Backpacking Australia – Perth Travel
Backpacking in the Perth area is one of the most amazing experiences you could ever have because of the diversity of places to visit. One of the most beautiful of these areas, which is a mere 20 minutes away from the city and perfect for a day trip, is Swan Valley. There are about 40 vineyards in the area most of which are very traditional families who came from various European countries years and years ago.
Swan Valley itself is named after the famous, signature black swans that inhabit the Perth area. They were introduced by Europeans hundreds of years ago and have made the Western Australian city and its environs their new home.
Wine lovers unite
The best high quality muscat wines in Australia hail from Swan Valley Ports and other liqueurs are available directly from the producers and are not exported or sold elsewhere. This is the kind of thing that you would do with a few friends. Backpacking Australia can have its great moments when you’re sipping cool wine in the shade on a pleasant summer afternoon with swans crying in the background.
Other drinks are also produced in the area, such as 20 locally made beers and ales, as well as strong German and Belgian beers.
Swan Valley also has scores of restaurants and cafes which sell either local food (steak pies and French fries) or cuisine from many different countries that showcase the ethnic heritage of the Perth area.
Live music and wine
Live music is also accompanying the wine many times throughout the year. A lot of restaurants will hire their own musicians to give music to their patrons and this adds a great flair to the area.
Perth travel is only limited by your imagination because there’s simply so much to do.
The island is actually located just out of the sound, already in the Indian Ocean, west of Fremantle. It’s a small 11 kilometer island and it is the home of the Australian mammal and marsupial, the quokka. The wildlife on this island has developed somewhat uniquely and the friendly and curious quokka are famous for their love of tourists and young children (and any food they can get out of them of course).
The island was used in the past for many purposes – a prison and penal colony, farmland, a Governor’s residence and also a military camp for training. Now it is just a recreational area.
The ferry out to the island takes less than an hour and is a popular day trip location for many locals and tourists as well coming out of Fremantle and Perth City. You can spend a few days there or even a few weeks swimming, surfing, sailing, sunbathing and looking at quokkas.