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11.11.17

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Perth, Australia


Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is known for being one of the most distant and remote remote capital cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a destination that you are going to want to avoid. It’s absolutely beautiful and has some of the best food and wine that you will find anywhere in the world. However, the five-hour flight from Sydney isn’t the only thing that you need to be aware of before you get your heart set on visiting Perth. Here are some more things that you should know.

You Will Need A Car
Perth is an incredibly spread out city, so if you want to make the most of your trip, you are going to want to rent a car during your stay. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable places for car rental in Perth to meet this need. Of course, there is also the choice to use the great bus and train systems in Perth, especially as some offer free rides, but they are often overcrowded, especially during peak times, which is something you are unlikely to enjoy when you want to relax on holiday.

It’s Very Hot
If you want to visit Australia, then it’s likely that you enjoy the sun and warm weather (if you don’t, then you should really start looking elsewhere for holiday destinations). However, just because you may enjoy the sun, it doesn’t mean that you should be spending all day in it. During January, the average high in Perth is around thirty degrees Celsius, so you can imagine how hot it could get in the summer. The sun has the power to burn you to a crisp in under an hour in Australia, so you should keep in the shade as much as you can.

Shark Attacks Are Real
A lot of people believe that the threat of shark attacks in Australia isn't as bad as it’s usually made out to be and that it’s played up a lot to frighten tourists. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sharks are a real threat in Perth, so only swim on patrolled beaches, and ensure that if you’re told to get out of the water, or you hear the shark alarm, you get out of the water.

It’s Pretty Expensive
If you were looking for somewhere to holiday on a budget, then Australia isn’t the place for you. Accommodation and food are especially expensive, so it makes sense to utilise websites like Airbnb and cook your own food to save money. There is a small consolation, however; Workers in Australia are some of the best paid in the world, so it’s incredibly uncommon to leave a tip when leaving a bar or restaurant.

Perth is a magical place, with beautiful sunsets, amazing beaches, great people, and some of the most fun and exciting activities in the world. However, every destination has its drawbacks and things you need to consider before visiting. Hopefully, this has given you some impartial information to help you make your decision.

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