Perth: The Fair City

Perth: The Fair City

The glorious capital city of Perth is in Australia. It is indeed the most isolated city in the world. The city is centered along the well-known Swan River. The city is surrounded by the Indian Ocean from west and by the Darling Scarp from the east. In Australia, it is the 4th biggest city with an overall population of 1.6 million. Much of the population of Perth is because of the presence of Nyoongar people. Nyoongar people are living in Perth from the past 40 thousand years. Perth is not very much crowded; it is quiet, laid-back and safe.

How to reach there?


If you intend to travel by plane then there is “Perth Airport” through which all the domestic as well as international flights take off as well as arrive from different countries. There are four terminals that are located on either side of the runway. The names of some of the major international airlines from these terminals are Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Air Mauritius, Emirates and China Southern whereas Alliance Airlines, Tiger Airways Australia, Skywest Airlines, Jetstar, Quantas and Airnorth are the names of some domestic flights. Once upon a time the only way to reach Perth was by boat. Some passenger ships still dock at Fremantle. Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 are the names of the world cruise ships through which you can safely travel. Travelling by ships will be the cheapest way in to Perth. A train from Perth to Sydney is also available. This is the Indian Pacific trans-continental railway and will also go through the places- Broken hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie. This whole journey will take three nights and four days and is regarded as the greatest journeys of the world and is not at all cheap. For international visitors the Great Southern Railway will work. Although there are no regular coach services available for Perth but road lovers can travel by road through their cars from Perth and Adelaide.

Specialties of Perth:


A nature’s gift that flows through Perth is the Swan River. This beautiful river covers an area of 121,000 km2. The three major rivers that contribute to the Swan River are Helena River, Canning River and Avon River. Among these three rivers Avon River contributes the most. Two dams, namely Mundaring Weir and Canning Dam, are situated on this river and are responsible for providing fresh portable water to surrounding regions.

kings park

Next specialty of Perth is the Kings Park and Botanic Garden, situated just adjacent to the Swan River. About six million people visit this garden every year to witness its marvelous beauty. The unique bush-land, botanic garden, tranquil parkland and its unforgettable essence make this place the most popular one in Western Australia.  A number of gardens, playgrounds for children, cafes, bushwalks and some other services are offered to the visitors.  There are 80 species of birds and even 319 native plant species available in this garden. The park is balanced with some recreational open areas and cultivated gardens. With huge collection of flora this place is a perfect spot for pleasant walks, picnic and even ceremonial events. During nights the magnificent sight of the Perth Skyline is popular among couples.


The Aviation Heritage Museum is the next must visit place of Perth. It is situated in the hamlet of Bull Creek, Perth. This iconic museum is being maintained by an association- RAAF association, Western Australia. This museum is a home to many civilian and military aircrafts; their replicas and even their engines. These aircrafts are the ones that once belonged to the Royal Australian Air Force or that are relevant to Aviation. There are various categories of exhibits that are on display in the museum. The aircrafts that are on display are Avro Lancaster B VII NX622, Auster J-5 Advanturer, CAC Wirraway, De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth and many more. Names of the aircraft replicas are Sopwith Camel, Bede BD-5, Bristol Tourer, Sandhawk missile & launcher, etc. Some engines are Balckburne Tomtit, Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major & Minor, Rolls Royce Avon, etc.


Another famous place in Perth is the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). This orchestra generally organizes its concerts at the Perth Concert Hall.  Sometimes they also perform some shows at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah. . This orchestra group was formed in the year 1932 and from then the contract of this orchestra has been in various hands. In May 2007, Paul Daniel took the contract and its tenure concluded in 2013. After that Asher Fisch was appointed as its principal conductor and he is still the principal conductor of this orchestra. There are 79 members in this orchestra that are full time musicians. They own an affiliated and legal WASO Chorus. They are among the most famous and recognizable orchestras of Western Australia. They held about 170 performances over the years in the entire state

Despite of the small inhabitants, Perth is unexpectedly very much diverse culturally. People are good to interact with. Perth has immigrants from Thailand, South Africa and even Malaysia. Thus, there is a full chance to interact with people from different areas and know their culture. People, who wish to incident a cosmopolitan culture and fresh environment without any hustle and bustle of big metropolitan cities, should visit Perth.

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