Population: Circa 2.3 Million
Climate: Plenty of sunshine wherever you head. Mediterranean along the south western coast, dry further inland and some tropical spots in the north around the Kimberley
Great for: Surfing, Diving, Road trips, Al fresco dining, Stunning Sunsets
Perth was recently named one of the world’s most liveable cities and it’s not difficult to see why. Endless beaches and parks invite to enjoy the 3000 hours of sunshine a year and there’s a great nightlife as well as a non-stop calendar of festivals and events.
Go diving in the warm turquoise waters at Ningaloo Reef and swim with the whale shark (the world’s largest fish) or make friends with the dolphins of Monkey Mia.
One of the world's last great wilderness areas, the Kimberley has many wonders to discover: Watch the sunset at Cable Beach (one of the world’s most stunning beaches), drive a four wheel along Gibb River Road or fly over the Bungle Bungle Range and the majestic Lake Argyle.
Head’s top tip
"Take the ferry from Fremantle across to Rottnest Island, hire bikes to get around on this car-free island with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters."