The beautiful city of Perth overlooks the Swan River which flows down from the Darling Ranges. Perth is a modern city and contrasts with the historic port city of Fremantle, which is located some 20 minutes drive to the west. It was called the " the city of Lights" by astronaut John Glenn. The outdoors plays a big part in the Perth lifestyle, perhaps a day on the Swan River, a picnic in the Darling Ranges, a visit to a vineyard or just a stroll around Perth or Fremantle. Perth has many places to stay, ranging from five-star hotels to back packers. You should be able to find accommodation to suit your every budget need. Towering forests, endless pristine coastline for deep sea fishing and whale watching. Ancient landscapes, and people who like to have a good time.