Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, with a population of almost 2 million people, and is famous for being the most isolated city in the world, completely surrounded by Australian nature: the Indian Ocean on one side and the Australian outback on the other.


Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony mainly because the British feared the French would establish a colony in Western Australia. … Perth was named after the birthplace of Sir George Murray who was British Secretary of State for the Colonies when the city was founded in 1829.


Perth View


After a late wake up the boys went to centre of town to do some shopping and explore the central area with its many skyscrapers. It must have been one of the hottest days ever according to a newspaper clipping…


Perth records hottest November day in four years as mercury hits 39.1C

Sarah BrookesThe West Australian Saturday, 9 November 2019 11:33AM

Perth has melted under its hottest November day in four years.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Matt Boterhoven said the mercury hit 39.1C at 2.21pm Saturday, but across the metropolitan region it was even hotter.

“We did have a number of suburbs across Perth that topped 40C with Bullsbrook the hottest in the metro area reaching 41.3C, while Midland, Swan Valley, Jandakot and Swanbourne also had temps nudging above 40C,” he said.

“Warm weather is not unusual for Perth at this time of year, but what is unusual is the sustained hot north easterly flow reaching all the way to the coast.

In order to escape the heat a bit Team Lipstick decided to head to Scarborough Beach which is regarded as the best beach area around Perth


Scarborough Beach


Scarborough Beach 


The boys made it to one of the many beach restaurants for a nice lunchtime snack before returning to the motel and its well working air conditioners.


The evening was again spent along the beach where many areas are fully lit up


With the next day being Sunday the boys decided to visit Freemantle Waterfront and Hillarys harbour which is a short trip up north of Perth.


Hillary’s harbour


Freemantle harbour area from where Lipstick would be shipped back to South Africa after the boys will hand the car over to the shipping agent on 11th November


Hillarys Boat Harbour


Since opening in 1988, Hillarys Boat Harbour has been Perth’s Premier Recreational Destination – offering a wide range of unique experiences appealing to WA residents and overseas visitors alike.

The iconic Western Australian property is home to the elite Hillarys Yacht Club; AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia; a bustling retail shopping precinct – Sorrento Quay &Sorrento Quay Boardwalk; beautiful 4-star luxury, self-contained apartment accommodations – The Hillarys Harbour Resort; and a wide range of beautifully groomed public parklands and ocean swimmers cove.

Hillarys Boat Harbour is a hub for visiting Rottnest Island, Costal Heli-Tours and Adventure Fishing, Diving & Whale-watching charters.


Willy at Hillarys Harbour


Andre at Hillarys Harbour


The boys enjoyed this part of Hillary’s Harbour with its many shops and restaurants.


The day was concluded in a nice eating place overlooking the Swan River and watching the evening skyline of Perth on Team Lipstick’s last evening in Australia…
















Day 45 & 46 – 9th & 10th November 2019 – Perth

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