Perth – An evolving city waiting to be uncovered.
Perth has always been breathtakingly beautiful but in the last few years it has exploded with a new culture of small bars, hip restaurants and boutique hotels.
Boasting wineries on the city’s doorstep, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks in the centre and pristine beaches all along the coast – Perth promises extraordinary experiences.
With more sunshine than any other Australian capital city and the opportunity to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean every night, Perth will tick all the boxes for your clients.
Our Top 6 Picks!
1. KINGS PARK AND SWAN RIVER
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world offering stunning views and the opportunity to see a snapshot of WA’s native flora species. The Swan River and its cycle-friendly foreshore is a great place to enjoy the weather. Pack a picnic, go for a twilight sail or try your hand at fishing.
2. HIT THE BEACH
Watch the sun melt into the ocean at dusk from the iconic white sands of Cottesloe or surf hotspot Scarborough, just two of Perth’s 19 sensational inner-city beaches just 20 minutes from the city.
A quick train ride away is the port city of Fremantle where fascinating maritime history blends with an open, multicultural energy. You can visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum or the World Heritage listed Fremantle. Or just enjoy soaking up the energy of the cosmopolitan Cappuccino Strip or the bustling Fremantle Markets.
4. THE SWAN VALLEY
Just 20 minutes east of Perth, the Swan Valley is the state’s oldest wine growing region, a world away from city life. There are a range of guided or self-guided tours available of Swan Valley, with over 40 wineries, gourmet produce and a large number of restaurants and cafés to discover.
5. ROTTNEST ISLAND
Famous for its laid back atmosphere and beautiful beaches, Rottnest Island lies just a 30 minute ferry ride from Fremantle. It’s hard not to relax in this car-free zone where hiring a bike is the best way to get around. Hop between pristine white beaches, snorkel nearby shipwrecks or just enjoy the unique ecosystem where the friendly local marsupial, the ‘quokka’, thrives. With a range of tours or self-guide options available for this day or overnight retreat.
Pods of wild dolphins regularly visit the coastal waters near the seaside town of Rockingham, a 40 minute drive or train ride south of Perth. You can swim in ocean waters with wild dolphins or watch from a viewing platform as they frolic beneath your feet. A short ferry ride away on Penguin Island you can meet, feed and find out more of some of the island’s 1,200 fairy penguins.