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Travel guide Perth Region for Cruising


Editor's Choice - Shoalwater Bay Beach House
By Lisa Monk

The Shoalwater Bay Beach House is a stylish home in glorious Rockingham, 50km south of Perth, Western Australia and just minutes from spectacular Shoalwater Beach and all the natural beauty of the region. Just minutes from cafes, restaurants and shopping centres, the Beach House offers everything you need for the perfect getaway.  Imagine picnics on the beach while you watch the sun set over Seal Island and Shag Rock, walking to Penguin Island at low tide, snorkeling in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park or simply lazing around in the spa in your own private courtyard. The Beach House is a home away from home, offering all the comforts you could wish for … and a few you probably haven’t even thought of!  Top of most lists is the gorgeous heated spa in the intimate ... Read more

Buccaneer Archipelago
By Adrienne Costin

The Buccaneer Archipelago is a stunningly rugged area off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia, consisting of up to 1000 islands. The scenery is spectacular with secluded white sandy beaches, patches of rain forest, mangrove estuaries, plunging cliffs, indigenous rock art and hidden reefs that litter offshore waters. Situated approximately 2800 kilometres north of the Western Australian capital of Perth, its distant location has meant it has remained an unspoilt and remarkably pristine location to explore and experience. Tides of up to 11 metres are among some of the biggest in the world, and certainly the largest in Australia. In some places they are treacherously strong and unpredictable, surging up rivers and ripping through inland passages. These tides create such phenomena as... Read more

Perth
By Lisa Monk

The city of Perth is a gem nestled on the banks of the Swan River and its marvellous location is at the heart of the character of this most unusual of Australia’s capital cities.  The nearest large city to Perth is Adelaide, which lies over 2000 km away and it is this isolation that has allowed Perth to develop such a distinctive personality. Lying about 20 km inland from the sparkling Indian Ocean, Perth enjoys an unparalleled climate and is classed as one of only five Mediterranean climate regions in the world. Summers tend to be hot and dry, and most rain occurs in winter, however the temperatures still hover around 18-19 degrees C, so winter is still a fine time to visit. The city enjoys a wonderful quality of light, making it a favourite with artists and photographers. ... Read more

 
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