Perth

Visitors to Western Australia’s capital city Perth always remark on the friendly, laidback environment that welcomes them – and it’s no wonder the locals are happy. Blessed with more hours of sunshine each year than any other city in Australia, 19 pristine metropolitan beaches, a vibrant wine growing region just 20 minutes from the city, a flourishing wining, dining and cultural scene and an impressive events calendar – there’s never been a better time to explore Perth and beyond.

Top 10 uniquely Perth things to do:

1: Visit one of the 19 beautiful metropolitan beaches.

2: Visit Kings Park, the world’s largest inner city park.

3: Take a ferry to Rottnest Island.

4: Spend a day exploring the colour and diversity of the port city of Fremantle.

5: Spend the day sampling the amazing produce and wine at WA’s oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley, a 30 minute drive from Perth.

6: Indulge in a cultural feast – visit the art gallery, museum and check out the many live music/theatre options available.

7: Explore the funky inner city precincts of Mount Lawley, Subiaco, Leederville and Claremont for fantastic restaurants, bars, street art and shopping.

8: Visit one of Perth’s Indigenous Art Galleries to see some amazing artwork, and do the Indigenous Walking Tour of Kings Park to learn about Australia’s fascinating history.

9: For a different perspective, take a scenic helicopter flight over Perth city and the stunning coast.

10: Swim with dolphins at Rockingham, just 45 minutes drive from Perth.

Want to explore more of Western Australia?

Western Australia is full of extraordinary experiences. From the 350-million-year old Bungle Bungle Range in the Kimberley region to the Ningaloo Reef, one of the few places on Earth you can swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the sea.

Some experiences are just a couple of hours drive from Perth. Head south and you can find yourself in one of Australia’s premium wine regions – the Margaret River Wine Region. Or head north along the coast to visit Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles – eerie limestone spires that have formed over millions of years.

How to get here

Perth is well-serviced by approximately 18 international airlines, with direct flights from the Middle East and South Africa, New Zealand and Asia.

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, Brisbane (seasonal), Darwin, Melbourne or Sydney.

Start planning your trip at westernaustralia.com.

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