Perth in Western Australia

Perth in Western Australia is one of the country's greatest cities. 

If you find Australian cities clean and well organised, wait until you get to Perth in Western Australia.


The capital of Western Australia is well planned and easy to get around. Perth is also known to be a great outdoors-city with more sunny days than any other city in Australia. Kings Park is a great place for a walk or a jog, and Perth beaches - Scarborough and Cottesloe Beach offer some of the best surfing in Australia. Other popular places to visit are Perth museums in Perth Cultural Centre and Swan Bells in the city. Outside the city are Swan Valley Wineries and Rottnest Island.

City Skyline, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Great way to discover Perth in Western Australia

PERTH SIGHTSEEING PASS

HOP ON HOP OFF SIGHTSEEING BUS

SWAN RIVER CRUISES

HOP ON HOP OFF SIGHTSEEING BUS + TRAM AND SWAN RIVER CRUISE COMBOS



Perth Cultural Centre and other Museums
The central city shopping malls are Hay Street Mall and Murray Street Mall, both full of shops and restaurants. Follow the pedestrian bridge north across the railway and you come to James Street Mall, where there is a large museum complex called the Perth Cultural Centre which consists of Western Australian Museum, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. You can do things cheaper on a sightseeing pass.

Children Looking at a Stingray, Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Pacific
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More to do in Perth in Western Australia 

PERTH ZOO

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

FREMANTLE TRIPS

ROTTNEST ISLAND TRIPS

SWAN VALLEY TRIPS

WHALE WATCHING

DOLPHIN SWIMMING



Swan Bells and more Perth Museums
North-west of the city centre along the Railway Terrace is the Scitech Discovery Centre – a planetarium and the usual interactive science exhibition; and further west from the city centre is the Aquarium of Western Australia, where you can discover Australian coral reef. South-east of the city centre is the Perth Mint where you can go on a guided tour; and the Swan Bells – a present from the British Government for Australia’s 200th birthday in 1988. One great way to get to all the city attractions quickly is the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus, which stops at all main attractions. You can also buy the sightseeing bus, tram and river cruise combos. Or, if you like, rent your own transport.

Belltower, Barrack Street Jetty Redevelopment, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Longer trips departing from Perth in Western Australia

PINNACLES DESERT

MONKEY MIA

NINGALOO REEF

MARGARET RIVER

VALLEY OF THE GIANTS

WAVE ROCK

AUSTRALIA SIGHTSEEING PASS

Perth Botanic Gardens and Kings Park Perth in Western Australia

South-west of the city centre is the large and beautiful Kings Park in Perth with Perth’s Botanic Gardens and long walking tracks through all sorts of Australian native plants in different vegetation zones. There are plenty of parrots and other native birds flying around, and a free Treetop Walk where you can watch birds in the tree canopy and have some good views of the CBD. You can spend the whole day walking around in the park, and still not manage to cover it all. South of Kings Park is Perth Zoo.

Perth from City Park, Western Australia, Australia
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Tours and Cruises on Swan River Perth in Western Australia
There are walking, jogging and cycling paths along the Swan River in Perth, which go all the way to Fremantle. You can take a river cruise; and there are also scenic helicopter flights as well as tours that take you out to the ocean for whale watching, dolphin swimming, diving, and there are tours to Swan Valley Wineries.  

Aerial of the Narrows Bridge in the City of Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific
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Swan River Cruises

SWAN RIVER SCENIC CRUISE

PERTH CITY OF LIGHTS DINNER CRUISE

LUNCH CRUISE INLUDING FREMANTLE SIGHTSEEING TRAM








Perth in Western Australia - Accommodation
Some places to stay are Aarons Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Billabong Backpackers Resort Hostel, Comfort Inn City, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Esplanade River Suites, Globe Backpackers Hotel, Holiday Inn City, Kings Park Motel, Mercure Hotel, Miss Maud Swedish Hotel, Northbridge Hotel, Northbridge Hotel, Pier 21 Hotel, Quest West End Hotel, Rydges Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Travelodge Hotel and YHA Hotel.


Click here for the full list of Perth Accommodation.

London Court Shopping Mall, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific
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Perth Beaches: Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Western Australia
Perth's best beaches are Cottesloe Beach in south and Scarborough in north, both good with surf, and Cottesloe also has the pubs Ocean Beach Hotel and Cottesloe Beach Hotel. In Cottesloe, you can stay at Cottesloe Beach Chalets, Cottesloe Beach Hotel and Cottesloe Sunset Suites.


In Scaraborough there are Scaraborough Observation Resort, Quest Scaraborough,  Scaraborough Palms Apartments, Seashells Serviced Apartments Scaraborough and Sunset Waters Hotel Scaraborough. Other beaches are the City Beach, Floreat, Trigg and Port (near Fremantle), and on the Swan River there are Como, Crawley and Peppermint Grove.

Beach on Cockburn Sound at Rockingham, a Southern Suburb of Perth Near Fremantle Port, Rockingham,
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Perth in Western Australia - Festivals
There are a few festivals and celebrations if you happen the be around at the right time: International Arts Festival and the Western Australia Fringe Festival in January and February, Royal Show in September and the Perth Pride in October.

Australia Day Fireworks over Swan River with Perth City in Background
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Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets
South of Perth is the relaxed Fremantle with the famous Cappuccino Strip and Fremantle Markets, but there are more to see and do than that: you can discover some convict history at Fremantle Prison, or visit some historical buildings such as Samson House and the Round House - the oldest building in Western Australia. If you didn't get enough of Perth museums, in Fremantle there are the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Ovens Submarine, Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle Motor Museum and Fremantle History Museum.
Looking Down Main Street Towards Town Hall, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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Trips to Fremantle

PERTH TO FREEMANTLE ONE WAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

LUNCH CRUISE FROM PERTH

LUNCH CRUISE FROM PERTH INCLUDING FREMANTLE TRAM







Tours and Places to Stay in Fremantle
There are some tour operators even in Fremantle; and places to stay include Fremantle Colonial Accommodation Hotel, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle Budget Accommodation, Fremantle Bed and Breakfast, Bannister Suites, Fremantle Cottages, Fremantle Holiday Accommodation, Platinum Suites Fremantle and Rosie O'Grady's.
See more about accommodation in Fremantle.

Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth in Western Australia - Swan Valley Wines
Around the Swan River north-east of Perth is Western Australia’s oldest wine region – Swan Valley. Some of the vineyards include Houghton Wines, Ledaswan Wines, Paul Conti Wines and Brigadoon Estate Wines. There are also two art galleries: Gomboc Gallery and Lamont’s Gallery; and Swan Valley Cheese Company, and the Feral Brewing Company. A nice place to stay is The Vines Executive Swan Valley Apartments.

Bulk Bin of Grapes and Vineyard Worker, Western Australia, Australia
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Trips to Swan Valley

LUNCH CRUISE FROM PERTH TO SWAN VALLEY

WINE CRUISE FROM PERTH TO SWAN VALLEY

SWAN VALLEY, WILDLIFE AND WINE TASTING AFTERNOON TOURS

SWAN VALLEY CRUISE AND VINEYARD DINNER
















Perth in Western Australia - Rottnest Island
Off the coast is Rottnest Island – so named by early Europeans who mistook the island’s quokkas for rats – ‘rottnest’ means ‘rat nest’ in Dutch.

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The best thing about this island is that cars are not permitted and the island is full of walking and cycling tracks. On the eastern coast of the island is the Rottnest Museum, the island's most popular beach is The Basin. West from here, in the middle of the island is the Oliver Hill Gun Emplacement, and further east is the Rottnest Lighthouse.
The Basin, Rottnest Island, Perth Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Rottnest Island trips

ROTTNEST ISLAND DAY TRIP FROM PERTH

FULL DAY ROTTNEST ISLAND TOUR AND WILDLIFE CRUISE

FULL DAY ROTTNEST ISLAND BIKE AND SNORKELLING TOUR







Perth in Western Australia - Rottnest Island
Beautiful white-sand beaches surround the island and there are shuttle buses but the best way to visit the beaches is to hire a bike. There are voluntary guides who give free quokka and Aboriginal history tours. There are also reef and shipwreck tours, snorkelling and diving courses. Places to stay include Hotel Rottnest and Rottnest Lodge. 

The Basin, Rottnest Island, Perth Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Here's a map of Perth in Western Australia, where I have tagged the places that I mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

 
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