In Highgate and Mount Lawley, the only real sights you need concern yourself with are the sight of your waiter bringing your soup, or the sight of your empty wine glass. That said, some of the local parks qualify as legitimate places to see – especially Hyde Park, with its turtle-filled lake and birdlife, fabulous playground, water park and shady slopes of lawn. The Swan River also slides by, keeping to its own tempo, as always.