Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is the fourth largest settlement in Australia, and currently boasts a population of roughly 1.7 million. Perth’s fantastic coastal location, stunning tourist attractions, and varied budget and luxury accommodation options, have fast made the city the Australian holiday destination of choice for international travellers.
Holiday makers, who choose to spend their holiday in Perth City, will consequently be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do as the city offers a variety of fantastic holiday activities such as: surfing, swimming, shopping, wine tasting and general exploring. There are also a plethora of great places in the city to visit including: Kings Park, the Western Australian Museum, the Western Australian Art Gallery, the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth Zoo, the Perth Mint and SciTech, the majority of which are located no more than 5km from most central Perth City holiday homes.
Travellers who spend their break in Perth also have the option of hitting the beach for some surfing, swimming or tanning, owing to the fact that there are a large number of great beaches in close proximity to Perth City, including Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach and City Beach. Scarborough Beach however, is arguably the most popular destination for holiday makers, due to its consistent surf and extremely close proximity (approximately 11km) to most city holiday rentals. A surf school is also available for travellers, who are interested in hitting the waves for the first time, or those who just need to hone their skills.
Another great beach location, only 90 minutes from Perth City (by ferry), is world famous Rottnest Island, or ‘Rotto’ as it’s locally known. Rottnest Island is a relatively small, 19 square kilometre, car-free island, boasting over 63 pristine secluded beaches, a number of of which provide some of the best surfing in Western Australia. The island also gives travellers the opportunity to snorkel and dive, owing to the numerous shipwrecks and reefs, which are scattered throughout the surrounding waters. Holiday makers who fall in love with the island and wish to spend a little more time exploring, may also choose to book their own little piece of island paradise in the form of a budget campsite or luxury holiday home on the island.
Holiday makers interested in something a little more luxurious make also like to plan a trip into the Swan Valley region, located only 17km from Perth. Swan Valley is a beautiful area, which touts old style English architecture, as well as a stunning array of wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. Travellers may choose to join one of the numerous tours, which make their way through the region at regular intervals, or take advantage of some of the great boutique holiday accommodation available, and explore the area at their own volition.
The award winning “Food and Wine Trail” which comprises a 32km meandering trail through the Swan Valley region is perfect for those who choose to do discover the area alone, and also incorporates various walking trails. Some of the most popular walking trails in the region are: The Bells Rapid Walking Trail, The Wandoo Heights Wildflower Walking Trail and The Guildford Heritage Walking Trail, all of which allow holiday makers to really get in touch with the breathtaking Australian flora and fauna.
Perth experiences hot dry summers and cool damp winters, which basically makes the city a great year round holiday destination, although spring and summer are preferred by most international visitors. Regardless of when holiday makers choose to visit Perth however, they are guaranteed to find great holiday deals and to have the time of their lives.
Travelling to Perth from the UK is a simple process as numerous airlines such as British Airways, Emirates, Qantas and Malaysia Airlines all offer flights to Perth departing from both Heathrow and London City airports, with stopovers in various colourful locations often included. Once holiday makers arrive at their Perth holiday home, they need only decided whether they want to kick back and sleep off the jetlag, or hit the city and see the sights.