As one of the most isolated cities in the world, it’s easy to assume that Australia’s outback city, Perth, is more than a little behind the times. However, in spite – or perhaps because of – its remote location, Western Australia’s majestic capital remains one of the most sociable and accessible of Australian destinations. With an array of alluring beaches, impressive museums, premium wineries, galleries, and wildlife, Perth gives travellers a taste of Australia’s rural and regal sides. The charming colonial town of Fremantle and Penguin Island – home to thousands of the real-life Happy Feet birds – remain the destination’s biggest drawcards, while ever-changing foodie and music scenes continue to attract visitors to the city centre. All in all, Australia’s most isolated city holds it head high, offering plenty for all ages and interests to enjoy. Perth-fect.
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