I’m really excited to interview Amanda Kendle of NotABallerina.com about Perth, Australia. Amanda’s tips for the best things to do in Perth are awesome because she was born in Perth and returned to start a family and enjoy the incredible beaches.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Destination Perth, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Perth
The local airport is Perth Airport (PER), which is about a 15-minute drive to the city.
Amanda says that public transport isn’t great, and you’ll wish that you had a car when visiting attractions outside the CBD (central business district). For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Within the CBD, the CAT (Central Area Transport) Buses offer five routes depending on where you’re going. Best of all, they are free to ride.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Amanda Kendle about Perth, Australia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Perth, Australia
- Green dots = best things to do in Perth, Australia
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Perth, Australia
Who is Amanda Kendle?
Amanda Kendle is a travel lover who’s lived in Asia and Europe but is now based in her hometown of Perth, Western Australia. She’s hosted The Thoughtful Travel Podcast since 2016 and has been a travel writer and blogger since 2005. Her website, Not A Ballerina, is a travel blog that nudges those who think they might like to travel somewhere to get up and go.
The Not A Ballerina blog started in 2005 as a way to share her publications in print and online travel magazines with family and friends, but it’s evolved far beyond that and now it’s a place where Amanda hopes fellow travelers – armchair ones included – can think about why travel is important and what it can teach us.
Check out a few of her podcasts below:
- Travel Gives You Confidence: Episode 272 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
- Wildflowers in Western Australia Trip Diary – Episode 202 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
- 5 experiences I had in Perth to realize my hometown has grown up
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Joshua Symons of Two Passports shares the best things to do in London, UK. In this episode, Josh and I talk about visiting Buckingham Palace, attending Christmas markets throughout the city, and touring Click Prison, the oldest jail in London. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
To learn more about cities within Australia, please listen to our other episodes:
- Sydney Opera House, The Rocks & Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia
- Best Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia with Abby Lewtas
- Swimming the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia with Tyson Franklin
- Best Things to Do in Sydney, Australia with Jennifer McDermott
- Australia Zoo, Coastal Islands & Adventure World in Brisbane, Australia
- Tarra Bulga, Walhalla Gold Town & Morwell River Falls in Latrobe Valley, Australia