Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits on the south-western coast at the mouth of the Swan River. It’s one of the most isolated major cities in the world. Once considered a laid-back easy-going city, economic boom from the discovery of local resources has seen Perth become a booming city with wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and big-city attractions. Perth boasts itself to be the perfect mix of nature, culture and city life with pop-up everything from farmer’s market to cinema and yoga.
Cottesloe is a living postcard with its white sand, regal Norfolk Pines and lively cafes and bars. It’s an ideal spot for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, and picnics by the sea.
Rottnest Island, an hour’s boat ride away from the city, is the perfect place to retreat. On its shores, 63 stunning beaches, 20 beautiful bays and several coral reefs and wrecks are present in some of Australia's finest swimming spots, snorkel trails and surf breaks. And on dry land, visitors can meet the cutest mini marsupial, found only in Western Australia, the world famous quokka, as well as many unique plant and animal species.
A mini-city inside Perth, Fremantle is a bustling, dynamic port city that has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Its streets buzz with the song of buskers, the sidewalks filled with a wild collection of art and music that floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Visitors can enjoy street food from outdoor markets, ride on board the historic train, or go underground on the fascinating Fremantle Prison Tour.
Perth Zoo, while quaint, offers the unusual fascinating experience of Australian wildlife. The zoo offers animal exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive experiences, plus picnic areas and cafes. All exhibits are designed to mimic the animals' natural habitats and utilise passive barriers where possible, providing visitor a chance at animal interaction.