Travel guide - Perth

A large city in Western Australia, Perth is an isolated figure as most of the major cities of Australia are situated on the East Coast. Set on the banks of the Swan River, this former British colony has sprung many a skyscraper, symbolising the economic prosperity and dynamic character at the heart of the city's Central Business District.

However, Perth is not all business: this is a city which also knows how to have fun!Visiting Perth with friends will no doubt involve a few concerts if you are there during the Good Vibrations Festival or the Blues'n'Roots Festival.
Among the key events in Perth, the Big Day Out is the festival not to miss in Perth!
For those visiting Perth with the family, check if you are going during the whale watching season, and take the opportunity to see some of these massive sea mammals.

Whether you are with the family or with friends, during your stay in Perth, a visit to the beach is a given! For a relaxing holiday there is nothing better than sunbathing and taking the odd dip in the sea.
Art lovers bear in mind that the Sculptures by the Sea combines the pleasures of contemporary art and fresh air.
And of course, the beach goes hand in hand with water sports. Come to Perth in December in order to see the Sailing World Championships, a major sports event in Perth, alongside the Whalebone Classic Surf Competition.

A holiday in Perth is never far from nature. Go for a walk on Rottnest Island, a veritable natural gem. Take the kids to visit the animals in the Perth Zoo while couples can enjoy a romantic walk in the Kings Park.

To round off the day with a good meal at a nice restaurant, head to the Swan Valley, a major wine-producing region which cultivates the art of fine dining and excellent wines: Verdelho, Shiraz and Cabernet.
Offering a great quality of life, Perth can hold its own against the East Coast cities!

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