Destination Guide - Perth
Perth is the only major city on Australia’s west coast. Its distance from other major centres, however, has not prevented it from attracting many domestic and international visitors. The CBD is situated on the Swan River and has had a bit of a cultural growth spurt in recent years – be sure to explore the smaller streets to discover independent boutiques and bars. Fremantle retains historic maritime charm – have a beer at the local pub and watch the ships cruise in and out of the port. Keen to get out on the water too? A boat ride out to Rottnest Island is a must-do for all ages.
The temperature average is 30°C during Perth’s long summer (December to February). In winter it is a cool yet mild average of 18°C.
Getting there and around
Buses, trains and ferries are operated by Transperth. Buses and trains are the best way to get around the city while ferries cross the river regularly between approximately 7am and 7pm. Perth also has reliable taxi services.
Book a flight to Perth with Qantas
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