Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia. Perth enjoys a Mediterranean climate and receives moderate though highly seasonal rainfall, making it the fourth wettest Australian capital city after Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane.

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Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia. You'll love Australia's westernmost capital city, which sits on the Swan River, framed by Indian Ocean beaches and Swan Valley vineyards.

Cruise the Swan River past parks and skyscrapers to 40 vineyards in the Swan Valley or the Perth Zoo. Visit Rottnest Island, where you can explore history, bike ride to secret beaches and kayak to secluded bays. Feast on seafood and soak up the carnival atmosphere in historic Fremantle. Discover the lookouts, landscaped gardens and Aboriginal heritage of huge Kings Park. Swim, surf, fish, windsurf and sail on clean and uncrowded beaches such as Cottlesloe or Scarborough. Then skip between the sunny boardwalks, beaches and marinas of the Sunset Coast.

Travelling around Perth

Perth is served by Perth Airport in the city's east for regional, domestic and international flights and Jandakot Airport in the city's southern suburbs for general aviation and charter flights.

Perth metropolitan public transport, including trains, buses and ferries, are provided by Transperth, with links to rural areas. There are 70 railway stations and 15 bus stations in the metropolitan area.

Perth's main container and passenger port is at Fremantle, 19 kilometres south west at the mouth of the Swan River.

Perth Weather

Perth receives moderate though highly seasonal rainfall, making it the fourth wettest Australian capital city after Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane. Summers are generally hot and dry, lasting from December to late March, with February generally being the hottest month of the year, while winters are relatively cool and wet, making Perth a classic example of a Mediterranean climate.

Winters are relatively cool and wet, with most of Perth's annual rainfall falling between May and September. On most summer afternoons a sea breeze, also known as "The Fremantle Doctor", blows from the south-west, providing relief from the hot north-easterly winds.

Perth is a particularly sunny city for a Mediterranean climate, with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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