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Perth, the pride of the West Coast

The weather is comfortably warm for most of the year thanks to a longer than normal summer season. Being so close to the Indian Ocean, high quality seafood is a tenet of most restaurant menus. The serene Swan River, at the heart of the city, is the lifeblood of Perth with plenty of riverside recreation, fishing opportunities and picturesque locales. Love surfing? Head to Cottesloe Beach and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a dolphin.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

August before it warms up too much

Travel tip

Make sure you spend some time in neighbouring Freemantle

Essentials to pack

Shorts and sunglasses

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1King's Park and Botanic Garden
2Swan River
3Perth Zoo
4Hillarys Boat Harbour
5Aviation Heritage Museum
6St Mary's Cathedral
7Art Gallery of Western Australia
8Western Australian Museum
9Perth Mint