Flights to Perth
Australia's sunniest state capital is a beach lover's paradise on the eastern edge of the warm Indian Ocean.
Perth has it all. Sapphire blue ocean, porcelain white sand beaches, a picturesque wine region, cute native animals and a well-developed restaurant scene. And it gets an average of eight hours sunshine a day, which is music to the ears of any holidaymaker.
A walk around Kings Park is a perfect introduction to the city's natural beauty. From its elevated vantage point you'll enjoy spectacular views of the central city, colourful gardens full of native wildflowers and the sparkling Swan River.
Things to do in Perth
If you're staying in the city, begin your explorations with a stroll to Northbridge. Here you'll find a compelling mixture of local, national and international art, fashion and history. It's also a multicultural melting pot of flavours with a lively mix of bars and nightclubs.
In the city you'll find the State Buildings, a wining, dining and retail area housed in 140-year old heritage buildings. This is the home to COMO The Treasury, one of the best new city hotels in Australia. A short walk from here will lead you to a billion dollar waterfront development, Elizabeth Quay.
For a taste of bohemia check out Perth's colourful port city, Fremantle, just 30 minutes from Perth. The historic Italian migrant flavour is unmissable on 'Cappuccino strip', Freo's main street. Closer to the harbour, you'll find boutique breweries and excellent seafood restaurants with soothing harbour views. Fremantle also has a lively night life, with popular bars, pubs, nightclubs and an arts centre that doubles as a live music venue.
At Cottesloe Beach you can chill out at a waterfront pub and wait for the sublime Indian Ocean sunset.
When you're ready for a quenching beverage or ice cream with a spectacular ocean view, Cottesloe Beach is a must. Later in the day you can chill out at one of the waterfront pubs and wait for a sublime Indian Ocean sunset.
Scarborough is the city's laid-back surfer haven. You'll be treated to a quintessentially postcard-perfect WA white sand beach, dotted with sunbathers, kite surfers and wave riders.
Three hours south of the city you'll find the Margaret River wine region, where cellar doors invite you to sample some of the award-winning local cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and sauvignon blanc semillon wines. This area is the perfect introduction to the rest of the southern coastline's sheltered coves and white sand beaches.
Keep exploring Perth
Best time to go
There's no wrong time to visit Perth, because winters are short and mild. As Australia's sunniest state capital, Perth gets 3,200 hours of sunshine a year.
How much will it cost?
This will depend on your tastes and what you want to do. As a rough guide, not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about AU$150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.
There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to Australia.
All visitors to Australia must obtain a visa before they arrive. The only exception is for New Zealand citizens, provided they meet specific health and good character requirements. To find out more, check out the handy visa finder on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
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**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.
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