A holiday in Perth is the best way to discover everything that's wonderful about Australia...
Sandwiched between the brilliant blues of the Indian Ocean and the Darling Range, the rapidly growing city of Perth sits proudly on the banks of the Swan River and welcomes visitors from all over the world into Perth Airport (PER).
Holidays in Perth, which is the capital of Western Australia, are about enjoying the best of Australia - sun, sea, surf and a heady city life combined with the thrills of the great outdoors.
Perth's modern downtown boasts a great range of restaurants, bars and shops, while the city's accommodation is of a high standard and represents good value for money.
You'll be spoiled for choice with the city's many beaches. Perhaps you'll choose Port Beach, which has soft white sand and views across the sea to Rottnest Island? Or maybe the tree-lined boulevard and surfing action at Cottesloe Beach will have you laying out your towel? City Beach and Scarborough Beach also draw sun-loving crowds.
You can hop across to Rottnest Island, too, which is a popular holiday destination in itself and teeming with Australian wildlife, such as the rare quokka, which is similar to a small wallaby. Dolphins and whales can often be spotted in the waters surrounding the island.
Perth has its fair share of cultural offerings, as well, with many museums and galleries. And when you've explored these, the kids will thank you for trips to The Aquarium of Western Australia and Perth Zoo.
The whole party can dive headfirst into sporting activities such as fishing, diving and a host of water sports.
And when all that sun-drenched action has worn you out, head for the tranquillity of beautiful Kings Park, which crowns Mount Eliza and affords terrific views of the city skyline from under the shade of many trees. The botanical gardens here are a must see.
Perth is also a great base for exploring more of the western coast of this vast nation. To the south you'll discover the verdant wine region of Margaret River, from where some of Australia's finest wine comes. And in the north there's Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, where dolphin encounters await. Stay a little closer to Perth and witness the spectacular Pinnacles, a unique and ancient landscape of spiky rock formations.
Throw yourself into Australian life: get on your swimming gear, rustle up a barbecue or simply enjoy some of the best city life on the planet. Perth has it all and holidays can be found by using TravelSupermarket's easy-to-use search tool.