City of Stirling: Simplicity and Sophistication
A serenely settled town north of Western Australia’s capital city lies Stirling, named after the region’s first governor. Originally established in the 1960’s as part of the capital city, Stirling was declared an independent entity in 1976. The city’s Mediterranean climate paired with green hills is home to over 500 species of birds and over 9000 known plant species, a nature lover’s dream.
Carefully designed for family-style living, the city has beautifully landscaped public parks and lake estates. A great escape from the busy city nearby, Stirling Civic Gardens has a war memorial, barbeque areas, a playground, small lakes and streams. Beach fun awaits at Scarborough Beach, noted mostly for surfing and kite flying with a pleasant array of shops, cafes, and lodging accommodations.
For the risk-taking traveler, a visit to Crown Perth, a hotel and entertainment complex in the nearby capital city, is only a few minutes away by train. Nestled on the eastern banks of the Swan River, Crown Perth features a 24-hour casino (with over 2500 electronic games and over 240 tables), two luxury hotels (Crown Promenade Perth and Crown Metropol Perth), a nightclub, a theatre, swimming pool, luxury brand shops, spas and over thirty bars and restaurants. Conference and meeting room facilities are also available for special events at reasonable rates. Most of the facilities at Crown Perth are open daily, except for Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Anzac Day.
Stirling is small town living with a contemporary flair, offering diverse activities for tourists of all types. The breathtaking scenery and wildlife is a photographer's oasis, and the dining and shopping venues appeal to people of many tastes. Friendly residents provide a sense of comfort which always has made visitors feel at home. Stirling is the quiet side of the capital city and is a must-see when visiting Western Australia.