Hugged by the hills of the Darling Ranges and gazing over the sky-blue Indian Ocean, Perth holidays invite you to a prosperous, modern port city that is placid, picturesque and playful. Its sun-drenched climate makes it an outdoor playground, perfect for those wanting to explore the bushland or catch some surf.
Kings Park boasts fresh air and fine views from its trails, whilst surfers and sailboarders should head for Scarborough Beach on the Ocean Coast. Fremantle is located 19 kilometres to the southwest of Perth and situated at the mouth of the Swan River on Australia’s west coast. Named after Captain Charles Fremantle who set up camp on the site in the 1800s, the city is renowned for its colonial architecture.
Climate: With a Mediterranean climate, Perth is one of the sunniest Australian capital cities, making it popular with those wanting to explore and enjoy the range of outdoor activities. With a year round average of eight hours of sunshine each day, Perth is a great destination to visit at any time of the year.
Experiencing four seasons, summers have average temperatures ranging between 18ºC and 29ºC, whilst winters see temperatures drop to anywhere between 10ºC and 18ºC.
Getting There: Perth’s domestic and international airport is only a 20 minute drive from the city centre. All bus trips within the Central Business District are free and so is the CAT bus inner city service.
- Kings Park
Just a few minutes from the city and located at the top of Mount Eliza, Kings Park and Botanical Garden is the perfect place to escape the bustling city atmosphere for a tranquil break. Hire a bike to explore the 400 hectares of parkland and natural bush, home to Western Australia’s wildflowers and around 80 species of colourful birds. Admire Perth’s city skyline, enjoy a bite to eat in the café, or perhaps climb the 101 steps up the DNA tower for spectacular views over the park.
The picturesque port city of Fremantle is situated to the south of Perth, and makes for a great day out from the city. Easily accessible by train, bus or even cruise, once there enjoy wandering amongst the alfresco cafés and boutique shops, or hire a bike to join in the rich cycling culture. Each weekend the streets come alive with music performances, art exhibitions and colourful markets stalls.
- Rottnest Island
Located 18km off the coast, take a day trip to Rottnest Island where you can explore the pristine nature with beautiful beaches, reefs and secluded bays. Keep your eyes open for Quokkas, the cute resident mammal that is only found in Western Australia.