Tourist AttractionsThe Convention Website has an overview of attractions. Advice should be sought on travel times to various destinations, as distances can be considerable.
The nearest ocean beaches are about 12 kms from the CBD. These are superb white sand beaches with crystal clear water and generally good facilities. Recommended is the iconic Cottesloe beach. Convention goers who are looking for surf however, will be fairly disappointed, as the line of reefs and islands off the coast means that swells on the metropolitan beaches are modest at best.
The port city of
Fremantle is worth a visit,
having numerous examples of very well preserved late Victorian and early
Federation architecture and a superior restaurant scene to that of Perth CBD.
Regional attractionsVisits to the South West country towns, wineries, restaurants and coastal regions will generally require overnight accommodation.
Western Australia is the largest of all the states in Australia and the distances involved are daunting. Any plans to visit these regions needs to be carefully planned in advance and budgeted for accordingly.
Advice to visitorsEven in early December, Perth can be hot, with the average temperature near 30°C and highs in excess of 40°C not uncommon. If you plan to spend any time in the sun, a good hat, high protection sunscreen and a supply of drinking water are strongly advised.
Perth and the surrounding regions are also notorious in summer for large numbers of bush flies. Not such a problem in the city, these can be extremely annoying on country trips and it is strongly advised that visitors include fly nets and fly repellent in their equipment.