So, as of tomorrow, it is ONE WEEK until I head to Australia for a whole 3 and a half week holiday! I am MEGA excited, both to see Australia, as I have never been before, and to see my godfather and his family over Christmas and New Year - it's been a long time :)
Since this is my first trip down-under, I need some reader advice! We are heading to Perth, WA, and have three and a half weeks to explore. I will have access to a car too. Obviously the family we are staying with have lots of recommendations themselves, but I'd love to hear from you guys too!
I want to see as much as possible and do as much as possible!
What sights/attractions/places would you recommend in or around Perth?
Christmas and New Year - anything exciting happening around the festive period?
Any recommended restaurants, bars, clubs?
Any local inside knowledge?
I am interested in possibly camping, though I'm not sure if this will happen, as I cannot take my own camping equipment over and haven't found very much information about camping over there as of yet.
Has anyone been camping in Oz? Any tips?
Can I take part in an organised camping trip for a night? Or hire camping gear from somewhere?
Obviously, I will be looking up safety, animals, laws etc before embarking on a camp in a new country. But any advice re. camping in Australia that anyone has is much appreciated!
Any recommendations of beaches and lessons for surfing? I have only been surfing once before and it was in the cold waters of Tiree, not Oz! But I am very much looking forward to doing it again.
We also may head over to the East for a few days.
Any recommendations for visiting the East?
As we wouldn't have much time on the East, which city/area is best to head for?
The actual trip aside: the travelling.
Any packing tips?
Long-haul flight tips?
Thank you in advance for all your help! Leave me a comment below with any advice. Or, you can always head to the Contact page and drop me a note via social media :)