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Perth Travel Guide - Your destination overview of Perth, Australia

Perth is one of the world's most remote major cities, lying as it does thousands of miles from anywhere on West Australia's southwest coast. The Aboriginals were here 40,000 years before the Dutch and English though it was the latter that settled the area in the 1800s, with the establishing of a colony on the Swan River by Captain James Stirling in 1829.

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Where to stay in Perth – a neighborhood guide

A city break in Perth ranges from high class hotels that line the Swan River to boutique joints in the inner city suburbs.  With a variety of attractions, from the white sandy beaches to the rolling hills and vineyards, there is accommodation to fit all themes, tastes and budgets.

Perth shopping guide – where to shop and what to buy

There is definitely a trend when it comes to shopping in Perth, as extensive, chic and larger than life shopping malls pepper the city like polka dots.  The outlets are a thing of convenience and mean that searching for an item is easier than ever.  If outdoor excursions or local produce is more your thing, don’t you worry, as the city has plenty of food, craft and clothing markets too.  Secluded streets make an appearance as well, with King Street providing a high-class hideaway where all the big names in fashion gather in force.

Perth Food and Dining Guide - Restaurants, where to eat, and more

Perth is especially known for its range of creative seafood dishes, and, with the best seafood restaurants being located at the waters' edge on Sunset Coast, the freshness is assured. Specialties include barramundi, freshwater crayfish and tiger prawns.

Perth Shopping Guide - Find where and what to shop and buy

Perth offers good shopping options, although nothing like the extent of Sydney or Melbourne. The upside is that most of it is contained in an easy to access area of downtown where there are pedestrianised arcades and walkways and good scope for eating.

Perth Entertainment Guide - For fun, recreation, and relaxation

Perth, as with any Aussie center, is an active town with a lively populace and many things to do, day and night. You will see business types quickly donning beach attire on the train as they head for the beach during lunch hour, while the parks fill up with walkers and joggers at all times.

Perth Travel Tips - Helpful hints and advice on local destination information

Perth has a low crime rate, fantastic weather and excellent tourist and transport infrastructures. Although pickpockets are a problem, as with any city, Perth is one of the easiest going towns in the country and most visitors have few problems taking in the sights.

Perth Sightseeing Guide - Visit notable attractions and landmarks

Perth is not overrun with attractions, yet has plenty to lure tourists such as historical and modern landmarks to check out, as well as loads of parks and beaches. Scarborough Beach, City Beach, and Cottesloe Beach are the main ones, of which Scarborough has the best facilities, surf, and access.

An Australia travel guide – long sandybeaches, cosmopolitan cities and remote and wild nationalparks

Take an Australia holiday and visit a vast land of sultry jungle, arid desert, endless beaches and cosmopolitan cities. From the tropical far north to Tasmania’s rugged far south, book an Australia hotel and discover a big country with an ancient past and youthful energy.

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