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ABOUT PERTH
PERTH
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. IT'S ALSO THE SUNNIEST
STATE CAPITAL, AVERAGING 3,000 HOURS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR AND BOASTING A STRING
OF 19 BEAUTIFULLY CLEAN AND UNCROWDED BEACHES, FROM ICONIC COTTESLOE TO THE
SURF HOTSPOT OF SCARBOROUGH.
REGULAR FLIGHTS TO PERTH DEPART FROM OVERSEAS, ALL STATE CAPITALS AND
MANY REGIONAL LOCATIONS, LANDING YOU JUST 20 MINUTES FROM THE CENTRAL
BUSINESS DISTRICT. FOR MORE EXCITING WAYS TO GET THERE, HOW ABOUT A RIDE ON THE
LEGENDARY INDIAN PACIFIC RAIL, AN EPIC ROAD TRIP ACROSS THE NULLARBOR, OR A
SUMMER CRUISE OF THE COAST?
SITUATED BESIDE THE SWAN RIVER, PERTH IS A LIVING PICTURE POSTCARD, WITH
THE BEST VIEWS OF ALL FROM KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN - ONE OF THE BIGGEST
INNER-CITY PARKS IN THE WORLD. LARGER THAN NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK, THERE ARE
SO MANY WAYS TO ENJOY ITS 400-PLUS HECTARES OF SCULPTED GARDENS AND NATURAL
BUSHLAND. STROLL THE TREETOP WALK, TAKE AN INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOUR, PICNIC
AMONG THE GUM TREES AND IN SPRING, SEE THE WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.
ANOTHER CITY ICON IS THE SWAN BELLS, WHICH FILLS THE AIR WITH SOUNDS FROM
ONE OF THE LARGEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON EARTH. FROM THERE, YOU CAN HOP ON
THE FREE BUS TO MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES AND THE PERTH MINT - HOME TO THE WORLD'S
GREATEST COLLECTION OF GOLD BARS.
THERE'S ALSO PLENTY OF RETAIL THERAPY ON OFFER. THE HIGH-END FASHION
BOUTIQUES OF KING STREET MAKE IT THE PLACE TO BE SEEN. THE MURRAY AND HAY
STREET MALLS ARE WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE BIG BRANDS, OR FOR SOME ECLECTIC VIBES,
HEAD TO NORTHBRIDGE, MOUNT LAWLEY, LEEDERVILLE, SUBIACO OR VICTORIA PARK.

MORNING: PERTH TO NORTHBRIDGE A GOOD PLACE TO START IS THE PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE. PERFORMING.TAKE A LAZY LUNCH BY THE RIVER OR BEACHSIDE AND ENJOY THE FRESH FUSION FLAVOURS OF PERTH'S MANY CAFES. IT'S SPECTACULAR AT NIGHT. HEAD OVER TO JAMES STREET AND THE PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (PICA) TO CHECK OUT SOME AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL VISUAL. STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WAAND THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE. AND THE MALLS OF MURRAY STREET AND HAY STREET – HOSTS TO REGULAR AND SEASONAL EVENTS. LEADING OFF FROM THESE HUBS. EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS. WHEN THE GLITTERING LIGHTS ARE REFLECTED ON THE RIVER. FRANCIS AND WILLIAM STREETS). YOU’LL FIND A CLUSTER OF PREMIUM CULTURAL EXPERIENCES TO CHOOSE FROM – THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. AFTERNOON: PERTH TO KINGS PARK WALK BACK OVER THE PERTH TRAIN STATION FOOTBRIDGE TO FORREST PLACE. ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. HERE. THE NYOONGAR PEOPLE. OTHER BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED PIECES OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ART CAN BE FOUND ATASPECTS OF KINGS PARK. AS WELL AS SPORTING EVENTS AND MOVIES ON THE OUTDOOR LED SCREEN. YOU’LL FIND A NETWORK OF LANEWAYS THAT CREATE A CAPTIVATING OUTDOOR GALLERY OF MODERN STREET ART BY LOCAL. A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG JAMES STREET IN THE NORTHBRIDGE PIAZZA. LIBRARY. NEW MEDIAAND HYBRID ARTS. JUMP ON A FERRY TO SOUTH PERTH TO TAKE IN THAT SENSATIONAL SKYLINE. YOU’LL FIND 24 HOURS OF FREE LIVE PERFORMANCES. CATCH A BUS OR TAKE THE WALK UP TO KINGS PARK AND EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE OLDEST LIVING CULTURES ON EARTH. THE ABORIGINAL ART GALLERY AND GUIDED INDIGENOUS TOURS LET YOU SEE THIS ANCIENT LAND THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS TRADITIONAL OWNERS. EVENING: PERTH OR MOUNT LAWLEY . TAKE A BREAK IN BETWEEN VISITS TO ENJOY SOME QUIET REFLECTION IN THE URBAN ORCHARD. INCLUDING GOURMET FOODIE TREATS FROM THE TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET AND PERTH HOME GROWN MARKET. BEAUFORT. ON THE NORTHBRIDGE SIDE OF THE PERTH TRAIN STATION (BETWEEN ROE. RESTAURANTS AND NEW SMALL BARS.

A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD. luxury cruising escapes and sailing adventures that lie in-between. OR CHECK OUT THE PERTH CONCERT HALL. the Abrolhos Islands. In the capital city of Perth. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. Ningaloo Reef. manta rays and the biggest fish in the ocean – the gentle whale shark. Grab a once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with wild dolphins. not to mention the biodiversity hotspots of Rottnest. IN THE BUZZING URBAN VILLAGE OF MOUNT LAWLEY. HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE IS ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING EDWARDIAN THEATRES IN AUSTRALIA. you’re spoilt with a choice of 19 stunning beaches. turtles. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT’S ON DURING YOUR STAY. HERE.781 kilometres of coastline. The far north is blessed with the world-famous Indian Ocean sunsets of Cable Beach. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN OPERA AND LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMEDY ACTS. clear turquoise sea and the whitest Australian beaches can be found all year round on WA’s extensive stretch of coast – a grand total of 20. Dampier Archipelago and Rowley Shoals. Abundant sunshine. YOU’LL FIND THE ASTOR THEATRE – A TOP SPOT FOR LIVE MUSIC AND COMEDY FROM LOCAL. GO TO THE EVENTS SECTION SUN & SEA IT'S ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. and the south boasts Australia’s whitest beach. Gaze in awe through your snorkel mask or a glass-bottom boat at the sheer diversity of marine life. Witness one of greatest whale migrations . HOME OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND HOST TO MANY OTHER AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS. That’s not forgetting the idyllic island getaways.RETURN TO THE PERTH CBD AND HIT THE THEATRES. YOU CAN CATCH PERFORMANCES BY THE MATINEE CABARET. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BALLET. Lucky Bay. Two of Australia’s most treasured World Heritage listed wonders also sit on the coast of WA –Shark Bay and the largest fringing reef on Earth. including its many islands and archipelagos.

bars and restaurants in Western Australia. On a tasting tour of the cellar doors. 19 white-sand beaches and Indian Ocean sunsets. secrets and traditions of one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth on an authentic . the Swan Valley. you’ll also find the perfect pairing of restaurants. with a beautifully sunny climate. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE DIVERSE CULTURES AND OUTDOOR LIFESTYLES. WA is home to nine sensational wine regions. as well as a growing number of award-winning boutique breweries. succulent seafood. or the European elegance of the small bar scene that’s tucked away in the city’s charming lanes and alleyways. the character of a country pub. INCLUDING WORLD-CLASS WINES. SEAFOOD AND TRUFFLES. As for the surf. In Perth. windsurfing and kitesurfing elite for some of the most consistent. the surfing capital of Margaret River. you’re spoilt for choice. it’s no surprise that Western Australia produces such a profusion of fresh local flavours. Discover the stories. or go in search of the locals’ best-kept secrets. beach and big-game fishing. with its own premium wine region. See the Australian Good Food Guide for up-to-date information on wineries. whether you seek the grand heritage of an iconic colonial hotel. FOOD & WINE A PROFUSION OF FRESH FLAVOURS. Come see for yourself why Perth is regularly ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities. Or venture beyond the sanctuary zones and enjoy some world-class boat. many of which have been awarded for their commitment to food excellence. Evolving into one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. beach breaks and point breaks on Earth. worldclass wines and highly prized black truffles.on the planet. Being one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. The bar scene is equally as impressive. with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia. each with their own unique characteristics and qualities. Australia’s west coast is world-renowned among the surfing. Hit the windsurfing capital of Geraldton. including the world-renowned Margaret River and the state’s oldest wine growing region. Western Australian culture and lifestyle is what makes this extraordinary place an unforgettable holiday experience. top quality reef breaks.

Head north. . 1. As well as being home to iconic Australian animals. and the feel is decidedly more tropical. FORESTS & FLOWERS MIND-BLOWING DIVERSITY AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES MAKE FOR A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY HOLIDAY. over half of the nation’s biodiversity hotspots and a significant percentage of its unique flora and fauna thrive here. FLORA & FAUNA 2. While Western Australia covers one third of the Australian continent.600 fish species and more than 12.000 species of wildflowers – showcasing the world’s largest collection of wildflowers. Western Australia is about half the size of Europe – one of the largest states in the world – but it’s the sheer diversity of natural landscapes you’ll encounter that will truly blow your mind.indigenous tour. WA has 141 of Australia’s 207 mammal species.000 species of wildflowers – making it the largest collection of wildflowers in the world. outback and national parks with the colours of more than 12. The Mediterranean climate of the south has created the perfect conditions for majestic tall-tree forests and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.5 MILLION SQUARE KILOMETRES OF INCREDIBLE BIODIVERSITY. And don’t leave without experiencing the thrill of your favourite competitive sports and the enchantment of art and live performances in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and cityscapes. such as red kangaroos and crocodiles. with mighty rivers carving out cavernous gorges and feeding the wetlands of one of the world’s last true wilderness areas. The changing of the seasons also transforms the mood of these already striking landscapes. 439 reptile species. Indulge yourself with a little luxury in the most exclusive of locations. particularly between June and November when Mother Nature carpets WA’s forests. the Kimberley.

000 species of wildflowers. migrating whales and some of the most diverse marine environments on Earth. Dryandra and the South West offer windows to these unique forest habitats. reef sharks. Check out the Top 10 Places to See Marine Life for more inspiration. In fact. Visit the Outback Animals page to find out more. not to mention rare Australian wildlife and one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. manta rays and the largest fish in the ocean. the whale shark. the numbat.LIFE IN THE OCEAN Along 20. Here. Ningaloo and Shark Bay bring you breathtakingly close to turtles. OUTBACK AND ADVENTURE TAKE AN AWE-INSPIRING ADVENTURE THROUGH THE LARGEST EXPANSE OF OUTBACK IN THE COUNTRY. including islands and archipelagos. The national parks of Perth. you’ll encounter wild dolphins. dugongs. Dawn and dusk are when Australian animals are at their most active. LIFE IN THE OUTBACK In the central heart of WA lies Golden Outback – the largest expanse of outback in the country. to Rottnest Island near Perth. one of 18 global hotspots of coral reef diversity stretches hundreds of kilometres from World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef (the world’s largest fringing reef) and Shark Bay. karri. from red and western grey kangaroos to the State’s rare national emblem. marri. but any time of day is good for going crocodile spotting in the Kimberley with an experienced tour guide.781 kilometres of coastline. See Forests and Parks for more information. tingle and tuart trees and many of the State’s 12. which means much of its flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. LIFE IN THE FOREST WA’s forests evolved in geographic isolation. including the jarrah. . wide-open desert landscapes and plunging gorges provide natural habitats for a vast array of wildflowers and wildlife.

The Western Australian outback is the largest expanse of outback in the country. WA can confidently claim to be the rarest of things – a year-round holiday destination. Venture east from Perth. It’s here that Mother Nature has sculpted some of the world’s most magnificent rock formations. be sure to experience an authentic outback adventure with one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth on an Indigenous tour. In Kalbarri. WEATHER & CLIMATE 3000 BLUE-SKY HOURS. That said. Switch off your mobiles. AND EVEN MORE WAYS TO ENJOY THEM. PERTH WEATHER . As the second largest state in the world (half the size of Europe). the Kimberley. going outback in WA doesn’t have to mean leaving the coast and glorious waterways behind. from the Pinnacles to the Bungle Bungle Range. to the gold rush hub of Kalgoorlie and discover the real Wild West of Australia. dotted with shimmering salt lakes and gold rush ghost towns. While exploring the Western Australian outback. for a real outback adventure. rock and deep red earth meet white sandy beaches and turquoise waters creating some of the world’s most breathtaking coastal scenery. with a mind-blowing diversity of other-worldly landscapes and outback adventures. desert in the east and tropical conditions in the north. tablets and laptops and head north into the heart of the last true wilderness area on Earth. It’s a place of striking contrasts where grand colonial architecture and mammoth modern mining operations give way to wide-open desert landscapes. and keep your eyes peeled for a vast array of Australian animals. From the Mediterranean climate in the south. This vast and ancient land has been two billion years in the making. Follow the legendary Gibb River Road through some of Australia’s most iconic gorge and cattle country and enjoy some country hospitality at the homesteads and outback stations along the way. Cape Range National Park near Exmouth. Francois Peron National Park in Shark Bay and Cape Le Grand near Esperance. from crocodiles to the iconic kangaroo. Cape Leveque north of Broome. Western Australia’s sunny climate has shaped some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes.

SOUTH WEST AND MARGARET RIVER WEATHER Margaret River owes its world-wide fame as a premium wine and surfing region to its mild weather and abundant sunshine. An awesome sight to behold. and February is generally the hottest month. While heavy rains and floods can cause road closures. Broome and the Kimberley enjoy long days of sunshine in the ‘dry season’ (April to September). In contrast. Beach weather arrives in December. with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C. the ‘green season’ (October to March). most tours operate year-round. The average maximum summer temperature is 29°C. For more detailed information about WA and Perth weather. with a total of 131 perfect blue-sky days every year. with summer temperatures between 25 and 35°C. brings tropical rainstorms.WA’s capital city of Perth is bathed in sunshine for an average of nine hours a day. Here. NORTH WEST AND BROOME WEATHER A top spot for winter sunshine. temperatures in the high 30s and fewer crowds. go to the Bureau of Meteorology website. the tropical storms tend to occur in the late afternoon and illuminate the night sky. and the cooler winter months (8 to 16°C) are perfect for forest walks and a glass of red wine by a log fire. That officially makes it the sunniest capital city in Australia. high humidity. Temperatures hover around 12°C in winter (June to August). . with one of the most enviable outdoor lifestyles in the world. the unique Mediterranean climate has blessed the South West region with more biodiversity per square kilometre than the whole of the UK.