A combination of big city comforts, perfect weather and a laid-back approach to life make Perth one of the most livable cities in the world. It is a youthful, energetic and cosmopolitan city, and in terms of entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities it can stand up to even the fiercest competition. When it comes to food, however, Perth raises the bar, boasting fabulous beachfront restaurants, succulent seafood and some of the country’s best vineyards. It may be one of the world’s most remote cities, but a good public transportation system allows visitors to explore the city’s surrounding beaches, bush and greenery in mere minutes, and there’s simply no excuse not to visit.
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||Tourist precinct opening hours are Mon–Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.
Suburban opening hours Mon-Wed 8am-6pm, Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun closed.
||Western Australian Visitor Centre
55 William St, Perth
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Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm. Sat: 9am-4:30pm. Sun: 11am-4:30pm