Perth is fringed by the outback making the journey to Perth, from the eastern seaboard (Melbourne or Sydney) seem infinite. Perth is worth the journey. A vibrant multicultural city with the outback as its neighbour is the gateway to the Margaret River wine trail, Western Australia Southern Forests, Broome and the Kimberleys.
The Central Business District of Perth straddles the banks of the Swan River, its skyscrapers shimmering in the glare of the sun. This is the commercial and economic heart of the city with shopping opportunities. The centre is home to some of its major cultural attractions like the Bell Tower, Perth Mint, His Majesty’s Theatre and Kings Park, an oasis of serenity after a hard day’s sightseeing.
Northbridge, which is located just outside the central district, is Perth’s entertainment and cultural mecca.
Decidedly lower-key than Northbridge, Subiaco is a thriving cosmopolitan district with numerous cafés, restaurants, boutiques, theatres. It is home to the Subiaco Oval, the birthplace of Australian Rules football.
Or why not take a cruise down the Swan River to heritage Fremantle?