While all eyes have been on Melbourne and Sydney (allegedly the two coolest cities in Australia), Perth might very well be Australia’s best-kept secret.
All the way on the other side of Australia, the West Coast City has everything to attract visitors, especially in Summer. It’s home to some of the best beaches on the planet, the third largest fringe festival, an ever-evolving food and drink scene, and one of the largest city parks in the world (Perth’s Kings Park is larger than New York’s Central Park!).
Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the largest city on the West Coast; it ranks as the fourth-most populous city in Australia with over 2 million inhabitants. Despite being one of the most isolated major cities in the world, Perth has a vibrant big-city feel. Soak this in around the high-rise CBD with its busy shopping streets and mural-splashed laneways, then head to Northbridge – a diverse neighbourhood lined with independent bars.
You can also indulge your creative side, thanks to the Perth Cultural Centre – a pedestrianized zone full of galleries and gardens. One particular must-see is the multi-level Art Gallery of Western Australia. And for wildlife lovers, jump on a ferry to Rottnest Island for a chance to encounter Australia’s cutest marsupials – the quokka:
Needless to say, we’re beyond excited to have set up shop in Perth – a truly special city with something to offer every traveller.