If you’ve ever fancied yourself a jailbird I’ve got good news for you. You can now experience life behind prison bars at YHA’s newest hostel – a converted wing of the UNESCO world heritage listed Fremantle Prison – but with the added bonus that you can leave whenever you want. Here’s what you need to know before you get yourself committed.
It’s a beautifully sunny winter’s day in Western Australia’s capital city so while everyone else no doubt decided to bustle on to the ferry to visit Rottnest I hopped over to a quieter somewhat hidden gem of Perth that is equally as gorgeous… Penguin Island
My plan when I came to Perth was always to spend a day at Rottnest Island. Cycling around with the wind in my hair, going for a snorkel in the turquoise waters and meeting the resident quokkas was how I imagined my day going and unlike most fantasies this one actually came true!
I spent my initial days in Perth mostly admiring the weather and the city skyline. The latter was unintentional and surprising but it just so happened that everywhere I went in Perth it seemed like there was a really great view of the city.