The City of Perth is built on the banks of the magnificent Swan River and is flanked by the Darling Ranges to the east and Kings Park to the west. The shimmering Indian Ocean is only a few kilometres away.
Perth’s metropolitan population is 1,670,000 with the state total at 2,517,113.
Perth has a wide variety of attractions and activities on offer. For up to date information on events, international productions, night clubs and performances, consult the Entertainment Section of The West Australian newspaper.
Perth beaches are amongst the finest in the world. Scarborough, Cottesloe, City and Trigg beaches play host to a range of state and national surfing, skiing and boating title events. These areas also offer great fishing either from shore or boat with the Canning and Swan rivers enjoying annual prawn and crab seasons. Our famous beaches are easily accessible by public transport.
Many speciality shops can be found in the arcades leading off Hay Street Mall, the heart of Perth City’s shopping district.
Shopping hours are normally
Mon - Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Friday late night until 9.00pm
Sunday trading noon-6.00pm
400 hectares of parklands, picnic areas and natural bush. From the War Memorial and other specially built lookouts, there are magnificent panoramic views of Perth’s skyline and the Swan and Canning Rivers.
Scarborough Beach is the epitome of fun and the oasis of what’s been missing on the suburban Perth coastline.
Here you will find a myriad of eateries, accommodation, pubs, clubs, markets, speciality shops and, of course, the great clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Parks within easy reach of Perth are Yanchep, Araluen, John Forrest, Lake Leschenaultia and Walyunga National Parks. All offer excellent facilities.
Ferry cruises provide yet another popular Perth activity, whether you choose to visit the vineyards of the Swan Valley or view the luxurious homes overlooking the ‘Swan’ corridor running to Fremantle.
Full and part day cruises are available with most departing from and returning to the Barrack Street jetties.