Who flies there? Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and British Airways all fly to Perth with some stops en route in Asia. Prices from about £700 return.
Flight time: Total including stops ranges between 18-22 hours.
Weather: Perth has clear seasons, with cold, wet winters from June to August (18C) and hot, dry summers from December to January (30C). Spring and autumn are best.
Currency: Australian dollar.
Time difference: GMT +8 hours.
Gold Medal Travel offers one night at the five-star Hyatt Regency in a river-view twin room for £61 per person, room only.
Jetset Holidays offers a four-night self-drive tour of Western Australia, starting in Perth and taking in the coastline, the pinnacles and the bush. Prices start at £219 per person.
Australia Pacific Touring offers a 19-day trip from Perth to Darwin, taking in World Heritage-listed Shark Bay, the Monkey Mia dolphins, diamond mines, the unique rockscapes of the Pinnacles and the Bungle Bungles, and the crocodiles of Kimberly. Prices start at £2,785 per person excluding flights.