I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love www.petfriends.net.au
Published July 8th 2016
Really, it's true - a worthwhile and quality souvenir
So you are going away for the weekend, a 2 week road trip or just a day trip to an attraction in Perth. You are on a budget and prepare a picnic lunch or take food in the Esky or the fridge for the duration of your trip. You have enough drinks packed to save buying those at the various places your are going to visit. You think you have covered everything that will cost you money out of your budget.
Then you think about the places you are going to visit and the souvenirs the kids (and you) will want to buy.
More rubbish for you to bring home and put in the bin/recycling/cupboard or take to the charity shop, never to be seen again. You know you sound like your parents when you tell your kids 'it's total rubbish Toby, save your money for something better that you actually want'. It must be something that is programmed into us when we are in the womb, that we must buy something everywhere we go, even if we don't want it AND IT'S RUBBISH!
So you will be pleased to know that there is a solution to this that doesn't involve a screaming paddy, endless conversations (with you always being the baddy) or an amount of money you agree to spend on the rubbish you agreed you wouldn't buy!
These are souvenir coins that you can buy at 56 exciting tourist locations around Western Australia, with more being added all the time. They are just $2.00 each! That means you can buy a nice reminder of the attraction you have visited for a really good price! You will never say no to buying a souvenir at that price! Clever marketing really as you will want to finish your collection, but that aside, it is a really good souvenir to buy.
They are a good quality brass coin designed and manufactured in Western Australia, another good reason to start collecting them. You can buy them from vending machines or some locations just sell them at the counter, you may need to ask for them if you cannot see them on display.
You can buy the collectors album from any attraction, it was $15.00 when we bought ours, and start your collection the day you buy your first coin.
My children love collecting these, and if I'm honest, I want to complete the collection too! We find ourselves visiting the locations where the coins are, but that is good marketing again.
The collectors album has a place for each coin and also where to find it.