Perth, capital of Western Australia is located on the Swan River and is the world’s most isolated city. Indeed, Adelaide in South Australia is the next nearest capital, some 3208 kms away.
There are rewards in taking the time to travel to Perth, nearby there are stunning beaches, great forests and magnificent coastal scenery while the city itself is both cosmopolitan and stylishly modern.
Margaret River, to the south, has developed its name as a distinguished Australian wine growing region and is rapidly gaining fame as a gourmet paradise.
Fremantle, site of the America&rsqou;s Cup in 1987 has long been associated with Australia’s maritime history. You can visit the Western Australia Maritime Museum there, it has part of the hull of the wrecked Batavia that had foundered on a reef of the Abrolhos Islands in 1642.
Bunbury is the second largest city in WA. Dolphins visit the coast here, people sometimes even swim amongst them. Visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre, located beachside in Bunbury to find out more about them.