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Perth City Guide
Perth is the awesome and secluded capital of Western Australia, offering up a relaxed lifestyle with stunning scenery and tourism destinations. As the world’s most isolated city, Perth is a relaxed retreat from the hubbub of big, busy metropolises. In Perth, locals enjoy breathtaking national parks and beaches, pumping festivals, and fresh produce and culinary delights in peace, sharing these pleasures with a relatively small and friendly population. With plenty of amazing destinations to visit, such as iconic Rottnest Island, Swan Valley and Kings Park, this is a place to chill out, unwind and enjoy the serenity.
The largest city in the state of Western Australia and built on the traditional lands of the Noongar people, Perth is the gateway to WA’s gorgeous south-east.
Nestled between the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the rugged Darling Scarp, Perth is surrounded by some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes in Australia. Take off east into the Perth Hills and follow one of over 40 biking and walking trails that wind through the magical forests around Perth, or stroll through famous Kings Park, which overlooks the city from the south. As the largest inner-city park in the world, Kings Park is chocked full of vibrant native flora and amazing botanical installations, with expansive views across the Swan River.
Perth’s sprawling coastline stretches over 80 kilometres, with 19 pristine beaches boasting white sands and gorgeous clear seas. Teeming with unique marine life including sea lions, dolphins, turtles, sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, Perth holds some of the most spectacular snorkelling, surfing and diving destinations in the world.
Sitting less than an hour north of Perth CBD, Swan Valley is a thriving hub for wineries, breweries, and distilleries. With over 40 wineries across the 71-kilometre region, Swan Valley features a variety of wines produced by WA’s oldest vineyards in Australia’s second-oldest wine region.
Perth is a wonderful holiday location for friends and families, couples, or lone travellers to stay in. With accommodation available across the city, including beach-side hotels, farm stays, stunning camping sites and inner-city retreats, there is a place for every type of vacation.
Perth is accessible by road, air and sea. Serviced by an airport that flies return to most major cities in Australia, this is the most popular option for visitors to the city.