So I recently traveled to Perth, Australia and you know what? I really loved it. Although it's considered the most isolated big city in the world (yea, the world!) it made the long trip from Chicago totally worth it. First off, check out the view at King's Park in Perth, you look over the whole city!
I explored a few breweries, including Little Creatures and Northbridge Brewing Company. Let's be honest, beer is beer and I'm not overly picky, so I enjoyed them all! I even had kangaroo kebabs. It's their national animal and they eat it all the time, so when in Rome, right?
One of my favorite parts of Western Australia was Rottnest Island. It's filled with what I can only describe as tiny kangaroo teddy bears. They are called quokkas. They hop up to you and smile, hoping you'll extend them a leaf or two. I must say, these little fellows reminded me why I travel; because you'll find an inexhaustible variety of life along the way. I also found a wild peacock just roaming the island!
Then, I met more obvious wildlife associated with Australia, like kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and dingoes at Perth Zoo. I realized that wildlife is everywhere in Australia! I walked to a beach and saw some nets in the water. Curious, I asked if someone was fishing. I was told those nets were there to keep sharks away so locals could swim! Agghhh! No thank you. So I walked along the sand safely.
If you live in the states, I know Perth is a long way away, but I say go for it! It's a totally different view of Australia with the most precious wildlife you can imagine.