Perth is not just a city; to call Perth simply a city would be doing it a huge amount of injustice. No, Perth is more than a city, it is a destination which encompasses the best of city life, whilst somehow managing to maintain a chilled-out, laid-back vibe, with some of the most jaw-dropping scenery located in and around it. Throw into the mix some stunning beaches, lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and plentiful countryside too, and you’re onto a winner.
Situated in Western Australia, Perth is often overlooked in mentions by larger cities, such as Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne for example, that but this all simply goes to show that smaller packages can sometimes be serious hidden gems.
As with most cities in the world, there are plenty of accommodation Perth options available, so you certainly won’t struggle to find somewhere to lay your head at the end of a very busy day checking out the sights. Transport around the city is also very easy to follow, however heading off on your own steam on foot is a great way to explore.
Hiring a car and heading out into the nearby countryside is also a must do, with Swan Valley a very popular destination. This is a beautiful area, with rolling hills and scenery, but it is also a very important wine area, so if you love your vino, make sure you head here! On top of this, Kings Park is a historic and cultural open space, or head to Yanchep National Park, with caving and bushwalking on offer.
Anyone into history and culture should head to Perth Mint and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, with Perth Zoo another popular attraction, open since 1898. The Aquarium of Western Australia will thrill kids, as will Adventure World, the ideal place to let your little ones run off some steam, and earn a good night’s sleep! For a more natural day out in relaxing surroundings, head to Hillarys Boat Harbour, where you can sit back, enjoy the view, and perhaps even check out some whale watching opportunities.
As you can see, Perth is certainly action-packed, but you will never feel rushed or hurried in this city, as it has maintained that serene feel, the very same atmosphere that Australia as a whole is known for. Despite that, the city does have a vibrant set of nightlife on offer, with Crown Casino a very popular place to head for a flutter – see if you can win big!