Perth, Western Australia, is a city surrounded by natural wonders. Rottnest Island is the home of the Quokka (a small wallaby) and is reached by ferry from Perth or Fremantle. Day trips are available to Rockingham to go dolphin watching. Perth’s beaches are wonderful, with Cottesloe and Scarborough Beach being two of the best known. A free bus operates in Perth, enabling easy access to many of the attractions of the city. Flights to Perth are available with Qantas, via Sydney and Air New Zealand, via Auckland. www.cityofperth.wa.gov.au.
Most of the two million people who live in
Western Australia reside in the sophisticated and scenic state
capital. Perth grew on the banks of the Swan River, named after the
Scottish city of the same name, and was proclaimed by Queen
Victoria as a city in 1856. The discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie and
Coolgardie, to the east of the city, in the 1890s led to a dramatic
rise in its population and an economic boom. Another boom followed
in the 1960s with the mining profits of iron ore and
Karijini National Park Perth
Karijini is the second largest national park
in Western Australia, situated in the Pilbara region.
Wildflower Region Perth
The mid-west section of Western Australia is
known as the wildflower region, particularly between late July and
early September after the seasonal rains, when the spectacular
fields of yellow, pink and white everlasting daisies emerge.
The Goldfields to the east of Perth is a
region steeped in history and legend, where visitors can see relics
of the gold rush and the mines that have made the area famous.
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