Daniel E Lee
The City The guide was updated:The Central Business District of Perth straddles the banks of the Swan River, its skyscrapers shimmering in the glare of the sun. This is the commercial and economic heart of the city with endless shopping opportunities and also home to some of its major cultural attractions like the Bell Tower, Perth Mint, His Majesty’s Theatre and also the majestic Kings Park, an oasis of serenity after a hard day’s sightseeing.
Northbridge, which is located just outside the central district, is Perth’s entertainment and cultural mecca. Here you will find an array of cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while also offering a number of museums and galleries.
Decidedly lower-key than Northbridge, Subiaco is however a thriving cosmopolitan district that has numerous cafés, restaurants, boutiques, theatres and is also home to the Subiaco Oval the birthplace of Australian Rules football.
If you’re looking to head for the shores of the Indian Ocean then the white sands of Cottesloe beach is only a stone’s throw away and is easily accessible by bus. Or why not take a cruise down the Swan River to the historic and lively suburb of Fremantle?