Perth’s superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park make for a city centred on the great outdoors. But there’s more to the west coast capital than great sunshine and a sparkling river. A new cosmopolitan perspective and economic growth has given Perth a cultural confidence which is making its mark on the city skyline and on other aspects of urban life.
Perth is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion and new developments, with bold new design projects and redevelopments such as Perth Arena, Barrack St Jetty and Elizabeth Quay, Perth Stadium and Yangan Square dramatically changing the face of Perth.
Elizabeth Quay features ultra trendy new cafes, bars and restaurants for those looking to get the most out of their dining experience. There’s also a host of activities on offer at the Quay including cruises, gondola rides and sea plane rides.
There are many attractions to visit throughout the Perth City, including The Bell Tower, The Perth Mint, Perth Zoo, Scitech, Perth Cultural Centre and Kings Park and Botanic Garden where you’ll find 400 hectares of stunning natural bushland and grand lookouts – a popular place for taking photos.
All buses in the Perth CBD are free too with the CAT services very popular for visitors – 4 routes visiting major attractions and dining strips. Remember to connect your mobile device to the free “Perth WiFi” while in the city centre also and tell your friends about our extraordinary city!
Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Spend a night or two with an excellent selection of accommodation options ranging from friendly backpackers to luxurious hotels.
Fremantle – A Lonely Planet Top 10 City in 2016
Fremantle was named in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016. The latest Lonely Planet guide has ranked Fremantle as the 7th-best city in the world, behind the top-ranked Kotor in Montenegro but ahead of the 10th-placed Rome. WA was also listed among the best-value destinations for 2016.
Perth Beaches encompasses the glorious Sunset Coast coastline of metropolitan Perth and from Cottesloe to Two Rocks. The evening sun dipping spectacularly into the Indian Ocean gives this region its evocative name and it’s a sight you can enjoy daily, from any number of picturesque locations. While the beaches and facilities are inviting and the weather is exceptional, it’s rarely crowded.
Getting around the Perth Beaches is easy, with an excellent road system that puts great beaches a short drive from the city centre, and the northern limits no more than an hour away. Most places are also accessible by bus or train and extensive walking and cycle trails hug the beaches allowing you to take in both the dazzling views and fresh ocean air.
When it comes to deciding on where to stay all needs are catered for. Whether it’s a resort or hotel, self contained apartment, bed and breakfast, caravan park or backpackers hostel, you will find it all here.