There are many misconceptions about WA, from having the remotest capital city in the Southern Hemisphere (Perth is no longer that isolated or hard to reach), to being the sunniest and driest capital in Australia (not this winter, for sure!), to being a diamond in the rough. Perth today is very hip, liveable and beautiful, not to mention a must-do destination if you are an Australian or international visitor, says the Rainbow Tourism Concierge who resides here.
Perth, Broome and The Kimberley exude the tourism tagline “extraordinary experiences”, as one gourmet tourist reports.
Renowned chef Matt Moran has travelled to Australia’s largest state to showcase some of the quality tourism experiences endorsed by the new national symbol of tourism quality, the T-QUAL Tick.
Moran began his adventure at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour with lunch at Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe (where MsPerception was photographed). Here he indulged in the cafe’s famous traditional fish and chips while soaking up the atmosphere of a working fish market environment.
It was then off to the historic Fremantle Prison, one of Western Australia’s most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. Moran got the opportunity to step back in time and discover what life was like for both convicts and prisoners at this historic maximum-security gaol.
The next stop was Fraser’s at Kings Park near Perth’s CBD, an iconic restaurant-in-the-park known for its beauty, diverse flora and exceptional views. Moran enjoyed views of the beautiful Swan River whilst experiencing the best WA has to offer in food, wine and service. He capped off the day settling down at InterContinental Perth Burswood, Perth’s leading hotel experience.
Next, Moran travelled to Broome way up in the northwest part of the state. Lunch was at the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. A trip to Broome would not be complete without an amazing sunset ride. Ships of the Desert Sunset Camel Ride provided just that.
To wrap up the day Moran headed to dinner at Matso’s Broome Brewery, the Kimberley’s award winning brewery and restaurant. He experienced Broome’s Asian cultural influence and learned about the traditional time honoured brewing techniques and modern technology used to produce quality beer.
The next day it was a trip to Eco Beach, a multi award-winning eco resort just south of Broome. The villas at Eco Beach offered remarkable views of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful sandy beaches. Whilst he was there Moran got to experience Mud Crabbing at Jacks Creek, Turtle Patrol, Mud ‘n’ Bubbles, Sea Kayaking and Paddle Boarding.
“I enjoyed experiencing the history and culture of some of the oldest lands on Earth. All my experiences in Perth and Broome were so unique and different from one another in terms of the food, history and natural surroundings,” commented Moran.