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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.

How do you get to Perth?

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.

Activities in Perth

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.

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

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.

See the world’s largest coin, and learn more about how sovereigns are produced at this historic facility in the heart of Perth.

Loved by kids and big kids alike, Western Australia’s leading science centre lets you look at the stars, learn about electricity and build a cyborg.

Meet family and friends for a picnic beside the lake of this inner-city park that is known for its annual fair, a free community event.

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

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

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Travel to the fascinating Pinnacles Desert and feel the thrill of an adventurous 4-wheel-drive ride across and down the sand dunes. Get up close to native animals at Caversham Wildlife Park, enjoy a picnic lunch at the coastal town of Cervantes, and try your hand at sandboarding.

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Discover more of WA’s spectacular marine life at AQWA! Encounter the iconic, the unusual and even the deadly as you go on an underwater journey along our diverse and extensive coastline. On your visit you'll come face-to-fin with giant sharks, stingr

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Explore Perth at your own pace from atop a double-decker bus. This hop-on hop-off adventure hits the city's top attractions, giving you plenty of time to visit sights like The Bell Tower, Kings Park, and Water Town.

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Combine a wonderful cruise and delicious lunch on the magnificent Swan River during this Fremantle Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Perth and its surroundings and enjoy a memorable meal of Western Australia’s seasonal produce.

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Embark on a cruise through calm Mandurah waterways to witness playful dolphins as they skip across the surface. You also visit the world-class Ocean Marina as well the Canals where you can see luxurious canal homes that were built with no expense spared.

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Cruise along the sheltered bays and islands around Rockingham in search of nearly 200 dolphins that live in the area. Once their silvery gray dorsal fins become known, suit up in a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel to dive into the water and get some perfect porpoise playtime.

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