We absolutely love Perth and everything about it!
Having lived there for 12 years I thought I might share some of my favourite ‘hang outs’ with you.
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First of all, I think Perth is an untouched paradise on the Southwest coast of Australia. It is often overlooked due to its remoteness. Some say it is the most isolated capital city in the world and that it has the most millionaires per capita of any city in the world.
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If you are looking for somewhere different to go that is not on the East coast of Australia, then definitely go to Perth. It has a small population of about 2 million people and the most spectacular endless beaches. It is Indian ocean heaven!
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I think Perth has some of the best Summer weather in Australia. It is consistently hot and seriously there is not a drop of rain for an entire 5 months. Although the temperatures are high it’s a dry heat with no humidity.
Top 3 Places to Stay
1.Rent a house at Cottesloe beach www.cbhstays.com.au
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Favourite Breakfast Cafes
1.Barchetta - absolute beach front on Cottesloe beach
2.Il Lido – Cottesloe beach
3.Van’s Café – Napoleon Street, Cottesloe
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Favourite 3 Restaurants
1.Must Wine Bar in Mt. Lawley
2.Zafferano on the Swan river
3.Cottesloe Beach Club – laid back beach vibe
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Favourite Things to Do
1.River cruise from the CBD to Fremantle
2.Swimming in the Indian Ocean. I love the dog beach – Leighton beach
3.Bike ride up the west coast beaches from Cottesloe to Scarborough or Hillarys. Also a bike ride around the Swan river.
4.Kayaking early morning on the Swan river. You’ll probably meet some dolphins.
5.Day trip or overnight to Rottnest Island
6.Lunch in the wine region of the Swan Valley (30 minutes from Perth)
7.Kings Park – unique flora and fauna with great city and Swan river views
8.Perth Mint. It is Australia’s official bullion mint
9.Stroll through London Court for a bit of old English nostalgia
10.Swimming with Dolphins in the wild at Rockingham
Top Shopping Destinations
1.King Street in the CBD for European and Australian designers
2.Claremont – Claremont Quarter, Bayview Terrace and St Quentin Avenue
3.Napoleon Street, Cottesloe
4.Aspects of Kings Park – for unique high-quality West Australian art and craft
I would love to hear from you if you visit Perth! Seriously long early morning walks on an endless, uncrowded beach and swimming in the pristine Indian ocean every morning is heaven.
PS. Don’t forget to pack your Ankalia sandals. They’re all you need in this beautiful laid back city!
Lots of love,