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Perth Tourism And Travel Guide
21.5° C / 70.8° F
September to November
3 to 5 Days
Perth Airport (18 kms)
Perth Railway Station
Capital of Western Australia, Perth is a land that embraces the turquoise blue water, a warm wine region, small bars and restaurants, a great street art and modern skyline. One of the most beautiful parts of Perth is the coastline that it offers. You'll find picturesque entertaining hubs within a short distance from the city centre. From sipping wine in Swan Valley's cellar doors to exploring shopping and dining at Barrack Street Jetty and Fremantle Markets, tourism in Perth has a tasteful experience for every type of visitor. Being a city in one of the mediterranean zones, Perth can be quite hot in summer and mildly cold in winter. There's so much to know about this place, so read on and learn more about this beautiful city in this travel guide to Perth.
How To Reach Perth
There are many options to reach Perth but the best way to reach Perth would be via flights. If you want an adventurous trip, you can explore water, rail and road options.
The most convenient option to reach Perth is to catch a connecting flight from Mumbai or New Delhi or any major city of India which is scheduled almost everyday. When you fly in connecting flights, you reach Perth in 11 to 24 hours.
You may be a water baby, but the direct option is slightly difficult to achieve as it may take days to reach Perth. If you're so keen to explore waterways, you can fly down to major cities of Australia and then take a ferry or cruise to Perth.
Being an altogether different continent, reaching Perth, WA, directly via Road from India is impossible. But yet again, Perth can be explored via road when you travel from other Australian cities. It is a long adventurous journey.
If you want a scenic route for your journey, this option is the best. You can travel for four days and three nights in trans-continental railway which starts from Sydney to Perth and vice versa. You get all the luxuries in this Great Southern Rail.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
There's no place like Perth. You'll find people saying that Perth is magical in Spring, and that's so true. The best time to visit Perth is in Spring from September to November. But you can always explore Perth in other seasons as well. Read on to know more about weather in Perth.
Summer (December to February):
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 is the number given to the heat in Perth. In summers, Perth is hot and dry with temperature varying from 17.5 to 33°C. Luckily, you can beat the heat with the sea breeze called "Fremantle Doctor" to have a little cold time.
Autumn (March to May):
Autumn can be called as an extension of Perth summer with temperature ranging between 13.7 to 26°C. You'll find heat in the day time and mild cold in the night time. The temperature during the nights drop between 5 to 10°C.
Winter (June to August):
Explore the Winterland in the beautiful Perth. Winters in Perth are mildly cold with downpours of rain and occasional storms. The temperature is between 9°C to 19°C, which makes Perth a perfect place to explore events happening in the city. Ice Skating is one of the best activities to do in winters.
Spring (September to November):
Spring is the most colourful time to visit Perth. With 12000+ species of wildflowers booming, Perth's spring can take you to the abundance of nature and wildlife. In spring, the temperature ranges from 11.7 - 23°C on an average.
Things To Do in Perth
Visit Perth Zoo:
When in Perth, this attraction is a must visit. You can witness wildlife in abundance and discover rare and beautiful species. Perth Zoo houses 12000+ wildlife from all over the globe. Some of the animals that you will encounter here are African Lions, Asian Elephants, Penguins, Giraffes, plain Zebras, Meerkat, Rhinoceros and many more.
Discover Perth Beach:
Perth beaches are the hidden gems of Perth. Whether you want to have a laid-back vacation or an adventurous one, you can have both in Perth because of beaches. Cottesloe is one of the most famous beach of Perth. You can also explore City Beach for sundowners, Trigg Beach for surfing, Bathers Beach for relaxation and Metthams Pool for snorkelling.
Cheese and Wine Tasting:
If there's one way to describe Perth perfectly - it is through the wine affairs on offer. Perth has a dedicated zone called Swan Valley for your wine, gourmet food and cheese exploration. You'll find more than 40 cellar doors in this region, and be greeted by the owners themselves when you enter. This is a great experience when you want to indulge in the best wines of Australia.
Unwind at Kings Park:
Life is simple and relaxed in Perth where you'll find locals spending time in Kings Park. It's a very big park nestled in the centre of Perth. Here you can take your friends and family and start a picnic in the midst of tall, white-trunked trees. It's a must for a wholesome family day.
Where To Eat
Reserve a table at Perth's handpicked restaurants. From fine dine restaurants to laid-back beach cafes, Perth can offer you amazing food in every corner. The destination is very popular for Mary Street Bakery's local indulgences, Il Lido Italian Canteen's best Italian food, Moore & Moore's amazing breakfast and Petition Beer Corner's craft beers. There are so many artsy cafes, classic ambience and cellar doors in Perth that you have a lot to choose from! If you're looking for Indian food in Perth, then look no further than Annalakshmi and Balti Restaurants.
Where To Shop
Shopping in Perth can be expensive, but you can always collect souvenirs for yourself and loved ones. From great shopping centres to uber cool malls, Perth has a great shopping experience to offer. One of the best shopping places in Perth is Fremantle Markets - where you'll find a shopping heaven with 150+ stalls selling everything from Fashion to Homeware. You can shop for Australia's famous South Sea pearls and Opals from Kailis Australian Pearls, Quilpie Opals Perth, Willie Creek Pearls and Costello's Jewellery. If you're a handicrafts lover, you can find great handicarfts in retail stores of Perth.