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Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is also the largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. Perth experienced a substantial increase in population as a re...more

Perth, Australia

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Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is also the largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. Perth experienced a substantial increase in population as a result of the Western Australian gold rushes in the late 19th century. The state's Parliament and Supreme Court are both located within the city. Perth governs a wide array of religions and is home to an increasing number of Muslims. Thus Muslim travelers will find it easy to locate mosques and Halal restaurants as well as other Muslim friendly facilities in Perth.

Perth has several well known sights and attractions. Kings Park is one of them. It is one of the world's largest inner-city parks and is centrally located. The State War Memorial Precinct on Mount Eliza and the Western Australian Botanic Garden are a few of the landmarks and attractions within Kings Park. This park is also home to over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species. In addition to that, the park provides spectacular views of the Swan River and Darling Range. This is why Kings Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Australia.

Fremantle Markets was built in 1897 and has over 150 shops for fashion designers, merchants, fresh food producers, vegetable growers, food retailer and craftspeople. It houses a rich history and is a tourist favorite.

Marmion Marine Park is another must visit destination. It is a protected area along and off the coast of northern Perth. It was declared the first marine park in Western Australia. It is well known for its limestone reefs and for the wide variety of tropical fish that can be found. Australian Sea Lion, Bottlenose Dolphins and Humpback Whales frequent the waters during specific seasons. Huge crowds gather to watch them.

Perth has several shopping areas. Murray Street and Hay Street are two pedestrian malls that are popular with the locals as well as the tourists. Harbour Town features factory outlets for some major brands and attracts a huge amount of tourists each year. Midland Gate is another mall that has a large amount of specialty stores. In addition to those major ones, there are several other shopping malls, arcades and boutiques all around Perth. 

Nearby Airports

Perth Airport is the fourth busiest  airport in Australia. It consists of a domestic and international terminal. The airport is located about 12 km from the Perth CBD and is easily accessible by car and bus. Both terminals can also be accessed by private charter bus operators that can be normally accessed through most major CBD hotels.

Halal Restaurants

Hamza Kebab, Chirn Park Malaysian and Nando's Harbour Town are just a few of the several Halal Restaurants in Perth. However, due to the free availability of pork and alcohol, check before dining at any restaurant.

Mosques

Perth’s Muslim community is quite active and hence there are several mosques in the city and its suburbs. Perth Mosque is the oldest mosque in Perth; it is centrally located and is easily accessible. Perth City Musalla is another. There are also several other mosques located in Rivervale, Mirrabooka, Beechboro and Hepburn.

Things to Do and See in Perth

  • Scitech Discovery Centre  
  • Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Western Australian Museum  
  • Fremantle Markets
  • Kings Park  
  • Perth Zoo  
  • Perth Water  
  • Rottnest Island  
  • Marmion Marine Park  
  • Freemantle Prison  
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour  
  • Mandurah Dolphin & Canal Cruise
  •  The Art Gallery Of Western Australia  
  • West Australia Cricket Ground
  • Watertown Brand Outlet Mall
  •  Hay Street Mall
  •  Garden City Shopping Centre
  •  Galleria Shopping Centre


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