Perth: the largest and only major city on the west coast of Australia. The first time we were there in 2012 on our honeymoon. In April 2017 we took a little more time and looked at the city and the surrounding area for a week. And the first impression has been more than confirmed: Perth is our absolute favorite city in Australia! Almost 2 million people live here and the Aborigines refer to Perth as “Alunga”, which means “place with a lot of sun”.
The good weather is definitely noticeable among the residents. We especially noticed the relaxation and friendliness here: and that in a big city! But could also be located on the stunning beaches that are just outside the city gates. Or at the beautiful Swan River … or maybe at the soul of the city, the Kings Park … or at the great city center … you already notice, we are thrilled.
Which country is Perth located?
The Central Business District (CBD) is characterized on the one hand by modern office skyscrapers and on the other hand by stylish, historic buildings. The structure of the city center is checkerboard-like, which is why the orientation is very easy. Six parallel streets run from northwest to southeast, which in turn are connected by various side streets. Here, the modern business district mixes with the busy pedestrian streets and the graceful, older buildings. Most of the shopping can be found in the Murray Street Mall and in the Hay Street Mall (see Shopping). In addition, more than 1,000,000 square meters of office space have been built in St Georges Terrace, where thousands of workers flow in and out every day.
In the north of the simultaneously noble and lively green center is the culturally valuable district of Northbridge. Especially backpackers and interested visitors appreciate this district, which is also the real party district (see Nightlife Perth). To the east you can see the hilly landscape of the Swan Valley and the Perth Hills. South of the CBD, the green meadows on the banks of the Swan River delimit the actual city center. If you go about 20 kilometers further southwest, you arrive in the alternative town of Fremantle. In addition, behind the large Kings Park in the west you can find the beaches of the Indian Ocean. The slightly more affluent citizens have mainly settled around Kings Park and in the popular western suburbs, which include Subiaco, Cottesloe, City Beach and Scarborough.
There are a total of 33 suburbs in the heavily urbanized area of Perth, each of which has several sub-districts. These districts are located between Yanchep to the north, Mundaring to the east, Rockingham to the south and the Indian Ocean to the west.
Is Perth in Scotland or UK?
Where in Australia is Perth located?
Is Perth close to Sydney or Melbourne?