did you know? Perth interesting facts
Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world - it's over 1,300 miles to the next large city.
Some of the largest surfing waves in the world can be found in Western Australia's Margaret River region
Five thousand years ago, you could actually walk from Perth to Rottnest Island. The only way to Rottnest now, is by plane or boat.
The world’s oldest form of living organisms called stromatolites can be found near Shark Bay in Western Australia. Shark Bay also has the largest breeding population of dugongs (manatees) in the world with 12.5% of the world’s population.
Perth is known as the "City of Light". This came about when residents lit their house lights and street lights as American astronaut, John Glenn passed overhead while orbiting the earth on "Friendship 7" in 1962. This was repeated in 1998 as Glenn passed overhead on the Space Shuttle.
Perth has the greatest concentration of Aboriginal art in the world at the Burrup Peninsula, Dampier. There are more than 10,000 ancient rock engravings some dating back 10,000 years.