Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, is consistently voted as one of the world’s best places to live. Flights to Perth are perfect for people wanting a relaxed vibe, hot weather and active adventure. The city is reputedly so laid-back that inhabitants say the only real threat for tourists is the heat! On summer afternoons, a sea breeze known locally as “The Fremantle Doctor” will help cool you down.
There are plenty of superb beaches with lots of space, such as Scarborough and Cottesloe, although waters can be rough so make sure you swim in areas with lifeguards. There’s also a nudist beach for the more daring called Swanbourne. There are plenty of other activities across the city, with large pretty parks and golf courses dotted around. Apart from the skyscrapers, Perth is fairly flat and there are specially-created bike lanes in most places so it’s an excellent place to cycle around when exploring. For shoppers and foodies, areas like Northbridge, Mount Lawley and Subiaco have plenty of fashionable shops and high quality restaurants.
If you’re getting cheap flights to Perth, it’s also worth investigating other attractions just outside the city including the national parks and nature reserves. A couple of hours' drive south, the Margaret River area boasts miles of vineyards and fantastic wineries, as well as other delicious locally-produced food. Offshore in the Indian Ocean, Rottnest Island, or “Rotto” as the locals call it, has beautiful bays and beaches with reefs that will delight divers, as well as an abundance of cute cat-sized marsupials known as quokkas.