– Perth Introduction –
The city centre is situated between the darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, and along the banks of the Swan River, 12 KMs from the ocean. the swan River weaves its way through the metropolitan area to the port of Fremantle and has many beautiful houses, restaurants, and recreational areas along its banks. the river provides an ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in many different water sports such as canoeing, wind surfing and sailing or just cruising the river on one of the many ferries. For a maritime experience, journey to Fremantle located approximately 30 minutes from the city centre. Here you can enjoy the buzz of activity around the port, soak up the cafe scene or step back in time by visiting a range of Fremantle’s historical attractions and museums. For an island-style activity, board a ferry from either Barrack square in the City or Fremantle and head to Rottnest Island just 25 minutes off the coast. at Rottnest you’ll discover a laid-back beach side holiday atmosphere with quiet coves and crystal clear waters which are ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
Back on the mainland, take the time to explore the ribbon of white sandy beaches along the aptly named Sunset Coast. this area is approximately 20 minutes west of the city centre and stretches for 119 KMs from just north of Fremantle to Lancelin in the north. this stunning coastline is gateway to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean and is a water lover’s paradise.
Further south at Rockingham, the water is similarly appealing and boasts an incredible wealth of charismatic marine life. Here you can experience the charm and grace of wild dolphins that inhabit the area’s waters or take an eco tour to nearby Seal and Penguin Islands. Peelis another jewel in the Perth region crown. Home to the city of Mandurah, the region offers all the style of city amenities with a real holiday feel. Here you can cruise the vast waterways, try your hand at crabbing or discover the amazing thrombolite living fossils in yalgorup National Park. Peel represents the true country lifestyle of Western Australia, with farms, orchards, timber forests and nature walks spearheading its appeal.
Located just a short drive inland from the CBdare the glorious areas of Swan Valley, Perth Hills and Armadale. While these regions of character buildings, rolling hills, quaint cafes and fresh produce are well known for their gourmet delights, you’ll also discover a wealth of natural attractions which include magnificent national parks and inspiring walk trails. the swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine-growing region and is home to many cellar doors, restaurants and fresh produce venues nestled among fields of vineyards. Further inland and located around an hour from the city, the Avon Valley includes picturesque scenery, undulating farmland, babbling brooks and quaint country towns featuring historic buildings, local crafts and friendly people.
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