Perth is the capital city of Australian state of Western Australia. The Perth City Centre, situated along the resting waters of Swan River, has great crowd and is a great shopping centre. The Swan River itself offers various water sports events presenting an atmosphere in contrast to that of the busy city life.
Fresmantle and Rottnest Island are popular holiday spots near Perth. You may spot the Kangaroos at their home i.e. Heirisson Island. One of the oldest wine regions in Australia, the Swan Valley region and the Perth hills have different wineries and orchards that give a good feel of the Australian bush land.
Barrack Square is a junction for the jetties to several destinations. Perth’s Swan Bells Belltower, one of the world’s largest musical instruments, is located at the Barrack Square itself. Then, all of the gold work is done at the Perth Mint located at the side of the Hay & Hill Street. There are a number of botanic parks to visit as well. The Kings Park has 400 hectares of garden area with a immense cultivation of trees. A lot of photography is done here as it gives great picture views of the Swan River and Cityscape.
Perth has various art museums and galleries like other Australian big cities majority of which are located at the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge. These include the Art Gallery of WA, the State Library, and the WA Museum, the Blue Room Theatre and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Perth Town Hall, located in the city itself is an old heritage building worth seeing.