Compact, cosmopolitan Perth has it all in easy reach – some of Western Australia’s best surfing. Miles of golden sands. A balmy sub-tropical climate. Friendly, boutique B&Bs. And some of the best wine in the Antipodes. No wonder it’s one of the fastest-growing spots in all of Australia.
Take a road trip South and you won’t be disappointed. The Margaret River wine region is host to some of Australia’s best boutique (and not so boutique) producers including Vasse Felix and Cape Mentelle. Take an official bus tour, leave the car behind, and drink it in.
Must eat at:
Ethnic (and Asian in particular) is where it’s at in Perth. And there’s no spot more ethnic, nor Asian, than the Good Fortune Road Duck House in Northbridge for truly generous helpings of roast pork, duck and noodles.
Must be there for:
The Festival of Perth is when Western Australia’s arts scene comes alive. Held annually in February/March, it brings together a diverse array of music, film, dance, drama and more.
· If you’re after pure, white sand, take the Fremantle Line to nearby Cottesloe – for an Aussie gem of a beach.
· Don’t miss the sport while you’re here. The WACA (or ‘wakka’ to the locals) is one of the world’s most civilised spots to watch first class cricket.
British citizens need a visa to enter Australia, and several options are available if you’re going on holiday or business. For full information, visit www.immi.gov.au
|Time zone:||GMT +8 hours (+9 in summer)|
|Good for:||Singles, Families with pre-school children, Families with school age children|
|Holiday type||Beach, Sightseeing, Winter sun|
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