Perth and its surrounds are blessed with a spectacular fusion of natural scenery and city delights, creating a riot of ways to help you indulge on your holiday.
In the heart of the region the city offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences – galleries, theatres, museums, shops, restaurants and cafes.
But it’s not all manmade concrete here. The city’s superb location alongside the tranquil stretches of the Swan River and beside the pristine bushland in Kings Park creates a glorious feeling of nature deep within the city.
The natural beauty is also evident to the west where you’ll find the stunning stretch of coastline for which Perth is famed. Many of the beachside areas near the city offer a vibrant mix of alfresco dining, cosmopolitan atmosphere and Mediterranean style charm – just the perfect spots to sit and watch the parades of swimmers, surfers and sun lovers passing by.
Other beaches to the north around Lancelin and south around Rockingham and Mandurah are quieter. You may even find you’re the only one on the beach, sharing it perhaps with a few friendly seagulls or maybe a sea eagle soaring on the thermals above.
Just 19 kilometres from the beaches of Perth is the holiday playground of Rottnest Island. This island escape is free of cars, making for a chilled-out getaway.
While on the coast, also be sure to visit the bustling port city of Fremantle. This vibrant city, locally known as ‘Freo’, is renowned for its bohemian vibe.
While the chilled-out beach vibe characterises the west of the city, green hills and towering trees typify the east. The Perth Hills are particularly charming, complete with quaint townships, forests and babbling streams within 45 minutes of the city centre.
Beyond the hills is the picturesque Avon Valley, a rural region renowned for its meandering creeks and streams, country charm and adventure sports like skydiving and hot air ballooning. The rural feel is also evident to the south in Peel, where timber villages lay nestled amid majestic forest and by rushing streams.
And, right on the city’s very doorstep the historic and picturesque Swan Valley is home to a rich assortment of vineyards, fresh produce, wineries, restaurants and cafes.
For more information about what Perth and surrounds have to offer, pleasevisit: www.experienceperth.com.