Perth, the capital city of Western Australia is situated on the continent's southwestern shore. Directly on the beach amidst vineyards and a beautiful flora you can't help wondering why especially the east coast is so densely populated. The Noogar Aborigines had been living for several tens of thousands of years in the area of Perth until Captain Stirling created the first colony in 1829. In the beginning the colony was only hesitantly extended, but a proper building boom started after 1850. In the year 1890 gold was found around Perth which quadrupled population.
The Swan River is crossing Perth in the south, the eastern part overlooks the mountains and miscellaneaous vineyards. From King's Park you will have a view on the capital's westend, and the northern part is offering popular shopping centres and shopping malls.
But not only the surroundings are charming, Perth is also offering various entertainments. The library, the National Museum and art galleries are located to the north of central station.
You can marvel at the goldrush story and the presumably biggest gold nuggest weight (approx. 11,5 kg) in the mint. Surrounding vineyards are inviting for wine-tasting. Most of them are also selling good wines.
Preferring sports you have various possibilities letting off steam. Visitors' favourites are swimming, surfing, biking and walking.
From the boardwalk you can watch whales on their annual journey to the Antarctic between September and December.
You can easily reach Rottnest Island by ferry and enjoy a cosy picnic there. Cruises to Garden Island or on Swan River are also offered.
Children will have exceptionally much fun in the zoo and in adventureland.
Perth is offering various accommodities. From bread and breakfast and camping to first-class hotels there is nothing left to be desired. The range of restaurants, cafés and pubs is equally wide.
Of course cinemas, theatres and nightclubs can not be missing.
In Perth you are getting your money worth.