About Perth in Australia
A branch of the vast tranquil waters of the Swan River, the beautiful city of Perth is tourists' paradise. It is often compared with its historic counterpart - the port city of Fremantle accessible within 20 minutes drive from Perth.
Tourists from the world generally regards Perth as the 'friendly city'. It's aslo renamed by Astronaut John Glenn who called Perth the "City of Lights" after his historic fly-over in 1962 and victorious America's Cup skipper Dennis Connor referred to it as the "most isolated city in the world" .
Perth is painted as bright, friendly and relaxing, but visitors to the city can be confident to find their own descriptions after their holidays. Whet your appetite with a day on the Swan River, a picnic to the Darling Ranges, a visit to a vineyard or a wander around Perth or Fremantle. From outdoors to indoors, a huge range of city and suburban shopping mall will satisfy even the most demanding tourist, with everything from traditional Australian gifts and garments, opals, Kalgoorlie gold and precious diamonds to succulent local seafood, tender red meat and fresh fruit and vegetables.