Not only does Perth receive more hours of sunshine than any other city in Australia, it's also best in the world in so many different ways.
For example, Kings Park is the largest inner-city public park in the world, according to Discover Australia. Perth also has more hours of sunshine per day than any other capital around the globe, receiving at least eight hours per day all year. That makes it the ultimate place for you and your family, friends or even just yourself to come for WA getaway.
Weather in Perth
If sunshine is what you want then sunshine is what you'll get. Perth's glowing summers frequently break 30 degrees Celsius, with minimal rainfall to detract from them. If you're not into the heat, however, visiting during the middle of the year means you'll have a cooler temperature, but not cold. Thanks to this, you can book Perth accommodation any time of the year and still experience the city to its fullest.
What to do in Perth
Start your Perth holiday by visiting its central garden wonderland, Kings Park. This massive 400-hectare area is the perfect place to go for a walk, jog, picnic or a guided tour. It encompasses a range of scenery in one location, too, as the park boasts an eclectic mix of garden types. Two thirds of it is actually native bushland, offering a unique nature reserve in the heart of a bustling city. You could also try visiting the Western Australia Botanic Garden, where you can find 3,000 of the state's more than 12,000 different plant types in a variety of pristine, gorgeous settings.
After your fill of flora, take a trip south of the city's fantastic CBD to visit its local fauna. Penguin Island is just 45 minutes away and is home to over 1,000 little penguins. When you arrive, pop into the Discovery Centre to learn more about this adorable bird species from the local rangers, then witness one of the daily feeding sessions. Next pop on a cruise with Rockingham Wild Encounters and explore the island to see even more spectacular wildlife, and top the day off with a spot of snorkelling in the crystal clear azure waters that surround it.
If beaches are for you, Perth has plenty to satisfy. City Beach is a local favourite, with clean, sparkling sands and excellent swimming. Surfers should visit Scarborough Beach, just a few minutes north, and families with children should go for a snorkelling adventure in Mettam's Pool during the summer.
Accommodation in Perth
Want a great affordable hotel in central Perth? Choose the ibis Perth and one of it's 192 comfortable rooms. This hotel also has its own food and drink options, consisting of Murray Street Grill, serving fresh, seasonal produce at both breakfast and dinner, as well as Rubix bar for a quiet drink at the end of the day.
Right nearby the stunning Swan River is the Novotel Perth Langley, a fantastic mid-range Perth hotel to suit anyone's taste. This Novotel has its own sauna and Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy, as well as an on-site fitness centre if you want a mid-holiday workout. You could also relax in the bathtub of your spacious room before popping downstairs to dine on exquisite French cuisine at Sen5es Restaurant and Wine Bar.