Perth is the largest city on the west coast of Australia. We flew from Adelaide into the Perth airport in about 3 hours and absolutely loved the city from the first time we drove around. We didn't get to spend much time here, but let's just say we would be in a lot better shape if we actually lived here. There's a walking/jogging/biking track that goes around the entire city and we lost track of the number of people who were out and about doing some form of exercise. Not to mention it's also really pretty!
We spent about two days in Perth. The first day was the day we flew in. We checked into our hotel on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean (beautiful!) and drove back to Kings Park which is the "Central Park" of the city. It was really nice just stroll through the park, chat, and take pictures.
There's an overlook bridge that's really high up. Patrick all of the sudden divulged that he was scared of heights (?) and went across as quickly as possible. But I thought it was awesome!
We took tons of pictures of the skyline. The first night we stayed in Scarborough on the beach and headed out the next morning towards Albany and Brussleton.
When we got back into Perth after that trip we stayed right in the heart of the city at the
Perth Ambassador Hotel.
We saw the sunset over the lake as we made our way around the city in the car. We finally decided to go back to the hotel and ditch the car (traffic was crazy) and took a nice long walk through the city to find something to eat. We ended up at Dome, a franchised coffee shop and restaurant and had a good meal.
We had to fly out to Karratha at 5:30 the next morning. We were dreading getting up at 3:30 in the morning to get to the airport on time, so we tried to have a pretty early night!