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The city of Perth is best known for its sunshine (3000 hours of sunshine a year), natural beauty and relaxed pace. You'll also find some of the country?s best beaches, plenty of things to see and do when the sun sets, bustling waterfront markets, inner city parks and plenty more. Notable attractions include the meandering Swan River, the neighboring port city of Fremantle, the vineyards of Swan Valley and the landscaped gardens of Kings Park.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
In many restaurants, you'll encounter many long-forgotten and exotic new flavors of Western Australia that will only whet your appetite further. For those who lean more towards the gourmet side of cuisine, you'll be happy to know that many local chefs are recognized for their exceptional quality of fresh produce and out-of-the-ordinary cuisine. Beyond the restaurant walls, take a trip to Swan Valley and sample heavenly treats of locally-made chocolates, preserves, fudge and ice cream. The Swan Valley is also home to acres of scenic vineyards and some of Western Australia's finest wines.
The local currency used in Perth is the Australia dollar (AUD). Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. You can use your ATM card at banks around the country as long as your card is connected to the international banking network. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.