your guide to perth + fremantle
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the sunny city with a relaxed vibe
Perth is Australia's fourth largest city, home to more than 1.8 million people. It is the capital of resource-rich Western Australia and, as such, the administrative centre for more than one third of the country.
Offset by the vast, tranquil waters of the Swan River, the beautiful city of Perth is a tourist's delight. Modern and vibrant, it contrasts with it's historic counterpart – the port city of Fremantle, accessible within 20 minutes by car from Perth.
Tourists commonly refer to Perth and the 'friendly city' and famous notables have also remaned the city after their personal experiences. Astronaut John Glenn called Perth the 'City of Lights' after his historic fly-over in 1962 and victorious America's Cup skipper Dennis Connor referred to it as 'the most isolated city in the world'.
Most people find Perth bright, fun, friendly and 'laid back' but visitors are sure to find their own descriptions after their holiday. For more information drop into the WA Visitor Centre at 55 William Street (cnr of William and Hay Streets) in Perth city, or call +61 8 9483 1111.