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Perth

Country
Australia
State
Western Australia
City
Perth City
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Perth

Cities in Australia You must have always wondered as to what should be your first stop on your visit to amazing Australia. Well, we suggest that you start off with Perth that is located in the state of Western Australia and is truly one of the most culturally diverse cities of Australia. This wonderful capital city is home to around 1.4 million people and also has the distinction of being the sunniest capital city in the world with an average 2847 hours of sunlight every year.

Perth is a tourist's delight with its picturesque beauty and amazing array of attractions that are sure to sweep you off your feet. The varied attractions in this "friendly city" include the Bayswater Waves, Bonney's WA Water Ski Park, the Adventure World, Fremantle Motor Museum, Caversham Wildlife Park, Araluen Botanic Park, Western Australia Maritime museum and the like. Besides, Perth offers a number of beautiful beaches to tourists like the Sorrento Beach, Trigg Island Beach, City Beach, Floreat Beach and the Scarborough Beach. Perth also boasts of many classy shopping malls and markets that are sure to provide a wonderful shopping experience. You can also try your hand at some exciting water sports as you explore Perth.



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How to Reach

By Air

Perth Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Perth airport was earlier known as Guildford Aerodrome, but the name changed to Perth Airport in September 1952. This airport has undergone several changes from 1980 onwards. In 1980 it was announced that a new international terminal would be built in Perth by Ralph Hunt, the Federal Transport Minister. In 1986, the new International Terminal complete with a new control tower was unveiled by Bob Hawke and for the Australian people. Perth Airport is one of the biggest airports in the world and it has over twenty international, domestic and regional airlines. You can board a flight from Hong Kong, Mauritius, South Africa or Thailand to land in Perth. All major airlines cover Perth, so wherever you are in the world, reaching Australia and Perth will not be any issue for you.

By Bus

One of the busiest cities in the world, Perth is covered well by road transport. In fact moving around in Perth with just the bus service to bank on is not really a bad proposition. The buses in Perth does not have a single operator, there are multiple operators who are in a contract with Public Transport Authority, Government of Western Australia. Perth bus service can be termed as efficient, you would love to move around in a bus and the most beautiful part of all this is that you would not have to wait long for any bus anywhere in the city.

By Train

The train service in Perth is decades old. The rail service was formed in 1904, to maintain, implement and manage the government railways in Western Australia. From Perth City the rail lines ran to Armadale, Midland and Fremantle. In Perth today, there are four metropolitan rail lines. These trains take the load of more than 1,00,000 passengers per week but of course, the figures vary. With complementary bus service, Perth train service is a force to reckon with. Train stations like Warick, Kelmscott, Stirling, Midland and Fremantle have good bus connections.

Key places to visit
Perth, Mount Eliza, Aquarium of Western Australia, Walyunga National Park, Perth Cultural Centre


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Places to Visit

Kings Park

Like most Australian cities, Perth is well endowed with parks and gardens. The largest of these, immediately west of the city center, is Kings Park, one of Australia's most beautiful parks. Laid out in 1872 and finely situated on a hill above the broad river and the city, it has an area of 404 ha, consisting partly of natural bush country, with a brilliant display of wild flowers in spring, and partly of a botanic garden containing more than 1200 species of Western Australian plants.
There are particularly fine views of the city from the War Memorial and the Pioneer Women's Memorial.
On the parking lot on the city side of Mount Eliza a Visitor Centre provides detailed information about Kings Park.

Mount Eliza

Mount Eliza is well equipped with roads, cycle tracks and footpaths, ponds, play areas and viewpoints. At the foot of Mount Eliza the city traffic can be seen filtering into the freeway.
Hobbies & Activities category: Biking opportunity;  Hiking opportunity;  Natural area;  Scenic site or route

Aquarium of Western Australia

At Hillary's Boat Harbor on the Indian Ocean, the main attraction is the Aquarium of Western Australia (formerly Underwater World). Visitors can walk through a glass underwater tunnel and observe over 200 species of native marine animals, including stingrays, mantas, dolphins and various kinds of shark. Diving with the shark in the aquarium and playing with the dolphins are both unique experiences.

There are also half-day trips (Sept.-Nov. Tue.-Sun.) to watch the whales when they are diving in the ocean off the coast of Fremantle.

Walyunga National Park

Much of the park, through which the Swan River flows, is covered with eucalyptus forest. The river has carved a series of ponds out of the granite rock (swimming, boating). When the river is high after winter rain there is good white-water rafting.

Within the park is the largest Aboriginal settlement area round Perth, still occupied until the late 19th C. Archaeological evidence - soil erosion after plowing by early settlers has brought to light large numbers of bones and stone tools and hunting weapons - has shown that the area was occupied by Aborigines for more than 6000 years.

Along the banks of the river runs the Walyunga Aboriginal Heritage Trail (1.7km), with explanations of the way of life
and mythology of the Aborigines. Other trails (e.g. the Hills Trail), starting from the rest areas, run through the woodland (jarrah on the eroded higher level, marri and red gum on the better soils and wandoo in the valleys).

Perth Cultural Centre

Beyond the railroad line in the Northbridge district, linked by a system of pedestrian bridges with the Forrest Place Complex, is Perth Cultural Centre, with the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Alexander Library (State Library) and the Western Australian Museum.

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