Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is located where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies, and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, library and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Central Perth also has the interactive Scitech science centre, Perth Mint’s displays of gold bars and nuggets, and Barrack Square’s glass Bell Tower, with its own viewing platform. Shopping is concentrated in pedestrianised Murray and Hay streets, with high-end boutiques on King Street. The neighbouring 19th-century port of Fremantle draws visitors to its craft markets, an 1850s prison and seafood restaurants in the Fishing Boat Harbour. The shoreline north of Perth is known as the Sunset Coast. It's home to family-friendly Cottesloe Beach, popular snorkelling site Marmion Marine Park and Trigg Beach, with large waves for surfing.
Kings Park is one of the biggest city parks in the world – bigger than Central Park in New York City – yet it's right in the heart of Perth. It grants epic views of the Swan and Canning rivers and the skyscrapers perched on their banks. Astonishingly tall, white-trunked trees line the entrance road to this inspiring patch of green, which has a treetop bridge, bushland trails, manicured gardens and cafés.
Expect to have your breath taken away at any of the beaches lining Perth's long coast, where pale sand meets turquoise water so transparent you can see your feet, no matter how deep you swim. Visit Cottesloe Beach, with its cafés and Norfolk pines, Mettams Pool for its snorkelling reef, Leighton Beach for its blindingly white sand and rip-free waters, Trigg Beach for its family-friendly grass area and huge playground, and North Beach for its charming rock pools. Each March Sculpture by the Sea transforms Cottesloe's foreshore into an incredible outdoor gallery.
• Kings Park and Botanic Garden
• Swan Valley
• Fremantle Prison
• The Bell Tower
• Perth Zoo
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