Characterised by laid-back living, beautiful weather and stunning beaches, Perth in Australia gives the best combination of modern attractions and a relaxed vibe. The city has a plethora of lively bar and restaurants and contemporary museums as well as it has acres of verdant landscapes, marked by panoramic trails.
If you are looking to holiday in Perth, here are top five places that must features on your itinerary:
Explore the King’s Park and Botanic Garden
To see Perth at its greenest best, make your way to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, spread over 950 acres. It is also a great place to learn about Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays and services. The park also offers sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and the Darling Ranges to the east. You enjoy leisurely walks along Bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands with your family or attend one of the many music and theatre events that take place here.
Look Over the City from the DNA Tower
Located in the King’s Park itself, the DNA Tower deserves a special mention as it is one of the few places from where you can get a panoramic view of the whole city. Look at the city skyline, or admire the gushing Swan River or enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean from here. The bonus for fitness enthusiasts is that you will have to climb up 101 steps to reach to the top. You can challenge yourself or your partner to the top and have memorable experience.
Meet with Cute Quokkas at the Rottnest Island
Located off the coast of Western Australia, Rottnest Island is a picturesque place where you can find the native Quokkas in abundance. You can also take guided Quokka-spotting walks that take about 45 minutes. Additionally, there are excellent opportunities for snorkelling, camping and biking amidst the scenic natural trails. Also, don’t miss taking the Oliver hill train ride and tunnel tour, dropping a line off a local Jetty and surfing at Strickland Bay.
Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Founded in 1985, the Art Gallery of Western Australia features some of the most notable art collection in the whole of Australia. The State Art Collection hosts one of the world’s finest collections of indigenous art along with Australian and International art and design. Visited by over 4, 00,000 people annually; the gallery boasts over 17,000 works of art.
Relax by the Beach
The whole of Australia is known for its excellent beaches, but it is only in Perth that you can enjoy your beach time away from the usual tourist hustle and bustle as hardly any tourists venture this far on the west coast. Beachcombers can make the most of their time in Perth by visiting the best known Cottesloe Beach or Trigg Beach. Surfing-enthusiasts will have a great time at Scarborough Beach. If you are looking for a nude beach, Perth has that too – Swanbourne Beach.