Experience Perth

City Lifestyle

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, tucked away in the south west corner of the state and nestled on the banks of the Swan River. It is a city on the rise and is appearing on the bucket list of travellers around the globe. Perth city itself is a cosmopolitan hub with a burgeoning foodies and shopping scene home to small laneway bars, pedestrian malls, rooftop restaurants and multi-story department stores. What makes Perth different to other city destinations is the natural beauty and wildlife experiences that are literally on its doorstep. Bordered by 19km of riverfront walk and cycle paths and home to one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, it’s easy to fall in love with Perth. For a maritime feel, take a half hour journey to Fremantle and be greeted by a unique 19th century port seascape. There's a vast range of international flavours at the dozens of restaurants and cafes, markets to explore, delicately restored historical buildings and world-class tourist attractions.

Along the Coast

Perth has some of the most extraordinary city beaches on the planet. Just off the coast and easily accessed by a short, high speed ferry ride is the idyllic Rottnest Island. Famous for its crystal clear waters and tranquil coves, the easiest way to explore the island is by bike. Rottnest is also home to a unique marsupial, the world-famous quokka, and thousands of migrating whales pass this island paradise each year. Back on the mainland, visitors can explore the ribbon of white sandy beaches along the aptly named Sunset Coast, also home to many sidewalk cafes. South of the city centre at coastal Rockingham the water boasts an incredible wealth of marine life – take a wild dolphin swim, discover Penguin Island or kayak with the locals from Seal Island. Further south is the seaside city of Mandurah where visitors can also encounter wild dolphins on a canal cruise and play a round on one of the world-class golf courses.

In the Countryside

Take a short trip inland from the city to the glorious Swan Valley - Western Australia's oldest and most visited wine region - and meander along the 32 km foodies trail to discover over 40 wineries, boutique breweries, gourmet food experiences and stories of the early settlers. Further inland the Perth Hills offer some magnificent national parks and trails, great for hiking and mountain biking. Amongst the forest there are also vineyards, stylish boutique accommodation and quaint villages. For a more rural experience head an hour to the Avon Valley, where picturesque scenery embraces green rolling hills and historical villages. Recreational activities such as hot air ballooning and skydiving are popular here. New Norcia is also worth a visit, it is Australia's only monastic town and offers some incredible examples of Spanish heritage buildings in an Australian bush setting!

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