"The most isolated city in the world" Perth by mad4travel

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But don't let that put you off!

Apparantly, Perth is one of if not THE most isolated city in the world. I thought that accolade would go to somewhere like Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia but there you go, what the hell do I know!

Anyway, it's nearer to Singapore than Sydney which should give you a bit of an idea about distances.

as a result, it is very clean, the quality of light is fantastic, crystal clear and the colours stunning. If I had to live in Australia, this is where I would live.

Lots to do

There's lots to do in Perth

Wander around Kings Park (where the main photo was taken)
Go shopping
Take the boat to Fremantle
Eat in funky Northridge
Go to the beaches at Cottesloe or Scarboro
Visit the Swan Bell tower or the Mint

See the travel tips for more details.....

Further afield

There are some great day trips from Perth too:

Namburg national park and the Pinnacles desert
Wave Rock
Margaret River and the wineries
Rottnest Island

See my travel tips for more details......

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean air, fantastic quality of light, divine beaches
  • Cons:Everywhere is a bit far from everywhere else
  • In a nutshell:Can I go live there please????
  • Last visit to Perth: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Nice page! You covered some very interesting things to do in Perth & beyond. Really liked the info. about the Indian Pacific train too! Nice photos too!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 7:31 PM

    Well I think you've rounded up Perth pretty well Mel. Glad you enjoyed your stay here matey :o) Good tip about Captain Cook cruises! Cheers, Ann :o)


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