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Why fly to Perth?
It may be one of the most isolated cities in the world but the people that live there sure do know how to live it up. Perth is a surfing and snorkeling paradise and great for quiet family beach vacations.
The beautiful city sits on the banks of the Swan River and many of its parks are on parts of the river that have been reclaimed. This water and park serenity is interrupted by sleek skyscrapers and perfect orderly streets that point to its important role as a government and financial hub of Western Australia. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and also home to Parliament and the Supreme Court, both buildings deserve a visit.
There is a rich arts and culture scene. Explore the city's indigenous history with a visit to one of the many galleries dedicated to aboriginal in the Swan Valley.
Outdoor sports are big in Perth such as cricket, rugby and football, as a result the city has huge venues and has played host to international competitions in those sporting events. Motorsports as well as thoroughbred racing are also big in the city.
The city is also home to King's Park, a large peaceful green space that sits in the middle of metropolitan life. The park also includes botanical gardens and children's playgrounds.
The city has preserved many buildings that provide a link to the first settlers that arrived in the region in the early 1800s, tours can be arranged but visitors are asked to call ahead.
The unique culture coupled with calm beaches and the serenity of a city down under make Perth an attractive option for a getaway from the every day, but with modern amenities at hand all the while. while still having access to modern facilities and the perks of modern life.
It's an upside down world for most westerners with hot summer from December to March and temperatures ranging from the high 20s to the low 20s. The winters are wet and cool, however temperatures on average stay above the 0 degree mark, with a few exceptions. The coolest months are June and July.
When to fly to Perth
December through to February are popular months to travel to Perth as that is when the weather is quite warm, which is exactly what the thousands that descend on the city from colder climates are hoping to find. This also means flight tickets to the city are expensive at this time.
Flight prices to Perth drop during the June to September period due to the cold weather. However if you don't mind a little cold, this is the best time to grab some deals and take part in some of the city's winter activities.
Getting into Perth
Perth Airport is your gateway into the pretty little city down under. The airport sits just 30 minutes south of the city center. From the airport you can either use bus service or hop into a taxi. The second airport in the city is the Jandakot Airport, which is generally used for charters.
Getting around Perth
Although automobile usage is high with three massive freeways designed to get you in and out of Perth, the city also has some great public transportation options. The city bus service covers a good portion of the city and is free to use within the city center. Perth also has an extensive rail network that links the city center to outside suburbs. A ferry service and taxis are also available.
- Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia, which is located in the Perth Cultural Center for a chance to see a great collection of contemporary Western Australian art. The museum is currently in a collaboration with New York's MoMA. Most recently the Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters exhibit travelled from MoMA to Perth for an exhibition. The collaboration lasts until 2015.
- Take a day trip to Cervantes Beach, which is less than 2 hours north of Perth. You can go swimming, fly a kite on the beach or canoe to a little island off the shore for a picnic.
- Perth's low light pollution stat makes it a great place to go stargazing. You can head to Perth Observatory to get some star-spotting guidance and use professional equipment.
- Visit Nambung National Park and witness a stunning landscape. The Pinnacles Desert is located within the park and here you will see gorgeous gold and orange rocks dotting the landscape. There is also a discover center on site which provides further information about the region.
- Head to the Kings Park Botanic Garden for an educational adventure, learn all about species native to the country. After a visit to the garden take a stroll through Kings Park and witness a stunning view of Perth as the sun goes down.
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