Perth is renowned for its wonderful parklands
Photo: Anson Smart, courtesy of Tourism Australia 

Welcome to Perth

Welcome to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. This city was put on the international map when Australia won the America’s Cup yacht race in 1985. It became an instant tourist sensation and since then, it has become a fun and funky place with great restaurants, bars and nightlife, plus really cool beaches and parklands.

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Really cool things to do in Perth!

Perth has a wide range of memorable activities and attractions:

  • Spend a day at Perth Zoo
  • Take a cruise up he Swan River
  • Visit the convict-built Fremantle Prison for a fun historic site
  • Get up close with Australian animals at the Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Tour the Perth Mint
  • Picnic in the Kings Park and Botanic Garden where the kids can run off some excess energy
  • Get your science head on with interactive experiences at SciTech.

Great things nearby Perth

  • Freemantle is just south of Perth and is filled with colonial history, cool cafes and bars, locally brewed beer, and a great range of shopping outlets.
  • ​Catch a ferry to nearby Rottnest Island from Freemantle where you will find beaches, bays and coral reefs to swim, surf, snorkel or do some fishing. This is a car-free area so the best way of getting around is to hire a bike from the ferry terminals.
  • A must is Rockingham where ​you can swim with wild dolphins, see little pengins and Australian sea lions, go scuba diving and snorkeling, drop a line and do some fishing, or just relax and soak it all up as you wine and dine at the many local cafes and restaurants.