Year of the Dog 8

Another good place to visit during the Year of the Dog is the Victorian town of Casterton – the birthplace of the Kelpie. This statue of the original Kelpie (that was her name) stands in the main street.

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Fit for a King 4


When you’ve had enough of looking at wildflowers in Kings Park, head for the Lotterywest Federation Walkway (generally called the treetop walk) to look down on the trees, and out across Perth and the Swan River.

On the Wall


While we were in Fremantle on the weekend, we had lunch at a food court, sitting at a table with a view of this giant numbat. It’s by Belgian street artist ROA and is one of our favourite murals in Perth.

With its big eyes and claws, the numbat has a powerful presence – rather reminiscent of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. “What big eyes you have!”