Perth is a beautiful city. Lots of perfect blue sky days, a gorgeous city centre area and lots of fun stuff around for a day trip, weekender or short break. It’s always interesting to return to a city you have lived in after traveling a lot. The city appears different through your slightly different perspective. Perth is better than I remember! It is an isolated city by world standards but it has so much going for it. Locals who are tired of their own city are encouraged to pretend you are a tourist and research the surrounds. Get out there and enjoy yourself. After living in Perth for years, it was amazing to discover recently the rolling lush, green hills of the local wine growing region of Bickley Valley, the walking trails around Lesmurdie Falls and the ancient Lake Clifton Thrombolites.
Highly recommended is to do a cycle ride around the Swan River. The route is flat, the scenery is enjoyable and there are enough pubs to make a day of it with good food and drinks!