Perth

Travel Guide
Perth

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.

Where to stay 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, 6160
The price is NZ$198 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
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! (969 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
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
5 out of 5
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
The price is NZ$220 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 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! (950 reviews)
"We will be back, very convenient."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
Aloft Perth
Aloft Perth
4 out of 5
27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, WA, 6103
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$242 per night from 15 Jun. to 16 Jun.
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 NZ$175 per night from 3 Jun. to 4 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 NZ$186 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! (2,131 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 NZ$223 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
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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