Dreaming of the perfect international trip that seems further and further away these days? It’s time to stop dreaming — Perth is the ultimate panacea for a case of wanderlust.

05 October 2021

More than 2,100km stretch between Perth and the nearest population centre, acting as the lush oasis at the end of the mighty Gibson Desert. This makes Perth a unique oddity on the world stage.

But in isolation, Perth has found its own strength. Seeing as ‘a quick plane trip’ is all but impossible from the oasis of the west, Perth has forged a distinctive culture where the best of why we travel overseas can be found in our own western wonderland.

For those with a year and a half of pent-up wanderlust, there’s nowhere like Perth from which to experience a little bit of South Africa to the backstreets of Soho in just one day. The best part is you can do it all from the luxury of Fraser Suites Perth.

Echoes of South Africa

The ‘Humpback Highway’ runs straight through the waters of Perth, meaning that over 35,000 humpback whales migrate along the Western Australian coastline each spring. Better yet, the cruise industry running out of Perth can put you face to face with the gentle giants of the ocean, placing Perth among the greatest whale watching destinations on earth — alongside Hermanus in South Africa and Canada’s Hudson Bay. The friendly staff at Fraser Suites can even help you organise your whale watching cruise for the most seamless experience possible

The Caribbean coast

The stretch of coastline surrounding Perth offers white sand beaches, calm waters, snorkelling sites, surf breaks and quaint cafes rivalling the beautiful coasts of the Caribbean. Why wait for Antigua or the Bahamas when you can head to Perth now? The many idyllic escapes just minutes from the city make it easy to get out and about from dawn to dusk and still make it back to Fraser Suites with enough time for dinner.

Bohemian urban villages

Soho. Venice Beach. The Bazaars of Istanbul. When it comes to bohemian style, Perth can match it with the best of the best. Venture outside of Perth’s city centre to its eclectic neighbourhoods. From hipster pubs to weekend farmers markets, you’ll find a few unexpected gems in Perth’s suburbs. Local honey, handmade clothing, organic ingredients and more, make the city’s markets a true adventure while laneways conceal hidden gems and local secrets that are begging to be explored. All of this, moments away from your front door.

The vineyards of Bordeaux

Now look, while there’s nowhere in the world quite like Bordeaux in France, the Swan Valley wine region is no slouch. A 25-minute drive from Perth, this is one of the closest wine regions to a capital city in the world, so give in to the temptation of an indulgent day trip exploring the wineries, breweries, and gourmet produce that can be found in the area.

Explore it all from Fraser Suites Perth. Overlooking the spectacular Swan River, world-renowned WACA and Optus Stadium, Fraser Suites Perth is the perfect base to enjoy the region’s varied entertainment and dining offerings.

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