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PerthAustralia

This may be one of the most isolated cities in the world, yet it has a beach scene full of beautiful people and a buzzing nightlife.

Visitors flock to Perth to bask in the fabulous warm weather, enjoy the golden beaches, visit the wineries and breweries, discover the history and immerse themselves in the culture of the capital of Western Australian (WA). Every afternoon, the “Freo Doctor”, a refreshing wind, blows in from the south to keep things comfortable. Perth is known for its down-to-earth, laid back fun-loving residents, making this the perfect place for some serious relaxation.

Fire up the barbecue at the Botanic Garden in elevated Kings Park. For great views across the Swan River, the Swan Bells Bell Tower below the park is a great vantage point. Kids will adore Perth Zoo and Scitech and they’ll be blown away at the sight of the world’s most valuable coin at the Perth Mint. Satisfy their curiosity even further by taking them to the Western Australian Museum, where they can learn where the gold to make the coin came from, as it focuses on WA’s mining history, as well as a whole host of other interesting topics

Explore the city centre then catch a train or bus to some of Sydney’s suburbs like Subiaco and Cottlesloe. Cottesloe Beach is the perfect place to surf and if you follow the coast along to Hillarys Boat Harbour you’ll find plenty of fun family entertainment. The harbour’s also the location of theAquarium of Western Australia, worthy of a visit for some fishy fun.

Just north from of the central train station is the Perth Cultural Centre, where you can cast your eye on some fascinating Aboriginal paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

If you’re planning to set off on a viticultural adventure or to explore some of the old mining towns and wildlife parks surrounding Perth, it’s best to hire a car to get there. Hop on a ferry to Fremantle where you’ll find historic attractions, chilled Australian beer, Italian coffee and craft markets. WA also has its fair share of historic jails: find out how convicts lived with a trip to the Round House and Fremantle Prison. You could follow this with a trip Western Australian Maritime Museum. For a bit of time out Rottnest Island is an idyllic location where you can spot quokkas and seals.

Perth has a wealth of attractions as well as fabulous beaches and plenty of sunshine. Don’t be put off the long journey from the east coast to Perth. This really is a special place to spend some time.

Perth Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Perth

Fremantle which includes street scenes, a small town or village and signage

Fremantle

Fremantle is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison while in the area.

Fremantle

Top hotels in Perth

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 NZ$174 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.

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! (1,111 reviews)

"My only complaint is that our ground level room had windows facing Essex street, and being a Saturday night and a busy street for foot traffic, i heard every hoot, holler, yell and conversation from everyone that walked past our window which meant i didnt get to sleep until after 5am. Other than ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
4.5 out of 5
707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA

Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge ...

4.4/5Excellent! (968 reviews)

"Breakfast included With the price was amazingly good."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
5 out of 5
207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is NZ$179 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.

Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Always nice to stay there. Rooms & views are good and easy access to he city."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Pan Pacific 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.

Holiday Rentals in Perth

Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is NZ$218 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.

Located in Mandurah, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Family Bathing ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (774 reviews)

"Great facilities, kitchen and utensils all spotless. Free movies were a bonus and view was lovely. Very close to restaurants, cafes and things to do, makes for a relaxing time."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Seashells Mandurah
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is NZ$164 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.

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! (2,052 reviews)

"Great apartment with good amenities. Very clean and comfortable, and in a great location - not too busy but close to the main city. We were disappointed to learn the hard way that we needed to turn the fridge on ourselves (even though there was milk already in it and the light comes on) and had to ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Fraser Suites Perth
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is NZ$218 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.

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! (521 reviews)

"Wish we could have stayed more than one night, GLORIOUS views just WOW amazing location a nice 10 to 15 mins from the hub of Fremantle. The room was lovely, we loved, loved our stay!!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Be. Fremantle
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

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 47.89473684210526%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.857142857142854%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.067669172932331%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.8796992481203008%
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1 - Terrible 0.3007518796992481%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

24 May 2020

Very dirty place

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.

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