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AUSTRALIA: Rugged yet cultured, modern but rustic, tranquil yet buzzing, what more could you want in a capital city? Perth is known for its hot dry heat, its white sandy beaches and its perfect wineries. Developing its own sense of a foodie’s scene, the rise of the café and restaurant culture with multicultural cuisines is a food lover’s heaven to rival other States in this great country. Here we look at why Perth is a city that should be on your favorites list.
King’s Park and Botanic Gardens, with its landscaped gardens boasts views of the city. A meeting place of many, the park is a must for a relaxing stroll, some more vigorous exercise for the local joggers and a place to come for an entertainment event. Open daily, there are no admission costs, so a visit is essential.
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Sporting early morning joggers, cyclists and walkers roaming its shores, Swan River is a place to go to feel that early morning breeze, stop by for some light or vigorous exercise.
Claimed as one of the best walking tracks in the country, the trail covers Karri and Tingle forests, through misty valleys and walks you along the coast. The trail stretches across 950km so can be done in sections or take longer and stay in a cabin.
A theme park filled with water slides, rides, go-carts and other activities you will want to take a fun break in your week and make some time for an adrenaline adventure.
Perth Convention Centre
Visit Perth’s Convention Centre for your fill of entertainment. This premier events venue holds AGMs,
Concerts, Celebrations, Banquets, Exhibitions, Weddings, Product Launches and Graduations. Whatever your need to visit, make sure you check out what is on at the Perth Convention Centre with fully furnished and serviced accommodation available at the Adina Apartment Hotel Perth.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
For a less active and more cultured activity, you must visit this century-old gallery. Storing a wide range of artworks which include Indigenous and post-World War II works, browse the displays and find your favourite artist for the day.
Here’s something for the night owls! 2 minutes from Perth CBD, Northbridge is a magnet to those wanting to dance the night away or kick back in a bar listening to soft tunes fill the air downing a bevvy or two. You will find vibrant food, mouthwatering restaurants, clubs and themed bars. When you are ready to retire in the early hours of the morning, you won’t have to travel far to rest your head in the fully furnished Adina Apartment Hotel Perth Barrack Plaza.
With 19 metropolitan beaches, the closest a 15-minute drive from Perth’s CBD, the traveller is spoilt for choice. Each with their own unique surrounds, you will be hard-pressed to decide which one to visit – if not them all! The three most visited are listed below for your selecting pleasure.
City Beach is closest to Perth’s CBD and is a favourite for surfing with strong currents and decent waves. Cafes litter the foreshore, patiently awaiting the surfer looking for sustenance after a day on the waves.
Cottesloe Beach boasts long white-sandy beaches where swimming, snorkelling and surfing is the norm. Diving from the floating bell just offshore is a local favourite, along with sipping wine watching the sun disappear over a relaxing dinner in a foreshore café or restaurant.
Love your Chardonnay, Cab Sav, Sav Blanc Merlot or Shiraz? Look no further than one of Australia’s world-class wine regions. Margaret River is 3 hours south of Perth and is well worth the visit. With some wineries sporting award-winning restaurants you will be kept happy for hours. If Margaret River is just too far, you should also consider Perth Hills, Blackwood Valley, Great Southern and Peel for your fine wine and dining fix.