About the area:
Perth is the state capital city of Western Australia, the largest state in Australia. The Perth city skyline displays the economic prosperity the state has enjoyed in the past 20 years. Perth is set on the Swan River, so named because of the native Black Swans that call the river home. It is a sprawling city, but its wide roads, many parks and well-designed layout make it a peaceful place to live.
One of Perth's main attractions lies in the pristine quality of its beaches, unbroken stretches of golden sands run the entire length of the city's coastal suburbs. Residents and visitors also enjoy Kings Park, which is four times larger than New York's Central Park. Kings Park contains botanical gardens as well as vast tracts of natural bushland. In August 2003, the Lotterywest Federation Walkway was opened in Kings Park. It is a 620m long elevated walkway through the treetops, providing a remarkable bird's eye view of the park and gardens as well as great views of the city.