Australia’s sunniest city, Perth is an idyllic combination of urban buzz and coastal cool – home to pristine beaches, world-class dining and wide-open spaces.

Walk the City

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.

Elizabeth Quay Bridge

Start your two-hour Art City walking trail at Elizabeth Quay Bridge.

Getting Around

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.

Where to Eat

Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha

A sleek restaurant and microbrewery that brews its craft beers to pair with the authentic Cantonese fare.

Shy John Brewery & Yum Cha

Shy John Brewery & Yum Cha is sure to satisfy.

Island Market Trigg

This oceanfront restaurant fuses Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors, and makes seafood the hero.

Trigg Beach.

Dine with panoramic ocean views of Trigg Beach.

Long Chim

A hip underground restaurant headed by renowned Aussie chef David Thompson and serving up Perth’s best Thai street food.

Long Chim Perth

Long Chim brings the flavors of modern Bangkok to Perth’s historic state buildings.

Where to Stay

Tribe Hotel

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.


TRIBE is a new kind of hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton Perth

This luxury hotel sits on Elizabeth Quay with views of the Swan River, an elegant restaurant (Hearth) and a day spa.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth evokes timeless luxury and the joy of discovery.

Como The Treasury

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

Warders Hotel in Fremantle is made up of 170-year-old terrace houses that were once home to the warders of nearby Fremantle Prison.

The Warders Cottages Fremantle

The Warders Cottages Block 1 were first built in 1851.

Ultimate Experience

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.

Facade of Willie Creek Pearls

See the journey of the pearl, from harvest to showroom.

Ultimate Entertainment Option

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.

His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre is a much-loved heritage icon.

Another Good Walk

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.

Family Fun

Rooftop Movies

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.

The sparkling city lights are your cinema background.

City Beaches

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.

Scarborough from above

Scarborough’s aquatic playground.

Hire a Bike

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.

Beyond the City

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.

Rottnest Island lighthouse

The magic of Rottnest.

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