Perth is a vibrant city on the boom. A city that offers plenty for the avid traveller seeking to explore the great city and getaway from the rat race of the East Coast.
The capital of the great State of Western Australia offers everything for everyone, whether you are travelling solo, or with travelling with a family. Perth and the surrounding area will not disappoint you. But first of all here are a little facts that you may find useful or perhaps not.
18 Useful or Useless Facts about Perth
- The two main Rivers of Perth are the Swan River and the Canning River. The two rivers meet right in front of Kings Park.
- The Swan River runs along the front of the main CBD, giving the city a picturesque look.
- The Premier sport in Perth is Aussie Rules Football and the two local teams in the national competition, the AFL, are the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers.
- Kings Park, located on the western side of the CBD, is one of the worlds largest inner city Parks. Bring a camera, the views are amazing.
- The famous Margaret River region, well known for its wineries, shopping and also great surf, is located only two and half hours from the city.
- Perth has two main horse racing tracks, Ascot used for the summer and home of the Perth Cup, and Belmont which is used in the winter months. Both within close proximity of each other.
- Perth is home to some of the finest restaurants, the best place to dine out is at Subiaco or Northbridge, both not too far from the city.
- Rottnest Island is a short ferry from the main land, home to Quokkas, they look like a small kangaroos, but also one of Western Australia’s premier holiday location. Ferry’s leave from Fremantle ad Hillarys Boat Harbour.
- On Fremantle, only about 20 minutes from the city, is a great day out for shopping, coffee and a good meal. Be sure to visit the iconic Fremantle Prison and learn a little history of Perth’s bad boys.
- The Swan Valley, in the north, is home to some of the great wineries in the state.
- Perth was the hometown of the great, late, academy award winning actor, Heath Ledger.
- The population is approximately 2 million and Australia’s fourth largest city behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
- Elizabeth Quay is the new Waterfront in the CBD area that is situated along the Swan River. Travellers or locals alike gather for great for coffee, fine dining or taking a stroll along the river. You can also catch a ferry to the popular Perth Zoo.
- Perth has three main freeways. Kwinana, that heads south to the gorgeous South West to places such as Mandurah, Bunbury and Margaret River. Mitchell Freeway that heads North to Joondalup and beyond. And the Graham Farmer Freeway that runs on the outskirts to the city and reaches popular tourist spot, The Crown Casino in Burswood.
- Popular family activities include, the Zoo, Rottnest Island, Hillarys Boat Harbour, The South West Region,Whiteman Park and Adventure World, which is closed during the winter months.
- The main location for the big concerts coming into the state is the newly built Perth Arena. It is Situated on the Western outskirts of the CBD.
- Perth was first founded in 1829.
- In 2018. The new football Stadium will open in the Burswood precinct. As a result replacing the Domain Stadium which is in Subiaco. The Stadium will also host other sports such as International Soccer and Cricket.