Self-catering 2 bedroom unit with close to St Andrews Golf course, just five minutes from the beach. Private balcony for al fresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation or travelling in Australia or people working in Perth, Close to Perth City, and Swanbourne and Cottesloe Beach. Close to UWA, and Fremantle on your doorstep. Walking distance to Claremont pool, gym, train station and Claremont shopping centre.
The Western Australia / Perth Metro Area
The Nyungar Aboriginal peoples knew Claremont as a place of plentiful spring water, good fishing and abundant waterfowl. The British felt almost at home - its gently undulating landscape mirrored in the clear waters of the Swan River.
In 1830, John Butler, recently arrived from Liverpool, speculated on its commercial qualities. It was at Freshwater Bay, halfway between Perth and Fremantle, that he set up his inn, attracting travellers on the road connecting the two anchor communities of the Swan River Colony.
From these humble beginnings Claremont quickly established itself into one of the most well recognized suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, whilst maintaining its village atmosphere.
Claremont, Perth area
Claremont is an area of almost five square kilometres and is nestled around Freshwater Bay on the Swan River, in the midst of beautiful parks with an abundance of mature trees. It is an attractive and sought after residential suburb, noted for its village atmosphere, shopping and entertainment precinct, educational establishment and facilities such as golf, swimming and yachting.
Claremont is a dynamic place, only a leisurely 10-minute drive south west of Perth CBD. Close to the acclaimed Cottesloe Beach, Claremont is an upmarket area with very stylish buildings, houses and people. There is a has a fun and active ambience.
Claremont is an attractive and sought after residential area that covers around 5 square kilometres on the riverbank. Predominantly, the luxury is surrounded by beautiful parklands and an air of nature that most city suburbs lack.
Quality dining in Claremont ranges from cafe style to full restaurant service with a variety of international specialty eateries. Up market retail particularly clothing and designer boutiques, home ware and designer gifts, jewellery, collectables, arts and crafts and bookshops.
Claremont is renowned for it's fantastic shopping, sporting facilities like yachting, golf and swimming, educational institutions and of course the entertainment precinct. Resorts, hotels and bed and breakfasts provide accommodation for visitors to Claremont.
Freshwater Bay is one of the most spectacular areas of the Swan River, with its open water, beaches, steep vegetated slopes and cliffs. The area has significant conservation, landscape and particular heritage values, but is also subject to heavy pressure for residential, institutional and recreational use.
The Rowe Park tennis courts are available Monday to Saturday 8am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 8pm.
The two courts are located within the park, which has plenty of space for children to run around, a children’s playground and also a tennis hit-up wall and basketball ring.
Cottesloe Beach - a safe swimming beach although strong currents can develop near the groyne.
Swanbourne Beach - usually a safe beach for swimming, and well known in Perth as a nudist beach.
Part of the Sunset Coast's appeal is the relaxed atmosphere it provides to visitors. Within walking distance from the beaches, there are a number of cafes to choose from, and many offer alfresco style dining, which is perfect for the Perth summer climate. In the summer months these cafe's are often buzzing with life, offering an assortment of food to tempt the palate.
As you have probably guessed by now, the Sunset Coast gets its name from the stunning sunsets that can be seen at the end of the day. Being on the West Coast of Australia certainly has its advantages, and the perfect end to a day at the beach in Perth would have to be watching the beautiful evening sunsets as the sun goes down over the Indian Ocean.
Come one, come all. For eight glorious days in spring, Claremont Showground comes alive with all the colour and spectacle that Western Australians expect of the Perth Royal Show. With a huge range of exciting things to do and see included in your entry price, closer to the event check out the list of 100 free things to do on the website at .
Showcasing the best endeavours of Western Australian produce in a broad range of categories, competing for the prestigious "Best in Field" prizes, where rural Western Australia displays its achievements to the city and a cultural landmark explodes with people, entertainment and exhibits.
Where else can you feed a baby goat or hold a brand new chick in your hand, watch in amazement as noisy, hungry piglets compete for their mother's attention or meet a prize winning dairy cow?
"The Show" as it is known, is popular with young and old alike, with its unique combination of carnival experiences with a fun fair atmosphere, exhibitions, entertainment, sideshow rides, showbags and games, live animals, food, retail exhibits, loads of entertainment and much more.
The Gardening Australia Expo will be held at Perth Showgrounds, Claremont, over four days from October 23-26, 2008. This spectacular gardening expo brings ABC TV's popular Gardening Australia to life as its presenters appear on stage to provide advice and answer questions.
Other horticultural and landscape industry experts will also be on hand to help create a dynamic, informative and inspirational event for all gardeners, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts.
There will be thousands of products to see and buy and non-stop practical gardening demonstrations and talks from several stages. Don't miss your chance to experience the exciting and inspirational Gardening Australia Expo