What could be better than exploring a new city in glorious weather? The city of Perth in Western Australia grew on the banks of the Swan River, and yeah, it is named after the Scottish city of the same name. The discovery of gold to the east of the city in the 1890s led to a dramatic rise in its population and an economic boom. Another boom followed in the 1960s courtesy of iron ore and nickel.
Today the city is characterised by numerous waterways, green parks and a compact central business district. There is plenty to occupy visitors in Perth, including touring the city by tram or bus, enjoying water sports on the Swan River, or just sipping a glass of the famous local wine in a beachside restaurant.
Perth is said to have more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city, so if you're after a foodie escape, Perth could be for you. Not far from the city is Western Australia's oldest wine-growing region, Swan Valley, which welcomes tourists to visit the many award-winning family-owned wineries. Why not try an alfresco wine tasting while you're there?
Perth is also the site of the world's oldest operating mint and boasts several museums and art galleries, historic buildings, a casino and a good variety of shopping opportunities. Last, but not least, the city offers more than 50 miles of white sandy beaches. Among the most popular are Cottesloe and Scarborough. So whether you're a culture lover, a foodie or a sun chaser, adventure awaits you in Perth.
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When to Visit
- Currency Australian Dollar ($)
- Flying time from UK The average flight time from the UK to Perth is 20 hours.
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas UK nationals must have a passport valid for intended period of stay. A pre-arranged Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for stays of up to three months.