The city of Perth is capital of the state of Western Australia. It is a metropolitan city set amidst natural bush land, yet just 30 minutes away from a beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean. The sunny and serene beaches overlook crystal clear cool water and many of them are surfing hotspots.
It is a picture perfect city, nestled by the banks of the Swan River. At the heart of this bustling city is the King’s Park and Botanic Garden, a 400 plus-hectare area of sculpted gardens and bush land. Larger than New York’s Central Park, you can explore this inner city park by taking a tree top walk, an indigenous cultural tour or by enjoying a picnic in the shade of the gum trees.
Perth is known for some of the best beaches in Australia, with white sand and blue water. They are ideal for swimming during the summer and spring as well as for sunbathing and surfing. Some of the most popular beaches are Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach and Swanbourne Beach. Marmion Marine Park has shallow lagoons which are more suited for children and also for watching sea life- bottle nosed dolphins, hump backed whales and sea lions.
Perth’s other attractions include the Bell Tower, one of the world’s largest musical instruments- twelve giant bells housed in one tower. The AQWA or Aquarium of Western Australia and the Perth Zoo are also popular spots for nature enthusiasts and families, while Rockingham Wild Encounters gets you a closer look- swimming with dolphins and visits to Penguin Island. Bayswater Waves provides you with a fun filled day of aquatic sports and activities. Perth does not lag behind with retail therapy either, with high end fashion boutiques on King Street and Murray and Hay Street Malls.
But if you are an evening person, Perth is the place to be. The city truly comes alive as the sun goes down. Dining in Perth is an incredible array of taste sensations- Australia’s multicultural society gives the city its international cuisine that will appeal to any traveler. It also has an energetic nightlife- there are plenty of amazing pubs, breweries and bars in Perth. The hand crafted brews of Australia have recently become quite popular among beer buffs and the local wines have long since been famous the world over. Some of these best ‘boutique breweries’ in Perth are Little Creatures, Old Swan Brewery, The Swan Valley, etc. The pubs are a favoured meeting place for friends and entertainment. All in all, Perth is the perfect destination for an exotic, fun filled vacation.