Perth and Western Australia

Perth and Western Australia

Australia, as an island continent, does not lack for gorgeous beaches which can easily be said for the state of Western Australia. The southwest portion of the state, where Perth is located, is especially appreciated for its lovely stretches of sand and beautiful blue water combined with a Mediterranean climate. Perth is one of the most livable cities in the world and is situated on the Swan River, named for the black swans discovered there in the 1600s. Western Australia has a number of wonderful national parks with all kinds of elements to charm the visitor, like Nambung National Park, Karijini National Park, and the World Heritage site, Purnululu National Park.

Videos of Perth and Western Australia: Here’s an excellent 4-minute Expedia video all about Perth. This 4.5-minute video features 12 tourist attractions for visitors to Western Australia.

FunFacts about Perth and Western Australia: (Source) (Source)

  • Basic information about Perth, quote: Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth. (Source)
  • Basic information about Western Australia, quote: Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia’s Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants. (Source)
  • Perth was founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829 as the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony.
  • In 1616, the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog was the first European to visit the Western Australian coast.
  • Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Perth area for at least 38,000 years.
  • The land of Western Australia is relatively flat with no prominence higher than 1,245 metres (4,085 ft).
  • The southwest coastal region of the state has a Mediterranean climate.
  • The central two-thirds of the state has an arid climate and is sparsely populated.
  • Snow is rare in Western Australia.
  • Tourism is an important part of the economy with over 800,000 international visitors arriving annually.
  • Black swans are native to the Perth area and to the Swan River, so named by Willem de Vlamingh, captain of a Dutch expedition who discovered the birds while exploring the area in 1697.
  • Geography and location of Perth, quote: The city centre and most of the suburbs are located on the sandy and relatively flat Swan Coastal Plain, which lies between the Darling Scarp and the Indian Ocean. The soils of this area are quite infertile. The metropolitan area extends along the coast to Two Rocks in the north and Singleton to the south. (Source)
  • Perth has a ‘Hot-Summer’ Mediterranean climate classification. Perth’s winters are generally cool and wet.
  • Film actor Heath Ledger was born in Perth.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico is Perth’s sister-city.

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29 thoughts on “Perth and Western Australia

  1. I live the other side of the country so Perth is a bit FAR. I have visited Perth and WA though. I had a sister living there at one stage. It’s the getting there, by road, that I most remember. FAR!!

  2. Let’s go! So gorgeous. How hard is it to pick the pictures for your blogs? I wouldn’t be able to do it.

  3. I enjoyed watching the videos. I would love to go to Perth, it looks like s very interesting place to visit. I also would love to see the black swans in person.

  4. I have always wanted to visit Australia, so many beautiful things to see. I have a friend from Australia / love hearing him talk. Enjoyed the videos and loved the pictures.

  5. What a beautiful continent. Looks to be a wide variety of climates and beautiful things to see. Isn’t Mother Nature beautiful? I feel she has again done a fantastic job.

  6. Hi from Southern Alabama! I have always been fasnicated with Australia. Use to watch the Crocodile Hunter a lot. Never could get over all the deadly snakes and spiders in Australia. Pictures are beautiful as always.

  7. What a gorgeous place. I would love to go there. The picture of the waterfall into the lake is a beautiful picture. I can see myself swimming there.

  8. What a beautiful place and loved the pictures and videos. Wouldn’t mind visiting there either. The climate looks devine too and so much to see. AZ

  9. I have never been to Australia. My daughter has been several times as her best friend lives there. It is definitely on my bucket list of places to go. I. Always love the water and animal pictures. Those black swans are beautiful.

    NY

  10. Oh my gosh.!!! Where to start. First I love photo 2.What a unusual animal! The second video link you had was awesome. I truly loved the picture of the kangaroo lying on the beach. It was so adorable. Wave Rock was amazing. I’ve never seen anything remotely like that. What a awesome place to visit. Thank you for this blog I thoroughly enjoyed it Caris.

  11. Never been and will look at it from a distance since just about every creature there wants to kill you. I love the photo of the critter with the long nose.

    NE Ohio

  12. The pictures of the national parks in Australia are very pretty. Looks like they have some very interesting trees. Alberta Canada

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