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Australia: Perth’s Biggest and Best Attractions

Perth is the jewel of Western Australia, and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is not attached to any metropolitan areas either, which makes it more beautiful, and in fact the nearest metropolitan center is over 1000 miles away. The city is surrounded by an abundance of spectacular nature, and has some perfect spots to spend your vacation with family and friends. The best time to visit Perth is during the spring, which lasts from September to November.

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Spring is the season for wildflowers in Perth, and the city is usually covered with them making it a picturesque sight to behold. Summer is the time for beach lovers, and thankfully it lasts all the way from December to February. Regardless the time you chose to visit Perth, the following places come under everyone’s must visit list.

Perth Zoo

The Perth Zoo is a must visit place and offers wonderful fun for people of all age. The great thing about this zoo is it is open every day of the year from 9 am to 5 pm. Furthermore, you can take a tour of the zoo and watch animals in their natural habitat, so be sure to take a camera with you as there are plenty of chances to get a great shot! The best thing about the tour is that you can see the animals up close, and you can also get to touch and feed some of them. Bring along a picnic or barbeque, and enjoy a lunch in the beautiful grounds of Perth Zoo, or you can simply enjoy food and drinks from the vending machines placed throughout the park.

Kings Park

Kings Park is located on the shores of the Swan river and is the largest park in the world. The unique element about Kings Park is that the large portion of conserved land has remained untouched for thousands of years. There are more than 300 native bush land plant varieties in the park and over 80 bird species, which makes the Kings Park the perfect destination for nature lovers.

Furthermore, the park sees millions of people come through its doors every year, and you can even get cheap tickets by booking online before you travel. If you’re planning this trip as a family holiday then it may be a good idea to use an online comparison site to find cheap airfares, which will free up some cash for activities once you’re out there.

Perth Bell Tower

The Perth bell tower offers a viewing deck to tourists from which one can see the beauty of the city in bird’s eye view. The tower is nearly 300 foot high and houses 18 swan bells, which you can hear all over the city when they ring.

The panoramic view of the city, with ocean on one side and the city park on the other, alongside the rolling swan river, is a sight that simply can’t be missed. Furthermore, the tower is surrounded by fountains, and the grounds are also home to the 12 bells of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the oldest and most famous church in London, that dates back to 14th century. The bells ring at 12pm every day, and there are even tours of the tower up until 6pm.