Every holidaymaker will love Australia’s westernmost capital city, located on the Swan River and framed by Indian Ocean beaches and Swan Valley vineyards. More than 80 kilometres of clean, uncrowded beaches make the coast ideal for swimming and surfing. Most well-known is the iconic Cottlesloe beach and the popular swimming and surf beach of Scarborough.
Go fishing from the edge of the Swan River, with its picturesque picnic spots and walking tracks or sail to sandy bays and beaches such as pretty Matilda Bay. Wander through Kings Park botanical gardens and visit the vibrant port of Fremantle, or go wine tasting in the Swan River vineyards. Taste fresh crayfish in Geraldton and mouth-watering tropical fruits in Carnarvon. Swim with the huge whale shark on Ningaloo Reef and four wheel drive through the canyons of nearby Cape Range National Park.
Head off to Rottnest, WA’s most beautiful island only 18 kilometres off Perth’s coastline, and enjoy stunning coral reefs, crystal clear waters and unique wildlife. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches and a wide range of accommodation options. You are sure to be amazed by what the island has to offer.
Hop on a free buses get you around the CBD where you can visit the Perth Mint, Swan Bells Tower, Art Gallery and more. King Street is renowned for its mix of international boutiques and local designers, and don't miss a visit to Murray Street and Hay Street malls with their great mix of boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants.
Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Leederville and Subiaco have buzzing nightlife. Drive south to the wineries, waves, caves and tall forests of Margaret River or north to the Pinnacles, Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef. Take a longer drive and experience the vast outback of the Kimberley and historic gold rush towns such as Kalgoorlie.