The capital of Western Australia, Perth, is nestled in some pretty spectacular surroundings. City skyscrapers reflect the deep-blue waters of the Swan River and the emerald palms of Kings Park, whilst white sand beaches line the coast, and rolling vineyards unfold on its fringes. But Perth isn't just good looking, it has a personality too, and you'll find that this city is a centre for arts and culture, with lots of important galleries and museums to explore, many of which highlight the achievements of Australia's indigenous people. Visit the Fremantle Markets and browse the local produce and crafts, and then dine along Hillarys Boat Harbour. For a taste of the wild, head outside the city to famous national parks like Yanchep, Serpentine and Nambung, where you can see the Pinnacles spiral out of the sand dunes, and enjoy walks through the wildlife-strewn bushland. Explore the iconic natural landmarks of Perth, like the unusual wave-shaped rock, aptly named Wave Rock, or relax along the city's fine coastline. You'll find some truly breathtaking shores in Perth, like the white sands of Cottesloe Beach, where bohemian and hip cafes cluster along the seaside. Watch sunsets at City Beach, go surfing at Trigg Beach, or unwind on Rottnest Island, a magical place where you can snorkel, and meet cute quokkas.