- Visit one of the 19 beautiful metropolitan beaches.
- Visit Kings Park & Botanic Garden, one of the world's largest inner city parks.
- Take a ferry to Rottnest Island.
- Spend a day exploring the colour and diversity of the port city of Fremantle.
- Spend the day sampling the amazing produce and wine at WA's oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley, just half an hour's drive from Perth.
- Indulge in a cultural feast – visit the art gallery, museum and check out the many live music/theatre options available.
- Explore Perth's inner city precincts - Mount Lawley, Subiaco, Leederville and Claremont - for fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping.
- Visit one of Perth's Indigenous Art Galleries to see some amazing artwork, and do the Indigenous Walking Tour of Kings Park to learn about Australia's fascinating history.
- For a different perspective, take a scenic helicopter flight over Perth city and the stunning coast.
- Swim with dolphins at Rockingham, just 45 minutes drive from Perth.
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Kings Park & Botanic Gardens in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world - at more than 400 hectares (988 acres) it is larger than New York’s Central Park. Showcasing some of the world’s most unique flora, here you will find towering trees, natural bushland, lakes, grand lookouts and sculpted botanical gardens.
The vibrant port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, boasts the best preserved example of a 19th century port streetscape in the world, with its world-famous heritage buildings and a fascinating maritime and convict history. Soak up the laid-back ambience, chill out in a street café, enjoy fish and chips fresh off the boat at the Fishing Boat Harbour; or a cleansing pale-ale at an award winning microbrewery.
Perth is the only capital city in Australia where you can choose to either explore a world-class wine region, picnic in one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas or watch the sunset over the ocean, all within 30 minutes from the city. And with more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia, which ever activity you choose, chances are that there will be a blue sky overhead. It’s no wonder Perth has been voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Rottnest Island boasts some of the world’s finest beaches and bays, as well as unique animal and plant life. A short ferry ride from Western Australia’s capital city Perth, Rottnest is a car free zone and home to the world famous quokka, a unique marsupial that is only found in Western Australia.
Perth, Western Australia, has plenty to tempt shoppers with over 900 specialty shops that can be enjoyed seven days a week. Fashion lovers should head to King Street in the west end of the city, home to leading fashion houses including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co and local labels such as Wheels & Dollbaby, Kailis Pearls and Ruth Tarvydas.
Home to the world’s greatest collection of investment gold bars and Australia’s largest natural nugget collection, the Perth Mint is the world’s oldest gold mint still operating from its original premises. A member of an elite group of world mints whose pure gold, silver and platinum legal tender coins are trusted without question, visitors to the Perth Mint can join a guided talk, see a gold pour where liquid gold is transformed into a bar in the original melt house, and go shopping for fine jewellery at the Perth Mint Shop.
The Swan Bells in Perth, Western Australia, is one of the largest musical instruments on earth. You can even try ringing the bells, which can be heard across the city.
Just minutes from the city in South Perth, the award-winning Perth Zoo is home to around 1,300 native and exotic animals. The zoo also houses a world famous breeding program for critically endangered species. You can see some of the planet's most amazing animals at Perth Zoo in exhibits that closely replicate their natural environments. A botanical paradise, the zoo’s shaded walkways and grassy picnic areas provide a relaxing way to enjoy the animals and daily activities.
To get up close to Little Penguins and other incredible wildlife, visit Penguin Island just off the coast of Perth. This small island is home to one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins in the State. It’s also a popular place for swimming, snorkelling, diving and picnicking.
There aren't too many places in the world where you can swing a golf club while taking in a coastal vista, or while sharing the green with a friendly kangaroo. Why not play a round at the Araluen Golf Course, boarded by State forest, or at The Cut Golf Course offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. For those seeking something fun but a bit different, Supa Golf provides an answer. A novelty game invented and manufactured in Western Australia, it is golf played with bigger clubs and a bigger ball. The Oasis Resort in the Swan Valley has an 18 hole course complete with bunkers and water traps.
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