Perth: Introduction

Wonderful weather, pristine beaches and an easy-going character

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Perth is the capital of Western Australia, which is situated along the banks of the Swan River. The river twists through the city and ends at the port of Fremantle where you can enjoy a coffee on the ' Cappuccino ' strip, go down to the harbour to watch the boats come in, or enjoy the nightlife. An absolute must is to visit King's Park, where you can overlook the hustle and bustle of the city amidst the calm of the Australian bush.

Perth is a wonderful place for animal lovers. In addition to the small but charming Perth Zoo, a hands on experience is Caversham Wildlife Park, where one can have a one-on-one experience with a variety of birds, kangaroos, koalas, or a number of other animals who roam free in large enclosures which permit visitors to enter, pick up a handful of free food, and feed the animals. Great food and drink can be found in and around Perth. 20 minutes away from Perth city is the Swan Valley. The Swan Valley is one of two major wine regions in Western Australia. Nearby the Swan Valley is a restaurant where one can find pizza created by the 2005 winner of the America's Plate, an international competition to determine the world's best gourmet pizza maker.

Perth is clean and beautiful, but by far, its best attraction is the great weather and it's beautiful beaches. It has one of the bluest skies you will ever see. Perth is the gateway to the rest of Western Australia, which ranges from the rugged Kimberley region in the far north of the state, through the vast Pilbara region to the wheat growing areas of the midlands and on to the forests and temperate farmlands of the South West of the state. You can trek the outback, fish for marlin, swim with whales, enjoy some of the best surfing in the world, prospect for gold at Kalgoorlie and explore the huge forests, plus participate in many other activities around the state.