Perth travel guide

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You're Going to Love Perth

Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is a sprawling metropolis offering everything from wonderfully warm weather and white sandy beaches to bustling city life and contemporary nightlife.

With 24 miles of coastline and endless blue skies, it really is no surprise that the heart of Perth is at the beach. From Cottesloe to Port Beach, you'll find soft sands, clear waters, and bronzed people having a ball.

Chill out with the black swans on the banks of the Swan River, explore the vast green spaces and bushland in Kings Park, or soak up the sights at Perth Cultural Centre.

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When to Visit Perth

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Perth is a good year-round destination that enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. Summer lasts from December - February, but be warned: it's not uncommon for temperatures to soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. For those who prefer it warm but not too hot, fall (March - May) and spring (September - November) are both ideal times to visit. Winters are far from harsh but subject to occasional thunderstorms and heavy rains.

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How to Get to Perth

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Where to Stay in Perth

If you're after luxury, you can't go wrong with the Terrace Hotel: its opulent bar has a great selection of champagne and cocktails, and its plush suites are sure to delight. The Richardson Hotel and Spa is perfect for those seeking something a little smaller and quieter, yet still indulgent, with its fabulous wellness center. For some local flavor, the Cottesloe Beach Hotel overlooks one of the most pristine beaches on the West Coast.

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Shopping Streets

Hay Street Mall and Murray Street Mall are two of the largest shopping arcades in the city, both equipped with an extensive range of high street and department stores. Be sure to head to Creative Native in Forrest Chase (on Murray Street): this outlet specializes in original Aboriginal arts and didgeridoos. They also offer free didgeridoo lessons, so it's well worth a visit.

Groceries and Other

There are three major supermarkets in Perth: Woolworths, Coles, and IGA, which can be found in all neighborhoods. On average, a loaf of bread and a dozen eggs will cost you around A$3 and A$5 respectively.

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Where to Eat in Perth

Western Australia's capital city has a glittering array of restaurants, catering to all manner of tastes and budgets. Pub culture is thriving here and most offer great deals on lunch and dinner options, with an average main dish costing you around A$25. The Breakwater in Hillary's Boat Harbour sits directly on the water, so you can enjoy fine dining with some stunning views. Alternatively, if you've got a hankering for a juicy steak try The Old Brewery on the river by Kings Park. Leederville offers a diverse range of boutique restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets that are sure to please both adventurous and picky eaters.

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