PerthAustralia

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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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Top hotels in Perth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Perth
Hyatt Regency Perth
5 out of 5
99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
NZ$141
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens, Langley Park and World Australia Cricket Association Museum. Perth Mint ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,264 reviews)

"Great service, excellent price and a wide range of amenities."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Regency Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
5 out of 5
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
NZ$151
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Royal Perth Hospital, and Hay Street Mall. Elizabeth ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,899 reviews)

"Impressive building, friendly staff. Great room, quiet, well presented and clean. It appeared as if it had been recently refurbished. Comfortable bed, separate lounge, large TV. Terrific shower. There was nothing that I was unhappy with."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Duxton Hotel Perth
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
NZ$154
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,418 reviews)

"The location is fantastic, can walk to anywhere from the hotel is located"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Popular activities in Perth

Scarborough Beach
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Scarborough Beach

4.5/5(431 reviews)

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

Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Hillarys Boat Harbour

4.5/5(339 reviews)

Stroll the length of the boardwalk and admire the view, enjoy a round of mini golf or enjoy a bite to eat at Perth’s liveliest marina.

Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach

4.5/5(434 reviews)

The options are plentiful at family-friendly Cottesloe Beach, another attractive Western Australian beach which simply oozes natural beauty.

City Beach
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City Beach

4.5/5(342 reviews)

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.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden

4.5/5(861 reviews)

Wander through a spectacular garden, learn about the plants around you, find a shady spot and enjoy a picnic accompanied by stunning views of the Perth skyline.

Elizabeth Quay
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Elizabeth Quay

4.5/5(910 reviews)

An exciting new addition to the Perth riverfront, this precinct has everyone talking. There is already heaps to see and do and it’s not even finished yet.

Top activities in Perth

Indulgent Twilight Winery Experience in the Swan Valley
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Indulgent Twilight Winery Experience in the Swan Valley

100% of travellers recommend
NZ$130
Per adult
Wave Rock, Historic York, Corrigin Town & Hippo’s Yawn Cave
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Wave Rock, Historic York, Corrigin Town & Hippo’s Yawn Cave

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$192
Per adult
Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise
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Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise

76% of travellers recommend
NZ$33
Per adult
Rottnest Island Adventure Boat Tour from Perth & Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Adventure Boat Tour from Perth & Fremantle

72% of travellers recommend
NZ$144
Per adult
Wave Rock & Historic York Full-Day Tour
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Wave Rock & Historic York Full-Day Tour

84% of travellers recommend
NZ$192
Per adult
Rottnest Island Sailing Day Trip from Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Sailing Day Trip from Fremantle

NZ$505
Per adult

Reviews of Perth

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
613
5 - Excellent 48.305752561071714%
4 - Good
541
4 - Good 42.63199369582348%
3 - Okay
87
3 - Okay 6.855791962174941%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.8912529550827424%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.31520882584712373%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

The CBD is stagnant and boring. Completely lacking in culture or interesting shops.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Quiet but convenient, great lane way bars

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

Perth is a very young city c/w Melb or Sydney. Clean and easy to get around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

If cities are your thing it’s fine.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 16, 2020

No.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 16, 2020

Perth is beautiful on and around the Swan River.

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