Perth Tourism Australia
Travel Perth, popular all over the world for its wine, pristine beaches and the rare underwater world. The vibrant Perth sits between the cerulean Indian Ocean and the Darling Ranges.
Welcome to Perth. Welcome to the land that is blessed with some of the prestine coastline of the world. Perth - home of the world’s oldest operating mint; numerous museums and art galleries, historic character buildings, a five-star resort and casino and a great variety of shopping .Of the 1.8 million people that live in Western Australia, 1.4 million reside in Perth. Perth sits elegantly on the banks of the Swan River, like a monarch surveying her realm.
Perth, the gift of nature is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, most of Perth’s sporting and recreational activities revolve around the city’s superb beaches. Perth’s waters play host to abundant marine life including seals, dolphins, whales and many, many species of fish. Beaches like Scarborough and Cottesloe have been described by countless visitors as some of the best strips in the country. Boasting an impressive skyline, inner-city Perth seems to have been designed with people in mind. Its attractive malls and elevated walkways make it pleasant to navigate on foot.
Major Attraction of Perth
Perth's Famous BeachesPerth’s closest beaches extend along the Indian Ocean’s Sunset Coast, 30km of near-unbroken sand and coastal suburbs stretching north of the Swan River.There are also inshore beaches along the Swan River at Crawley, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Bay on the north shore, and Como, Canning Bridge and Applecross on the south – all are calm and safe for kiddies. Cottesloe Beach, 7km north of Fremantle, is the most popular city beach, with safe swimming in the lee of a groyne. There are ice-cream vendors, cafés and watercraft-rental outlets all just a short walk from Cottesloe train station.
Scarborough Beach is as much a holiday resort as beachside suburb and is the best base along the Sunset Coast if you want to stay a day or two. Popular with surfers and their groupies, the suburb has an easy-going air of “Californian tan-upmanship”, plus enough services, inexpensive accommodation and activity to sustain a few days out of central Perth.
Beachside accommodationThe accommodation at Scarborough Beach is mostly self-catering, suited to extended stays. West coast seas.
Other Attractions of Perth
Underwater WorldEncounter the beautiful bottlenose dolphins cared for by Underwater World. Watch them being fed and observe their natural behaviour. Travel the submerged tunnel on a moving walkway and come face to face with over 2,000 marine animals. See divers hand-feed sharks and giant rays. In the touch pool, feel a starfish or even a shark, or zoom in on the sea's tiny creaturest the Microworld display
Whale WatchingExperience the awesome beauty and wonder of the humpback whale on cruises operating from Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Perth TramA fun way to discover Perth and its history. This wooden replica tram was built locally to resemble the first trams operating in Perth in 1899. Visit Kings Park, the Casino, Old Perth Port at the Barrack Street Jetty and the city shopping areas. Interesting commentary by knowledgeable drivers. Full tour l.5 hours, or break your journey at any point and rejoin later.
Perth MintStep through the door to the Perth Mint's Old Melting House and step back into the past century when Western Australia was in the grip of gold fever, and the refining and minting processes were a symphony of steam-driven engines, whining leather belts and the striking of metal on metal. See daily demonstrations of pure gold bars being poured and moulded. From the spectacular viewing gallery, you can also see where the Perth Mint's bullion and proof issue coins are produced today.
Breweries in PerthParth is also popular for its wines and all over the world . A traditional family winery with a policy of keeping its wide range of multi-award winning whites, reds and fortified wines at affordable prices. Nearby on Benara Road you'll find Dear Friends Garden Restaurant and The Vineyard Teahouse Restaurant. Both are also open for meals, Devonshire teas and stock local wines.
ActivitiesSurfing and swimming at the city's beaches are favoured activities along with diving and fishing and the picturesque Avon River is a popular canoeing spot. You can also get out on the ocean by renting a catamaran at the South Perth foreshore, or asking around Perth's yachting clubs for volunteer spots on racing yachts.
There are a number of activities that bring you into contact with marine mammals in and around Perth, including watching for humpback whales returning to Antarctic waters after wintering in the ocean off north-western Australia.
Suggested tour packages of Perth
Places Covered :Perth, Historic Fremantle, Nambung National Park, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Dolphins, The Pilbara, Dampier, Chichester National Park, Port Hedland, Broome
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Hotels in Perth
- Citywaters Lodge Perth 3*
- New Esplanade Hotel Perth 4*
- Goodearth Hotel Perth 3½*
- Saville Park Suites Perth 4*