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Top Things to do in Perth, Australia

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Perth is among the most beautiful cities in Australia. And for the tourists in the city, there is a lot to do and experience in the city. Read on and find out.

Beaches

Located along the Indian Ocean coast, Perth is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Offering visitors the best of both sun and sand, beaches in the city are best to enjoy a quick escape from the bustling city life or indulge in numerous water sports including snorkelling and deep sea diving. Cottesloe Beach, Leighton Beach, Castle Bay Beach, Yallingup Beach and Turquoise Bay are among the best beaches in the city.

Wildlife

With over 100 national parks and natural reserves, Perth is a much loved travel destination among wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. The city is home a variety of birds, animals and even trees. Australian Sea Lions, Fur Seals, Kangaroos, Koalas, White-Faced Heron, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Cockatoos and Kookaburras are some of the bird and animal species that can be spotted here.

Sightseeing

From ancient buildings to museums to cultural centres and other architectural wonders, the city is teeming with plenty of sightseeing choices for the tourists. King’s Park, Fremantle Park, Swan Valley, Adventure World, Perth Mint, Mundy Regional Park, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Crown Perth and Round House are among the popular attractions to visit in the city.

Adventure Sports

Owing to its extensive coastline, soaring mountains and other natural wonders, Perth is an ideal place for adventure enthusiasts. From exciting activities in the air to the ones on land or water, there is something in the city for everyone visiting it. Hot air balloon rides, scenic flight rides, helicopter tours, and bungee jumping are some of the adventure activities loved by the travellers. Plus, water sports, such as parasailing, snorkelling, swimming, deep sea diving, kayaking and jet skiing, are popular among tourists too. Special schools and workshops with specialized classes, professional trainers and instructors are recommended before taking up these activities.

Shopping

Selling everything from handicrafts to daily essentials to organic products, markets in Perth are surely worth exploring. The weekend markets and flea markets are best to buy a wide range of interesting goods and items at the most reasonable prices. The Western Farmer’s Market, Perth Upmarket, Swan River Community Market, Markets on Rockeby and E-Shed Markets are a few must visit ones. Don’t forget to pick some unique gifts, souvenirs and hand-made arts and crafts products for your friends and family back home.

Get Set for Fringe World Festival, Perth

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After the summer holidays, Fringe World keeps those warm summer vibes intact with month-long festivities and cultural events in the form of Fringe World Festival. The popular festival is held annually during the city’s buzzing summer festival period. If you are planning to visit the festival, here’s everything you should know about it.

What is Fringe World?

Fringe World is Western Australia’s largest annual event and the 3rd largest Fringe in the world. Clustered around different venues, the festival offers something for everyone. The 2017 Fringe World Festival is scheduled from 20th January to 19th February.

How do you book your tickets?

The annual program features a line up of numerous comedy, circus, theatre, music, dance, cabaret, and other entertainment shows performed by artists from across the world. The 2017 festival includes more than 700 events to be held at over 150 venues across the length and breadth of the city. Tickets can be booked from the official website or in case you prefer taking a hard copy, get your ticket delivered to your doorstep for free.

What should you expect at Fringe World?

Of course, entertainment! Fringe World is all about picking that perfect form of entertainment. Find that perfect show, which matches your tastes and preferences. The shows and performances at the Fringe are categorized on the basis of genre and filtered according to age groups. Although, sometimes things may seem to be a little vague, but with the popular Fringe UV Rating, you’ll end up attending only the shows, which are appropriate for you and your family.

Where should you attend the Fringe World?

Fringe Central at The Perth Cultural Centre is the best place to start your adventure. The festival spot is located a quick stroll away from the other 60 fringe venues and is the nucleus of the Fringe World universe. Popular event hubs include The Pleasure Garden, Northbridge, Cathedral Square, Perth CBD, The Gelo Company, The Flaming Locomotive, Hubbub, and Funtavia.

How do you filter the events?

Of course you can’t attend all of the 700 events. For your convenience, the ‘Filter Results’ option is available on the top left side corner of the website. Here you can search, find, select, and book shows suiting your tastes and preferences. You can also opt for the FRINGEFEED feature for all the latest news and other required tips about shows and events. An essential tip for all newbies; become a FRINGEWORLD friend and enjoy amazing tips and treats.

Best Christmas Markets To Explore In Perth In 2016

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With Christmas approaching fast, all kinds of shopping outlets will soon be dressed in their best Christmas decorations and offer unique gifts, handmade articles, local produce, and pretty arts and crafts.

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The ones travelling to the Australian city of Perth during Christmas or a little before, can check out such fantastic Christmas markets in or around the destination for an incredible Christmas shopping experience in ‘the Land Down Under’. Take a look at some of them.

Christmas Family Market Pinjarra

Visit the Christmas Family Market Pinjarra at the Civic Centre Pinjarra to shop for Christmas goodies on 3rd December, 2016. The shops here offer some fantastic gifting options as well as Christmas special deals on many items. The market will be held from 10 am to 2.30 pm.

Early Bird Christmas Market

Enjoy festive shopping at the Early Bird Christmas Market on 20th November, 2016. This is an indoor Christmas market, which will be held from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be more than 50 stalls selling a variety of Christmassy stuff such as handmade gifts and decor, home wares, jewellery, fashion accessories for kids, candles, and body care products. Visitors can get haircuts at cheap prices as well as neck and shoulder massages. Besides, there will be lots of festive cupcakes and sweet treats. There will also be free live entertainment by local musicians and a face painting stall.

QV1 Christmas PopUpmarket

QV1 Christmas PopUpmarket is a fantastic popup market catering to the Christmas needs of individuals. Attend this festive shopping venue from 6th to 8th December at the QV1 foyer in Perth. This market will include stalls by over 50 brilliant artisans and designers from all across Perth. Enjoy a fantastic shopping experience as you buy original handcrafted wares at the best prices.

St Michael’s Family Christmas Fete

This family Christmas fete is held every year at Perth’s St Michael’s Church on 26th November, 2016. The fete will offer a variety of festive shopping opportunities and celebratory events. The fete will be held from 10 am to 1 pm and there will be lots of live entertainment. The stalls will offer vintage clothing, local produce, plants, art & crafts, jewellery, gift baskets, books, CDs and DVDs, and a lot more.

Top December Events Setting the Festive Mood of Perth

Merrymaking in Perth, Australia is about to scale newer heights with a variety of events taking place in different parts of the city. Are you one of those holidaymakers boarding flights to spend December in Perth? If yes, here’s a list of events you should consider being part of!

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Swimming in December is enough to give you chills! But in Perth, this is the summertime when you can enjoy a refreshing swim through warm waters. Swimmers buying tickets to disembark flights here in December must contemplate participating in Swim Thru Rottnest, the most popular swimming event in the city. Since 1977, this annual event is taking place in Rotten Island, a natural paradise located just a few kilometres from the coast of Perth. In 2014, this event is scheduled to take place on 06th December and the 1600 metres race will start at 1300 hrs.

Thriller Live

Ardent fans of Michael Jackson would do anything to catch the action of this December event in Perth. Be a spectator to this incredible two-hour theatrical production which features non-stop hits of Michael Jackson and Jackson Five. This 12-day event is commencing on 10th December at Crown Theatre and tickets for this show are available online. Buy tickets for Thriller Live and pay tribute to the King of Pop!

Morning Melodies

As the name suggests, this event is sure to entice music enthusiasts. Visit His Majesty Theatre on the morning of 17th December to listen to the upcoming Opera singers and immerse into the quintessential festive spirit. This Christmas concert will start at 1030 hrs. Opera lovers boarding flights to Perth during mid-December can buy tickets for this concert. And the lucky ones could win Christmas door prize as well!

Kings Park New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Kings-ParkFamilies choosing Perth to celebrate their New Year’s Eve in the Australian way must add Kings Park to their itineraries. The botanic gardens here are among the most serene spots in Perth. New Year celebrations in this alcohol-free, smoke-free and glass-free venue would definitely be a unique experience for tourists.

Where to Enjoy Perth Edition of Italian Film Festival 2014

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Cinema lovers who have booked tickets to fly to Australia during September-October will have a wonderful time; the nation celebrates Italian Film Festival during this time. The event is in its 15th year and eight Australian cities are hosting the Italian Film Festival 2014; Perth is one of them. Event has already started in this city from 24th September and you can enjoy the cinematic flavour till 15th October. Let’s take a look at venues to enjoy screenings of popular films at Perth event.

Cinema Paradiso

This is one of the best places where you can catch the action of Italian Film Festival in Perth. This state of the art facility is notable for screening mainstream as well as art movies. There is hardly a film festival in Perth that does not feature Cinema Paradiso on its menu. It is strategically located in Northbridge’s Cafe and nightclub area on James Street and boasts four cinemas. Movies like Zoran My Nephew The Idiot, Marina, University: More Than Friends, and Darker Than Midnight are sure to entice cinema buffs to purchase tickets for this hep venue.

Luna Palace Cinemas

Luna Palace Cinemas is another venue featuring several events of this film fiesta. This cinema is conveniently located just a short walk from Fremantle Train Station. The facility is famous for proximity to markets, art galleries, live music, beaches and much more that visiting tourists may be interested in.

Luna Leederville

It is considered as one of the funkiest cinemas in Perth which are famous for legendary film screenings. Owing to its location in Central Perth, it is easily accessible from all corners of the city. Cinema lovers boarding Perth bound flights can not only spend time watching movies like Boyhood, Felony and The Little Death but can also gorge on scrumptious delicacies at Leederville’s snazzy restaurants.

bamBOO Outdoor Cinema

If you are looking for a unique experience of watching movies buy tickets for this venue to enjoy timeless classics as well as contemporary titles. bamBOO is an open air venue and is famous for offering a lavish cinema experience coupled with a memorable night at a plush bar.

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Large parking area and incredible connectivity with Central Business District make this Perth Cinema a preferred choice for many visitors. Travellers boarding flights to enjoy October holidays in Perth can visit this cinema and enjoy the screening of movies like Wish I Was Here, A Most Wanted Man and Magic in the Moonlight. After movies, one can relish the taste of Indian fare at Maharaja Indian Restaurant located adjacent to Windsor.

Good Food and Wine Show 2014 is Here to Spread a Zeal of Taste in Perth, Australia

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After creating an enigmatic buzz in Melbourne and Sydney, Good Food and Wine Show is ready to rock the city of Perth from 11th to 13th July. If you have already booked flights to this magnificent Australian city, do consider being a part of this event to start your weekend with a bang! Wine tasting and food gorging are not the only aspects of this show, its grandeur stretches to numerous colourful activities that allow visitors to learn more about food, ingredients, beverages and enjoy to the core. Here’s brief information about this event, which is one of the most notable food and wine shows in the world.

The Venue

This event is scheduled to take place at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) which is easily accessible by car, bus as well as train. This centre features parking with a capacity of 1500 cars. Travellers who are opting to travel by train can buy tickets for Esplanade Train Station, just a few steps away from PCEC. Those who are travelling by bus  can get down at Esplanade Busport.

Entry Tickets

Travellers grabbing tickets for this show get an access to Good Food Theatre, Riedel Wine Theatre, WA Artisan Lane, Laucke Creative Kitchen and Cheese Alley.

Good Food Theatre

This facility will host the event’s major action. You can watch your favourite TV Chefs as well as restaurateurs flaunting their extraordinary skills while preparing a delicious 3-course meal. You would not mind jotting down expert tips by popular chefs such as Matt Moran, Miguel Maestre and Maggie Beer.

Cheese Alley

Cheese tasting is one of the most unique aspects of this event. Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley allows you to taste numerous varieties of cheese made from the milk of goats, cows and water buffaloes.

Riedel Wine Theatre

Travellers disembarking flights at Perth can visit Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to taste some of the best wines in the world. Enrol for wine appreciation class and get introduced to six types of wines. Besides classes, there are numerous sessions conducted by the industry experts.

Board Flights to Perth for a Historical Experience!

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Perth is one of the leading holiday destinations in Western Australia and visited by millions of travellers every year from all over the world. With its countless ancient charmers, this historic city entices tourists to board flights to Perth. Let’s explore some of them!

The Perth Mint

Perth Mint is the perfect place for discovering the striking facts about transformation of Australia’s currency over the centuries. Featuring a unique display of world’s largest gold bar, ancient coins with heritage value, largest gold nugget collection and gold pouring machines, the mint compels tourists having a penchant for the history of Perth, to take a tour here. Moreover, Perth Mint offers once in a lifetime opportunity to carve your name on gold medallions before you board flights back home.

Minnawarra

Located near the city centre, Minnawarra is one of the popular tourist hotspots that entice locals as well as foreign travellers landing on flights at Perth. Surrounded by lush green parkland, this historic district of Armadale boasts several museums and chapels. Holidaymakers with an interest in Perth’s history can head to the History House, while people interested in archetypal gears are found at Nert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum. On the other hand, the Minnawarra Chapel is a compelling stop for those who love to admire beautiful architectures.

State War Memorial

The State War Memorial is located in the midst of the beautiful Kings Park and Botanic Garden overlooking the awe-inspiring Swan River. Built to offer a tribute to the soldiers died in various battles, this memorial was constructed during mid of twentieth century. Holidaymakers disembarking flights at Perth often visit this iconic place to show their respect to the martyrs. Besides, visitors can relish a picture perfect view of the city of Perth and the Swan River that give flights to their fancies.

Perth Bell Tower

Located near the picturesque Swan River, Perth Bell Tower is another popular historical lure that draws attention of most tourists holidaying here. Commonly known as Swan Bells, the 600 year-old belfry features a set of 18 huge bells. Travellers arriving on flights to Perth can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and listen to the soothing sound of the bells.

Pictorial Perth – the Australian Adventure on My Round the World Trip

From the glory of Balinese beaches to the radiance of Perth panorama – yes, it has been a long journey for me but the prospect of exploring something new every second makes it incredibly exciting and terms like tiredness and exhaustion seem almost alien! Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is among the most populous cities in the country. This was my first visit to an Australian city and I have to admit I fell in love with it at the first sight!! Being a Briton and with such rich cricketing history between England and Australia, I have always been engrossed by this tough “enemy” country! Perth was my first stopover and here is a little overview of the same.

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Perth is surprisingly isolated. Not many major urban centres can be found around the city, so it is up to Perth in this part of the country to take care of all your needs, be it cosmopolitan desires or sightseeing wishes. To its credit, the city does it perfectly and never ever disappoints. There are a whole lot of activities and attractions for people to enjoy here. Perth Zoo, King Park, Museum of Western Australia and Fremantle Prison are among the various attractions that I included in my travel schedule for the city. These are the biggest eye-catchers in the city and are usually the part of every itinerary that hopes to play it safe. But Perth is much more than just a place to make you feel safe! It is, on the contrary, a place to take risks and undertake challenges.

For someone like me who really loves her outdoor sports, Perth comes right out of a fairytale. The city has a fantastic climate for most parts of the year, and this allows people to keep on engaging themselves with a string of exciting adventures. Water sports are the biggest hits with cruising, whale watching, jet boating and sailing being the front-running pursuits. As for myself, I tried surfing lessons at the Trigg Beach. While I wasn’t much of a success, I am pretty sure you will all do much better!

Golfing is another activity that is quite popular with tourists who jump aboard flights to Perth, regularly. There are several golf courses around the city and true blue golfers wouldn’t really find it such a stretch to locate a world-class golf park. I am not a golfing person myself and would rather prefer lounging on beaches or riding waves than teeing off with stick in a hand!!!

All in all, Perth has been a fantastic start to my Australian adventure. It is beautiful city with myriad distractions, great food and excellent weather. The rest of Australia waits…let’s see what it has in store for me!

Unique yet Free Lures that Set Perth Apart

Perth is visited by numerous globetrotters every year and remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in Western Australia. Featuring verdant land, heritage and cultural sites, breathtaking sceneries of waterfront and Swan Valley as well as many other irresistible lures, the largest metropolis of Western Australia is sure to flabbergast every holidaymaker who boards flights for landing here. Nevertheless, Perth offers a platter of attractions and activities to the budget travelers as well. Exotic climate, mesmerizing natural attractions and the unique aroma of world beating wineries in Perth are sure to tickle your senses without burning a hole in the pocket. Here’s how!

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Immerse into the Lap of Nature

Holidaymakers who board Perth flights for a gratifying holiday and seeking natural pursuits often head to the Kings-Park. The park is located at the outskirts of the main city and perched high on Mount-Eliza. A large section of this green area is home to a wide range of flora and fauna including around eighty species of birds and more than three hundred kinds of plants.  Besides, visitors get an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sight of the surrounding area, the tranquility of River Swan and the stunning sculptures. Vacationers planning to board flights during spring i.e. between the months of September and December are privileged to be the part of grand Kings Park Festival, famous for wildflower exhibition.

Sample Some Free Wine at Swan Valley

After a tour to the largest park in Perth, it’s time to savour some best quality Australian wine! If you have a secret desire to taste the world’s best wine while relishing the picture perfect view of setting sun, Swan Valley, perhaps, is the most ideal destination for you. Here one can taste some classic wine and that is for free! Located very near to the business center of Perth, the place is easily accessible by Swan River Cruise or by road. However, if you wish to travel in style, you can take a chauffeur driven vintage car or a horse-drawn farm cart ride and immerse in the beauty of the scenic vineyards to arrive in the valley. Before boarding flights back home, exploring the culinary scene of Perth in this place is highly recommended.  The area is one of the oldest wineries in the western part of Australia where visitors can also sample some of the best local cuisines.

Top 5 Lures That Add to Popularity of Air Tickets to Perth

Tickets to PerthTourists who book tickets to Perth are sure to be overwhelmed by the fabulous attractions and charms of the city. Here are some of the reasons that add to popularity of air tickets to Perth on Australia bound flights.

Perth Bell Tower

Located near the scenic Swan River, Perth Bell Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Commonly known as Swan Bells, the 600 year-old campanile features a set of 18 bells including the oldest and giant one. Tourists arriving on flights to Perth can enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the city and listen to the soothing sound of the bells.

Adventure World

The largest theme park in Perth, the Adventure World is perfect for a day-out with your family. Located near Bibra Lake, the park is packed with more than 23 fun rides and other attractions. Adventure enthusiasts planning to reserve seats on Australia bound flights for a riveting holiday in Perth during winters visit the park and pick from the ‘Sky Lift’, ‘Rocky Rapids’, ‘Aqua Super 6 Racer’ and many other rides.

Perth Zoo

While on a vacation in Perth, take a tour to Perth Zoo to watch the various animals and birds like Sun Bear, Red Kangaroo, Blue Macaw, and Bolivian Squirrel Monkey. In fact, most travellers booking flights tickets to Perth for holidays in the city have the ‘World of Birds’ and ‘Nocturnal House’ on their hit list.

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Vacationers landing on flights terminating at Perth International Airport cannot consider their holiday to be over without visiting the largest single underwater aquarium. Enjoy the incredible marine life including beautiful living corals, blue ringed octopus, moon jellyfish, lion fish, turtles and various species of sharks while walking through the underwater tunnel.

Perth Mint

Perth Mint offers an exclusive exhibition of world’s largest gold bar, gold pouring machines, historic Perth mint coins, most valuable coin of the world and largest nugget collection of Australia. This is also the perfect place for a walk which illustrates the transformation of Australia’s currency over the centuries. The Perth Mint gives you once in a lifetime opportunity of carving your name or any message on gold medallions before boarding flights back home.