Want to enjoy Perth like a local?

Sitting pretty on the shores of the sparkling Swan River and nestled alongside Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth is the ultimate city playground. 

Blessed with more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia, stunning Indian Ocean sunsets, a flourishing wining, dining and cultural scene, lively events calendar, a bunch of new hotels and an island paradise located less than 30-minutes by ferry, it’s easy to see how Perth has captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

Here’s a list of our top ‘uniquely Perth’ experiences…

  1. Visit one of the 19 beautiful beaches lining Perth’s coastline. Local favourites include Cottesloe, Trigg and the revitalised Scarborough and City Beach precincts.
  2. Take a relaxing stroll at one of the world’s largest inner city parks, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, located a short walk from the city centre.
  3. Capture a #quokkaselfie with the world’s happiest animal at Rottnest Island. With 63 beaches and 20 bays to explore, Rottnest is an ideal destination for a day trip, or you can stay overnight at one of the island’s accommodation sites.
  4. Jump on a hop-on, hop-off bus service and taste your way through the Swan Valley wine region, located a 25-minute drive from the CBD. Or, head to the Perth Hills where boutique vineyards and charming cellar doors await.
  5. Spend the day exploring the bohemian port city of Fremantle, including a stop at the iconic Fremantle Markets and a beer at Little Creatures.
  6. Visit Australia’s largest outdoor space dedicated to Aboriginal culture at Yagan Square, or check-out unique artworks at the Art Gallery of WA.
  7. Sign-up to a walking tour to learn more about Perth’s past, present and future – including stops at small bars, new public precincts and street art-filled laneways.
  8. Explore the inner city cultural hubs of Northbridge, Mt Lawley and Leederville for cutting-edge restaurants, bars and shopping.
  9. Take a scenic chopper flight over Perth city and its stunning coastline.
  10. Swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham – a 40-minute drive south of Perth.
  11. Enjoy scenic views and a delicious meal at waterfront precinct Elizabeth Quay.
  12. Go behind-the-scenes at Optus Stadium on a public walking tour.
  13. Drive 50-minutes south of Perth to the coastal city of Mandurah, home to spectacular waterways and a buzzing foreshore.
  14. Transport yourself to another world at the Pinnacles – a lunar-like natural formation located within Nambung National Park, just over a two hour drive north of Perth.


Want to explore more of Western Australia?

WA's ancient and beautiful landscape is home to pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations, towering forests, secluded waterfalls and the world’s largest wildflower collection.

You’ll find unforgettable encounters in all corners of the State, from hiking million-year old ranges in the Kimberley, to swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, sipping on premium wines in the Margaret River region and lazing on the sand with kangaroos at Lucky Bay near Esperance.


How to get here

Perth is well serviced with 18 international airlines and twelve domestic and regional airlines operating from Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 60 destinations around Australia and overseas.

Regular flights to Perth also operate from all major Australian cities, with flights from the east coast averaging four hours. Direct flights to Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley region, operate from Perth and Darwin, with seasonal services from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Start planning your trip at www.westernaustralia.com