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Buoyed by mineral wealth and foreign investment, Perth has high-rise buildings dotting the skyline, and an influx of immigrants gives the city a healthy diversity. Some of Australia's finest sandy beaches, sailing, and fishing are within 15 minute's drive of the city; the best seaside villages and postcard beaches lie just north of Fremantle. The main business thoroughfare is St. George's
Terrace, an elegant street with a number of the city's most appealing sites. Perth's literal highlight is King's Park, 1,000 acres of greenery atop Mt. Eliza, which affords panoramic city views.