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Although Perth is the capital of Western Australia, it is not the most impressive city in terms of size. Only one and a half million people live here. All of them are dispersed along the coastal strip. Moreover, the beaches here are almost untouched by human activity. And beach infrastructure largely determines the mood and lifestyle in Perth: it is a relaxed, quiet and safe city.
Perth Airport is the largest in Western Australia, while the city of Perth itself is also the largest in its state. An interesting fact: from this airport planes start their flights along the longest non-stop route right up to London Heathrow.
Not so long ago, Perth Airport was renovated. It now looks much more presentable, but typical problems remain. The passenger flow control system is rather poorly thought out. And airport navigation also. And you will not find any special entertainments here either, therefore it is better not to linger for a long time at the airport. It’s right: there are real adventures ahead!
Only 30-40 minutes and you are in the city center. You can do this in two ways: by bus or taxi.
From all terminals, the center can be reached by public transport. Bus number 380 runs from Terminal 1 and 2. It will take you directly to the Elisabeth Quay bus station in the city center in approximately 45 minutes. From terminals 3 and 4, you can take bus number 40 to the same bus station. Buses leave every 30 minutes, and the fare costs $ 3.5.
Despite Perth's geographical isolation from the rest of Australia and a relatively small population, Perth is a surprisingly diverse city. Due to the high level of migration over the past half century, about half of the inhabitants of the city were born on other continents. Mostly they come here from Malaysia, South Africa and Thailand. All this affects the cultural life of the city and especially affects culinary diversity.
How big parks have you seen in your life? Forget them all, because Kings Park in Perth is the largest city park in the world. It is about 20% larger than New York Central Park. This gigantic green oasis offers wonderful views of the city and the Swan River. Here you can see more than 300 species of plants in Western Australia, dozens of species of birds and kilometers of well-kept gardens.
This is the only building on the UNESCO World Heritage List throughout the county. Its history dates back to 1855. They brought here the most terrible criminals in Britain, and then Australia itself. The prison worked until 1991. Now it has been turned into a museum and a hotel. The most daring tourists can go on a tour in search of ghosts or spend the night in one of the chambers that are in the former female wing.
An easy way to get the most out of your food in Perth is to book a gastronomic tour. Guides will show you the most delicious places, tell you where to eat every day, and what is better to avoid (spoiler: it is delicious in Perth almost everywhere).
Try a barbecue pork sandwich that is generously stacked between two slices of fresh bread with fibers. Or order Chinese steam dumplings, which are prepared exactly like the traditional counters of China. And one of the delicious local desserts is a cronut sandwich with ice cream and whipped cream. Too much butter and sugar? Sure! But it is worth every calorie consumed.
By the way, in order to forgive yourself all the sweets and milkshakes that it is absolutely impossible to resist in Perth, follow an easy diet of seafood the rest of the time. Fortunately, there is always a large selection of the freshest fish and other ocean inhabitants.