Perth, the vibrant capital of Western Australia, is a city with plenty to do. If you are planning for a short holiday and looking forward to excellent shopping, bustling markets, heritage architecture, beautiful parks, stunning beaches, fine wineries and relaxing river cruises, then Perth is a perfect destination for you. It provides you with an enjoyable holiday you will never forget. Below is a suggested 5-day visit of this wonderful place which you can consider for your holiday.
On the first day, you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy some of Perth city sights. You can explore several of Perth’s major cultural and historic buildings, such as Perth Concert Hall, Perth Town Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth Mint and Swan Bells Tower. If you are a shopping enthusiast, you will enjoy shopping in the city malls along the streets. The two main shopping malls in Perth are the Murray and Hay Street malls. Both of the malls are closed to traffic and offer a wide range of specialty stores. Another venue for shopping is the shopping arcade known as London Court.
At Perth’s Cultural Centre and Northbridge, you will find the Western Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The Art Gallery of Western Australia has one of the finest collections of Aboriginal art in Australia with superb pieces of painting and sculpture.
You ought to visit Kings Park, Perth’s premier tourist attraction. It provides spectacular views of Perth City and Swan River. The Park’s Botanic garden presents a display of Western Australia’s unique flora throughout the year. You will enjoy trekking on the tree top walkway which has a glass and steel arched bridge.
On the second day, you can visit Fremantle, which is a major tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world. It is situated at the mouth of the Swan River. This city port enables you to enjoy a range of cultural activities in a relaxed atmosphere. You can explore places such as Western Australia Maritime Museum, Round House, Western Australia Maritime Museum’s Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Arts Centre. With its maritime history and architectural conservation, Fremantle is a place you can discover both the past and the present. The two popular markets here are the E-Shed Markets and the Fremantle Markets. The E Shed Markets has more than 80 specialty stores offering unique gifts, souvenirs and fresh produce. Fremantle Markets, which is a larger market, has more than 150 stalls selling seafood, gourmet items, clothes, jewelry, antiques, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables.
You can travel to Fremantle by taking a river cruise. You need to book the cruise (one-way or two-way) from a cruise company. The cruise via the Swan River to Fremantle will allow you to relax and enjoy the river scene. Alternatively, you can get to Fremantle by taking a taxi or train ride. If you are traveling by train, you need to take a train from Perth Central Station and stops at Fremantle Station.
On the third day, you can go to Sunset Coast and visit some of the popular beaches near the city. Sunset Coast, which is located in the metropolitan area on the outskirts of Perth, stretches from Cottesloe in the south to Two Rocks in the north. A tour along the stunning beaches of Sunset Coast gives you some magnificent views of the coastline. You can start visiting Rockingham Beach, and then proceed to Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, City Beach, Trigg Beach and finally ends at Hilarys Marina Beach. Cottesloe Beach is famous for its stretch of pristine white sand. The open-air cafes and pubs along the beachfront and the pine tree lined paths contribute to the relaxing atmosphere of the place. Scarborough Beach and Trigg Beach are popular surfing beaches for holiday makers. Hilarys Marina Beach is a bustling tourist area with a large number of restaurants, cafes, retail shops and beach shade shelters. You can obtain art and gift ware, as well as, beach and surf wear from here. The leisure park in this place has water slides and mini golf.
On the fourth day, you can make a trip to Caversham Wildlife Part and some wineries at Swan Valley.
A visit to the Caversham Wildlife Park gives you the chance to have close-up encounters with a wide variety of Australia animals. The park has animals such as wallabies, emus, quokkas, parrots, galahs, cockatoos, koalas, wombats, kangaroos, dingoes and echidnas. If you want to, you can hold a wombat, pat a koala or feed the kangaroos.
The Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region. Two of Western Australia’s largest wineries, together with many smaller family owned wineries, are located in the Swan Valley. The valley is renowned for its range of premium wines. You can taste some of their premium wines during your visit. Some of the larger wineries have restaurants, cafes or tea rooms. At Swan Valley, you can also visit the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and sample some delicious locally made chocolates.
On the fifth day, you can do your last minute shopping at the city malls before you leave this beautiful city of Perth and head for the airport. You can purchase gifts, souvenirs, local products, post cards, etc at the shops at Murray and Hay Street malls. They have plenty of retail shops with all kinds of products available. You will certainly be able to get what you want from here.
This 5-day visit covers most of the highlights of Perth that can give you a delightful vacation experience. If you want to take a break from work and are looking for an enjoyable and relaxing trip, you can consider this 5-day visit of Perth. It will provide you exactly what you need. You will certainly feel refreshed and revitalized! For more information on Perth, you can refer to the informative Travel Channel.