Perth & Surrounds Travel Guide
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Flanking the broad reaches of the beautiful Swan River, Perth
is edged to the west by white sandy beaches and to the east by the gentle wooded slopes of the Darling Ranges. The sunniest of all Australian cities, with an average of eight hours of sunlight per day, this 'al fresco' city has a casual charm. Northbridge
, just north of the city centre, is the city's main dining precinct and is a good place to look for a restaurant or café. Fremantle
also has many good restaurants and cafés, especially along the Cappuccino Strip in South Terrace.
The wide expanse of the Swan River provides an exceptional recreational facility and Perth residents make good use of it with sailing and motor craft, canoes and fishing boats. A pleasant excursion is a river cruise to Upper Swan vineyards to sample their world renowned wines. At the mouth of the Swan River is the historic port of Fremantle, which has been described by international experts as the best preserved seaport in the world. It is filled with terraced houses, galleries, dining venues and more than 3000 heritage buildings. Two of the most interesting historic sites are The Round House, an octagonal structure which is the state's oldest public building dating back to 1830, and Fremantle Prison, which was built by convict labour and used from 1855 to 1991.