Located on the banks of the Swan River in southern Western Australia is Perth, a vibrant city with a host of natural wonders right on its door step.
Perth may be Western Australia’s capital and largest city, but it’s also the most isolated city in the world with the nearest city, Adelaide, more than 2500km away (a 28 hour drive!). Although geographically a lonely city; Perth is lively, the people are friendly and there is plenty to see and do. Here you’ll find one of the world’s biggest inner city parks, the lush Kings Park, the Swan Bell Tower and the must- visit Cottesloe Beach. Affectionately known as ‘The Cott’, this beautiful stretch of white sandy beach is one of the most popular beaches on the West Coast. You can enjoy stunning views of the cityscape from the Swan River, which flows straight through downtown Perth and at the mouth of the beautiful river you’ll find Fremantle. Meander its bustling streets and admire the well-preserved architectural heritage contrasted with the 21st century lifestyle of busy markets, energetic bars and the ‘Cappuccino Strip’.
Just 3 hours south of Perth is the beautiful Margaret River region. Indulge your tastebuds at the Margaret River wineries where you can get a taste of the region’s finest flavours and incredible scenery of rolling vineyards. Nearby in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park you’ll find Mammoth Cave, an ancient limestone cave internationally recognised for its beauty and pristine condition. Take an informative guided tour and be immersed in the natural beauty that surrounds.
Further north of Perth is Nambung National Park, home to one of Australia’s most unique natural wonders, The Pinnacles. Here you can observe the thousands of huge limestone pillars that mystically rise out of the desert sand.
Travel 340km east of Perth and you’ll find yourself at Wave Rock in Hyden, one of the most famous rock formations in Western Australia’s rugged Golden Outback. Caused by weathering and water erosion, this multi-coloured granite rock forms the shape of a wave frozen at the point of breaking and came into the spotlight when it was featured in the National Geographic Magazine in 1967.