Perth is home to more than 200 public artworks; see some of the city’s best on display on the two-hour Art City walking trail starting at Elizabeth Quay, taking in Kings Square and Cathedral Square and ending at Perth Concert Hall.
Travel around Perth for free on a Central Area Transit (CAT) bus. Four different routes operate in and around the city with stops at King Street Precinct, Elizabeth Quay, and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. To travel further, jump on a public bus or the city’s trains and ferries.
A sleek restaurant and microbrewery that brews its craft beers to pair with the authentic Cantonese fare.
This oceanfront restaurant fuses Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors, and makes seafood the hero.
A hip underground restaurant headed by renowned Aussie chef David Thompson and serving up Perth’s best Thai street food.
A top location next to Kings Park (with views to match), Tribe is a modern-luxe, design-led hotel that’s both affordable and full of personality.
This luxury hotel sits on Elizabeth Quay with views of the Swan River, an elegant restaurant (Hearth) and a day spa.
Housed in heritage buildings, this multi award winning hotel is a charming stay with an excellent restaurant (Wildflower) that serves a farmer-and-forager driven menu.
Warders Hotel in Fremantle is made up of 170-year-old terrace houses that were once home to the warders of nearby Fremantle Prison.
See the journey of the pearl, from harvest to showroom, in the heart of the city by visiting the Willie Creek Pearls Showroom at Elizabeth Quay.
Home to the West Australian Ballet and the West Australian Opera, His Majesty’s Theatre is a much-loved heritage icon, with a design style borrowed from the 19-century theatres of England and Europe. The 1253-seat venue hosts a busy calendar of performances including theater, comedy, film and dance.
The Fremantle Discovery Trail is a 3.6-mile walk through Perth’s historic port city taking in Fremantle Prison, stunning beaches and parkland, past heritage architecture, and along the bustling Cappuccino Strip, Western Australia’s first alfresco café area.
During the summer months you can recline on a beanbag with popcorn (and a glass of wine!) for a rooftop movie six levels up in the neighborhood of Northbridge with the sparkling city lights as your cinema background.
Perth has a staggering 19 city beaches and a Mediterranean climate to boot. Try Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach, which boast good looks and a buzzy vibe; Trigg Beach, which is consistently good for surfing; or Mettam’s Pool, a naturally-formed lagoon with turquoise water perfect for snorkeling.
Perth is an excellent city for cycling, especially around the Swan River. About Bike Hire offers bikes for adults and children with baby seats, cabooses, tandems, and family quad cycles.
Rottnest Island Perth’s very own island escape is just a 45-minute ferry ride from the city. It’s a must-do, with 63 beaches and 20 turquoise bays to enjoy, spectacular walking trails, and iconic wildlife including the cute-as-a-button quokka, which is known to take a great selfie.