Style: Grand Gourmet
A world away from home with natural and cultured delights beyond what you could have imagined, Perth is a destination that has it all. This sunny state capital is where you can enjoy the beach, stunning bushland, world-class local wines and luxurious dining and spa selections in one fell swoop.
Take in the beautiful sunshine whilst lazing on one of Perth’s 19 uncrowded beaches. Whether it’s the iconic Cottesloe or the surf hotspot of Scarborough, your view will be picturesque. Make your trip unforgettable by testing the waters by partaking in diving, fishing, surfing. whale watching or even swimming with the whales, off Perth’s stunning coastlines.
A centrepiece within Perth’s refined city is Kings Park and the Botanic Garden, which is one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. The 400-plus hectares of landscaped gardens and natural bushland will keep you entranced by its beauty. Enjoy the treetop walk or an Indigenous cultural tour and pack some gourmet treats from the local markets for a charming picnic.
One particular thing Perth excels at is food. Culinary gourmet delights will be everywhere you look in this welcoming mecca. To compliment Perth’s perfect balmy weather, there are gorgeous alfresco dining options across the city, Subiaco, Fremantle, Mount Lawley and Victoria Park. Wherever you choose to dine, you can be assured that the freshest produce is selected and the cuisine will be superb!
Holidays are for splurging, right? Head to Perth’s high-end fashion boutiques of King Street to find unique statement pieces. Serious shopaholics cannot miss The Murray and Hay Street malls to find the best labels.
The Red Herring in Fremantle offers delicious fares from the sea. Set on the glistening waters of the Swan River, taste the freshest seafood whilst enjoying an atmpshphere of style and elegance (26 Riverside Road. East Fremantle, 08 9339 1611)
Jackson’s Restaurant in Mt Lawley, is a must-visit modern restaurant that has been awarded 16 Chefs Hats. (483 Beaufort St Highgate, 08 9328 1177)
Air: Fly into Broome or Perth airport.
Car: Connecting WA to the rest of Australia, drive along the Eyre Highway, one of Australia's great road trips, and follow Port Augusta in South Australia across to the Nullarbor Plain to Norseman.
Train: Take a scenic three day trip across to Perth with the legendary Indian Pacific rail service, operated by Great Southern Rail.
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD).
Time zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Dialling codes: International country code for Australia: +61
Area code: 08