Perth was founded in 1829 and is the capital of Western Australia and its largest city with a population around 2 million. With its laneway bars and great live music scene it is a vibrant yet relaxed, laid-back city that offers a unique Western Australian experience.


Perth is located on the Swan river in southwest Western Australia. It has an international airport and is the gateway to explore Western Australia, the largest of Australias’ states.


Perth is the sunniest capital in Australia and offers a Mediterranean climate with warm, hot summers and pleasant dry winters.

With its parks, such as the 400ha large Kings Park in the inner city, the Swan River Banks, the Botanic Gardens on Mt Eliza and numerous lakes it is sure to please nature lovers.

Perth is close to World class beaches include Cottesloe Beach with clear clean water; and of course in Western Australia you can enjoy a beachside sunset. As with all Australian beaches, watch out for sharks and always swim between the flags.

Surroundings & Wine Region
Freemantle is the nearby port city on the Swan river with a maritime history including having been home to a past America’s Cup sailing regatta. From Freemantle take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island, and escape for swimming, snorkeling and fishing.

The Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region. Scenic vineyards, produce farms, and art galleries are to be found in the valley.

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