On the banks of River Swan in south-west Australia
Best Time to Visit: March to May, September to November
Time Zone: GMT (UTC+8)
Driving Side: Left Side
Main Attractions: Aquarium of Western Australia, Adventure Wild, Fremantle War Memorial, Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Hillarys Boat Harbour, The Round House, Swan Bells, Perth Mint
Long sandy beaches, plenty of nightlife, bustling markets, outdoor dining parks and amazing marine adventures - Perth has all the essential ingredients to make the holiday a fun-filled package. Situated along the wide and secluded Swan River on the south and east, Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. One of the few isolated metropolitan cities on earth, Perth is bounded by Kings Park in the west and railway lines in the north. Voted as the world’s eighth most liveable city, Perth is also Australia’s sunniest capital city, enjoying over 3000 hours of sunshine annually. With several tourist destinations to its credit, the magnificent city of Perth promises beautiful beaches, sunny weather, sumptuous food and unlimited fun throughout the year. Scroll through the lines below to find some interesting places to see and things to do in Perth.
Places To See In Perth
The vibrant port city of Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River, is just a 20-minute drive from Perth’s city center. Nicknamed Freo by the locals, this multi-cultural city has a unique charm of its own, setting it apart from the rest of Perth. World-famous heritage buildings, fascinating maritime and convict history, art galleries, fishing, sailing, surfing, whale watching, dining, want any more! After you have finished off with hitting the markets shopping for artistic artworks and handcrafted items, liven up yourself at the street cafes, bars and nightclubs as the sun sets. The Fremantle War Memorial offering a 360-degree view of Fremantle is a not-to-be-missed attraction. Unwind yourself in the beautiful rose gardens and well maintained lawns surrounding the memorial.
Drive down to the picturesque Swan River and enroll yourself into one of the many river cruises that offer you some breathtaking and incredible views of the river. Indulge into the delectable cuisine and soothing music retreating back from the hustling and bustling life. For a more spectacular view of the river, visit the Kings Park and Botanical Garden, which offer perfect setting for walking, picnicking, reading and meditating. Turn back to the city and head straight to the Perth City Center to shop till you drop. Ranging from souvenirs, fashion, jewelry, swimming and beach wear, cameras, the center has it all. The Hay St Mall, Murray St Mall, Raine Square, Forest Chase, Barrack St and Kings St are some of the malls to look out for.
The little island paradise of Rottnest Island, situated off the coast of Perth, is one of the most sought-after destinations. If you want to sight a quokka, this is the right place! The island is home to interesting wildlife and marvelous beaches, offering as many as 60 beaches to choose from. Thus, the island is a must-visit for adventure activities, such as swimming, sun baking, snorkeling, scuba diving or kayaking. Apart from this, it also offers you an opportunity to sharpen your sporting skills at its golf and mini golf lawn, tennis ground, cycling stretch. So, whether it is simply lazing on the quiet and peaceful beach, partaking in the adventure activities or polishing the sportsmanship in you, Rottnest Island offers it all. You can also climb up the historic Wadjemup Lighthouse to catch a panoramic glimpse of the entire island.
If you love the water, you are sure to fall in love with the Sunset Coast too. White sandy beaches, swimming in the high surfs or maybe relaxing on the beach, the Sunset Coast has it all for you. The long stretching premier coastline and beach side suburbs combined with tempting foods and summer climate complete your journey to the Sunset Coast. Cottesloe Beach, Swanbourne Beach, City Beach, Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach, North Beach and Sorrento Beach are some of the most popular beaches to check out. But wait, if you had only thought Sunset Coast to be all beach stuff, think again! The area also boasts of Sunset Hinterland and Yanchep National Park.
If you happen to take out a day from your busy Perth itinerary, drive out to the Swan Valley, located at a 25-minute driving distance from the city. Home to more than 40 vineyards, the Swan Valley Region is one of West Australia’s oldest wine regions. Capture those mesmerizing wine-tasting vineyards nestled amongst pristine natural bushes. Wine trails, olive groves, chocolate factory, fresh produce stalls, wildlife and family attractions, markets, the list continues. Home to a large range of native tree and plant species, such as Banksias, Melaleucas, Wattles and Grass Trees, the valley houses the Whiteman Park which makes a great destination for picnics, barbeques, train rides, motor and tractor museums, and Caversham Wildlife Park. However, the relaxed and tranquil alfresco dining takes the cake away. The numerous local eateries and cafes offer local wines, beers and scrumptious delicacies making your visit to this place completed.