Perth is Australia's only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. It's also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches.
Top things to do include:
1. Explore Kings Park & Botanic Garden
It’s Australia’s largest inner-city park and the green heart of the city. With over 400 hectares of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden, it’s no surprise it is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia
2. Discover the port city of Fremantle
‘Freo’ as it is affectionately known by the locals, is known for its maritime, convict and colonial history. These days, however, it is a bustling cultural hub teeming with cafés, shops, pubs and markets.
3. Relax on Rottnest Island
It’s an idyllic island playground just a short ferry ride from the mainland and a world away from city life. For such a tiny island, this car-free and carefree place packs a lot of pleasure into a day. Look out for the friendly Quokkas, a marsupial unique to WA.
4. Swan Valley
Explore Western Australia’s oldest wine region, located just 20 minutes from the city. Many of the vineyards are still owned by descendants of early European settlers, who might just share some of their story over a fruity red at their cellar door.
Want to explore more of Western Australia?
Western Australia is full of extraordinary experiences. From the 350-million-year old Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley region to the Ningaloo Reef, one of the few places on Earth you can swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the sea.
Some experiences are just a couple of hours drive from Perth. Head south and you can find yourself in one of Australia’s premium wine regions – the Margaret River Wine Region. Or head north along the coast to visit Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles – eerie limestone spires that have formed over millions of years.
For more information: www.westernaustralia.com
Perth Stadium and the surrounding park is located east of the Perth CBD, on the Burswood Peninsula. With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000-seat, world-class, multi-purpose stadium hosts a variety of sports and entertainment events including Australian Football League, international and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and union plus concerts. The stadium officially opened on 21 January 2018.
The WACA Ground has a long and proud history as an iconic domestic and international cricket venue which has provided a stage for many historic sporting moments.
The home of cricket in Western Australia since 1885, the ground plays an important role in the community, hosting a range of cricket matches and providing a home for WA’s high-performance and community cricket programmes.
The ground is located in East Perth within close proximity to Perth’s bustling CBD, the iconic Swan River and a range of restaurants and tourist hot-spots.