Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Perth Indian Embassy in Perth Level 6, 12 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000 Visa Process for Indian Visitors in Perth Original Passports with 6 Months Validity from date of travel Visa Application Form along with documents like Pan Card or Aadhaar Card Copy Covering letter mentioning details of applicants, passport details, travel details and who will bear expenses details Income Tax / Form 16 for last 3 years Hotel Bookings Air Tickets / Itinerary About Perth Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is the fourth largest city in Australia. There are many places to visit in Perth including its suburbs and cities at a travel distance of about 1-2 hours. A plain coastal city, Perth is sandwiched between the Swam River and the southwest coast. It has Darling Scrap to its east, and in the west, there is the vast Indian ocean flowing. There are many vacant beaches on the Perth coastline, which are some of Perth’s points of interest for tourists. Perth has a huge migrated population base, making it culturally diverse at the very first appearance. It is located in proximity to Southeast Asia and Africa. The tourist places in Perth include its sandy beaches stretching to the suburb location and its gigantic riverside areas like Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza. All offer a stunning view of the city. The city has a laid-back, liveable charm to it with good climate, adorable beaches and an easy-going vibe. It has a sophisticated, urbane, super-cool, cosmopolitan city lifestyle. There is a multitude of bars, restaurants and cultural things to do in Perth. It is easy to chill out in Perth and at the same time, effortlessly find out a peaceful place on unexplored beaches and oceanside corners. Places to Visit in Perth Talking about the famous places in Perth accompanied by the top things to do in Perth - the list is practically endless. The natural sight, on a visit to Perth, is its vast coastline holding some of Australia’s best beaches. The most popular public site is Scarborough beach. It is easy to reach here by boarding the metro and then, a bus. Swanbourne: There is a naked swim beach in Perth called Swanbourne. The Swanbourne Clothing Optional Beach is receptive, friendly and thus, relaxing. The nude beach is favoured by people of all age groups. Lake Hillier: A natural site is Lake Hillier, a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island, which is a large island. The lake looks like solid pink bubble gum from the top. Perth Zoo: Close to the centre of the city is the famous Perth Zoo. It is an iconic destination of Western Australia and is a place full of lush, bright gardens and is the home of over 1,200 animals from across the world. Penguin Island: Another landmark point of Peth is the Penguin Island. It lies in the south of Perth and can be reached by a ferry ride crossing the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Penguin Island is a nice natural reserve and a popular day trip destination of Perth. Adventure World: An fun-filled place, Adventure World is the city’s exclusive theme park and water park, where family tour packs can enjoy the fun doing more than 25 rides and slides. City of South Perth: Another major point of attraction is the City of South Perth. Tourists love the place for its extraordinary display of food and wine, shopping centres, other attractions, predominantly the Swan River foreshore. Darling Scarp: Located at a distance of about 45 minutes from Perth towards the east, Darling Scarp is called the Perth Hills. Tourists come here to enjoy the natural spectacle of the scenery marvel, scenic drive-throughs and vibrant villages. Some other places to visit in Perth are Caversham Wildlife Park & Zoo in Swan Valley and AQWA, the Aquarium of Hillarys Boat Harbour. A must visit is the Araluen Botanic Park located in the Darling Forest Range. The Sunset Coast is another major spot in Perth famous for its shining coastline, extending from Cottesloe in Perth to Two Rocks. The Swan Valley is for wineries, brewing, fine dining, wine tasting since it is the oldest wine growing region of Western Australia. How to Reach Perth Perth Airport is the central point for passenger from all major continents including prime cities of the Asian region. One can also reach Perth through the passenger ships docked at Fremantle port. There are renowned cruise ships like the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. People cherish to visit Perth through the Fremantle Passenger Terminal on their way. Another means of transport is the Indian Pacific trans-continental railway which connects Perth to Sydney via Kalgoorlie, Adelaide and Broken Hill. The journey is expensive but is leisured by the Perth visitors, who enjoy the extended train ride. The Indian Pacific operates from East Perth terminal from where its passengers can board the Perth's suburban rail network or use the regional bus depot to reach the City Centre. One can also take a taxi. Train services are regular to connect the Western Australian regional centres. Self-driving to reach Adelaide from Perth is workable and comfortable if you are ready to take the 2700-km plunge. The government-run Transwa primarily operates the regional bus services. Bus coaches also run from the Public Transport Centre to reach different state locations. Travelling in Perth The Perth city area has a dependable and affordable public transport system run by Transperth. It is easy to access all information related to timetables, routes, fare, etc., using the website of Transperth or by contacting at 'Transperth InfoCentres'. Only during the weekends of the public transport system is less and, on the weekdays, it is less after 8 pm. When travelling within Perth and its suburbs, this public transport system is a dependable option. For moving outside Perth, you may need a car for a more comfortable journey. Suburbs are also well-connected with a reliable public bus service network and buses. Perth's suburban railway network is the best means to travel through the Perth suburban area. Transperth also runs a passenger ferry touching the Swan River coast from Elizabeth Quay Jetty. It further connects with the Blue CAT bus to South Perth. The Elizabeth Quay Jetty is a short walk to the Elizabeth Quay Station and the main shopping and the central business districts. The South Perth Terminal is a walking distance from Perth Zoo too. Taxi companies are Swan Taxi running from Swan. There are several small taxi companies that run from Central Business District. Use a taxi at the Perth International Airport. Uber mobile taxi app is also very reliable. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Perth is during the Spring from September to November and in Autumn, from March to May every year. The Spring months of October and November are the most pleasant as the city sights are blooming after the winter rainfall. Beach-goers may find the summer months a bit harsh when the temperature reaches up to 35°C to even 45°C. So, plan a trip in March and April or October and November. The Perth city can be accessed during the public holidays time except for New Year’s Eve (January 01), Good Friday (April 18), Australia Day (January 26), Labour Day (in March on the first Monday), Foundations Day (in June on first Monday) and Christmas Day. However, Sunday trading is a new concept, and many people have adapted to Sunday openings style. The list of local events includes Archival (showcase of photographic artworks in architecture held from August till the last date of January); Spring into Armadale Festival- City of Armadale (a cultural extravaganza consisting of arts, food, and wine celebrations from August to end of November); Artisans' Collective WA Pop Up Handmade Market (a monthly format market from June – December); and, Twilight Hawkers Market in October to mid-December. What to Pack Carry a water bottle to drink at least 2 litres of water in a day and the first-aid kit if you are travelling to remote areas A mosquito and insect repellant are a must Preferably wear clothing which covers arms and legs during the dawn and dusk time to avoid encephalitis and Ross River fever Seek sun protection by using a hat, full-sleeves shirt, sunscreen and sunglasses Carry smart casuals for a special evening out or the events Top Delicacies Here are some of the must-try delicacies in Perth: A large Western Rock Lobster or the crayfish Chilli Mussels are popular locally made by blending mussels in tomato and chilli Truffles Visit Margaret River for wine tasting, chocolates and fresh, local food speciality Cendol is a local dessert prepared using rice flour dressed in ground ice, palm sugar and red beans Asam Pedas is a sour spice fish dish Indian Restaurants in Perth Location: 524 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, WA Contact: 08 9228 0720 2 Fat Indians Location: Barrack Street Jetty, Jetty 4, Riverside Drive, Perth CBD, Perth, WA Contact: 08 9221 3003 Annalakshmi on the Swans Location:Shop 2, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle, Fremantle, Perth, WA Contact: 08 9336 4414 Copper Chimney Shopping List Essentials Reputed global luxury brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton have a local Australian boutique in Perth. The King's Street, Hay Street in the city centre, and Murray Street malls are places to be. The City centre has many boutique shops. Suburbs like Mount Lawley, Leederville and Subiaco have a special and huge display of offbeat designer fashion stores. Costello's Jewellery is a famous jewellery retailer which offers Australian Opals, Argyle Diamonds and South Sea Pearls. It is tax-free shopping for overseas visitors to the store. You can also visit Willie Creek Pearls for Pearl Jewellery. Healthcare Centers Some of the best healthcare centres to contact during an emergency include Royal Perth Hospital, Mount Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, Bethesda Hospital, and Kings Park Day Hospital. Here, your travel insurance proves to be helpful. In case of an accident or ailment, tourists need to inform the insurer who would suggest some good nearby hospitals where they can seek treatment. The insurer will take care of your medical expenses. Currency Australian Dollar notes are available in the denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Coin denominations are 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, and 50 cents. There are ATMs, and commercial banks here provide the currency exchange services at nominal rates. People have an option to use Electronic fund transfer machines (EFTPOS) at the retail outlets or pay a fee for the taxi, restaurants and hotels. Basics of Local Communication English in Australia has a specific accent and vocabulary. In Perth, people are now adapting to use local and ethnic language. However, for tourism, the English language is still the most preferred option. It is still advisable to listen to audio recording of common phrases used in Perth, to get familiar with the heavy-accent. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? Children from the age group of 3 months are covered.Senior citizens are also covered, with maximum entry age restricted to 85 years.For buying a policy covering people above 60 years of age kindly contact our representative at 080- 49010200. MORE FAQs Why choose Bharati AXA Travel Insurance Travelling overseas is always fun. its more fun when you know your trip financialy secure. 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