I headed from Melbourne over to Perth, which surprisingly is often missed by travellers and holiday makers but I love the place! There are fabulous beaches and the water in the Indian Ocean is a beautiful blue, with excellent waves. Perth is pretty small, the first day I arrived I some how managed to keep getting lost and ending up in the middle of no where with nothing around! Perth is very laid back but can’t be a bit expensive which is probably due to the mining boom which has made Perth Australia’s richest state.
The city has something for everyone and there are plenty of smaller towns within half an hour from Perth that have beaches as Perth its self doesn’t. Perth also has some stunning islands surrounding it with loads of wildlife including strange animals that aren’t found anywhere else, seals, penguins, loads of bird life and reptiles.
Perth is basically far from everywhere else, there are a few amazing rock formations around like Wave Rock (you guessed it, it looks like a wave but it’s a rock) and the Pinnacles which are basically giant bits of pointy rock out in the middle of the desert. It all looks amazing on photos but it’s a four hour drive to see a bit of rock. Saying that I still want to go!
Perth has plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars of all variety to keep you entertained, plus some excellent outdoor activities and sight seeing. In many ways I prefer it to Melbourne (I love that city!)