Perth Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Experiences That Will Show You The Best of Australian Activities in Perth, Margaret River, Monkey Mia, The Pinnacles and Rottnest Island
Discover Perth, Margaret River, the Pinnacles and Monkey Mia.
Perth and Western Australia.
With a population of nearly 2 million, Perth is by far the largest city on the west coast of Australia. It is certainly remote - the nearest city of over 500,000 is Adelaide, some 2,104 Kms (1,307 miles) to the east. Several cities in Asia are actually closer to Perth than is Sydney, on Australia's east coast. To find Perth in the context of the continent of Australia, go to Australian.com's Maps of Australia. The Travel Area around Perth, Rottnest Island, Margaret River, The Pinnacles and Monkey Mia is shown on our Map of Perth, Margaret River, Monkey Mia, The Pinnacles, Western Australia, while Perth City itself is shown on our Map of Perth Western Australia. Not only city accommodation is available ... the incredible (yes, really!) beaches that stretch north from the city and fringe the Indian Ocean also have great accommodation in the Perth beachside suburbs, as does the port city of Fremantle. Check out the best options for Perth Hotels and Accommodation by searching hundreds of websites for the best deals on Australian.com.
Perth Tours Activities and Sightseeing
Tours, Activities, Experiences and Sightseeing In and Around Perth, Margaret River, The Pinnacles and Monkey Mia
Perth City is situated inland on the Swan River. Since black swans were unheard of in Europe, the early European explorers, going as far back as the Dutch in the 1600's were amazed to find the impossible - black swans- prolifically inhabiting what was quickly named the Swan River beside which Perth City now stands. At Australian Federation, the black swan was chosen to feature on the flag of the state of Western Australia.Named after Perth, Scotland, the home of Sir George Murray who was British Secretary of State for the Colonies when Perth was declared a city in 1829, Perth relishes its role as the financial and administrative centre of the state. Western Australia is basically a huge hole in the ground, filled with mineral wealth and surrounded by desert and water. Oil, natural gas, gold, diamonds, iron ore, nickel, alumina and coal - you name something in world demand, and Western Australia has it - and Perth is the centre of the activity that backs up its extraction and export. Perth enjoys a very mild climate, and with its cool, wet winters (most of the rainfall is between May and September), there is a hot dry summer to allow for plenty of beach time when the time comes. Perth Tours & Activities can show you a lot of the city and its surrounds in a very short time.
Affectionately referred to as "Rotto" by the locals, Rottnest Island is situated 18 Kms (11 miles) off the coast northwest of Fremantle. It has been a popular local holiday destination for over 50 years, though the Australian.com - Hotels in Rottnest Island is limited to 2,850 people at any one time. Rottnest is not large, being about 10.5 Km (6.5 miles) long and 4.4 Km (2.7 miles) wide at its widest point. The up to 5,000 day visitors on Rottnest in Summer make for a busy time of it. Rottnest is administered by The Rottnest Island Authority (established in 1917) and no private ownership is allowed. The Authority raises revenue by charging landing fees and managing the Australian.com - Rottnest Island Authority Thompson Bay South Villas. Rottnest is an important breeding ground for a number of bird species and is also one of the few places where the elusive quokka, a small kangaroo like marsupial can still be found. The Island is the southern most point on the West Australian Coast on which coral may be found, and the snorkeling is excellent. The "Snorkel Trail" from Parker Point features underwater markers explaining the natural environment - this is a most unusual snorkeling experience. While there is a good selection of Hotels and Accommodation on Rottnest Island, the Day Trips & Excursions Perth also make it possible to take in the unusual Island that is Rottnest as part of your West Australian Experience.
Margaret River - Wine and Caves.
The 500,000 visitors to the Margaret River Region come for the reputation of its wines, and the interesting and extensive coastal and cave systems of the Leeuwin - Naturaliste National Park. Situated 225 Kms (170 miles) to the south of Perth, the Margaret River Region has its climate tempered by the influence of the ocean and is described as Mediterranean. It has been likened to the Bordeaux Region of France as regards climate and wine vintages. The extensive cave systems along the coastal limestone formations of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park are open to the public in come cases, the most well known being Mammoth Cave. The Margaret River, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour from Perth makes visiting easy, while the Australian.com - Hotels in Margaret River will give you lots of first rate accommodations from which to choose. Stay overnight in the wine country on the 2-Day Margaret River Wine Experience Tour from Perth. Even if your time is limited, you can overnight in the Wine Country.
The Pinnacles - Nambung National Park.
Situated to the north of Perth, the Pinnacles and the Nambung National Park offer a most unusual day out of the city on the Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from Perth.
Monkey Mia and the Wild Dolphins of Shark Bay.
Monkey Mia is famous for the Wild Dolphins that come up to the shore of an evening to be fed at Shark Bay. For more detail, see the Perth, Margaret River, Monkey Mia, The Pinnacles, Western Australia Travel Region page. Three and Four day Multi Day Tours from Perth to Monkey Mia take you right up the West Australian Coast, and make it easy to cover the ground over a wide area with the least effort. If driving yourself from Perth northwards to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, make sure to have your accommodation at Shark Bay and Monkey Mia booked in advance so you are not sleeping overnight in the car.
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