Visit Perth – ADOHTA 2021

Visit Perth

Welcome to Perth

Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing character.

Perth combines big-city attractions and relaxed, informal surrounds, providing an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors. It’s a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city, with a myriad of bars, restaurants and cultural activities all vying for attention. When you want to chill out, it’s easy to do so.

Perth’s pristine parkland, nearby bush, and river and ocean beaches – along with a good public-transport system – allow its inhabitants to spread out and enjoy what’s on offer.

THINGS TO DO IN PERTH

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Swan Valley Wine Trail

Just 20 minutes east of Perth, the Swan Valley and Darling Range is a world away from city life. You can reach it by road, or take the scenic route aboard a Swan River cruise from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty. You can even winery-hop in the back of a horse-drawn wagon or chauffeured classic car.

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island sits just offshore from the city of Perth. A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial. White-sand beaches and secluded coves include the Basin, with its shallow waters, and Thomson Bay, the main hub and ferry port. Strickland Bay is known for its surf breaks, while reef breaks occur at Radar Reef, off the island’s far western tip.

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Little Creatures Brewery

A huge shed (and former crocodile farm) on the water’s edge in Fremantle was to become the home of this beer and the birthplace of Little Creatures Brewing. Work began in 1999 and we swung the doors open in late 2000. Grab a pint & a pizza and soak in the brewery atmosphere or wander out into the backyard and enjoy your beer in the sunshine.

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Kalbarri National Park

While you’re in Perth, why not stay and explore more of what Western Australia has to offer. Kalbarri National Park is located 485 km north of Perth, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The major geographical features of the park include the Murchison River gorge which runs for nearly 80 km on the lower reaches of the Murchison River.

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Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by over 6 million people each year. Kings Park’s stunning location overlooks the Perth City and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned.

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Fremantle

Just 30 minutes from Perth, the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Spend a night or two with an excellent selection of accommodation options ranging from friendly backpackers to luxurious hotels.

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Optus Stadium

Perth's newly built Optus Stadium opened in January 2018. It offers visitors two unique dining experiences, both at the western end of the stadium, showcasing 180 degree views of the Swan River. Stadium tours are available 7 days a week for all ages. You will be treated to a VIP experience with breathtaking views of the playing surface, the Swan River and Perth City.

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Free Perth Walking Tour

The iCity Volunteer Hosts help visitors discover the City of Perth. They staff the City of Perth Information Kiosk located in the Murray Street Mall at the intersection of Forrest Place and are on hand every day to answer questions about the city.

Eat & Drink in Perth 

Being one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, it’s no surprise that Western Australia produces such a profusion of fresh local flavours, succulent seafood, world-class wines and highly prized black truffles.

WA is home to nine sensational wine regions, each with their own unique characteristics and qualities, including the world-renowned Margaret River and the state’s oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley. On a tasting tour of the cellar doors, you’ll also find the perfect pairing of restaurants, as well as a growing number of award-winning boutique breweries.

In Perth, you’re spoilt for choice, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia, many of which have been awarded for their commitment to food excellence. The bar scene is equally as impressive, whether you seek the grand heritage of an iconic colonial hotel, the character of a country pub, or the European elegance of the small bar scene that’s tucked away in the city’s charming lanes and alleyways.

GETTING TO AND AROUND PERTH

Flights & Airport Connections

Perth is WA’s major aviation gateway and the first point of contact for many visitors to the State.

Seventeen international airlines and twelve domestic and regional airlines operate from Perth Airport, connecting travellers to more than 60 destinations around Australia and overseas.

There are many convenient options to get you where you need to go – drive yourself and park, hop on a bus or catch a taxi. These include:

Taxis & Ride Share

Designated taxi ranks are located around Perth City for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate in Northbridge on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by phone. The main taxi service providers in Western Australia are Swan Taxis and Black and White Cabs.

Uber ridesharing services are available throughout Perth, a $3 airport fee applies to all pick-ups at Perth Airport.

Public Transport

There are five train lines which service the Perth metropolitan area departing from Perth City to Armadale, Freemantle, Midland, Joondalup and Mandurah. Many train stations along these lines provide connecting bus services to access Perth’s tourist destinations and attractions. Train and bus service details, as well as a journey planner, can be obtained from Transperth or by calling 13 62 13.

TransWA operate bus and rail services outside the Perth metropolitan area to region destinations.

Disability Access

The City of Perth is considered a universally accessible city for all people, including those with disability. It has pedestrian friendly streets and public spaces that are designed according to universal design principles, and continuous accessible paths of travel link public transport, parking, retail, business and entertainment areas. The People With Disabilities WA website provides some information on accessible accommodation in Perth and country areas.

For more information on Perth and things to see and do visit www.experienceperth.com | For more to see and do in Western Australia outside of Perth visit www.westernaustralia.com

Images courtesy of Tourism Western Australia & Visit Perth