, on the ‘Swan River’,
is a modern city with museums, colonial style buildings,
skyscrapers and gardens. One can take a leisurely stroll
through Perth city, which is often called ‘the
friendly city’. ‘Kings Park’ (botanic
gardens) is easily accessible by cat-bus (free) from
the city, where you can enjoy the panoramic views over
Perth and the river. The harbour city of Fremantle has
markets and lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. The
‘Fremantle Markets’ are housed in an 1897
Victorian Market Hall on the corner of the so-called
‘Cappucino Strip’. You can reach ‘Rottnest
Island’ via ferry from either Fremantle or Perth.
To the beautiful ‘Swan Valley’
with its many wineries, restaurants and breweries, it
will take you about 35min by car.
, wind-carved limestone
formations, is a paradise for photographers and nature
lovers. It is best to get there in the early morning
to beat the crowds. From August to October you can see
the famous wildflowers of Western Australia.
The ‘Wave Rock’
, a granite
cliff, 15 metres high and 110 metres long, is near Hyden.
The shape has been caused by weathering and water erosion,
which has undercut the base and left a rounded overhang,
like a wave. Close by are more rock formations like
‘the Breakers’, ‘Hippo’s Yawn’
and ‘The Humps’. A few aboriginal paintings
are in ‘Mulka’s Cave’.