Holiday Destination in Focus: Perth

After discovering the gems to discover in Sydney and in Hobart, welcome to Part 3 of holiday destinations to explore before summer is over.

Perth, which is the capital city of Western Australia, is located thirty minutes from pristine beaches and surrounded by natural bushland.

For those who enjoy the sunshine, Perth is known to be the sunniest state capital with averages of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.

But it’s not just the sunshine that makes Perth a visitor’s paradise. Here are our top three places and activities to do whilst in Perth.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest and striking inner city parks that Perth has to offer. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history and has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation and public education. 

Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest culture and participate in one of the many Aboriginal tours run by the local Nyoongar people. Learn about bush medicines and food from traditional owners of the land.

The Bell Tower

Open daily from 10am, visitors can enjoy the sound of bells and view the iconic scenery from the observation deck. Twelve of the bells at the Bell Tower have come from the church of St Martin in the Fields, which have been recorded as being existence between the 14th Century.

These bells are the only ones known to have left England. Unlike other tours, visitors will be able to participate in an interactive demonstration on the art of chiming a bell and receive a souvenir bell chiming certificate. 

Cottesloe Beach 

One of the more popular spots for swimming, snorkelling and surfing, this beach has it all. If admiring the idyllic views at this iconic beach is more your thing than head to the bars and restaurants that surround the area for a relaxed dinner.

Approximately fifteen minutes drive out from Perth this beach is also easily accessible via public transport.  In March, Sculpture by the Sea transforms the beach side into an art space.

Perth is a must see place for anyone wanting to relax and unwind from the busy hustle and bustle of daily life.

Take a week to see what is on offer in one of the most isolated city’s in the world that is surrounded by an abundance of Australian flora and fauna.