Posted by: iamlillian | December 22, 2008

i’m in Perth

Matilda Bay, WA

Matilda Bay, WA

we drove past Matilda Bay this evening on the way to dinner. It’s a beautiful view.

Perth, the capital city of Western Australia is nestled in a picturesque natural amphitheatre, bordered by Kings Park botanical gardens and the beautiful Swan River. The City of Perth is focussed on the central business district and surrounding inner city residential areas. Visitors find the city to be clean, well laid out and easy to get around.

Perth is a must see destination for all visitors. It is Western Australia’s centre for the arts, business, government and entertainment. The Perth Cultural Centre, featuring the State Library, Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most popular attractions for visitors from near and far. Shopping enthusiasts will be easily satisfied by Western Australia’s largest range of shops and boutiques, while sports fans will be delighted in cricket and football fixtures at the WACA ground and Gloucester Park harness racing.

Public transport within central Perth is free. The very popular Transperth CAT bus service travels on fixed east-west and north-south routes, guaranteeing the traveller’s return to their point of boarding. Two major bus terminals and the central train station make public transport access to other suburbs in Perth an inexpensive and easy travel option.

There is good shopping available, plenty of riverside and beach side restaurants and cafes to dine at, world-class golf courses, over 80 kilometres (50 miles) of white sandy beaches to sunbathe on and a mecca of outdoor activities and experiences to enjoy.  

Population [2003] 9348 
Language English
Currency Australian Dollar
Electricity 220-240V 50Hz
Climate Averages 
Summer – – 18/29 ºC
Winter – – 8/18 ºC


Planning to visit Fremantle Port & Fremantle Prison

what i got from Google:


Fremantle’s role as a port began with the foundation of the Swan River Colony in 1829.  The port city was named after Captain Charles H. Fremantle who arrived in the HMS Challenger and took possession of this part of the continent in the name of His Majesty King George IV at Arthur Head on 2 May 1829.   Captain James Stirling arrived with 68 settlers in the Parmelia on 2 June 1829, and established the settlement on the Swan River, and the Port of Fremantle was created.

Thanks to vision and careful planning Fremantle is today Western Australia’s major general cargo port.


visit Mark Gray’s website for more breath-taking sceneries photos



  1. Lovely pictures! Perth is on my list for ‘dream destinations’.
    Have a happy holiday!

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