Welcome to Perth
Welcome to Perth - The City of sightseeings
The centre of Perth rose on the banks of the Swan River and consistently grew as a consequence of the gold rushes. The central district is nowadays known as the City, which administrates the rich state of Western Australia.
Perth isloated from the rest of the Country, caught between the Darling Range coast and the Indian Ocean, pretty far away from the other big cities of Australia. This isolation has influenced the attitude of the inhabitants, who are easy-going, laid-back, calm and quiet. But don’t be afraid of getting bored, Perth is not a dull city! It is sophisticated and cosmopolitan, and you can really find all kind of entertainment and cultural activities.
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Fridays and Saturdays are the liveliest days both for clubs and restaurants: the latter ones close at 10 pm every other night of the week. The place to be is certainly Night-bridge and the suggested pub is The Brass Monkey, where you will find several different rooms and choose among stools, couches and tables to sit down and enjoy your night.
Forrest Chase shopping centre is amazing experience, where you can find both expensive and cheap shops. If you are aiming higher for your shopping, you should absolutely head towards King Street that has international designers’ showrooms in store. King Street is known as a luxury brands, such as Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Bally and Louis Vuitton.
Aquarium of Western Australia is 98 metres long underwater tunnel surrounded by turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, poisonous fish and seals. Go and get an magical experience of the ocean world (if you are brave enough you can also swim in the shark's aquarium with the help of an instructor and of course without any risk for your safety).
If you are looking for a place to relax and chill out, The Hills is the perfect area. You can visit the wineries and taste the wine deliciously accompanied by gourmet food, you can have a picnic in the foothills, or “go bush” in the typical Australian bushland of the John Forrest National Park. The amazing thing about this, is that you’re not even leaving the city. Make sure you don’t forget to visit the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and Oggies Ice Cream shop, both on West Swan Road!
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT + 8 hour
Perth is the fourth wettest Australian capital because of the seasonal rainfalls. In a summer time Perth is really hot and dry place to life and spend some awesome time. Perth is a city for a Mediterranean climate and the average of sunshine day is 8,8 hours per day (3200 hours of sunshine in a year).
There is three freeways and nine metropolitan highways in a Perth.
Metropolitan public transport, including trains, buses and ferries, are provided by Transperth. Metropolitan area includes 70 railway stations and 15 bus stations. The rail system has been improved considerably last years, 23 December 2007 they opened a new railway line between Perth and Mandurah.
There is also a new bus fleet and the SmartRider contactless smartcard ticketing system. Perth provides zero-fare bus and train trips around the city centre, called "Free Transit Zone". This area includes also four high-frequency CAT bus routes.