Highlights - Great Reasons To Go
Despite its relative isolation, Perth continues to grow and grow, attracting visitors and new residents from around Australia who come to enjoy its relaxed lifestyle, economic prosperity and sunny weather. It boasts some of the best city beaches in Australia (and the world), providing a sea-side ambience which defines the Perth way of life: easy and fun-loving. It's no wonder it's tied for eighth place in The Economist's 2011 list of the World's Most Livable Cities!
As more people arrived, so too has local business prospered, and Perth's innercity suburbs like Northbridge, Subiaco, Highgate and Mt Lawley now host a plethora of great restaurants, bars and pubs, not to mention the very popular Fremantle area.
The weather is generally always fine in Perth, perhaps bordering on too hot in the Summer when temperatures can exceed 40°C! On these very hot days the humidity tends to be quite low making conditions more bearable and in the afternoon the "Fremantle Doctor" (a sea breeze) blows inland from the ocean to cool the city by up to 15°C. Winters are generally wet and mild, making Spring (September through November) and Autumn (Fall: March through May) the ideal times to visit. Spring is perhaps the very best to see the sights because after a decent winter's rainfall, the famous wildflowers around Kings Park and the Avon Valley bloom splendidly, and beach-goers from colder climes find the temperatures more bearable than Summer.