Perth is Australia’s only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within 30 minutes of the city. It’s also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough.
Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a living picture postcard, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Larger than New York’s Central Park, there are so many ways to enjoy its 400-plus hectares of sculpted gardens and natural bushland. Stroll the treetop walk, take an indigenous cultural tour or picnic among the gum trees.
Another city icon is the Swan Bells, which fills the air with sounds from one of the largest musical instruments on earth. From there, you can hop on the free bus to museums, art galleries and the Perth Mint – home to the world’s greatest collection of gold bars.
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The Trauma 2018 Secretariat has arranged discounted accommodation rates at the Parmelia Hilton Perth for conference delegates. Accommodation can be booked through the online registration system from Friday 2 March 2018. Please note that full prepayment will be required for all accommodation bookings by Friday 31 August 2018.
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Indulge the senses with a trip to the Swan Valley. The vineyards of Western Australia’s oldest wine region invite you to sample their fruits, feast on award-winning local produce and discover local heritage.
Just 25 minutes east of Perth, the Swan Valley is a world away from city life. You can reach it by road, or take the scenic route aboard a Swan River cruise from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty. You can even winery-hop in the back of a horse-drawn wagon or chauffeured classic car.
Many of the vineyards are still owned by the descendants of early European settlers, who may share their story over a fruity red at the cellar door. Alongside these charming family-run wineries you’ll also find some major international players, not to mention the more recent emergence of award-winning boutique breweries and talented artists.
Do lunch at one of 70 restaurants and cafes, or pack a picnic and take your pick from many natural beauty spots. But be sure to leave room for some gourmet local delights, from olives, cheeses and preserves to chocolate, nougat and ice creams.
Besides fine food and wine, there are many other passions you can indulge in, from horse riding, cycling, hiking and golf to wildlife, art, history and Indigenous culture.
At the hub of the Swan Valley, Guildford is brimming with colonial charm. Follow the heritage trail passing historic pubs and quaint cottages, take a stroll down the antique strip, browse the boutiques and art galleries or enjoy an afternoon of live music in the beer gardens.