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Hidden Travel Gem – Perth, Australia

Where are you planning to travel to for your next vacation? Choosing where to go on your next vacation is often one of the most difficult parts of trip planning. You may have a bucket list of the marvelous places around the globe that you have wanted to visit. However, there is a specific reason to make 2018 the year you pay Western Australia’s capital city a visit because Perth is being trumpeted as the global travel destination of choice in 2018. Whether you are traveling for one week family holiday, a break from stressful work, honeymoon, or just even get a bit of sun, Perth is the ideal travel destination to meet all your travel expectations. With a combination of big city comforts, perfect weather, beautiful nature and a laid-back approach to life, Perth makes a perfect travel destination.

Perth is often overlooked as a tourist destination with people preferring the eastern Australia cities when travelling from afar. As a matter of fact, Perth has as much to offer as any of the other bigger cities in Australia, without all the hustle and bustle of a hectic environment. You can spend your days by exploring the sophisticated shopping serenity where wide streets and malls built side by side with covered markets and indigenous art centres. And if that is not enough, there are plenty of cafés, cozy restaurants, and even Australia’s finest sandy beaches within easy reach. On top of that, there are numerous opportunities for exploring the unique WA landscape, which is just a short day trip away. There are plenty of beautiful places around this gorgeous city. It is a hidden travel gem waiting to be discovered by you. Here are two ways to enjoy Australia’s sunniest capital city:

(1) Winery

The Margaret River region in Western Australia is known globally for its wine, the cabernet sauvignon and Chardonnay. As the region is only a three-hour drive south of Perth, this is one of the most popular day trip destinations. There are over 150 wineries for you to choose from, ranging from the grand wine producing estates such as Voyager and Leeuwin to small wine producer with only a name above the cellar door. However, if you have a tight itinerary during your stay in Perth, you don’t have to travel that far for vineyard experience. There is an award-winning boutique winery, Mandoon Estate, right on the doorstep of Perth in the picturesque Swan River. The Mandoon Estate was surrounded by vineyards, a newly restored house that houses an art gallery and a fine dining restaurant that offering a modern Australian menu. It is no accident that a region’s wines go well with its food. Come and enjoy the most authentic Australian tastes at Mandoon Estate!

(2) Marine Life

There is no better place to observe the humpback whales than Rottnest Island, which is 17 kilometers offshore from the city of Perth. It is home to an annual humpback whale migration when the gentle giants pass down the coast of Western Australia, through Perth’s coastal waters, to feeding grounds near Antarctica. Come experience an unforgettable trip to see the migrating humpback whales by joining the Whale Watching tour between September and early December. If you are lucky, you may look on in awe as the most magnificent and fascinating animals throw themselves out of the water before crashing back down. Besides that, you can enjoy a day exploring the beautiful and unique underwater world Rottnest Island has to offer, for a snorkeling adventure you will never forget!

Whether you are a regular visitor, or it is your first trip, Perth has a lots more to offer beyond the excellent winery and amazing marine life. This charming city also has numerous avenues of entertainment, which include the restaurants, theatre, and nightlife, from clubs, cocktail bars to live music pubs, and they will definitely surprise you in many ways. Perth, surely, is a city worth visiting and you will take home plenty of unforgettable memories. So, please come and bathe in the sunshine and visit one of those fascinating places for your next vacation.

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