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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

Top hotels 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 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

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! (994 reviews)

"Excellent location Friendly staff Beautiful views. Had an ocean front on the 17th floor. Very clean and modern room. Very clean bathroom. Pool area was a over crowded for Covid times. Overall fantastic stay 😊"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 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$174 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,148 reviews)

"We were so pleasantly surprised how lovely this hotel is .. the staff are so friendly and the rooms are big and clean"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$122 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Northbridge, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Western Australian Museum and Yagan Square. Murray Street Mall and RAC Arena are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (439 reviews)

"the service is good and you would thought it would be noisy because its sorrounded by pubs and foodplaces but its not and that definitely a must."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
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Holiday Rentals in Perth

Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$225 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

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! (535 reviews)

"Location,close to food outlets and easy access with fantastic view."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2020

Be. Fremantle
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

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! (2,068 reviews)

"The staff at Fraser Suites were very helpful for the week that we stayed. Thankyou so much"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
Nesuto Mounts Bay
Nesuto Mounts Bay
4 out of 5
112 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, WA
The price is AU$179 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in Perth Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jacobs Ladder and Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Rio Tinto ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,015 reviews)

"Location and apartment layout were great, however there was no air conditioning in the bedrooms. There was only a split system air con in lounge. Pedestal fans were provided in bedrooms however they were very dirty."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Nesuto Mounts Bay
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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Reviews of Perth


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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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