I have started traveling solo again, yaay! And this time to Perth, to explore this capital city in Western Australia. This is my second time here, the first time I was here I explored Perth for a weekend and now it will be for 5 days.
Where is Perth?
Perth is the capital city of the state Western Australia in Australia. The city sits on the Swan River. It is known for its beautiful West coast beaches and the botanical garden.
Perth has the fourth busiest airport in the country. It has an International airport and is very close to South East Asia. The cheapest flights is from South East Asia. There are many international airlines that operate out of Perth. Some of them to name are Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airlines and Qantas. The budgeted ones are AirAsia and Scoot. Read my review about Singapore Airlines here. If you are traveling by budgeted airlines, then read my post for tips to make your journey comfortable.
- Name of the airport: Ltd. Perth International Airport (IATA)
There are frequent domestic flights between the cities in Australia and Perth. Jetstar and Tigerair are the budgeted airlines, but there are flights of Virgin Australia and Qantas.
I love staying at hostels and I have found the YHA Australia is one of the coolest hostels ever in Australia. It is neat and the staff are very professional. It is not like some of the nonsensical hostels I have stayed while traveling. Read my detailed post here.
Itinerary for spending 5 days in Perth
Even though I landed at around 5AM today, I still took the Wave Rock tour. Read my detailed post about the Wave Rock here.
- Tour provider: Aussie Perth Tours
- Contact number: +618-92212400
- Cost: AUD 185
I had this day relatively free just to explore the city. So, I decided to do two walks around the city.
Walk 1 – Around Swan River
- Total distance: 12 kilometres
- Grade: Easy (Flat always)
- Time taken: 2.5 hours
- Read detailed post here.
Walk 2 – Art City Walk
- Total distance: 5 kilometres
- Grade: Easy
- Time taken: 2 hours
- Read detailed post here.
I did not miss Rottnest Island this time. I had return ferry tickets for Rottnest Island from Fremantle. Read my detailed post here.
- Ferry provider: Captain Cook Cruises (WA)
- Contact number: +61-08-93259352
- Cost: AUD 72
One of the best sites to scuba dive in Australia is in Rottnest Island. So this day is for diving. I will write the detailed post on Rottnest Island Scuba diving experience.
- Tour provider: Lion Charters
- Cost: AUD 229
I visited the Perth Mint on the day. And I must say that Perth Mint is totally worth visiting. They have some unique coin collection and they also demonstrate how to make gold – which is pretty cool.
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