"WESTERN AUSTRALIA" Perth by tkdqueen

Perth Travel Guide: 2,350 reviews and 5,162 photos

PERTH - City of Lights

Offset by the vast tranquil waters of the Swan River, the beautiful city of Perth is a tourist's delight. Modern and vibrant, it contrasts with its historic counterpart - the port city of Fremantle accessible within 20 minutes by car from Perth.

Tourists commonly refer to Perth as the "friendly city", and famous notables have also renamed the city after their personal experiences. Astronaut John Glenn called Perth the "City of Lights" after his historic fly-over in 1962 and victorious America's Cup skipper Dennis Connor referred to it as the "most isolated city in the world".

Most paint Perth as bright, fun, friendly and "laid back" (relaxing) but visitors to the city can be sure to find their own descriptions after their holiday.Whet your appetite with a day on the Swan River, a picnic to the Darling Ranges, a visit to a vineyard or a stroll around Perth or Fremantle. From outdoors to indoors, a fabulous range of city and suburban shops will satisfy even the most particular tourist. Everything from traditional Australian gifts and garments, opals, Kalgoorlie gold and precious diamonds to succulent local seafood, tender red meat and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Wriiten by....well - not me but I agree!!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, loads of beaches, Lots to see and do
  • Cons:Racial prejudice (not everyone-but was common enough for me to notice)
  • In a nutshell:You have to go for the experience of Australia - everythings different .... flowers, trees, animals. It's great!!!!
  • Last visit to Perth: Mar 2000
  • Intro Updated Feb 23, 2004
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  • Nov 6, 2004 at 6:01 PM

    Nice page and such a cute Koala. I love this beautiful main pic on your Perth page. Australia is one of my dream destinations and i wish to go there soon. Thanks for helpful tips.

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    Jul 26, 2004 at 4:35 AM

    G'day from Australia. Hope you enjoyed your stay in WA! Great page.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 2:46 PM

    what a cute koala! :-) nice start!

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 8:43 PM

    Hmm..Perth looks like a cool place ....bravo ! Greetings from the Isle of Betel Nut ( PEnang ) :-)

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2004 at 1:32 PM

    Ah ha !! I see your'e getting busy again!!


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