Welcome to Perth. Welcome to the land that is blessed with some of the
prestine coastline of the world. Perth - home of the worlds 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
Perths sporting and recreational activities revolve around the citys
superb beaches. Perths 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 Beaches
Perths closest beaches extend along the Indian Oceans 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.
The accommodation at Scarborough Beach is mostly self-catering, suited to
extended stays. West coast seas.
Other Attractions of Perth
Encounter 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
Experience the awesome beauty and wonder of the humpback whale on cruises
operating from Hillarys Boat Harbour.
A 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.
Step 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.
Parth 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
Surfing 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