Welcome to Perth
With more hours of sunlight than any other Australian city, a plethora of beaches within easy reach, a huge number of lush parks (including the largest inner-city park in the world), a fantastic cuisine scene, and a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere, it is easy to see why Perth has recently been ranked in the top ten 'most liveable cities in the world' by The Economist for the second year in a row.
The capital of Western Australia is the most remote city in the world, a fact that perhaps explains the passion its citizens have for it. Ask a local if they'd like to live anywhere else and you'll be faced with a chorus of vehement 'nos'. With its many wide, open spaces for its population to spread out across, Perth often feels more like a town than a city. This, combined with its Mediterranean-like climate, encourages a laid-back lifestyle and outdoor living - in its parks, by its river, on its beaches, and lounging at street-side tables outside cafes and bars.
As well as pristine natural attractions, Perth offers a thriving cafe, restaurant and bar scene, museums, galleries, and theatres, fantastic shopping, and even historical treasures such as the Old Fremantle Prison and the Perth mint. A fabulous mix of old and new, city temptations and natural wonders, all under a sunny, bright blue sky, makes Perth one of the most relaxed cities to visit in the world.
A historic former prison on the blustery coast