never run out of things to do in Australia's largest state. Swim
with dolphins in the crystal clear ocean, explore the untouched
wilderness of the Kimberly, visit the historic town of Fremantle,
go wine tasting in the famous Margaret River region or just live
it up in the beautiful and friendly city of Perth.
by the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and the Great Southern Ocean,
Western Australia is the country's largest state.
around Western Australia is easy, with a variety of good transport options
on offer. In the south-west corner are some spectacular forests of giant
Jarrah and Karri trees, fantastic coastal scenery, surfing beaches and
limestone caves, or the Margaret River region - well known for its excellent
wines. Inland are the goldfields, where gold is still mined, and rich
farming land producing much of the country's wheat. To the north are wast
unspoiled beaches, coral reefs ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling,
and offering an opportunity to discover some friendly wildlife like dolphins
at Monkey Mia or the giant whale shark - the largest fish in the world.
In the far north-west is the Kimerley region, an area of spectacular contrasts
- from the coastal pearling town of Broome to the rugged ranges and lush
gorges of the displays a sea of colours as wildflowers start to bloom.
on the banks of the magnificent Swan River, blessed with sparkling beaches
and a sunny climate, Perth has a relaxed, easygoing lifestyle that makes
a superb city for the visitor. It's your friendly introduction to a holiday
that can be anything you want it to be.
1.3 million people live in Perth.
Airport is 20 km north-east of the city.
bus and train services operate daily. Ferries operate regular services
between Barrack Street and South Perth.
travel is free within a central free transit zone.
Perth Tram Explorer travels past Perth's major attractions. Alight and
rejoin as you please.
climate is warm and temperate. Perth is Australia's sunniest capital.
Average temperates: summer 29oC max, 17oC min; winter 18oC max, 8oC
min. Water temperatures: summer 20oC, winter 17oC.
Do Not Miss
through the Australian Walkabout section at the Perth Zoo.
the sunset from a Cottesloe restaurant while sipping on West Australia
on the Swan River - upstream to the wineries or downstream to Fremantle,
Perth's bustling port city.
and play with dolphins on the coast of Western Australia - off Monkey
Mia or Rockingham.
with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef.
40 metres above the forest floor on a boardwalk winding through a grove
of veteran tingle trees in the 'Valley Of The Giants' in the Walpole-Nornalup
through the magnificent Kimberley on the rugged Gibb River Road
Round House , Fremantle
is a compact city that is easy to explore. Start your day with Kings
Park that overlooks the city, a popular picnic area with walking trails
and a 12 hectare botanical garden, famous for its spring wildflower
displays. Don't miss the Wildflower Festival held in September, one
of Australia's largest and most varied massed native plant displays.
The park is a pleasant walk from the centre of Perth and is well served
by public transport and the Perth Tram. Visit Artist in Residence,
a gallery displaying and selling athentic Aborginal art.
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