Home to a vibrant city, stunning beaches, and Australian bushland, the Western Australian capital offers the perks of both urban living and natural environments.
Perth is full of local culture, with a huge food and beverage scene and street art around every corner. Visitors enjoy local wines and brews, historic buildings, and nearby urban villages full of boutique stores and coffee shops.
Perth is also home to one of the world’s largest city parks; even larger than New York’s Central Park. Kings Park, located on the western side of the central business district, is a popular place for visitors to walk, picnic, and enjoy local and imported fauna with stunning views.
Visitors willing to travel a short distance can visit Rottnest Island off Perth’s coast, which is particularly known for its native wildlife the Quokka, a marsupial only found in Western Australia. The coast is also known for great swimming conditions and clear blue water, and is a popular area for surfing, looking in rock pools, and cycling along the many purpose-built bike paths.
With dry, warm summers and relatively mild winters, Perth draws visitors throughout the year. With winter seeing the most rainfall of any season, many choose to travel during the summer months, particularly during school holiday periods.
The region welcomes approximately 8.1 million intrastate, 1.3 million inter-state and 965,900 international visitors each year, with the majority of international guests travelling from the UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia, the USA and New Zealand.
Both domestic and international visitors can access Perth via Perth Airport, with shuttle services, taxis and car rentals assisting visitors in reaching city accommodation in just 35 minutes. Being geographically distant from Australia’s other capital cities, air travel is the preferred method of transport for many visitors. In the 2016/17 year, Perth Airport welcomed a total of 2,225698 arrivals.
Greater Perth is home to 6,241 accommodation options and food services. With both domestic and international visitors from various demographics travelling for leisure and business, the city has a range of accommodation on offer, including luxury resorts and hotels, budget motels and backpacker hostels, as well as serviced apartments, holiday parks and rental properties.