Perched at the far end of the world and already geared on tomorrow, Perth is the world’s most isolated capital city of more than a million residents. One fun fact about Perth is that the huge Western Australian capital is neared to Singapore and Jakarta than Adelaide. Sprawling across a flat coastal plain, Perth is surrounded by natural forms of all conceivable shapes. There’s the Indian Ocean coastline in the west, the Darling Scarp on the east, and the Swan River encompassing its borders. Its huge land area makes way for breezy beaches with small, scattered crowds. Like its coastline, Perth is laidback, safe, and serene.
The free CAT bus brings guests to several attractions, but walking is just as efficient as most of the attractions are concentrated around Perth’s city center. Hidden among the jungle of the metropolis are a number of attractions such as unpopulated coastlines, unspoiled national parks, and a plethora of interesting off the beaten path locations. Go see kangaroos as they wander to the visitor’s paths of the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, just a short distance from the Whitfords Transperth Metro Station. Perth’s community is mad for foot ball. Head to Subiaco and cheer with thousands of supporters during a mad cheer rally. Book your Perth Hotels with Reservations.com.
Things to Do
There are plenty of things to do and experience in Western Australia’s beloved capital. Perth has some of the nation’s loveliest beaches, ideal for swimming during the summer season. Scarborough Beach is the most accessible, and reachable through the train station. Cottesloe Beach is also a favorite among tourists. It is a place for the entire family to bask in the sun, frolic in the water. By far the 3rd oldest golf club in Australia, the Seaview Golf Club golf course has managed to maintain its beachside charm. Those who are more daring may opt to swim naked in Swanbourne beach, which permits nude bathing. Perth’s excellent bike paths are conducive for cycling. The Swan River makes the activity much more relaxing. But for real relaxation, visit Swan Valley for some down south wine tasting. The area boasts of the region’s best micro-breweries.
A large concentration of shops can be found in Perth’s city centre. If you’re veering away from boutique shops that offers the usual goods, visit Northbridge for its niche of independent stores. Subiaco, Leederville, and Mount Lawley are suburbs that have offbeat designer shops. For larger shopping complexes, visit the suburbs of Booragoon, Joondalup, Midland, and Carousel. The markets of Fremantle feature 150 independent stalls.
Best Dining Spots
Northbridge, one of Perth’s suburbs, offers a great selection of Asian and Southern European restaurants. Fremantle is famous for its cappuccino strip lined with a host of cafes. Fish and chips are best sampled along Fisherman’s Wharf. Trendy, alternative restaurants are plenty along Fremantle. You’ll find yourself gulping down jaegers of brews at the yuppie pub of Little Creatures. The Black Swan Café, Elmar’s Mallard Duck Café, and Duckstein Brewery all capitalize on stunning views of the vineyards.