Photo: Mark Pegrum, Somerville Cinema, Perth, Australia

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia with an enviable standard of living.

Natural World
The Swan River estuary flows through the city. The long sweep of beach at Matilda Bay is popular for family picnics.

Adjacent to the Swan River, about 1.5 kilometers from downtown is the Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the single most popular visitor destination in Western Australia (visited by more than 6 million people each year). The first ceremonial tree planting took place in 1895 and marked the beginning of the Perth Park, later re-named Kings Park. The total area of the park is 400 hectares.



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