Holidays to Perth

Not so long ago Perth was seen as a somewhat dull, remote city but recently a boom in natural resources has attracted people from all over Australia and the world, bringing with them the buzz and excitement that now makes up Perth. The city has a wide range of cultural and sporting activities and is known as the city in Australia with the most restaurants per capita, a big attraction for those on holidays in Perth.

The origins of Perth go back 50,000 years when Aborigines occupied the Swan River area. It is only in 1829 that British settlers arrived to proclaim a new colony. In the 1850’s gold rush thousands of immigrants arrived on their way to the Kalgoorlie gold fields. Immigration after World War II continued to expand Perth to what is now a major city of 1.4 million people. Interestingly over 200,000 residents of Perth come from the United Kingdom, whose residents find the wonderful weather and quiet life appealing.

Perth is a very modern and well-designed city, with long walkways, big parks such as Kings Park and an impressive skyline that can take those on Perth holidays by surprise. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the mild weather and the ample outdoor spaces, including pristine beaches and parklands. It is a city that has shaken of the impression that it is backwater in a far out corner of Australia to now be one of the tourist hotspots in this vast country, attracting many tourists on holidays to Perth.

Perth holidays have plenty to offer the tourist who likes to remain busy. The nightlife in Perth is top class, with numerous venues hosting interesting evenings from Thursday to Saturday. The city has a healthy independent music scene with popular dance clubs dotted along Fremantle, Northbridge and Subiaco.

The culture and arts scene is lively yet very relaxed and there are a fair number of performances and exhibitions enjoyed by both the locals and those on holiday in Perth. Northbridge in Perth is the cultural focal point of the city where those on holiday in Perth will find an art gallery, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Western Australian Museum.

Perth is a great destination for mixing a bit of shopping with holiday activities. There is the main shopping area by Hay Street and Murray Street with a number of shopping centres as well as the big department stores including the fancy Myer and David Jones. Visitors on holidays to Perth will be surprised to find a number of interesting jewellery stores that sell gemstones, pearls and the unique pink Argyle diamonds.

Summers in Perth can be extremely hot and those on holidays to Perth often choose to visit during the spring, from September to November, or the autumn, from March to May. Every season brings something different, with spring bringing blossoming flowers while autumn offers holidaymakers a chance to see the city in pretty autumnal colours.


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