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 and picturesque. Its sun-drenched climate makes it an outdoor playground, perfect for those wanting to explore the bushland or catch some surf.
The capital of Western Australia, Perth is hip and sunny. It’s set on the gorgeously warm Indian Ocean and mixes golden beaches and parks with skyscrapers and colonial architecture. This makes holidays to Perth the perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment, with so much more to do in close proximity to the city centre.
Kings Park, one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world, boasts fresh air and fine views from its trails. You’ll see the Swan and Canning Rivers on a gentle wander through the well-kept gardens, all under the watchful eyes of the Darling Ranges.
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, including Fremantle Prison and the Old Courthouse. Fremantle Harbour offers insight into the maritime history of Australia’s southwest coast and is also a fine spot in which to enjoy a craft beer or two.
With a total of 19 stunning beaches, you could spend an entire holiday here just chilling on the sand. There are many things to do in Perth, and one is making the most of the coast. Surfers and sailboarders should head for Scarborough Beach on the Ocean Coast, while a more relaxed vibe awaits at the trendy beachfront eateries of Cottesloe Beach.
We all know wine doesn’t get much better than Australian, and a fantastic activity for couples to enjoy is a visit to one — or more — of the 40 vineyards northeast of Perth. This spot is Western Australia’s oldest wine region, so enjoy sipping locally produced tipple or cycling through the scenic vineyards.
Perhaps the best known wine region in this area though is Margaret River, South of Perth. This where you can really indulge in all your favourite pastimes and passions. Divide your time between numerous award-winning restaurants and wineries before imbibing even more of your senses with stunning beaches and surfing opportunities, tall-timber forests rising spectacularly out of the earth and impressive, ancient caves. Mild weather and plenty of sunshine combine to create some of the best wine in the world, with Margaret River producing over 15 percent of Australia's premium wine.