Venue for pre-conference workshops
Getting to Metro Hotel
Metro Hotel Perth offers free parking facilities on a first come, first served basis for all our guests (subject to availability). Public transport is conveniently located at our doorstep with a regular bus service into Perth CBD. If you fancy travelling by train, Perth Central Station services metropolitan areas while East Perth Station provides trains and bus services that travel to country areas. Taxis are easily available at all times. Distance to Perth Airport is approximately 10km.
Venue for Conference
Venue for 2016 AES Gala Awards Dinner
Western Australia is one of the largest states in the world, with a diverse climate, history, flora and fauna. Over half of Australia's biodiversity hotspots and a significant percentage of its unique flora and fauna thrive in Western Australia. As well as being home to iconic Australian animals, such as red kangaroos and crocodiles, WA has more than 12,000 species of wildflowers – making it the largest collection of wildflowers in the world.
Perth is Australia's only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. It's also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough.
Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a living picture postcard, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden - one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Larger than New York's Central Park, there are so many ways to enjoy its 400-plus hectares of sculpted gardens and natural bushland. Stroll the treetop walk, take an Indigenous cultural tour, picnic among the gum trees and in Spring, see the wildflowers in bloom.
Indulge in some retail therapy, take a lazy lunch by the river or beachside and enjoy the fresh fusion flavours of Perth's many cafes, restaurants and new small bars. And jump on a ferry to South Perth to take in that sensational skyline. It's spectacular at night, when the glittering lights are reflected on the river.
(text adapted from westernaustralia.com website; photos courtesy Tourism Western Australia)
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