Perth is the capital city in the state of Western Australia, also the largest in Western Australia. The region hosts an estimated population of roughly 2 million. Western Australia is known primarily for its mining industry, and is currently experiencing an economic boom.

As you drive through the city, every other block is a construction project. Apartment complexes and hotels are being built to support an increasing population and tourism.

The city itself is quite small and not as congested compared to others I’ve been to. The land around Perth is covered in miles of suburbs stretching far into the hills.

Transperth is the public transportation system that services the Perth metro and outlying suburban areas. Although I’ve heard from locals that it definitely requires improvement, I didn’t find it too terrible. Although, as of now, there is no train service to and from the international airport.

Personal suggestions of things to do:

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Walk along the waterfront and enjoy one of the many restaurants with a view
  • Rent a small catamaran to sail (or take a river cruise if you’d prefer to not sail yourself).
  • Bike everywhere.

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