If you’ve never visited Australia and consider yourself a seasoned traveler, you have really yet to deem yourself the title until you visit this wondrous country. Since there are so many beautiful places to choose from, Western Australia is always a great place to start. Western Australia is the largest state in Australia. The capital, Perth, alone has just over one million people. Almost all Australians and travelers of Australia have said it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
WA is divided into five major regions; the Kimberley, the North West, South West, the Interior, and the Wheat Belt. With the amazing views of white sandy beaches and beautiful waters, the majority of the population of WA lives along the coast.
Perth City is nestled between the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, and sweeps along the banks of the Swan River, which is only a few miles from the ocean. This river gets its name from the beautiful famous black swans, which can be found along the river at any given time. If you travel west of the city you’ll find Kings Park, which has over 988 acres of natural Australian greenery that overlooks the Swan River and the city center. This breathtaking view from King’s park is extremely unique and is a must for any traveler to Perth.
The celebration of food and drink is imperative to the way of Perth life in Australia! Many people enjoy eating outside due to the beautiful and sunny weather, which makes the iconic Australian barbequing another important way of life in Perth. There are many food halls and Perth bars to be checked out, especially if you’re on a tight budget, and plenty award winning restaurants with sophisticated and innovative dishes.
With Australia’s colonial past and widespread migration to the country since WWII, Modern Australian food and drink replicates these historical moments. Perth’s fresh produce is copious and plentiful, influencing the restaurant industry in the best way possible. Australia, in general, is a tremendously proficient pastoral nation growing various fruits, vegetables and grains. It is also notorious for its fresh seafood, meat, poultry and dairy products.
In modern Australian cuisine the current trend is for low-fat, healthy cooking! Since the majority of the population lived in the coastal areas, lean and protein rich foods like fish and seafood are very popular, as are fresh cooked seasonal vegetables. This political move towards a healthy diet portrays the long-term health initiatives set by the Australian government!
If you’re looking for the Perth bars, you will find many scattered throughout the city but will typically find that most of the bars are in the CBD, Northbridge, Subiaco, Leederville, Victoria Park, Mount Lawley & Fremantle regions. Bars, like most in all countries, generally become busy after 5 pm due to the after work crowd, but you will find that most locals go to bars on Friday and Saturday nights. Most bars open from around 11 AM and close midnight (10 PM on Sundays), with a few bars that have exceptional extended liquor trading hours to either 1, 2 or 3 AM!
While travelling in the western part of the country, you might want to drive or fly to Margaret River, The western wine region. You will be amazed by all the things to do like exploring the underground lakes and Mammoth caves, hiking in Scott National Park, hang out in the Hamelin Bay or go on a wine tour expedition. Finding the right accommodations in Margaret River for you and your family will be pretty easy and you won’t be disappointed with your visit.