Ha ha Irishhellsbells, we are still sitting in Perth Domestic Departures waiting for our flight back to Sydney. I'll give you a wave as we leave. You'll be fine, you'll see. You'll look back and think "what was I worried about!" CT is a great place, just make sure you hire a GPS if you hire a car. We just drove around sightseeing, didn't care where we got to and then when we were ready we turned on the GPS and went back to our accomm. Just don't drive into the Shanty Towns, you'll know them when you see them, they go for miles! We didn't feel threatened at all. You'll love it, and bring back some stowaways!
Good luck ECM and Lolly, it as great to catchup!