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Where to Perth

Where to Perth


Where to Perth, In Perth soft-sand beaches and picturesque parks meet a lively metropolis of small pubs, unique eateries, and curated street art, you may have the best of all worlds.

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Perth, on Australia’s west coast, is a city where nature and urban life coexist. You can visit adjacent Rottnest Island, walk in lush Kings Park, and experience Swan Valley’s wines, art, gastronomy, and history here, where the people enjoy more sunny days than any other Australian capital city. Wander the meandering portside streets of Fremantle, visit the Perth city centre’s museum and gallery sector, or hire an Aboriginal guide to peel back the layers of this urban setting.

Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia, an Australian state (WA). Greater Perth will have a population of 2.1 million people in 2020, making it Australia’s fourth most populated metropolis. Perth is located in Western Australia’s South West Land Division, with the majority of the metropolitan region located on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp.

The city has grown outward from the original British settlements along the Swan River, which is where the city’s central business sector and Fremantle port are located. Perth is built on territory that was once home to the Whadjuk Noongar people an Aboriginal people of the south west of Western Australia, have lived for what is considered “a relatively conservative estimate of around 50,000 years”. The Noongar people now refer to Perth as Boorloo.

Perth was created in 1829 as the administrative center of the Swan River Colony by Captain James Stirling. Due to the influence of Stirling’s benefactor Sir George Murray, who had relations with the area, it was named after the town of Perth in Scotland. Although the Perth City Council currently oversees only a tiny region surrounding the central business district, it was granted city status in 1856. The late-nineteenth-century Western Australian gold rushes boosted the city’s population significantly.

Due to a high net migration rate, it has been constantly growing since World War II. Postwar immigrants were mostly from the United Kingdom and Southern Europe, although more recent migrations have resulted in a sizable Asian population. Perth became the regional headquarters for significant mining operations after several mining booms in other parts of Western Australia in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Perth is home to a number of significant public structures as well as historical landmarks. Parliament House, Government House, the Supreme Court Buildings, and the Perth Mint are all notable government structures. Fremantle Harbour and Perth Airport serve the city. Garden Island is home to the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Facility West, which served as a naval base for the Allies during World War II.

Perth is home to all five of Western Australia’s universities. The city has been named one of the world’s most livable cities, and was designated as a Beta global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2020.

Perth is divided into 30 local government areas and has approximately 350 suburbs as of 2021. The metropolitan area stretches 123 kilometers (76 miles) from Two Rocks to Singleton in the north and 62 kilometers (39 miles) east to The Lakes in the south. With a length of 22 kilometers (14 miles) less than Sochi and further development, “Perth may soon exceed Sochi in Russia,” making it the world’s second-longest metropolis.

Armadale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Rockingham, and Thornlie are all prominent urban centers in the metropolitan area outside of the central business district. The majority of these were founded as separate towns and have kept their distinct identities despite being absorbed into the larger metropolitan area. Mandurah, Western Australia’s second-largest city, forms a conurbation with Perth along the coast, though for most purposes it is still considered a separate city.


Aerial view of Cottesloe Beach in Perth © Tourism Australia

Perth’s beaches are ideal for swimming.

White sand beaches, calm waters, snorkeling opportunities, surf waves, and small cafés may all be found along this stretch of coastline. You can stay until sunset and yet get back to your hotel because there are so many idyllic getaways just minutes from the city.

Quokka on Rottnest Island © James Vodicka

On Rottnest Island, take a selfie with a quokka.

The lush foliage, blue lakes, and outdoor activity abound on Rottnest Island. In other words, everything you need for a fantastic day trip. Take a look at some of the top things to do on the island (beyond that classic quokka selfie).

Couple on a Go Cultural Aboriginal tour in Perth © Tourism Australia

Through fascinating urban tours and traditional ceremonies, enjoy the privilege of learning about the history of the land and its connection to Perth’s Traditional Custodians. Explore Perth’s best Aboriginal experiences.

Family at the Western Australia Maritime Museum in Fremantle © Cultural Attractions of Australia

Immerse yourself in contemporary culture.

Although Perth is recognized for its laid-back feel, the city’s art scene is anything but. There are comedy shows, live music, art galleries, museums, and cultural centers to choose from. See what’s going on in Perth’s arts and culture scene.

Aerial view of vineyards at Sandalford Wines in Swan Valley © Joel Barbitta DMAX Photography

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of pampering.

The Swan Valley is one of the world’s closest wine districts to a capital city, only a 25-minute drive from Perth. Allow yourself to be tempted by an indulgent day excursion touring the area’s vineyards, breweries, and gourmet produce.

Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Perth is home to some under-the-radar attractions. From a dumpling house disguised as a laundry to an Elizabethan village concealed within a laneway, Perth is ready to surprise you. Add these hidden gems to your list and see a new side of Perth.

Flowers at Beans & Bunches in Northbridge, Perth © Suanlee

Discover Perth’s metropolitan enclaves.

Venture outside of Perth’s main center to its varied neighborhoods for a flavor of local life. In Perth’s suburbs, you’ll find a few surprising jewels ranging from trendy pubs to weekend farmers markets. Check out some of the best places to visit in Perth.

Couple in Kings Park in Perth © Tourism Western Australia

Kings Park is one of the biggest city parks in the world. Among the native bushland and wildflowers you’ll find picturesque trails, city views and intriguing tours. Discover the park’s best activities and tours.


Its home on the eastern banks of the Swan River is only minutes from the Perth CBD and both domestic and international airports. Crown Perth features:

  • A 24-hour Casino
  • 500-room Crown Towers Perth
  • 397-room luxury Crown Metropol Perth
  • 291-room Crown Promenade Perth
  • 1 Spa
  • 32 restaurants and bars
  • A nightclub
  • A convention centre and meeting rooms
  • A 2,300-seat theatre
  • A host of recreational facilities, including a resort-style pool, day spa, retail outlets and riverside cycling trails

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