Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is an appealing city with a rich history and a beautiful location. It lies beside the scenic Swan River with a vibrant waterfront district.
Perth has stunning sandy beaches along what is known as the Sunset Coast. Walking, sunbathing, surfing, swimming, sailing and many watersports can be enjoyed. Take a scenic cruise on the river from Barrack Street Jetty to enjoy the stunning surroundings or cycle along the path beside the Swan River. Whale watching tours are a popular trip between September and November when humpback whales are migrating. Perth has some excellent shops along Hay Street and Murray Street and many landmarks buildings. Visit St Mary’s Cathedral on Victoria Square, Parliament House built in 1904 and take a tour of the Perth Mint, the oldest working mint in Australia. Museums and botanical gardens are also within easy reach from your Perth holiday rental and the Transperth system makes it very easy for getting around.
Rottness Island is a great place to visit and is an excellent place for scuba diving. Rockingham, further south is where visitors can snorkel and interact with playful wild dolphins. Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park is a good place to see semi-wild kangaroos. Fremantle is a historic area where the settlers first arrived in 1829. Further inland, the town of York has a fascinating history dating back to the gold rush era. The picturesque Swan Valley is home to many wineries and breweries and is well worth exploring by car. The wine produced in this area is highly regarded and visitors can take a tour, taste samples or attend a course in wine appreciation.
Perth holiday rentals enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. February is the hottest month, averaging 31°C (88°F) and July is the coldest with daytime highs around 18°C (64°F). The rainy season is from May to September with up to 175mm falling in the peak months of June and July. From December to March Perth has almost no rainfall at all.
The nearest international airport to Perth holiday rentals is Perth (PER) airport which is 20km outside the city and handles both domestic and international flights. There are a number of charter buses that transfer visitors from the airport to the centre of Perth. The main airlines using Perth Airport are Qantas, Alliance Airlines, Skywest, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways, making it very easy to book longhaul flights. Perth is also the hub for several of these airlines, making it easy for visitors to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia.