Perth has always offered a beautiful natural environment but most recently, the attention has turned to the city’s urban offering with the State’s capital labelled as ‘hipster heaven’. The port town of Fremantle has also been catapulted in the spotlight with Lonely Planet describing it as ‘a raffish harbour town with sea-salty soul to burn’, Freo (as the locals like to call it) is located an easy 25 minute drive or train ride from the Perth city centre.
Regarded as Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth experiences more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, making it the perfect destination to get outside and go exploring.
For the foodies, there are the night markets and other food events which have popped up in Perth and its urban villages, including the City of Perth’s Twilight Hawkers Markets, Perth City Farm Markets, Perth Home Grown, Beaufort Street Markets and events such as Eat Drink Perth and Taste of Perth.
- The beaches – Perth is home to 19 pristine metropolitan beaches that are safe to swim and enjoy an iconic Indian Ocean sunset
- Outdoor movies – Due to Perth’s Mediterranean climate, the summer months are filled with opportunities to take in cinema under the stars
- Market fever – On weekends, visitors can visit one of Perth’s many market events and the twilight markets on a Friday evening are a must for tasty cheap eats
- Hiking – there are plenty of hiking options when visiting Perth from one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, Kings Park, to the Perth Hills region, there is an abundance of flora, fauna and scenic walk trails to be experienced