Find the place to suit your personality and lifestyle.

Mount Hawthorn

    Mount Hawthorn, Perth (north)

Rent: Rents range from affordable to expensive

Vibe: Life is good

Location: Parks, 5-10km from city centre

Perth gives Mount Hawthorn the thumbs up. Why? This suburb is just 6km north of the city centre and is one self contained living hotspot. It has great schools, leafy streets, plenty of parks, friendly neighbours, and a good cafe culture. Mount Hawthorn has a few pubs, the popular and upmarket Mezz shopping centre, and there's a small live music scene here - including the cool Jazz Cellar which you enter through an old red phone booth. On weekends, expect to see families doing their thing, and joggers hitting the pavement. As with most Perth suburbs having a car comes in handy, but you don't really need one in Mount Hawthorn because public transport is good. It's only a 10 minute train ride away from the city centre.

 

> MT HAWTHORN ON THE PERTH MAP


View Larger Mapmore ...




     - Terms & Conditions 
     - Site Map

© 2006-2016 Copyright Happy Hobo P/L
 

2. PENGUINS AND PHILLIP ISLAND Print E-mail

penguin.jpg
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Melbourne is the nightly penguin parade at Phillip Island. The penguins come out at dusk at Summerland Beach in Summerland.
Ph: (03) 5951 2800

 

US comedian Joan Rivers is ambassador for the island’s penguins.


Useful websites for more information:
www.visitphillipisland.com/
www.phillipisland.net.au/penguinparade.html
www.penguins.org.au
www.phillipislandhelicopters.com



Phillip Island is a popular holiday destination for many Melbournians and Victorians especially during the summer school holidays. It has plenty of ocean beaches, camping facilities, nature and wildlife reserves, koala viewing, helicopter rides, a maze and puzzles to test kids' minds, and outdoor activities for the family including fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.


The Phillip Island Wildlife Park:

Here you will find koalas sleeping in gum trees. Other animals including wallabies and wombats roam around, and can be hand fed.
2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes.
Ph: (03) 5952 2038



The Nobbies
This is a popular destination for seals who like to hang out on the Seal Rocks. There's also a blowhole here.
Ventnor Rd, Ventnor.
Ph: (03) 5951 2816

www.nobbies.org.au

 

A Maze N Things
Here you will find a maze, puzzles, and the highest indoor slide in the southern hemisphere
1805 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes

Ph: (03) 5952 2283

www.amazenthings.com.au


Phillip Island Circuit
This is where the Grand Prix is held and for bike riding enthusiasts who would like to test their skills, there's a Go-kart replica track of the main circuit.
www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au



GETTING THERE

It's about a 90 minutes drive to the island (140km south east of Melbourne) or you can bus it there with your choice of tour bus companies.


View Larger Map