It’s got beaches galore, but at the same time Perth retains a degree of the cosmopolitan. Ultimately, it’s proving a popular place for travelers from all over the world – particularly if they’re a fan of the sun.
There are few major locations in the world which combine urban and suburban, but Perth appears to do it to a tee. Ask any local like Lisa Dudzik what her views are the location and all will become clear – this is a destination which lives up to its sterling reputation in all of the travel brochures.
Of course, it’s all very well listing superlative after superlative for Perth, but what attractions are available to do? We’ll now take a look at some common favorites in the area, to make sure you take advantage of absolutely everything the capital of Western Australia has to offer.
Swan Valley – the home of West Australian wine
Let’s start with something which should be a favorite for any wine connoisseur out there. Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in Western Australia and with over forty vineyards to choose from, it goes without saying that you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. Additionally, these vineyards aren’t just pretty on the eye – many have cellars where you can sample the fruits of the local region.
If you’re looking to take advantage of wine and travel, a lot of people tend to cycle between the vineyards and take in the local nature and scenery as well.
Don’t forget about Perth’s history
With so many glorious beaches, and all of the other wow-factor attractions that Perth boasts, it can become easy to forget about some of the finer things such as the immense history that the area has to offer.
If you can get yourself over to Fremantle, things certainly take a step for the interesting. The Maritime Museum is always a favorite amongst tourists, as are the Shipwreck Galleries. Perhaps one of the most recommended attractions comes in the form of Fremantle Prison though; where it’s possible to engage in one of the most intriguing historical tours you’ll ever have the pleasure of experiencing.
The definition of tropical: Rottnest Island
Next on our list is a true favorite; and it all starts with the fact that Rottnest Island is car-free. It means that as soon as you arrive you start to ask yourself why more places in the world don’t take this approach to transport – it just makes life so much quainter.
Strictly speaking, this isn’t Perth. However, based just 19km away from it, it’s certainly easy to get to and just reminds you how relaxed life could be. There are more than sixty beaches in this area, with umpteen tropical fish donning the shores.
We have to give a mention to the quokka as well – a marsupial that you will only find in some parts of Western Australia. If Instagram is your thing this animal will be one of the favorite parts of your trip; it will smile and allow you to take a photo using your trusted selfie stick.