When to Fly
Because of the weather, January and December are peak times for flights to Perth so the chances of getting a cheap flight at that time is slim. July, when the Australian school holidays fall, is also a popular time. If you're considering visiting Perth and want to get a true Aussie experience, what better time to travel then during late January to catch the patriotic Australia Day Fireworks. This is one of Perth's biggest events, with over 350,000 people gathering in Kings Park and along Swan River to see around 30,000 fireworks light up the sky. The spectacular display is launched from barges on the river, the Narrow Bridge, the Swan Bell Tower and even on top of the city's skyscrapers, all accompanied to specially selected music on the radio. If you book your flight to Perth well in advance you can still get a bargain and visit Perth during peak times.
Although not necessarily a tourist mecca, find a cheap flight to Perth during mid-April to late August.
With an all-encompassing mix of urban excitement, miles of attractive beaches and glorious countryside, Western Australia's capital, Perth, draws visitors flying in from all over the world. Tourism tends to focus on the city, which enjoys a cosmopolitan feel and offers such cultural attractions as the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Swan Valley's many wineries and the enormous King's Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the world. Shopping features heavily on any tourist's schedule, with outlets for such notable brands as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, as well as independent designers, whose works are most often to be found along Hay Street and Rokeby Road. The city is well served by high-quality restaurants and smaller establishments, serving a range of seasonal, local foods.
Although skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this modern Australian city, the laid-back atmosphere is evident the minute you get off your Perth flight. There’s a young vibrancy that fills the air and everyone seems to be partaking in an active endeavour whether it’s the couple riding bicycles or the family walking to the beach with their surfboards. The Art Gallery of Western Australia houses some of the best representations of Aboriginal art in the country, while the city’s biggest attraction, the Perth Mint, was built in the 1890s to refine gold mined in Western Australia. Visitors can watch a live Gold Pour whereby pure gold is heated and moulded into a solid gold bar.