At the centre of Perth, you will find Kings Park, one of the biggest parks in the world -larger even than New York’s Central Park. Here, you can experience the Australian Bush, without even leaving the city. Kings Park is considered sacred by Aborigines. It possesses an ethereal tranquillity that fills you with a feeling of wellbeing as you take in stunning views of the Swan River amid beautiful gardens, bushland trails, and ancient trees. On your trip to Perth, head to the park at night, where it fills with an air of excitement - watch the sun set over Perth’s incredible skyline, and enjoy the Moonlight Cinema, which runs throughout the summer.
Think of Australia and you think of the wildlife, and Perth’s wildlife is world-famous. At Perth Zoo, you will be able to learn more about some of Australia's iconic flora and fauna, as well as over 150 species from around the world. As well as being a popular tourist attraction, the zoo plays a key part in the preservation of Australian wildlife. If you are taking a trip to Perth in the summer, check out its Summer Events calendar, which is a much-anticipated highlight of the city’s summer.
A trip to Rottnest Island (Rotto to the locals) will lead you to an island of delights. Here, you will see quokkas – a native, friendly marsupial, unique to Western Australia. The small island just 12 miles off Perth’s coast is a popular getaway for businessmen and their families, who flit to Rotto for its scores of exquisite beaches, fantastic snorkelling on coral reefs, tennis, golf and fishing. Rottnest Island can be accessed by boat, helicopter, or private boat. The best way to explore the island is by bike, but you can take a Segway tour, or explore on foot.
With its perfect blend of cultures, nightlife, sophistication, nature and sunshine, a trip to Perth is sure to delight people of all tastes; the problem will be prioritising what to do in this vibrant, friendly city.
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