Are you considering taking a trip to the “city of light” but not really sure what its all about. Here we round up seven excellent reasons to check out this magnificent gem on Australia’s West coast.
The sunsets are gorgeous. They are worth getting up early even if you are not a morning person. With the mix of the clouds and the sun coming up, this is an excellent way to wake up. Kings Park is the perfect place to view the sunsets.
The beaches are very clean and not crowded. You won’t have any issues looking for spaces to put your towel down. There is a beautiful beach for everyone in Perth. One of the most popular beaches is Cottesloe Beach, which is the perfect place to swim, surf, or snorkel and is great for people of all ages. Other beaches include Scarborough, City, Floreat, and Sorrento to name just a few.
Make sure you bring money to shop in Perth. Perth is the perfect place to get high-end fashion. There is no doubt that its is a luxurious city with beautiful people. The Raine Square redevelopment and the BHP building project will continue to service people with high end fashion, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and bars.
If these prices are too expensive, you may want to visit Harbour Town, which has designer labels at factory prices. Here you will find prices up to 60% off the recommended retail. For boutique clothing stores, head over to Mawley.
Fremantle Markets are a must see in Perth and were established in 1897. It houses over 150 different shops for craftspeople, fashion designers, and merchants. The markets are usually open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This is a huge tourist attraction area and every corner provides you with the ultimate market experience. This is also a great place to shop for fresh fruit and veggies. You can visit the Hall for general merchandise and dining and the Yard for organic produce, restaurants, espresso bars, cheese, bakeries, and meats.
5. Perth Zoo
The Perth Zoo is great for people of all ages. It may be on the smaller side, but it is recognized as the best small zoo in Australia. Located 10 minutes from CBD, it is open all year around and has not been closed ever since the day it opened in 1898. Adults tickets cost $22 and children 4-15 are $11, while children under 4 are free. You can also enjoy walks, talks, and presentations that are scheduled throughout the day. Additionally there you can take advantage of ‘Talking Zoo’ where visitors can download information about the animals they see directly to their ipod or mp3 players.
Perth may have excellent shopping and nightlife, but the dining is out-of-this-world. The restaurants in Perth generally serve Australian food, but it is top-of-the-line, usually steaks and seafood. The Perth weather allows for a lot of outside dining. The C restaurant is a very popular place to eat and is located on the 33rd floor of St. Martin’s Towers. It also offers a perfect view of the Swan River. So, enjoy a glass of wine and great food.
7. Nightclub Entertainment
There is never a dull moment in Perth. There is always something to do no matter how old you are. Brass Monkey, for example, is a famous spot in Perth City and offers Australian cuisine, great music and DJs. The Grapeskin Wine Bar and Cellar Bar have some of the best selections of wine in town. You can also learn how to salsa dance at The Deen.
Transportation in Perth is great. There are ferries, buses, cabs, cars, limos, trains, trams, and motorized scooters. All of Perth’s public transportation is under Transperth and the timetable and tickets compliment each other. When you come to Perth, you do not have to worry about getting from place to place. There is always some type of transportation running.
Perth is one of the sunniest places in Australia. This makes it very easy and obvious to see why people enjoy the beaches so much. You will enjoy the outdoors and never want to be indoors. Having wonderful weather definitely makes you feel like you are on vacation.
Perth has a historic past that is shown in its museums. Most of the museums are located at Northbridge, which is the cultural center of Perth. Some of the famous museums include The FANCIS Burt Law Museum, The Western Australian Medical Museum, and the Western Australian Cricket Association Museum. If you want to learn about Perth’s most colorful history, visit one of the museums. The information is thick and you will be sure to leave with more information than you walked in with.
Kristy Alexander is an experienced travel writer for HotelClub where you can save up to 80% on the cost of both luxury and budget hotels in Perth for your next holiday.