Perth

Travel Guide
Perth

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 CA $104 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (539 reviews)
"The location for what we needed was A1. Could not be any closer to the heart of Northbridge if we tried. Great value too"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 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 CA $140 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (980 reviews)
"Was the perfect location for a relaxing stay! Close to everything so we could walk everywhere. Room was lovely although shower was a little outdated and no body wash but had other toiletries provided. Was a quiet area, bed was comfortable and air con worked wonderfully. Max at valet was super helpful ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Aloft Perth
Aloft Perth
4 out of 5
27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale, WA
The price is CA $159 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (907 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2021

Aloft Perth
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Quest Fremantle
Quest Fremantle
3.5 out of 5
8 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, WA
The price is CA $133 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (568 reviews)
Music Festival
"The staff at the Quest couldn't have been better - especially on a day when they were overwhelmed with people wanting to attend Summer Salt Festival so they ALL wanted to check in at 2pm. The parking was a bit of a hike, especially carrying luggage PLUS the folding chair required for the festival, ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2021

Quest Fremantle
Broadwater Resort Como
Broadwater Resort Como
4.5 out of 5
137 Melville Parade, Como, WA
The price is CA $172 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Como, this luxury apartment building is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Perth Zoo and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Elizabeth Quay. Old Mill Theatre and Mends Street Jetty ...
4.3/5Excellent! (538 reviews)
"Good size rooms. Fresh renovated bathrooms and new carpets throughout"

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2021

Broadwater Resort Como
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is CA $156 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,097 reviews)
"A nice place but I was expecting more. The rooms are outdated and not sure if the hotel can be presented at 5 stars. No VIP perk (bottle of wine) was given to me and no instruction on where the gym/sauna was at checkin. The rooms are clean, tidy and the bed is very comfy. I do personally feel the ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2021

Fraser Suites Perth
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