Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and is known throughout the country for beautiful beaches, a thriving arts scene, and a diverse range of outdoor activities. And that includes plenty of water activities, since it sits at the mouth of the Swan River, offering access for both river and ocean sports. From its iconic skyline to stunning parks and gardens, Perth is definitely worth a visit – especially if you want to add a few days of beaching to your Australia vacation.
When planning a trip to the parks in Perth, there are a few things to remember. First, consider the time of year, as summer (which is December to March) can be extremely hot and very dry, so it may not be the best season for hiking. You’ll probably want to avoid July as it’s the rainiest month. Most people recommend visiting during spring and fall – October is ideal.