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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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,191 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
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! (501 reviews)
"Friendly staff, amazing breakfast, second time going"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 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 ¥11,929 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
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! (1,017 reviews)
"24 hour reception"

Reviewed on May 26, 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 ¥14,911 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
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. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 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.
Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
7-9 John Street, North Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥13,862 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Nestled on the beach, this North Fremantle aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port Beach and Leighton Beach. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (771 reviews)
"Great location right on the river...nice and quiet"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2021

Pier 21 Apartment Hotel
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is ¥15,661 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
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! (570 reviews)
"We had a one night stay at Be.Fremantle. our apartment was lovely and clean with nice views of the harbour. The location was fantastic, close to bars and Restaurants."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Be. Fremantle
Airport Apartments by Aurum
Airport Apartments by Aurum
4 out of 5
100 Coolgardie Avenue, Redcliffe, WA
The price is ¥14,611 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Redcliffe, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Crown Perth, Optus Stadium, and Royal Perth Hospital. Hay Street Mall and Elizabeth Quay are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (793 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Airport Apartments by Aurum
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.

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