Perth is both the largest city and capital of Western Australia and there is always a lot of things going on and things to do in Perth while on vacation. The city is home to the state Parliament and the Supreme Court, and Governor. Perth is wild and beautiful and perfectly Australian.
About a million holiday goers visit every year to enjoy all the activities and things to do in Perth and in the area.
Many tourists visit the museums in Perth. One can choose from the SciTech Discovery Centre, The Western Australian Maritime Museum, the Army Museum of Western Australia, and other heritage sites.
Shopping in Perth is mostly near Murray Street and Hay Street at the pedestrian malls, arcades, factory outlet stores, and other retail locations. Swan Valley features lots of restaurants and cafes, as well as abundant produce stalls.
Perth Concert Hall is where the West Australian Symphony orchestra plays, as well as hosting other events. It is located near the Supreme Court Gardens.
Created in 1898, the Perth Zoo has 41 acres of space and 1,258 animals representing 164 species, and a large collection of plant life. Three areas: Walkabout, Rainforest and Savanna mimic animals’ natural habitats.
Just south of city you’ll find the suburb of Fremantle. Fremantle is not so much a sleeping suburb as a vibrant place, filled with restaurants, clubs, bars and market places. If you love coffee, a definite don’t miss is a visit to the Cappuccino strip, an entire street filled with coffee bars and cafes.
Perth features a mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers from December to February, and mild, wet winters. Summers are generally very hot and dry, lasting from December to late March, with February generally being the hottest month of the year, while winters are relatively mild and wet. Perth is very sunny and gets more than 8 hours of sunshine a day. Temperatures range from a low of 7.7 °C (45.9°F) in July to a high of 18 °C (64.9°F) in February.
If you enjoy international arts, then come to participate in the Perth International Arts Festival, which features theater, music, art, writings, and more.
Come to see the Great Waiter Races with benefits going to support Alzheimer’s disease sufferers or on New Year’s for the Perth Cup horse races.
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