Need Perth info guide during Holidays
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 18, 2013 7:03 AM Last Post By: RayCCroc
Feb 16, 2013 6:46 PM
Need Perth info guide during HolidaysGood day to all!
I will be having holiday in Perth (Early Apr '13) with my parents and i would like to know your opinion about my activity findings. Need some recommendations as well as my dad is a disabled person. So, safety viewpoint is needed.
1. We would like to use Transperth (also CAT & Train) as the main transport to nearby areas like Midlands. Is there any tourist rates and does disability person rates applies to disabled tourists? i tried searching in their website, but the website has too many info.
2. Is there any Fruit Picking orchards that allows daily visits near Perth city (up to 50km distance)? We would like to visit one no matter what fruit there is.. :)
That's all for now. Thanks & have a lovely day,
Feb 16, 2013 7:19 PM
Feb 16, 2013 7:30 PM
2Most TransPerth services are accessible for people with disabilities. The CAT buses in Perth and Fremantle are kneeling buses that extend a ramp for wheelchairs or anyone with walking difficulties. Many, but not all, other buses are the same. Trains are also accessible though some of the older stations may have a bit of a set up from the platform. The major stations all have help available.
There are no discounts for tourists. Seniors or the disabled discount fare require a valid Australian concession card. A $4 two-zone fare is probably the most common and an unlimited all day ticket is $11. The CAT buses are all free as is every bus within Perth city.
There aren’t any pick-your-own farms that I know of – there was one strawberry farm but that was years ago. A google search turned up this one: the mango farm. You'd need a car to get there.
BTW, Midland is not a tourist area. However Fremantle and Mandurah are and can be easily reached by train. There's a CAT bus in Mandurah too.
Feb 16, 2013 7:38 PM
3... and the Bickley Valley has any number or orchards and vineyards to visit. You're a bit too early for the Harvest Festival but it's a very nice day out. (Car required)
Feb 16, 2013 7:56 PM
4Hi SirJonker.. Thanks for replying.. My Dad has a prosthesis leg and using walking stick to walkabout.. So i guess the Concession Rates does not apply to tourists.. it's okay, thanks for your concern.. :)
Hi Pearlsz_.. Thank you for the useful information.. We would be spending most of our times in Midlands because My Dad has to go to his dialysis treatments.. Worst come to worst, is to go about the townhall, Gates Shopping Centre & public library to kill time while waiting..
We are planning to get a car as well.. so we will check out the Bickley Valley because we have plans to go to Mundaring Weir Dam.. Thanks for your reply! :D
Feb 16, 2013 10:56 PM
5If you're staying in Midland, that's the gateway to the Swan Valley, which is a major tourist drawcard.
Find out about all the wineries, food outlets and tours you can do here - there are plenty of places to go and you can pick up a tour if you don't want to self drive (although it is easy).
I must say, Mondo's world of nougat is new one on me, and sounds like the place for me!
Feb 17, 2013 1:00 AM
6ahh, OK. If you have a few hours to kill, from Midland you can take the train a couple of stops to Guildford and browse the antique shops. Mundaring is lovely as is the Swan Valley. April is a good time to visit as it's a bit cooler.
Trains from Midland go direct to the city, and you change there for Fremantle so you shouldn't have any trouble getting around.
Feb 17, 2013 5:00 PM
Feb 18, 2013 7:03 AM
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