We are looking forward to welcoming delegates to Perth for the 2017 TASA conference. We’d like to share some information about our lovely city, to help encourage people to make the (not-so-long) trip.
As the sunniest city in Australia, Perth is the perfect city to spend the day exploring. You can enjoy the vibrant dining and small bar scene, take a walking tour to discover street art-filled laneways or a short walk (from town, or UWA) that brings you to one of the largest inner city parks in the world – Kings Park. One of the world’s top ten parks, 400-hectares of flora offer some of the best views of the Perth City skyline and the Swan River.
The historical port city of Fremantle is now a suburb just 20km south of Perth (15km south of UWA), famed for its rich cultural heritage, lively entertainment spots, maritime links and alfresco lifestyle. Over 150 buildings in the port city are classified by the National Trust, recognizing Fremantle as the best preserved 19th century seaport city in the world. Freo is a 20 minute bus ride from UWA.
Before or after the conference, you can explore the coast by heading to one of Perth’s many stunning beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean. Inland is the Swan Valley, with award winning wineries, fine food and local artisans set in a charming rural landscape. Or you might wish to escape to Rottnest Island (a half hour ferry ride away), great for swimming, snorkelling, bike riding and generally vegging out…but with a dark history.
Beyond the city you can discover a range of regional attractions. The South West is home to the world renowned food and wine region, Margaret River, with majestic old growth forests, caves and coastline. It also has Australia’s only World Biodiversity Hotspot, just three hours from Perth; November is the perfect time to enjoy the 2,500 species of wildflowers that illuminate the region. Or go north, for awe-inspiring scenery of rugged ranges and waters, spectacular beaches and amazing outback experiences.
We look forward to hosting you here.
Tours and attractions
We hope TASA delegates will stick around after the conference to enjoy the best WA has to offer. Here are a few other links that may be of use in planning your visit.
Other tourist links
Perth Highlights (Pdf: 2MB)