Perth: A Beautiful City to Visit

Perth

A trip to the beautiful city of Perth in Australia would be the trip of a lifetime. This scenic city has a population of approximately 1.74 million within the Perth metropolitan area and is found along the Swan Coastal Plain. The city was discovered in 1829 and is known around the globe as the “City of Light” because all lights were turned on by the residents during the passing of John Glenn, the American astronaut, as he was circling the earth on the Friendship 7 in 1962.

PerthPerth has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summer months with some rainfall and cold and wet winter months. The summer months start from December and last till the end of March. The city gets its fair share of sunshine with averages of about 8.8 hours of sun each day. A great time to take a trip to this beautiful city is in Spring during the months of September through November. Autumn is also an ideal time during the months of March through May. Spring around the months of October and November is great for flower sightseeing.

The city is full of cultural diversity, owing to immigration as just less than 50% of the residents originate from other countries. The city especially sees a large number of immigrants from Malaysia, South Africa and Thailand.

Perth beachPerth is full of stunning attractions and historical sights. It is home to Kings Park, the largest inner-city park on the face of this earth; Perth Zoo is home to various Australian and exotic animals from all over the world; the Western Australian Museum showcases unique Aboriginal artifacts; the Western Australian Maritime Museum showcases maritime items and is home to a Royal Australian Navy submarine and the famous Australia II, winner of the 1983 Americas Cup; the Art Gallery of Western Australia has the State Art Collection on display; the Bishop’s House and St George’s House are two of the city’s most famous heritage buildings; Perth is also home to many famous wildflowers and other flowering species; and don’t miss out on the kangaroos.

This city is full of excitement and there is much to do. The Perth International Arts Festival is an annual cultural festival dating back to 1953 that draws large crowds; the West Australian Ballet, West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra host performances on a regular basis; the Perth Concert Hall has many regular programs including theatre, ballet, opera and orchestra; the His Majesty’s Theatre and the Burswood Dome regularly have music concerts; popular activities include swimming, cycling and wine tasting; visitors can also shop to their heart’s delight and sample the diverse cuisine, or try the active nightlife scene.

Perth musicPerth has an active local music scene with many rock groups originating in the city such as the Pendulum, John Butler Trio, and Eskimo Joe, all of which can be seen performing at concerts. Famous musicians from the city include Bon Scott of AC/DC and Rolf Harris famously referred to as “The Boy From Bassendean.”

Perth is known for giving the world many celebrity actors such as Gemma Ward, Heath Ledger and Sam Worthington. The city credits the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University for the success of its gifted actors notably Hugh Jackman. Perth has also been featured in numerous movies including Last Train to Freo, Two Fists, One Heart and Thunderstruck.

To get around the city is very easy as there are many options, visitors can hire a car in Perth, use public transport or walk around the city if they so choose.

Harrison Camfield works as an agent for car hire in Perth. He is a long-time expert in providing car hire services, running his own blog that provides useful information on car hiring.

Posted on: November 13, 2012, by : jetw2421

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  1. I spent the better part of this year living and working in Perth and although I was ready to leave, I’ll definitely miss King’s Park! Probably one of my favorite parks I’ve ever visited with great variety and incredible views. Also they show movies outdoors there in the summer months as well as plays. Margaret River, a bit farther south, was also a favorite weekend trip! Can’t go wrong with wineries! Thanks for taking me back 🙂

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