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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.

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Where to stay in Perth

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$140 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Located in Northbridge, this spa 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! (501 reviews)
"Friendly staff, amazing breakfast, second time going"

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
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$157 per night from 25 Jul. to 25 Jul.
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! (1,011 reviews)
"24 hour reception"

Reviewed on 26 May 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA
The price is AU$199 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
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. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
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Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets
Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets
3 out of 5
6 The Lido, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$114 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in Mandurah, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Silver Sands Beach and Mandurah Community Museum. Abingdon Miniature ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
"We liked the chalet style of accommodation in an extremely central location."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$221 per night from 9 Jul. to 9 Jul.
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! (572 reviews)
"Great location - stayed several times- will stay again."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Be. Fremantle
Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
7-9 John Street, North Fremantle, WA
The price is AU$166 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Nestled on the beach, this North Fremantle aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port Beach and Leighton Beach. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (771 reviews)
"Great location right on the river...nice and quiet"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2021

Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
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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