ABOUT PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast of Australia. Sandy beaches of the east coast of the Indian Ocean line its suburbs. The huge, hill top, riverfront Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza provide sweeping views of the Perth CBD. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies, and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre and art galleries.
Population: 2 million people
THINGS TO DO IN PERTH
SPORTS AT THE PERTH STADIUM
Popular summer sports played at the Perth Stadium include the bat and ball game of cricket. Cricket Australia and the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) have agreed that Perth Stadium will host Test Matches and Limited Overs Matches with England, South Africa and India plus all Big Bash League Twenty20 matches.
FOOTBALL AT PERTH STADIUM
- Popular winter sports played at the Perth Stadium include Australian rules football. The Australian Rules Football League (AFL) have negotiated for both WA AFL teams: West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers to play their matches at the Perth Stadium.
- The Perth Glory Football Club will also host their home games at the Perth Stadium.
VIEW THE SWAN RIVER
Cycle to and around the new Perth Stadium either under the Whandam Bridge or walk over the new pedestrian bridge and stroll through park land with lakes near the new Perth Stadium. You can also approach from the Causeway Bridges through Burswood Park or via G.O. Edwards and Kagoshima Park.
WATER SPORTS NEAR THE PERTH STADIUM
BOATING: Kayaking, sailing or speed boat racing. From Perth Stadium head west across the Swan River, into the East Perth Swan River inlet. Tie up and enjoy the cafes.
South of the Perth stadium, on the Swan River is the Western Australian Speed Boat Club which hold races on most weekends.
Due to construction of the pedestrian bridge between Perth Stadium and East Perth, the Swan River will be closed to boat traffic at this location in April and May 2018.