Australia is the world’s most diverse and interesting continent. This is the last place to be colonized by the British Empire and the last place to get explored. Although it was initially discovered in the 16th century, the Australian continent would not be truly colonized till the early to mid-19th century.
Although Australia is one of the largest countries on the planet, much like Canada, its population is really low, only 20 million. This is mainly because Australia is still a newly discovered continent, but also because most of Australia’s land is uninhabitable. The center of Australia is desert or barren arid lands. The places that have a high population and are inhabitable are in South Western Australia, Northern Australia and a small part of South Eastern Australia.
Due to its diversity in land types, Australia is rich in natural resources, in the west it has large virgin forests, in the center it has some of the biggest diamond mines on the planet and in the east it has wonderful beaches, making the eastern part of Australia a perfect tourist attraction.
In South-Eastern Australia lies Perth, a city that traces its origins from the first English settlers on this marvelous continent. With a population of 1.7 million people, Perth is Australia’s 4th biggest city, and the most populated area of the state of Western Australia. Settled in 1829 by George Pitt Morison, Perth was the first European settlement of a non-military nature in Western Australia.
Since 1856, when it got its City status from Queen Victoria, Perth has developed greatly. At first it relied on agriculture and export, but from the beginning of the 20th century Perth started to develop other means of income such as tourism and industry.
The city had originally developed around the Swan River, but later on it expanded further inland. Perth doesn’t have any hills, as it is placed on flat lowlands.
The main attraction to any would be tourist to Perth is the beach that stretches along the whole of the city, making it one of the biggest beach resorts to the Indian Ocean.
If you want to travel to Perth you will want to bring your credit card with you. The accommodations in Perth are excellent. Hotels may be a bit expensive but they are truly worth it. If you want to spend a romantic night with your spouse and don’t know where to go then this city will surely be what you are looking for. Besides the private pools and inside restaurants that all major hotels have, most of the hotels in Perth also have specially arranged balconies, where you can enjoy a cozy, warm meal with your mate by the stars.
Perth is accessible by plane or by car, but even if you are from Australia, it would be a lot easier and cheaper to travel via plane, as the nearest big city to Perth is 2,104 kilometers away.
Due to its isolation from all other major cities in the world, Perth developed its own industry and culture, something that makes it interesting for anyone who wants to travel here.
The city is filled with museums, parks, monuments and other landmarks which can amaze you. For example, Caversham Wildlife Park is one of Australia’s biggest parks, containing one the largest collection of native Australian fauna in the world. If you like kangaroos, koalas or Tasmanian devils, then you will find all of these animals here, along other creatures like deer and owls. The park has benches and shacks where you could sit or enjoy a cold beverage. Obviously the park doesn’t allow cars or vehicles of the sort, so if you want to visit this marvelous place, you will have to leave your car outside.
If you want to have some fun while in Perth, then you can visit Adventure World, which is filled with thrill rides and waterslides. Home of the Freefall and The Rampage, which are the biggest thrill rides in Western Australia, this amusement park will surely make your day.
Another great attraction of the city is the Museum of Western Australia, which hosts the world’s most diverse collection of dinosaur fossils. The museum has a dinosaur petting zoo, where you can pet real sized dinosaur replicas. Inside the main building you will discover dinosaurs from the various ages, most of which were discovered in Australia.
If you’re into quirky places, then you should definitely visit the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was originally meant to make gold coins for the British Empire, but after the declaration of the Commonwealth, it turned into a museum, which attracts millions of people yearly. This is Perth’s first tourist attraction and one of the few such attractions on the planet.
The Perth Mint hosts the world’s biggest gold coin, which is a huge, one ton coin that is estimated to worth around 50 million dollars. If you enter the melting house you can attend a live demonstration of molten gold being poured to form gold bars. Marvel at the world’s biggest gold nugget and learn about the gold mines of Australia.
If you want to learn more about the aboriginal culture and their history, then you can always visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden, which are the largest inner city parks in Australia. The Parks are home to over 2000 native Australian species of flowers and plants, and have breath taking views of the surroundings.
Kings Park is perfect for picnic or just walking. There are special roads for running and for walking, inside the park there are cafe bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy a nice meal while sitting at a wooden bench in the woods.
Perth is one of the World’s most isolated and most amazing cities. It has brilliant tourist attractions such as the Parks and Wildlife Reservations, and it is host to unique landmarks like the Perth Mint. This city is one of the few cities in the world where beauty comes natural and where romance is in the air. If you want to have a lovely holiday then this place is for you.