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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

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is ¥9,628 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Northbridge, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Western Australian Museum and Yagan Square. Murray Street Mall and RAC Arena are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (516 reviews)
"The Hotel was central to everything. Making it easy to walk around. Both around Northbridge and into the City. Breakfast and small bar downstairs was brilliant. Parked in a public carpark not far away but the hotel validated the ticket."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
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 ¥11,587 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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! (1,014 reviews)
"Location was awesome, very comfortable and the staff were excellent to deal with"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Aloft Perth
Aloft Perth
4 out of 5
27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, WA
The price is ¥13,891 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Rivervale, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Crown Perth and within 3 mi (5 km) of Optus Stadium and Ascot Racecourse. Swan River Foreshore Trail and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (891 reviews)
"All of it"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Aloft Perth
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