Planning Your Time

Fly into Perth and spend most of the first day exploring the city center, especially King's Park and, by night, the restaurants of the CBD and small bars of Northbridge. The following day, take the train to Cottesloe Beach and gaze at the translucent water. As the sun's rays strengthen, continue along the tracks to charmingly preserved Fremantle and stroll through the heritage precinct, stopping for breaks at sidewalk cafés and the bustling markets. On day three, take a ferry to Rottnest Island and rent a bike or walk around to the lovely beaches. Keep an eye open for small local marsupials called quokkas. For the following days, take a wine-touring excursion to the glamorous Margaret River region.

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