More Reasons to Venture to Western Australia
During an event in Jakarta, Tourism Western Australia showcased food to enjoy and activities to do in Australia’s largest state.
Western Australia (WA), is home to many extraordinary attractions and experiences. Here, travelers will find a lively capital city, pristine beaches, ancient landscapes, towering forests, secluded waterfalls, bright pink lakes and the world’s largest wildflower collection.
Long celebrated as one of the world’s prettiest and most livable cities, the state’s capital city Perth is now striding confidently on to the international stage as a leading player in Australia’s cultural, hospitality and events scene.
Tourism Western Australia Chief Executive Officer, Gwyn Dolphin said more visitors than ever were marveling at the explosion in attractions, accommodation and nightlife which complements the city’s natural beauty – delivering an all-round, exceptional destination.
“Perth now offers some of the best value hotel and short stay accommodation in Australia following the raft of new and refurbished properties that have opened in the CBD and surrounding urban and coastal areas,” Dolphin said.
“Not only are visitors enjoying more choice in accommodation, they’re also saving with Perth hoteliers offering up some great deals.”
Recent statistics show that Australia has seen an increase in Indonesian visitor numbers, with WA taking a 17 percent market share of travelers to the country. Based on the data, 28,000 Indonesian travelers visited WA for holiday or leisure purposes in the year ending December 2016. Adding to this, the average length of stay for Indonesian travelers is 25 nights, which is the longest stay among ASEAN countries.
Since 2012, 20 new or redeveloped hotels have opened in and around Perth, adding nearly 1,800 new rooms to the local market. These include COMO at the Treasury which has been named as Australia’s best city hotel, and the six-star Crown Towers Perth. Other hotels to recently open include Peppers Kings Square, Tribe in West Perth, Alex Hotel in Northbridge, Aloft Hotel in Rivervale and Quest Fremantle. In the next four years, a further 16 new or redeveloped hotels will come online, adding more than 2,800 new rooms.
Perth’s redevelopment has inevitably led to a wining and dining boom. Fresh WA produce and wines are available at new bars, cafes, and restaurants in or near the city center, including Shadow Bar and Dining Room, Ku De Ta, The Standard, Isle of Voyage and The Reveley, to name a few. The recently renovated State Buildings precinct, with its high ceilings and grand halls, is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants including Petition Kitchen, Long Chim and Wildflower. WA is fast developing a reputation as a world-class food and wine destination, with its gourmet produce, fresh seafood, award-winning wines and beverages and premium events including the Margaret River Gourmet Escape in Margaret River.
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Photographs by: Tourism Western Australia