Perth sits on the edge of Australia’s western frontier, far apart from the other capitals, but don’t discount it due to distance. This is a city of balance, a humble, happy community that welcomes visitors with open arms and a natural Australian beauty. It has a buzzing cultural scene underlined by a bygone-era vibe; here, the modern and the momentous past are in tandem, and crowned with golden sunshine most days of the year. These seven sites will offer an excellent introduction to the Perth culture and lifestyle.
1. Kings Park
A natural starting point, Kings Park is a beautiful expanse of green that showcases the best flora that Western Australia has to offer. This is where you can take in the Perth skyline – on foot, on bike, or on a picnic blanket – with fresh air and a lush backdrop. The botanic garden that sits in the center of the park sprawls out over 40 acres, loaded with eucalyptus, shocks of wildflowers, and about 2000 other plant species from the region. Plenty of playgrounds, walking paths, and green groves make King’s Park so versatile and universally appealing.