For those looking to head to Australia, then you’re in for a fine time. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful and interesting countries on the planet. So with all that in mind, here is our quick guide to places in Western Australia you should go see. Oh, and before you head off, if you are converting money into Australian Dollars, make sure you check the link and see where to get the best rates.
Situated on the Swan River, Perth is the capital of Western Australia with all the modern luxuries and only minutes from the city are beautiful beaches to spend your holiday on. Also known as “The City of Lights,” Perth enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and reserves.
The long, wide streets of central Perth follow an orderly grid pattern. Perth Railway Station is located next to the major east-west avenue, Wellington Street, south of which lies the city proper, extending for five blocks down to the lake-like expanse of the Swan River. The central shopping and business areas together with historical buildings including two cathedrals, His Majestys Theatre and Government House, are located here.
North of Wellington Street is Northbridge, home to important museums, galleries and the hub of the citys nightlife. Perths location and warm and dry climate (the best of any Australian state capital, with hot summers and mild winters) favour outdoor pursuits. Inner-city parks and gardens are a delight, most notably Kings Park, which offers excellent views of the city and the river.
To the east of the city lies a pleasant rural hinterland, while just minutes to the west is the Indian Ocean and long, white, sandy beaches extending for many kilometres along the Sunset Coast. A stop at nearby Fremantle, regarded the best-preserved 19th-century port in the world, is an essential part of any visit to Perth.
The Port Of Fremantle: a bustling port town less than half an hour from Perth. It is famous for its night life, pubs and coffee strip centred around the quaint harbour complex. Fremantle today retains much of its old charm. Situated at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle has picturesque old buildings and a wide cultural diversity.
Fremantle is Western Australia’s major commercial port and handles the majority of the State’s imports and exports. Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums, bookshops and buskers. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.
Rottnest Island: Western Australia’s very own island holiday getaway, has a casual atmosphere and picturesque scenery. You will witness some of the world’s finest beaches and bays, located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle. Cycling is popular on the island and is a great way to get around and see everything. Also popular are fishing, snorkeling and diving. There is some beautiful coral around the island which you can see from various points, as well as a number of shipwrecks.
Monkey Mia: No holiday to Western Australia would be complete without seeing and experiencing the feeding of the dolphins. Monkey Mia’s beautiful beach is the only readily accessible beach in Shark Bay sheltered from the prevailing breeze. The dolphins are wild, native to the area and yet visit of their own accord up to three times per day all year round.