Fly To Perth, Australia
The beautiful city of Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the gateway for many tourists visiting Australia. Known for its great sunny climate, relaxed Western Australian culture and lifestyle Perth has been a favourite with South African’s for years.
Perth provides its visitors with extraordinary adventures from Swanbourne Beach to The Classroom, which is a quirky bar in the heart of the city. The City of Light as Perth is called has many more sites to take in from museums, art galleries and wildlife parks that make this city lovable and a guaranteed unforgettable holiday experience.
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Why visit Perth?
- Enjoy a fun-filled day at Cottlesloe Beach, and indulge in an array of buzzing restaurants and bars along Marine Parade, and end the day off at one of the many outdoor festivals!
- Take a walk through the majestic Kings Park, with panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, this walking trail offers the best views of the city!
- Explore Fremantle, a character filled town filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, and vibrant markets, it is known as the world's best preserved example of a 19th century port street-scape!
Perth is regarded as the sunniest capital city in the world, with an average of 8 hours a day of sunshine-365 days of the year. This city boasts a sunny climate all year round, but if you are considering a vacation then the best time to visit Perth is during Spring.
Spring months begin in September and end in November with sunny days, pleasant evenings and almost very little rain.
- Perth was once known as Boorloo.
- Perth has the largest inner-city park in the whole world, it’s called Kings Park.
- This city is known as the 'City of Light', due to the fact that when astronaut John Glenn orbited above back in 1962 he could identify Perth because everyone turned on all their lights making Perth highly visible.
Perth is constantly being considered as the world's most liveable city. This vibrant place has the best of both worlds. From the natural lush beauty of places like Swan River, Darling Range and the beautiful Botanic Gardens, which is an oasis of peace near the heart of the city.
To Kings Park which is the focal point of down town with fine dining restaurants, boutiques and skyscrapers that light up the city at night. Perth is also well-known for their crystal blue beaches, so be sure to visit one of the many beaches which include Port Beach and City Beach.
Another great attraction that is worth the visit is Perth Zoo where you can experience some of the country's unique wildlife in the Australian Bushwalk and Wetland's exhibits.
For those interested in aircraft's will be captivated by the fascinating displays the Aviation Heritage Museum, so be sure to head by and checkout all the displays.
If you have extra time to spare in the city, the the few attractions listed below are worth putting down on your to-do-list:
- St.Mary's Cathedral
- Perth Mint
- Aquarium of Western Australia
- Swan Valley
- Adventure World
- Penguin island
- Round House
- Hillary's Boat Harbour
Australia has a 11 million square kilometre fishing zone, which is the third largest in the world. This is the reason for the large abundance of seafood which significantly influences Australian cuisine.
Everything from Lobster to prawns, tuna and salmon can be found in the city of Perth. One of the most iconic Australian food is Vegemite, it is a vitamin-rich somewhat bitter, yeast spread. Other national foods include macadamia nuts, Tim Tams, and Weet-Bix.
The best dish to try out in Perth is a meat pie, which is minced beef in a beef gravy, enclosed in a baked flaky pastry shell. There is a variety of cuisine that can be found across the city, from seafood in Fremantle, to gourmet goods from Swan Valley and fantastic wines from the Margaret River region.
The top ranking restaurants in Pert include:
- The Best Brew Bar & Kitchen
- The Partisan
- Villa D'Este Restaurant
- Friends Restaurant
- Halo Restaurant
- Greenhouse Restaurant
- Blackbird Restaurant
- C Restaurant
Perth is a multicultural society, which means that there are different religions that are practised in the state. The largest religion that is followed in Perth is Catholicism. There are many churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship that can be found in Perth, and it is a perfect representation of the city's diversity.
The culture found here is diverse and it is generally expressed through art, music, cuisine, and the alluring atmosphere that fills the city. Places like Northbridge is home to Perth's Cultural Centre that houses the Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
People are extremely friendly and welcoming, this is not a very conservative place but it is advised to dress modestly when visiting religious areas and monuments as a sign of respect.
Perth is a relatively safe city, the main dangers however do include sunburn and dehydration. It is advised to remain hydrated and to put sunblock on before heading out.
Visitors are also advised to avoid walking around the city alone at night especially if you are a female. Overall Perth is becoming safer, due to small alleyways and other niche problem zones being refurbished and unsuitable for hanging around.
South Africans need a visa in order to enter Perth,
as well as any other city in Australia. You’ll also need to make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps. You can contact the embassy of Australia (Telephone: 012 423 6000) for more information, in addition to visa applications.
Address: Suite 9,
Level 1 1297 Hay Street
P. O. Box 1589
West Perth, WA 6872
Phone: (+61) 8 9321 0355
Fax:(+61) 8 9321 0426
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 267.95|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 101.11|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 50.67|
|Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 19.32|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 280.87|
Perth Airport (code: PER) is the gateway for travellers to the capital of Western Australia, and is currently the fourth busiest airport in Aussie.
Food and Beverage: The restaurants that are located at the airport include News Link, 6000 Acres, Mocopan, Long Neck, Haymarket, The coffee club, Hudsons Club, and Subway.
Exchange currency: The exchange offices located at the airport include Travelex and ANZ.
Lost luggage: If you lost any item of luggage you should contact your handling airline or head to the information desk that is located at the airport for more assistance.
Airport hotel:The hotels that are located near the airport include Best Western Plus Ascot Village, International on the Water Hotel and Ibis Budget Perth Airport.
Car hire:The car hire dealerships that are located at the airport includes Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Redspot, and Thrifty.
Airport hub:Perth Airport (code: PER) is a hub for Alliance Airlines, Cobham Aviation Services Australia, Network Aviation, Qantas, Skippers Aviation, and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.
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