Perth Travel Guide & Information

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Despite its claim as being the most remote city in the world, Perth is a vibrant and exciting place to spend time, with plenty to offer visitors. Perth is clean and beautiful. By far, its best attraction is the great weather and beautiful beaches. Privileged with a warm, sunny climate, Perth is located only minutes away from the stunning Indian Ocean coast, with sandy beaches, ideal to enjoy lots of exciting outdoor activities.

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Travel to Perth, a city with a terrific blend of being cosmopolitan and relaxed. Flights to Perth provide you with unlimited access to spectacular and exotic beaches, islands, rivers, hills and vineyards. The city boasts miles and miles of coastline and a variety of climate zones, ranging from tropical to temperate.

The modern high-rise city with wide, long streets offers a selection of historic buildings, museums and parks, all within walking distance, for the most part. Whether you are visiting the city for business or leisure, there is a wide range of events, attractions and cultural activities to experience.

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Things to do in Perth

Museums:

The city of Perth is home to several museums that depict the city's beautiful past.

Western Australian Maritime Museum: The main collection of the Western Australian Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay. The museum contains galleries with themes, such as the Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade, naval defense and the successful America's Cup yacht Australia II. The museum provides exhibits portraying Shipwrecks discovered off the Western Australian coast, as well as exhibits boasting Western Australia's Maritime history.

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Art Gallery of Western Australia:Is a public gallery that is part of the Perth Cultural center, and home to the State's art collection, which consists of over 15,500 works of art; the Art Gallery is visited by approximately 400,000 people annually. Ongoing exhibits include indigenous, traditional and contemporary art from the Northern Territory and Western Australia and WA art from the 1820s to the 1960s.

Glass Manifesto:Is the Studio and Gallery of Peter Bowles and Anne Clifton. Established in 2003, it was an ambitious project and Perth’s first independent glass blowing and casting studio, offering a broad range of contemporary handmade glass for the discerning collector. Visitors to the gallery will find an exquisite range of glass bowls, vases, perfume bottles, glass jewelry, architectural glass panels, latticino beads and chevron beads in ever-changing exhibits.

Must See:

Besides beautiful museums, Perth hosts numerous other “Must See” attractions.

Perth Town Hall: Is situated on the corner of Hay and Barrack streets, built in 1868, Perth Town Hall is a prime example of heritage buildings erected during a period that saw the city flourish and develop.

The Swan Bells:The Swan Bells are a set of eighteen bells hanging in a copper and glass campanile in Perth. Barrack Square is home to Perth’s Swan Bells Belltower, one of the world’s largest musical instruments. The Belltower houses the twelve bells of Saint Martin in the Fields church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace and also features a viewing platform with exhibits.

Perth Mint: Is the nation's oldest operating mint and one of the oldest mints in the world. Even today, it produces coins and gold bullion. Visitors to the Perth Mint can buy and sell gold, jewelry and souvenirs, as well as see the mint in operation and watch molten gold being poured to create gold bars. The Perth Mint is a "Must See" attraction on your vacation to this city.

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Where to Stay in Perth:

Perth is a well-known tourist destination and offers cheap hotels, 4-Star Hotels Under $99, hostels, Inns, Resorts, Spas and much more.

City Center : The City Center area of Perth is home to a wide range of high quality hotels and a few quaint hotels for those looking for something extra special. You’ll find lots of shopping malls on Hay and Murray Streets, as well as a number of very comfortable, interesting and guest-friendly hotels lining those streets. The area is home to some of the most renowned hotel chains, like Park, Hyatt, Novotel, Mercure and more. The area won’t disappoint budget travelers either, and has some good value hotels to choose from.

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Fremantle : The area is named after Captain Charles Fremantle, the English naval officer. The Fremantle contains well-preserved 19th-century buildings and other vintage buildings and features. There are frequent cheap hotels to choose from. The city has a fishing boat harbor, which contains markets and restaurants, developed as a tourist precinct. The city has a large arts community with a number of small art galleries and musical venues.

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Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

As per the latest available travel information available to Perth, the following are the passport and visa guidelines to assist you further.

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* U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport to enter Australia and must enter with an Australian visa or, if eligible, through the Electronic Travel Authority or ETA.

* The ETA replaces a visa and allows tourists a stay of up to three months. It may be obtained for a small service fee.

* For detailed information on the ETA, visit the Web site of the Australian Electronic Travel Authority.

For Canadian Citizens:

* A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Australia. The passport must be valid for at least the duration of your stay in the country.

* Canadians must also be in possession of a visa or an Electronic Travel Authority.

* The ETA has replaced the visa stamp for most tourists or business travelers making a short-term visit to Australia and can be obtained directly from any participating travel agent or from an airline reservation office.

* For more information on ETA please visit the Australian ETA Website.

This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.

We strongly recommend that you check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, before planning your travel.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Perth

With sunshine nearly 300 days a year and a Mediterranean climate, Perth is a perfect year-round destination. However, the most popular time to travel to Perth is during January and December. Another peak time is during the month of July.

Budget travelers might consider visiting Perth during the months of April to late August.

Planning your Visit:

High season: (December to February)

Low season: (April to August)

Perth Weather

With more hours of sunshine than any other Australian city, Perth enjoys a true Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild, cool winters.

* Very hot days are usually accompanied by low humidity.

* Mild Perth winters begin at the start of June and conclude at the end of August. Winters are generally the rainy season with some cool sunny days.

Currency and Language:

Currency:

Though ATMs and banks are available throughout Perth, you should let your bank know that you’re traveling to Perth and find out what the cost will be for cash withdraws.

Languages:

* English is the official language of Perth.