By Irene of Perth Tourist Centre—
Each one of us has their own bucket list, which mainly consists of the destinations that we want to visit. You have climbed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, travelled to Chichen Itza, took photos with the Leaning Tower of Pisa…What’s next? Well, let us help you decide what should be the next thing to put on your bucket list.
Perth, Western Australia
Known as Australia’s rising star, Perth has been recognised as the seventh most liveable and the second friendliest city in the world. Over the past decades, Perth has become a vibrant city with a great combination of the beautiful nature and cosmopolitan perks. For those who did not go further than Sydney when visiting the Land Down Under, we have compiled the list of reasons why Perth, the capital of Western Australia, attracts more than 3 million visitors yearly.
#1 Perth City and Kings Park
Throughout the history, Perth has always been the administrative and cultural centre of Western Australia. When travelling to a new place, the first thing you start with is learning about the city and people who live there. Perth is perfect for sightseeing and exploring the region, as it has a rich history that dates back to the Aboriginal times. Take a walking tour or visit the main Perth attractions on your own by jumping one of the free public busses.
The city’s highlight is Kings Park, one of the largest city parks in the world. Take a stroll, hop on a bicycle or organise a picnic with your family, Kings Park has a little bit for everyone. During the spring, you will be lucky to observe the colourful and delicate wildflowers blooming. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Perth’s city skyline over the Swan River.
#2 Swan Valley
You might have heard of the Margaret River wine region in the south-west of Australia. But truth is, you do not have to travel for hours to reach the destination in order to experience something similar. Swan Valley is only a 30-minute drive from Perth and has it all, starting from the premium-class wineries to local farmers’ produce and artisan hand-made markets.
If wine is not your passion, don’t worry, there are plenty of other activities to choose from. Take a cruise along the Swan River, join a chocolate and cheese tasting tour, wander…