Craig in Perth

Join Craig as he experiences a wide range of musical influences, from symphony orchestra to jazz and blues — there's nothing like Australia!

In Perth the laid back pace of life is so chilled out it's practically horizontal, so you'll ease in to your holiday here straight away.

The locals are friendly, the beaches are beautiful and the local wines are plentiful.

If you can tear yourself away from the city, the wonders of the west await — it's all about wineries, national parks, coral reefs and outback drives.


Perth is famous for its blue skies, stunning natural setting and friendly spirited people. It is built on the banks of the Swan River and flanked by the Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Within easy reach of the city are 19 beaches — perfect for enjoying a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset. You can go yachting or parasailing over the sparkling Swan River, visit the uncrowded beaches, stroll through Kings Park and revel in the performances from all areas of the artistic spectrum. Combine the splendour of nature with the sophistication of fine wines, alfresco dining, a sublime climate and free public transport in the city centre, you have the perfect place for a holiday.

Beyond the city take a few days to discover the Margaret River wine region or take a trip north to Ningaloo Reef, Australia's quieter reef that fringes the coastline.

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