Perth at a Glance
With inviting sandy beaches, affluent neighborhoods, and botanical gardens to boot, Perth is a city that mixes urban lifestyle with natural surroundings. This cool urban lifestyle comes in the form of state of the art museums, and quirky bars while nature is upheld through public parks, natural bush lands and beautiful stretches of protected coastline.
Located on the Swan River, Perth is the capital of Western Australia and has been crowned the sunniest capital in the country thanks to its Mediterranean climate. Visitors can expect hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters making it the perfect year round destination.
Whether you’re using Perth as a base camp to explore the surrounding coastline or you’re a city slicker, there's something in Perth for everyone. Backpackers can enjoy the quirky bars in the downtown district. Adventurous folk can head to the coastline. The foodies can visit the Swan Valley wine region for a gastronomic experience and families can enjoy the inner city parks, interactive museums, and public pools.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Perth?
Perth is a large city with a lot to offer thanks to its many attractions and picturesque surrounding neighborhoods. As such, we’d suggest spending at least three-to-four days here to scratch the surface. However, if you like to move at a faster pace, or you’re just swinging through the area on a great Australian road trip, then the city could be explored in a shorter period.
Perth is a ‘do it all’ kind of city that caters to everyone by combining nature with a modern way of living. Whether you’re here with friends, family or backpacking up the west coast, there’s no ends of fun to be had thanks to the city’s manicured parks, well-kept beaches and an array of cultural and historical museums.