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So you are planning the perfect Western Australian holiday and you have chosen Perth as your first destination and place of arrival, then you are in for some special surprises. Perth is a magnificent city, set on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean as well as lying on the banks of the Swan river. Perth lies at the head of the Swan Valley with its majestic wildflower displays and is the largest city in Western Australia. To the west is the endless outback, to the north the fabulous Coral coast, the Pilbara and the magnificent Kimerley region and to the south is the farmlands and coastal resort towns that are all beautiful holiday destinations in their own right. Perth is the ideal place to start your Western Australian Holiday. Well to decide from the huge array of spectacular places on offer in Perth here is a list of the best places that are sure to delight everyones senses, and suit all types of holidays, no matter what kind of budget you are travelling on.

Perth has an international airport and regular flights arrive from international destinations to Australia's west, as well as regular domestic flights from east coast and northern centers. It is the ideal place to commence a campervan or motor home holiday as there are competitive rates from a number of hire companies. Accommodation in Perth is modern and well serviced. You will have plenty of choice between hotels, apartments resorts and backpacker hostels. The beaches around Perth are the best in the state and the surf here rivals anything on offer on the east coast. On the south side of Perth and officially its port city is Fremantle. Freo offers a wide selection of places to stay as well as being the place to go for dining out, cafes and nightclubs. The Fremantle CBD has a great charm as it mostly consists of older historic buildings that have been fully renovated.

Off the coast is magnificent Rottnest island which provides an incredible weekend destination for Perth's population to relax and enjoy their magnificent ocean front situation. Ferry's make regular trips so it is easy for holiday makers to visit and enjoy the island, its wildlife and its spectacular scenery. For anyone visiting Western Australia, a visit to Perth is an essential part of their vaction.

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