Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. The Perth inner area radiates north and south of the Swan River on a flat coastal plain, bounded in by the Darling Scarp to the east and the Indian Ocean coastline in the west. It is known as a quiet, safe and laid-back city.
Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums and bookshops. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.
From Perth you can access the West Australian Outback, feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia or perhaps swim with the Gentle creatures of the deep – Whale Sharks. Alternatively visitors can experience the wines of Margaret River region south of Perth.
Things to See & Do
* Scarborough & Cottosloe beaches
* Kings Park
* Rottnest Island
* Swan River
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 1,700,000 approx
Land Area – 5386 km²
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Perth’s passenger port is at Fremantle, 19 kilometres south west at the mouth of the Swan River.
Travel Links – Perth is served by domestic and international airlines.
The Indian Pacific passenger rail service connects Perth with Adelaide and Sydney via Kalgoorlie. The Transwa Prospector passenger rail service connects Perth with Kalgoorlie via several Wheatbelt towns, while the Transwa Australind connects to Bunbury, and the Transwa Avonlink connects to Northam.