Perth

Overview

Perth has a reputation of being the most isolated city in the world, with the closest neighbouring city, over 2,000 kilometres away. However, don’t let this put you off! There are so many perks to living in Perth; when you see its true beauty, you won’t want to leave. Perth is the state capital of Western Australia. If you’re looking for a warm, relaxed lifestyle with a touch of city living then this is definitely the place for you.

Nature and Climate

Think sunshine, and a mild desert-like warmth in the air. The sunsets on the west coast they are the best in Australia, characterized by their reddish color. In addition, it is a great place to practice kitesurfing or windsurfing, as it is one of the cities where the wind blows most often. You can also enjoy up to 320 days of sunshine a year, allowing you an active outdoors lifestyle and plenty of days at the beach. Aside from Perth sitting on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean, you’ll find gorgeous national parks, and the world’s largest collection of wildflower species. If you love the outdoors, Perth is the place to be.

Arts & Culture

Perth also has several hotspots for shopping, dining and going out. Northbridge, just north of the CBD, is possibly the culture capital of the city and the main district for pubs, clubs and live music. Inner city suburbs such as Mt Lawley and Highgate are also busy on weekends and Fremantle is noted for its cafes and restaurants and is a popular short drive destination. Perth is a cultural hub for arts and entertainment where festivals and events take place throughout the year. You can find popular entertainment venues at Venue Menu. Perth has a world-renowned music scene. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra and famous bands such as The Triffids and Pendulum all hail from Perth. There is plenty of live music to see, festivals to attend and nightlife to enjoy. In 2009, Perth put in place a public art strategy with the aim to make the city more engaging for its residents and visitors. Now you can find pockets of vibrant art and incredible galleries and museums spread around the city.

Popular Attractions

Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Bell Tower, Fremantle Markets, Elizabeth Quay, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park