Perth is the capital city of Western Australia located approximately 20 kilometres inland on the banks of the Swan River and is considered to be one of the most remote capital cities on the planet.
It’s a modern and sophisticated city that has enjoyed a massive boom in the last decade due to the prolific mining industry operating throughout Western Australia.
Originally built on the backs of convict labour, modern day Perth is a cosmopolitan city complete with a high rise dominated skyline, thriving cultural arts scene and premier dining choices.
For all these reasons and more Perth consistently ranks amongst the world’s top ten most liveable cities.
So what should we first do in Perth? Kings Park is as good a place as any to kick off your Perth holiday and is the largest inner city park in the world beating New York’s Central Park by nearly a square kilometre. It’s a combination of open parklands, botanical gardens and a range of tourist facilities.
Mount Eliza is also located in Kings Park and is home to a wide range of plant and birds species. Offering one of the best panoramic views of Swan River and the Daring Range in the city, Kings Park does not disappoint.
With a staggering 12,000 kilometres of coastline to choose from Perth has some of the most spectacular beaches in Australia. White sandy beaches, the gleaming Indian Ocean and a whole range of water activities are waiting for you to enjoy.
Popular beaches include Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, City and Floreat Beach. If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, Rockingham is only 40 minutes south of the city offering a wide range of beaches to choose from as well as plenty of picnic and barbeque areas.