City Name: Perth
Where is it located?: Perth is located in the southwest corner of Western Australia, on Australia’s west coast.
Why do people go there?: For those wanting to get away from the more crowded east coast, Perth is the place to go. Westralians are generally more friendly than their eastern counterparts, and not far from the world’s most remote capital is excellent surfing and wine regions.
How do travelers get there?: Due to Perth’s remoteness, a majority of travelers fly from the east coast, although there are some international arrivals from Asia. The adventurous can cross the desert in a car, or those with money and time may enjoy the train ride from Adelaide.
Currency: Australian Dollar
City Code: 8
Population: 1.3 million
Neighborhoods: Northbridge, Fremantle, Scarborough, Kings Park, Subiaco
Attractions: Remoteness, Beaches, City/town Style
Accommodations: Perth Hostels
Tourist Office: Western Australian Tourist Centre, Forrest Place, Perth, WA 6000, tel. 09-483 1111.
Off-the-beaten-path: Convicts and Colonials Trail,Swan Valley
Health Issues: dengue, measles, pertussis
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Head over in the early summer months like November and December, just when the east coast is starting to get heated up, and enjoy the lack of humidity.
City Specific Events: Perth loves its festivals: there’s the Festival of Perth, The Northbridge Festival and Artrage Festival. All offer food, fun and entertainment.
How to get around?: Transperth gives free rides on buses and trains in the city center. They also operate ferries.
Good to know: Perth is the most remote capital in the world.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Paris is the Perth Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Perth travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.