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!
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Wander through native scrubland, learn about plant species, have a barbecue or find a spot on the grass to enjoy the view of the Perth skyline.
Ride the waves, swim in the clear water or have a picnic on the terraced lawns overlooking the ocean at one of Perth’s best family beaches.
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.
See the biggest gold coin in the world, watch the pouring of pure gold and tour the interesting exhibits at this historic coin-producing facility in the city center.
Discover the workings of the universe and wonders of planet earth at Western Australia’s fun and fascinating science and technology center. The kids will love it!
Meet family and friends for a picnic beside the lake of this inner-city park that is known for its annual fair, a free community event.
Enjoy after-hours visits to 3 of Swan Valley's highest-regarded vineyards to taste some of their finest wines. With samples of a fantastic range of different types of wine and dinner in an award-winning restaurant, this sophisticated evening in an esteemed region is sure to impress.
Take in the charming views of Swan Valley and Perth’s surroundings on this wine cruise. Hop off the boat at a local winery for a behind-the-scenes tour, and indulge in a pleasant wine tasting. Sit back and relax as you head upstream from Perth into the upper reaches of the picturesque Swan Valley.
Embark on a cruise through calm Mandurah waterways to witness playful dolphins as they skip across the surface. You also visit the world-class Ocean Marina as well the Canals where you can see luxurious canal homes that were built with no expense spared.
Combine a wonderful cruise and delicious lunch on the magnificent Swan River during this Fremantle Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Perth and its surroundings and enjoy a memorable meal of Western Australia’s seasonal produce.
Take a scenic cruise along the Swan River and see the great sights of Perth and the Port of Fremantle that can only be viewed from the river. Arrive at the wharf, hop on board the cruise, and discover the charm of Swan River.
Discover the wonders of our historical townships, drive through the spectacular Darling mountain Ranges & huge Aussie farmlands and marvel at the famous Wave Rock – a geological sensation believed to be over 2.63 billion years old.