Perth is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities. While it may be the most isolated capital in the world (the next closest capital city is a three hour flight), you will hardly have a dull moment as surfing (with board, sail or kite), 4-wheel driving, diving, hiking, yachting, cycling, sky diving and camping are just some of the activities to keep you entertained. If you fancy eating out, you won’t be disappointed as Perth has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city. The city sits on the banks of the Swan river and is overlooked by Kings Park, the biggest inner-city park in the world. A ten minute drive will take you to the white beaches of the Indian Ocean.
If you decide to venture South out of the city, you’ll discover the wine regions of the South West and the famous surfing grounds of Margaret River. To the East, you’ll encounter the Goldfields on the way to the vast Outback. To the north, you’ll find the Ningaloo reef, home of the whale sharks. Venture even further north and you’ll be in true wilderness of the Kimberleys.
Perth is welcoming regardless of whether you are travelling alone, with a partner or with young children.