Perth is one of Australia’s most liveable cities, whilst the Margaret River is a beautiful region famous for fabulous surf breaks, stunning beaches and boutique wineries.
Perth – Australia’s most isolated capital – is also the country’s sunniest city, making it easy to spend most of your visit outdoors. It is home to verdant Kings Park & Botanic Garden, a splendid inner-city expanse boasting some 3,000 species of native flora, as well as the historic port of Fremantle. This breezy seaside suburb boasts bustling 19th century markets as well as an evocative prison that was once the most notorious penitentiary in the British Empire. Ferries depart daily from Fremantle’s vibrant boat quay to the popular island retreat of Rottnest, where you’ll find quokkas, adorable cat-sized marsupials.
Another holiday haunt with year-round appeal to Perth locals, interstate and international visitors alike is Margaret River in the south. Here, you could be strolling the beach and exploring limestone caves in the morning, then quaffing outstanding cabernet sauvignon in the afternoon. Savour a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset while sampling a mouth-watering meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants throughout the region. With its mild climate, abundant vineyards, bountiful oceans and towering old-growth forests, Margaret River invites leisurely exploration.