Known as the “friendly city”, it is said that Perth enjoys more sunny days than any other place in Australia. Perth is only six miles from the Indian Ocean, and less than an hour from numerous National Parks and natural bushland. At the same time, it is a city of soaring skyscrapers that form an impressive wall along the Swan River. From the attractively landscaped, bustling business district to the fabulous mansions on “Milllionaire’s Row” to Lake Monger and the Swan River where the black swans make their home, Perth is an enchanting place.
The city and surrounding area offer a wide range of dining choices from southern European alfresco cafes to a complete array of Asian cuisines and everything in between. Numerous sports and recreational facilities are available throughout the area, including snorkeling, boat cruises, parasailing, and kayaking. The area’s public transportation system is excellent, with travel in the city centre free. It is easy to board a bus, train, or ferry to just about any part of the city or the surrounding towns in minutes. Perth is a cosmopolitan city with the charm and intimacy of a small town.