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Nestled on the sparkling waterfront of the Swan River, Perth greets you with big skies and sunny vibes. This youthful, vibrant city offers an invigorating mix of cultural cool, beautiful beaches and lively downtown districts to explore.
Capital of Australia’s largest state, Perth is renowned for both its abundant natural beauty and urban attractions. Starting with a little gem that is the Perth CBD, this thriving metropolis stretches along the edge of the Indian Ocean and is now the second longest city in the world. Experience trendy neighbourhoods where foodies and fashion lovers mingle; capture the panoramic views and native flora at visitor-favourite Kings Park, or enjoy the clean coastal stretches of waves, surf and sand. You’ll discover that Perth is the place for fun and sun seekers alike.
Fringed by forested hills, this cosmopolitan capital instantly lulls locals and visitors with its balmy weather and relaxed Mediterranean feel. While geographically further from the other eastern states capitals than a trip to Bali, Perth can claim its special charm and friendly character to a far-flung location and easy, enviable lifestyle.
Even the smiles are bigger in Perth! You’ll experience the famed, warm West Coast welcome everywhere you go. With spacious and breathtaking vistas, a hire car allows you to soak up the ample attractions of Perth and nearby surrounds – from its eat streets, to miles of open road beyond the city’s reaches.
Perth is a wonderful gateway to the great outdoors and iconic Australian landscapes, but it’s also no slouch when it comes to sports, arts and culture. Galleries, live music venues, summer festivals and year-round events, make the entertainment scene energetic and the nightlife in Perth immersive. If you’re here in the summer, catch a cricket match under the big lights at the WACA, or get into a game of Aussie Rules football at the Optus Arena during winter.
Head out to the Perth Cultural Centre straddling the James Street Mall in Northbridge, just outside the CBD, where restaurants, cafes and nightclubs line the pedestrian-friendly streets. Our highlights include the Indigenous collection at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemporary visual art at PICA, and the WA Museum for a slice of history. If you’re after a bit of drama, book a ticket at the Heath Ledger Theatre, housed within the stylish architecture of the new State Theatre Complex. If an indie show is more to your taste, check out the Blue Room; or simply noodle around at The Nostalgia Box and rediscover video games through the ages.
As Perth’s inner-city going-out mecca, Northbridge is a great spot to hang out during the day (hit William Street for shopping), and perfect for a night on the town. For less foot traffic and just as much buzz, get your dining and retail fix in the funky villages and shopping strips of Rokeby Road, Subiaco; Oxford Street, Leederville; and Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.
An absolute must is the freshly minted Elizabeth Quay, where a spectacular array of restaurants, bars, hotels and promenades lies on the shimmering city foreshore within a stone’s throw from the iconic Bell Tower. At the nearby Barrack Street jetty, you can either take a cruise down the Swan River or drive down to the scenic port city of Fremantle. Brimming with markets, museums, art experiences, al fresco cafes and succulent seafood, ‘Freo’ (as it’s affectionately known) boasts both a seaside backdrop and historic appeal. Eat fish and chips on the wharves at Cicerello’s or Kailis’ Fish Market Cafe, visit the Bathers Arts Precinct, the Maritime Museum, and the World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison, or simply stroll the streets lined with Norfolk Pines and soak up the ambience.
For a piece of paradise off the coast of Perth, look no further than Rottnest Island – a relaxed holiday destination that’s popular for snorkelling and home to the quokka, the cute native marsupial with a global reputation. Catch a ferry from the Perth foreshore or Fremantle and you’ll be there in just 25 minutes.
If you’d prefer to stay around town, you won’t have to travel far to reach the perfect beach. Perth is famous for having among the best in Australia along a pristine coastline. White sands and clear blue waters make Cottesloe, Scarborough and City Beach our all-round favourites, while Triggs ranks number one with surfers. Great for swimming, walking, jogging, exploring rock pools and brushing up on your tan – don’t let the sun set on your getaway before experiencing any of these stellar spots.