Starting my Perth weekend with some tasty Japanese foodRegular readers will know I'm a bit of an addict of good Japanese food. And there is this new-ish Japanese restaurant in Hay Street, Perth called Jun that I have not yet tried, but it was recommended to me by a really nice Japanese girl I met at a PR event last year. Both times I've tried to go there it's been booked out, so that's a good sign (but I really need to get more organised and go!). It's an izakaya style place - casual and lots of different small dishes to order - which I used to LOVE in Japan.
|Downtown Perth by night (thanks to Jan Augustin Photography)|
A kid-friendly Saturday in PerthNo perfect weekend in Perth is complete with entertaining my young son, of course. We are regular visitors to the Perth Zoo and on a sunny Saturday morning this is still the perfect outing. The zoo is shady and feels like a botanic garden so it's the kind of place you can go time after time and still enjoy. No visit is complete without seeing the gibbons (my son's favourite) or the giraffes (mine).
|One of Australia's unusual birds, the cassowary, at Perth Zoo (thanks to Jan Augustin Photography)|
And that would leave us in Fremantle for the rest of the afternoon, and the weekend is the perfect time to be there, with all the markets open. I would eat crepes!!! (Yep, they're very tasty.) I have very fond memories of days spent at the Fremantle Markets when I was younger but have hardly made it down there in the last decade or so, which really is terrible. I must fix that!
A Perth weekend with water involved
One of the big bonuses of living in Perth is the combination of brilliant weather (there are lots of stats about us having more sunshine hours per year than practically anywhere) and access to the water, whether that's the Indian Ocean or the Swan River. So it would be really remiss of me to plan a perfect Perth weekend without getting on or in some water. The problem is that it's kind of difficult to pick exactly what I'd want to do. I haven't been catamaraning on the river since (long) before my son was born but that's always so much fun; I have also wanted for ages to take one of the river cruises that go out to the Swan Valley, involving plenty of wine and good food (may need to leave my son with his grandmother for that one!).
|Seagulls fly above the Indian Ocean and a Perth beach (Jan Augustin Photography)|
Perth readers: what would you recommend as part of a perfect Perth weekend?
And everyone else: what are your questions about Perth - the place that nobody really knows about, but should!?
This post is an entry in a competition brought to you by the Pan Pacific Perth Hotel. Hopefully I'll get a chance to stay there!