One of the touristy things I've been meaning to do in Perth, and I'm not sure why I put it off - maybe waiting for a weather-perfect day, maybe waiting for my camera to get fixed, maybe waiting for a friend to go with me, maybe not sure how to get there, or maybe not wanting to cross off the last of things to see and do in Perth - is to go to Kings Park. In particular, I wanted to go on the Federation Walkway, a raised boardwalk which brings you through the trees with views of the Swan River.
We walked until we found the Federation Walkway, which was smaller, but a bit similar to the Valley of the Giants in Albany - high above the ground and slightly shaking under your feet.
We sat in the "reflection area" which actually was quite peaceful, filled with inspirational quotes, and I could imagine myself going back there to enjoy the view, contemplate life in Australia, or just bring a book.
I really like Kings Park. I'm sure there is a lot more of it to see - the list won't be completely checked off yet!! Can't wait for mum to come visit :)
So, on a sunny day when I didn't have work until half six that night, Ted and I set off to Perth's biggest park - bigger than Central Park in fact. Located west of the city, the views of downtown Perth were quite spectacular. It was a lovely stroll for a winter's day, warm in the sun and cool in the shade, and the park was full of families, couples, kids, weddings, engagement photos, joggers, and florescent-clad youngsters on a drunken treasure hunt or something. Like the Aquarium, there were different areas of the botanical gardens that grew native flora from various places around Western Australia.
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