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PerthAustralia

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.

Perth Travel Guide Video

Top hotels in Perth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Perth
Hyatt Regency Perth
5 out of 5
99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
AU$148
per night
2 May - 3 May

Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,299 reviews)

"Hotel staff were very nice and helpful. We had to self quarantine and they were very accommodating with all the problems of Coronavirus."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Perth
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
AU$164
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,464 reviews)

"Our welcoming was lovely. The buffet breakfast was great so much variety."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
AU$149
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Scarborough resort is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Scarborough Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aquarium of Western Australia ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,667 reviews)

"The Rendezvous was exactly what we were after for our week long stop and drop break. It is perfectly located right on the beach with lots of bars, restaurants and cafes below to choose from. The view from our room was amazing, right up the north coast line. And the room itself was great too. Comfy ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Popular activities in Perth

Scarborough Beach
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Scarborough Beach

4.5/5(447 reviews)

Pedestrian promenades with ocean views, fun playgrounds, shops and cafés, and of course the beach itself, make this one very popular surf beach indeed.

Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Hillarys Boat Harbour

4.5/5(350 reviews)

From mini golf to fine dining, there’s plenty to see and do at this delightful marina in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach

4.5/5(451 reviews)

Among the best loved family beaches Perth has to offer, here take a swim, go surfing, and while away the hours under the sun.

City Beach
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City Beach

4.5/5(355 reviews)

Enjoy the tranquility of a gorgeous natural beach close to the city centre of Perth. Dive in for a swim or surf, laze on the warm sand or go beachcombing.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden

4.5/5(890 reviews)

This striking stretch of green in the heart of Perth is home to the amazing State Botanic Gardens as well as attractions for all the family.

Elizabeth Quay
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Elizabeth Quay

4.5/5(942 reviews)

An exciting new addition to the Perth riverfront, this precinct has everyone talking. There is already heaps to see and do and it’s not even finished yet.

Top activities in Perth

Indulgent Twilight Winery Experience in the Swan Valley
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Indulgent Twilight Winery Experience in the Swan Valley

100% of travellers recommend
AU$125
Per adult
Optus Stadium Tour with Cruise
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Optus Stadium Tour with Cruise

90% of travellers recommend
AU$44
Per adult
Wave Rock, Historic York, Corrigin Town & Hippo’s Yawn Cave
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Wave Rock, Historic York, Corrigin Town & Hippo’s Yawn Cave

90% of travellers recommend
AU$185
Per adult
Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise
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Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise

76% of travellers recommend
AU$32
Per adult
Full-Day Bicycle Hire & Rottnest Island Ferry Trip
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Full-Day Bicycle Hire & Rottnest Island Ferry Trip

92% of travellers recommend
AU$107
Per adult
Rottnest Island Bus Tour with Ferry & Train Ride Package
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Rottnest Island Bus Tour with Ferry & Train Ride Package

80% of travellers recommend
AU$181
Per adult

Reviews of Perth

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
633
5 - Excellent 47.99090219863533%
4 - Good
565
4 - Good 42.835481425322214%
3 - Okay
93
3 - Okay 7.050796057619409%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.819560272934041%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.3032600454890068%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar. 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar. 2020

Great weather.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

Council needs to clean up the city streets

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Mar. 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb. 2020

Really nice City with Great Weather.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb. 2020

We find every visit the roads get busier.!!!

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