Perth

Travel Guide
Perth

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.

Where to stay in Perth

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is AU$159 per night from 20 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (948 reviews)
"We will be back, very convenient."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

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, 6160
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (963 reviews)
"Well placed to visit our daughter who is at Notre Dame. Loads to see, heaps of excellent food. Loves ocean swimming at local beaches... Even in May..."

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Aloft Perth
Aloft Perth
4 out of 5
27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, WA, 6103
The price is AU$209 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"It was nice to stay here other than an older establishment. It felt fresh and inviting. Thanks Aloft as your staff were very welcoming and my overnight stay was relaxing and quiet."

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Aloft 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.
Quest Perth Ascot
Quest Perth Ascot
4 out of 5
266 Great Eastern Hwy, Ascot, WA, 6104
The price is AU$162 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Crown Perth and Ascot Racecourse ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"The staff very friendly and the room very clean.."

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

Quest Perth Ascot
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA, 6004
The price is AU$169 per night from 14 Jun. to 15 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the room service in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,132 reviews)
"Good hotel well priced , parking nearby overnight, easy access to city & airport , great breakfast"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Fraser Suites Perth
Quest East Perth
Quest East Perth
4.5 out of 5
176 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA, 6004
The price is AU$200 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (186 reviews)
"E xcellent service and accommodation."

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2022

Quest East 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.

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