The real Western Australia
There are a number of ways to enjoy the laid-back Perth lifestyle. Get to the CBD with the free buses and there you can visit the Perth Mint, Swan Bells Tower, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and many other attractions.
The King Street, Murray Street and Hay Street shopping malls are home to many boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Go fishing on the banks of the Swan River, with its picturesque picnic areas and trails, or cruise to sandy bays and beaches like Matilda Bay. More than 80 kilometres of clean and calm beaches make the Perth coast a perfect place to swim or surf, as well as to enjoy the suburban lifestyle of its beaches. Tour the botanical gardens of Kings Park and try the treetop walk for views of the city. Hop on a ferry, visit South Perth, and take in magnificent views of the Perth skyline. Visit Fremantle Harbour or change direction and stop for a wine tasting in the Swan River vineyards. Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Leederville and Subiaco boast a lively nightlife; instead, Cottesloe and Scarborough have a more relaxed environment.
Southwest Australia has mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Perth has a Mediterranean climate, which means that most of the year it is warm and sunny. Perth has more sunny days a year than any other Australian city. The rains are most abundant between May and September. February is usually the hottest month of the year, with an average temperature of 31 ° C. Winters are relatively cold and humid, but brief with daytime temperatures ranging from 18 ° C to 21 ° C.
Due to the long summers, many of the activities in Perth are outdoors. Practically any time of the year is suitable to admire the landscapes, do outdoor activities or relax on its sandy beaches.
Advantages of living in Perth
+ It is a growing city, with job stability and offers in all sectors. As there is more variety, there is more work compared to other Australian cities.
+ There are thousands of activities to do throughout the year!
+ Public transport seamlessly connects all parts of the city, both the center and its suburbs.
+ The climate of the city is very good, very Mediterranean! Although in winter it is cold and you will have to take a good coat.
+ Perth is surrounded by incredible nature: beaches, national parks and amazing landscapes. There are not many tourists, so you can see everything with more tranquility.
+ You will find fewer Spanish speakers than in other Australian cities. Ideal for a complete language immersion!
+ You have, within relatively short driving distances, some of the best beaches in Western Australia. There you will find good surf spots.
Disadvantages of living in Perth
+ The Australian east coast is very far from the main cities. But close to Indonesia! You can escape to Bali for the weekend. How about?
+ Parking in the center is paid and is more expensive than in other cities in Australia. The bike will be your best companion!
+ Few nightlife options. Maybe not the best city for those who like to party. But it is ideal for couples!
+ There are many slopes! It is a city with a lot of unevenness, so wherever you go you will find a slope that will make your way … let’s say interesting.
+ From the Lexis school area to the city it takes about an hour by public transport and you pay $ 4.5 AUD but if you are a student you have a discount.
The best neighbourhoods to live in Perth
One of the common questions among newcomers to Perth or even those who are seriously considering going to live there is: “What are the best areas to live in Perth?”
It has almost 2 million inhabitants, but you will hardly perceive it thanks to the large residential suburbs that make it up such as Fremantle, Nedlands or Victoria Park.
Perth has many bustling urban districts packed with great shopping, nightlife and dining options. The best neighbourhoods to live in Perth are as follows:
+ Northbridge: This neighbourhood is located just behind the city center. Between William, James, Aberdeen and Parker streets we can find a wide variety of clubs, pubs, bars and cafes, as well as an excellent selection of restaurants. Perfect for people looking for movement. The price? Between $ 200 and $ 300 AUD per week.
+ Subiaco: Head to Subiaco, where the area’s legacy lives on in decorative Italian architecture and the lively tree-lined center of the city. Stroll down Rokeby Road and soak up the atmosphere of the diverse markets. Prices range from $ 160 to $ 220 AUD per week.
+ Fremantle: Perth Maritime Center. You can visit its Victorian markets, the History Museum or the very modern Maritime Museum. Fremantle is a classy and busy place. Head south and have a drink outside on the Cappuccino Strip, famous for its beaches and lively nightlife. Between $ 200 and $ 350 per week.
+ Scarborough: Ideal for surfers and kite-surfers since you are going to live next to the beach. It is generally a quiet neighbourhood, but you also have a beach area with various pubs, bars and restaurants. You will pay between $ 150 and $ 220 a week.
+ East Perth: It is a simple neighbourhood with many bars and seafood restaurants. There are a variety of hiking and biking trails in this area around the Swan River. The rental price for a single room is around $ 180-250 AUD.
What to visit in Perth
We know you love to travel and discover new places, so we have made a list so you know what to visit in Perth. The most TOP sites!
+ Kings Park: It is one of the largest and most beautiful downtown parks in the world. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture, and offers innovative design, exhibits, and services.
+ Elizabeth Quay: You will find it on the north bank of the Perth Water. Its name was chosen in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and it is a place in the city that you cannot miss.
+ Heirisson Island: It is an island in the Swan River at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. There are 12 kangaroos that you can visit and feed there.
+ Perth Cathedral: St. Mary’s Cathedral, officially the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the cathedral church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, and the seat of its Archbishop, currently Timothy Costelloe. It is located in the center of Victoria Square, at the north end of Victoria Avenue, Perth, Western Australia.
+ Swan Bells: The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hung on a specially built 82.5 meter tall copper and glass bell tower in Perth. The tower is commonly known as the Bell Tower or the Swan Bell Tower.
+ Fremantle: It is a major port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port for the city of Perth. Fremantle was the first area established by settlers in 1829.
+ Cottesloe: It is located approximately halfway between Perth’s CBD and Fremantle Harbour. It is famous for its beaches, cafes, and a laid-back lifestyle.
+ Hillarys Boat Harbour: It is a marina and tourist area located in Hillarys, north of Perth.
+ Lake Monger: It is a nature reserve on the coastal plain of the Swan River, full of a great variety of birds and lots of nature. Between the suburbs of Leederville, Wembley and Glendalough.
+ Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park: Interestingly, it is considered the most environmentally friendly cemetery in Australia.
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