Australia’s sunniest capital Perth is one of the sought after destination in the world. It is a perfect blend of urban and natural beauty. The stunning beaches, beautiful wineries of the Swan Valley and the city bustling with bars,restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces.
The city came into existence in the year 1829 and the founder of the city was Captain James Stirling. Hence, the city got its name Perth due to the influence of Sir George Murray, then Member of Parliament for Perthshire and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
Though the city came into existence in the year 1829 and Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Perth area since 38,000 years.
Perth consists of many amazing attractions:
The Swan river is endowed with natural beauty that creates contrast with the beautiful skylines of the city. Its a perfect destination for riding, skating and also walking. You can also enjoy picnic,watch sunset with your family.
For water sports enthusiasts sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are popular choices in Perth.
2. Caversham Wildlife Park
You can encounter many Australia’s unique native animals which include wallabies, possums, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, koalas and kangaroos. You can take pictures with these adorable animals and hand feed them as they are very friendly. It is a perfect destination for animal lovers who will enjoy pampering these adorable creatures.
3. Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is the best place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The beautiful island has 63 beaches that are soft sandy beaches, thriving with marine life and you meet the happiest little animal on earth. You can go for snorkeling, surfing, swimming and fishing. This island is also a car-free zone where you can get around by bicycle.
4. King’s Park and Botanical Garden
This is one of the most popular destination in Western Australia. Moreover, it is also the largest inner-city parks in the world.
Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora. Nature lovers must visit the attraction as they will enjoy the beauty.
5.The Perth Mint- to have a great time with family
This building was constructed in the year 1898. It puts a light on the history of gold in Western Australia. The Gold Exhibition displays the world’s largest coin, weighing a whopping one-tonne, as well as gold nuggets and bullion. Visiting the attraction one can witness pure gold being poured to form a solid bar and also consists the largest collection of gold nuggets in the Southern Hemisphere. There is also a coffee shop nearby the building where the visitor can enjoy the day with a cup of coffee.
6.The Bell Tower
It is one of the world’s largest musical instruments and it is in the shape of an alien spaceship or rocket. One can have an unique experience as it provides a 360-degree view of the city and Swan River from the open-air observation deck on the 6th floor.
7.St. Mary’s Cathedral
At least three centuries back the church came into existence, almost in the year 1895. But its construction plan started in the year 1833.
8. Aviation Heritage Museum
Aviation Heritage Museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation. It traces the evolution of aircraft from two-winged WWI planes to present-day passenger jets. The museum’s talented volunteers have designed, donated and built about 30 aircraft and thousands of artifacts.
9. Hillary’s Boat Harbour
When you visit Perth, you can indulge into actions. The visitors can stroll through a glass underwater tunnel. More then 200 species are also found there like, including stingrays, manta rays, dolphins, and sharks. Boating facility is also available there.
10.Beaches in Perth
There are number of beaches in Perth which include Burns Beach, Mullallo Beach, Cottesloe Beach etc. People love to bask in the beautiful sandy beach and have wonderful time over there.