Climate: Perth has a Mediterranean climate, and is the sunniest of Australian capital cities, averaging eight hours of sunshine a day, year round. It experiences four seasons, with average temperatures between 18ºC and 29ºC in summer and between 10ºC and 18ºC in winter. February and March are usually the hottest months.
Getting There: Perth‟s domestic and international airport is about 20 minutes drive from the centre of the city. All bus trips within the Central Business District are free and so is the CAT bus inner city service.
Western Australia‟s wildflowers and colourful birds are just a few minutes from the city in Kings Park. Hire a bike to explore the 400 hectares of parklands and natural bush at the top of Mount Eliza. This is a great spot to admire Perth‟s skyline. Have a bite to eat at the new Botanical Café or visit the Aboriginal Art & Craft Gallery.
To the south of Perth is the port city of Fremantle. At weekends, this colourful port city is alive with street performers, markets and alfresco cafes. To enjoy the Italian flavour of this community, get on board a Swan River cruise, or catch a train from Perth.
Dreaming of making your own money? You can mint a coin of your own at the Perth Mint. Choose from either gold-plated, pure silver or pure gold coins and print a personal 100-character message on the coin. The Perth Mint is one of the world's oldest mints housed in elegant late-19th century heritage buildings.