COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Perth
Travel Guide

Unwind in Australia’s most remote state capital, set in a lush valley along a picturesque river and surrounded by great beaches, historic harbors and vast deserts.

Enjoy the warm weather, beaches, wineries and breweries, and historic sites and museums of the capital of Western Australian (WA). Perth sits on the banks of the Swan River and its western suburbs stretch out to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Each afternoon the “Freo Doctor,” a refreshing wind, blows in from the south. Perth’s 1.8 million locals are known to be down-to-earth and fun-loving.

Have a barbecue or see the Botanic Garden in elevated Kings Park. The Swan Bells Bell Tower below the park also offers great Swan River views. Take the kids to the Perth Zoo or Scitech, or show them the world’s most valuable coin at the Perth Mint. Discover where they found the gold to make the coin at the Western Australian Museum, which focuses on WA’s mining history, among other topics.

After exploring the city center on foot, take the train or bus to leafy suburbs such as Subiaco and Cottlesloe. Swim and surf at Cottesloe Beach and follow the coast to Hillarys Boat Harbour for family entertainment. While there, see marine creatures swim right past you at the Aquarium of Western Australia.

Just north from the city's central train station is the Perth Cultural Centre, where you can admire the nature-inspired Aboriginal paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, followed by a night out in Northbridge.


Renting a car is a great idea if you plan to explore the wineries and fruit farms, old mining towns and wildlife parks surrounding Perth. Make the scenic ferry trip to Fremantle to enjoy historic attractions, Australian beer, Italian coffee and crafts markets. Visit some of WA’s most famous jails: the Round House and Fremantle Prison. After exploring the Western Australian Maritime Museum, catch the ferry to idyllic Rottnest Island to see quokkas and seals.

Sunny Perth is a relaxing city with easygoing locals, great beaches and a broad range of cultural attractions. It is certainly worth the long journey westward from Australia’s east coast!

Perth Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Perth

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is ¥14,605 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swan Bells Belltower and Hay Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"close to cbd and lots of activity around the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
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 ¥10,894 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

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! (1,071 reviews)

"All staff members were happy to fulfil any of our needs and answered all queries we had Great hotel, great location deffently returning again !!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 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 ¥13,518 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

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. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (946 reviews)

"The room was great TV was crap could not bring up the menu and was not able to get movies Had technician in but was more concerned about going to the next job"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough
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.
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is ¥11,699 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

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! (2,074 reviews)

"Loved our stay! Beautiful room with great view. Friendly and professional staff. Super comfy bed and great amenities! My children enjoyed the pool and spa too! Extra towels and toiletries provided for extra person already in room... I didn’t have to ring for them like I always do at other places!! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥15,774 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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! (540 reviews)

"I was very impressed with the cleanliness and upkeep of the apartments. Great location walking distance to Fremantle's Main Streets. Good amenities in apartments with great views. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Be. Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥14,642 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20

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. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (551 reviews)

"Great location close to public parking, cappuccino strip and walkable distance to restaurants and shops. Very modern room. Unfortunately I was not offered any of the VIP/Gold Member amenities (upon booking was shown to get a free room upgrade and late check out), that was disappointing compared to ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Quest 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.

Popular places to visit in Perth

Top things to do in Perth

Cities near Perth