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Travel guide Perth Region for Great view


Perth Destination City Guide
By Emily Pollard

Perth, while a long way from anywhere, is a fabulous place for shopping, going out and enjoying amazing weather! Perth is ‘BIG ON BREAKFASTS’! So make sure you get up early, go for a run along the beach and then have breakfast at either John St Café at Cottesloe, or Beaches on Marine Pde, Cottesloe. Most shopping areas have great spots for lunch/ eating out. Fremantle has a fabulous connoisseur ice-cream shop with a great ‘cookies and cream’ and King St is lined with lots of great coffee shops, so you can keep your caffeine levels up for some productive shopping! Some other great spots to stop by for coffee/lunch/shopping are Bay View Tce, Claremont and Napoleon St, Cottesloe. The shopping and fashion in Perth is fantastic!  We have the best select... Read more

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

There are certain places that make you let out a sigh of relief as soon as you see them, knowing that all your holiday boxes have been ticked.  Well, the Beach House at Shoalwater Bay is definitely one of those. With its absolute waterfront location and stunning 180 degree view of the bay and its islands, this house is the answer to the dreams of every stressed, busy and wrung-out holiday seeker.  You could be forgiven for thinking that you are miles from anywhere, but the delights of Perth are only 40 minutes away, and the area abounds in things to do and see. The House was originally a “renovator’s delight” that the inspired and talented owners have turned into a retreat from the everyday.  With such a magnificent location it is the ideal place for a ... Read more

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

Esperance - Natural Beauty
By Western Australia

  At Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park, even the kangaroos appreciate the sun, sand and water.  They are regularly spotted lazing beachside and keeping visitors at the nearby camp ground entertained. While a trip to Esperance is worth it just for its magnificent coastline there is much more to see and do. There are four national parks within easy reach of the town – Stokes Inlet, Peak Charles, Cape Arid and Cape Le Grand. Bushwalking, camping, fishing and bird watching are popular activities and there is plenty of four wheel drive action to be had – some of the best is along a stretch of pristine beach in Cape Le Grand National Park. You can drive yourself, but for local knowledge and country style hospitality jump on board the Aussie... 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

Winter Getaways in Perth
By Western Australia.com

When it’s cold outside there is something quite delicious about retreating indoors to a cosy... Read more

Perth Summer Holiday
By Sue Waters

Reclining with my sandy feet on the open window frame of a beachside bar along the coast of Perth, I sip a glass of cool local wine and indulge in one of the world’s truly most magnificent views. Beneath me the Indian Ocean greets the pure white of Cottesloe Beach. Two young boys paddle at the water’s edge, refusing to relinquish the summer’s day that is already giving itself over to evening.  The sun is now a disc of deep orange slipping into the ocean and throwing off a golden light against the darkening sky. It is still; the afternoon sea breeze didn’t turn up. Probably, like me it just decided to take a day off. A Perth summer holiday is about lazy days spent by the sea and warm nights strolling on the beach or dining in alfresco restaurants.... Read more

 
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