Kings Park has an area of just over 400 hectares on Mount Eliza, overlooking to the east: the City of Perth and the Swan River towards Victoria Park and to the south: across the Swan River towards Applecross. Within the grounds are many points of interest. There are more memorials and statues here than any other park in Australia.
A location not previously mentioned in our blog is the very large lawned picnic area around the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Fountain that is also used in the warmer months for outdoor concerts. The lawn continues down the hill, following the water course from the Fountain to a water garden and meets one end of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, across the Glass Bridge with beautiful views over the historic Swan Brewery building. The Walkway continues past a large boab tree and on to the Sir John Forrest statue, lined with wildflowers and on to more gardens. This large area is but just a small portion of the overall, majestic Kings Park.
Western Australia’s State Floral Emblem – the red and green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii) is such an unusual wildflower and endemic to the South West of Western Australia. Varieties have been developed that cover a wide range of colours and form.
Without time to go north of Perth Metro Area and to the best wildflower season experienced for years after all the rain in Western Australia, we went to Perth’s Kings Park – and what beautiful displays!
We have arrived too late in the day to explore much of Kings Park, but still the views are amazing and we did manage to see some wildflowers before the sun set. Stay tuned – we are going back soon.
Boab Tree with view to South Perth
Western Australia’s State Floral emblem: Red and green kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos manglesii
Heart Leaf Flame Pea
The Narrows Bridge
Waters off South Perth and Como
Number One place for tourists visiting Perth City is Kings Park – a magnificent park, memorial and botanic garden situated on Mt Eliza overlooking the City of Perth and Swan River with an area of just over 400.hectares making it one of the largest City parks in the world.
The tall trees lining the avenues within the park are memorials to the fallen in two World Wars and other engagements.
The State War Memorial overlooks Perth and the Swan River. The 18.metre granite obelisk honours all Western Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. On the inside walls of the area below the obelisk lists names of those lost. Here is also the Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection.
Mike’s having fun at the George Day stand catching up prior customers and people he knows. There’s only the weekend left to come to the RAC Caravan & Camping Show at Claremont Showgrounds!
Just watch out for open windows on vehicles – Yesterday Mike was in his usual “charge” mode and walked into one. Made a nice mess of the side of his forehead. One would think he would know his way around caravan and motor homes by now?