Perth

Travel Guide
Elizabeth Quay which includes a sunset, a city and a bay or harbor

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!

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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 ¥8,475 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Good location - walking distance to central city. Friendly staff. If parking was included in hotel stay it would be perfect!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 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 ¥11,529 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
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! (970 reviews)
"Awesome stay"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 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 ¥12,378 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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! (980 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 Aug 27, 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 ¥13,600 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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 Oct 19, 2021

Quest Fremantle
Broadwater Resort Como
Broadwater Resort Como
4.5 out of 5
137 Melville Parade, Como, WA
The price is ¥15,852 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Como, this luxury apartment building is within 3 mi (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 Oct 18, 2021

Broadwater Resort Como
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is ¥13,632 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
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 Oct 2, 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
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