Perth is Australia’s only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. Perth is the most remote capital city in the world.
Western Australia (WA) has lush tall forests, stark desert country and a long dramatic coastline. WA produces over forty-percent of Australia's wealth and is rightly regarded as one of the world's major centres of energy and resources. This same wealth expresses itself in the talent and expertise of the vibrant business, academic and artistic community of 2 million people who live within the city of Perth and its adjoining coastal region.
Perth is unlike any other city on Earth. A growing first-world centre of commerce reclining along the northern bank of the Swan River that connects the renowned vineyards of the Swan Valley to the sugar white sands of the Indian Ocean and the iconic beach-side lifestyle that typifies Australia. Perth is a relaxed, yet vibrant place.
Situated on the banks of the Swan River, the city of Perth is a hive of activity with many restaurants and bars, shopping areas, galleries and tourist attractions that will provide countless hours of leisure and fun. There are many things to see and do whilst enjoying Perth’s many hours of sunshine, beautiful beaches and natural parklands.
Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easy going character. Perth combines big-city attractions and relaxed, informal surrounds, providing an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors. It's a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city, with myriad bars, restaurants and cultural activities all vying for attention. When you want to chill out, it's easy to do so. Perth's pristine parkland, nearby bush, and river and ocean beaches – along with a good public-transport system – allow its inhabitants to spread out and enjoy what's on offer.
Our list of some of Perth’s places of interest:
- Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
- Barrack Square and the Swan Bells
- Cottesloe Beach
- London Court
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Perth Mint
- Perth Zoo
- Rottnest Island
- Aquarium of Western Australia
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Elizabeth Quay