Visit the west coast of Australia and experience the country’s sunniest capital city. This compact metropolis offers up both natural beauty and a thriving urban scene, providing something for travellers from all walks of life.
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With idyllic white beaches rolling into a vibrant metropolitan area, and enough city parkland to leave you feeling like you’re out in the bushland, you don’t have to travel far in this city to enjoy a mix of scenery. More than offering pleasant strolling potential, Perth also boasts an impressive selection of cultural centres, small bars bursting with personality and some delightfully delectable restaurants.
To give you some inspiration for your west coast jaunt, we list off some top attractions.
Immerse yourself in Perth’s city parkland
Who needs New York City’s Central Park when you can head to Perth’s sprawling Kings Park? Visit one of the largest city-locked parklands in Australia and lose yourself in the peaceful, winding tracks that crisscross through this slice of natural splendour.
You’ll be treated to generous views of the Swan and Canning rivers as well as Perth’s skyline hugging their banks. You can easily spend hours in the park, discovering sights such as the treetop bridge, sculpted gardens, cafes and the massive white trunked trees this park is known for.
Snap a selfie with a quokka
Western Australia’s native species, the quokka, has become an Instagram celebrity in its own right since the rise of the selfie. These friendly little marsupials have contributed to countless tourist photos due to their naturally smiling faces and accepting nature towards humans. Their home is on Rottnest Island, 30 kilometres off Perth’s shore, and with no natural predators on this slice of land, they have evolved to become naturally trusting and bold.
While the humble quokka is tolerant of human interaction, make sure to be respectful when snapping your quintessential tourist selfie. Try to use a selfie stick so you can keep a safe distance from your new furry buddy and avoid spooking them.
Hit the beach(s)
Western Australia commands one of the longest, uninterrupted coastlines in the country, and this equates to a generous supply of stunning beaches. Hire a car for the day and hit the road to go beach hopping. What better way to pass the day than cruising the coastal road with the tranquil ocean sliding by alongside kilometre after kilometre of gorgeous beaches?
Our recommendations including hitting up Mettams Pool for an excellent snorkelling reef, or North Beach for its scattering of fun rock pools. For a family-friendly option, head to Trigg Beach to take advantage of its grassy lawns and playground.
Enjoy a drop or two in Swan Valley
You simply can’t leave Perth without heading out towards Swan Valley to explore one of the state’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. The area has over 40 vineyards on offer, meaning vino lovers will be able to flitter from one venue to the next for the better part of a day or more. Throw some exquisite breweries and eateries into the mix, and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic day adventure.
So, if you’re partial to nature, wine, cute animals and world-class beaches, Perth is certainly the city for you.
Welcome to Perth, the capital of Western Australia! with plenty of exciting day trip opportunities to try, make sure you include a few of these on your next holiday there.
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