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.

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Where to stay in Perth

Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
4.5 out of 5
707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
The price is NZ$124 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, Watertown Brand Outlet Centre and Northbridge Piazza. Yagan Square ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Good location - walking distance to central city. Friendly staff. If parking was included in hotel stay it would be perfect!"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Four Points by Sheraton 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$166 per night from 23 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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Awesome stay"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 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 NZ$166 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
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. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Incredible view food sized rooms. Had a lovely birthday card and complimentary in the room. Bar only opens on Saturday’s. Rooms could do with a facelift looking a little tired."

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
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Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is NZ$146 per night from 10 Nov. to 10 Nov.
Located in Fremantle, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kings Square and University of Notre Dame Australia. Round House is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (570 reviews)
"The room was great and in a good location to explore Fremantle"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Quest Fremantle
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is NZ$183 per night from 10 Nov. to 10 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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,105 reviews)
"Great views exactly what we were leed to believe i highly recommended"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
Broadwater Resort Como
Broadwater Resort Como
4.5 out of 5
137 Melville Parade, Como, WA
The price is NZ$204 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Como, this luxury apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Perth Zoo, Mends Street Jetty and Perth Hockey Stadium. Elizabeth Quay is 3 mi (4.8 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (549 reviews)
"The check in and out was very easy, rooms are well maintained and spacious. Just a really nice place to stay"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Broadwater Resort Como
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