Perth, is one of the most geographically isolated cities in the world and by far the largest city of Western Australia with a population of 1.8 million.
It's a thriving and culturally diverse city with a booming gastronomic scene, lively nightlife and world class beaches.
It's the perfect city for outdoor activities boasting one of the best climate in Australia and some of the nicest beaches on the indian ocean where visitors can enjoy a wide range of activites including swimming, surfing and snorkeling.
Cottesloe is perhaps the most iconic one, a picture friendly beach offering great surfing possibilities and a breathtaking sunset. Get there by bus no 102 from Elizabeth Quay.
Another popular beach is Scarborough, a long strech of white sand touched by crystal water with many options to dine nearby, this is one the most popular beach in the city. To get there catch bus no 990 from Downtown.
Natural attractions in Perth are not only limited to beaches, there are several parks where you can relax in lush surroundings , the most popular being the Kings Park, the largest inner city park in the world and one of the most visited destination in Western Australia, the park offers great views of the city skyline and the swan river and its the lined with walking trails and bicycle paths.
When you get tired of lazying around in the beach head downtown and explore the historical architecture and numerous museums, art galleries and performing art centers in the city that allows you to experience the rich cultural background of Perth.
Perth has a fantastic selection of shopping possibilities including large stylish malls,the indipendent shops in Northbridge, luxury designers shops found in King Street and busy market day and night markets such as the famous Fremantle Market, a really cool place to find hand-made craft from local aboriginal people.
Rent a car and venture into the outback, visit the impressive Wave Rock, a natural rock formation that is shaped like an ocean wave and spend a night in the largest city in the outback, Kalgoorlie, one of the most important mining areas in the world and housing many important buildings from the gold rush times.
Suggested lenght of stay : 5 days for Perth / 12 days including Western Australia itinerary
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