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Perth
Travel Guide

Perth showing skyline, a sunset and a city

With its beautiful beaches, striking harbours and vast swathes of desert, Australia’s most remote state capital is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the climate.

Lying on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is the stunning capital of Western Australia, home to great beaches, wineries and breweries, as well as many famous historic spots. From here you can bathe in the dazzling waters of the Indian Ocean, feel the breeze of the Freo Doctor, and get to know the city’s 1.8 million fun-loving inhabitants.

Head to the Botanic Garden for a barbecue high up in the captivating surroundings of Kings Park, or for an even more impressive view of the landscape and the Swan River climb up the Swan Bells Bell Tower. You can explore the region’s history by paying a visit to Western Australian Museum and even see the world’s most valuable coin at the Perth Mint. If you’re bringing the kids, don’t miss a trip to the Perth Zoo or embark on a journey of discovery at Scitech.

For a real education about Perth and the culture of this part of Australia, head for the Perth Cultural Centre just north from the city’s train station. From here you can visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia with its vivid Aboriginal art works, and then enjoy a great night out around Northbridge.

If you want to venture a little further, go out to the suburbs of Subiaco and Cottlesloe. You can take a dip in the waters at Cottlesloe Beach before trailing the coast round to Hillarys Boat Harbour for fun with the family. Or to learn about the aquatic life of the region, head for the Aquarium of Western Australia.

In the region surrounding Perth, you’ll find many wineries and fruit farms as well as old mining towns and wildlife areas to discover and explore. Rent a car to find your own way round, or take a ferry trip to Fremantle and its historic attractions. Western Australia’s famous jails are worth a visit too, especially the Round House and Fremantle Prison. The Western Australian Maritime Museum is another great experience, and ideal preparation for a visit to see the quokkas and seals on Rottnest Island.

Perth is a city with a great vibe, as well as so much to see and do, and makes a great base for an exploration of Australia’s west coast.

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Where to stay in Perth

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is AU$179 per night from 3 May to 4 May
Offering direct access to the beach, this Scarborough resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Scarborough Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of HBF Stadium and Claremont Showgrounds. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (951 reviews)
"Awesome ocean views from our large room and balcony"

Reviewed on 20 Apr. 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$189 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,052 reviews)
"The lack of parking is the only negative to this hotel, had to park across the road and keep renewing the car park ticket via the app at 8:00 each morning, which also charged more for the day than what the sign said for a full days parking (not the hotels issue)"

Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Located in East Perth, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of WACA and Perth Mint. Optus Stadium and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,065 reviews)
"Nice hotel at a good price but a bit far out from the city centre."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Located in East Perth, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of WACA and Perth Mint. Optus Stadium and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,065 reviews)
"Nice hotel at a good price but a bit far out from the city centre."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$219 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bathers Beach and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Fremantle ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)
"Everything about it was amazing! The cost was the only issue, slightly expensive compared to other places."

Reviewed on 12 Apr. 2021

Be. Fremantle
Mont Clare Boutique Apartments
Mont Clare Boutique Apartments
4.5 out of 5
190 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$135 per night from 21 Apr. to 22 Apr.
Located in East Perth, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of WACA and Hay Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Optus Stadium are also within 2 mi ...
Mont Clare Boutique Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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2/5 - Disappointing

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24 May 2020

Very dirty place

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Mar. 2020

Lots to do plenty of places to eat and drink and enjoy the city life.

5/5 - Excellent

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11 Mar. 2020

Great weather.

3/5 - Okay

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7 Mar. 2020

Council needs to clean up the city streets

4/5 - Good

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4 Mar. 2020

Would be great if shops in city centre were open before 11am!

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Feb. 2020

Really nice City with Great Weather.

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