Australia may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

PerthAustralia

Unwind in Australia’s most remote state capital, set in a lush valley along a picturesque river and surrounded by great beaches, historic harbors and vast deserts.

Enjoy the warm weather, beaches, wineries and breweries, and historic sites and museums of the capital of Western Australian (WA). Perth sits on the banks of the Swan River and its western suburbs stretch out to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Each afternoon the “Freo Doctor,” a refreshing wind, blows in from the south. Perth’s 1.8 million locals are known to be down-to-earth and fun-loving.

Have a barbecue or see the Botanic Garden in elevated Kings Park. The Swan Bells Bell Tower below the park also offers great Swan River views. Take the kids to the Perth Zoo or Scitech, or show them the world’s most valuable coin at the Perth Mint. Discover where they found the gold to make the coin at the Western Australian Museum, which focuses on WA’s mining history, among other topics.

After exploring the city center on foot, take the train or bus to leafy suburbs such as Subiaco and Cottlesloe. Swim and surf at Cottesloe Beach and follow the coast to Hillarys Boat Harbour for family entertainment. While there, see marine creatures swim right past you at the Aquarium of Western Australia.

Just north from the city's central train station is the Perth Cultural Centre, where you can admire the nature-inspired Aboriginal paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, followed by a night out in Northbridge.


Renting a car is a great idea if you plan to explore the wineries and fruit farms, old mining towns and wildlife parks surrounding Perth. Make the scenic ferry trip to Fremantle to enjoy historic attractions, Australian beer, Italian coffee and crafts markets. Visit some of WA’s most famous jails: the Round House and Fremantle Prison. After exploring the Western Australian Maritime Museum, catch the ferry to idyllic Rottnest Island to see quokkas and seals.

Sunny Perth is a relaxing city with easygoing locals, great beaches and a broad range of cultural attractions. It is certainly worth the long journey westward from Australia’s east coast!

Perth Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Perth

Fremantle which includes a small town or village, street scenes and signage

Fremantle

Fremantle is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Fremantle Markets and Fremantle Prison while in the area.

Fremantle

Top hotels in Perth

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA
The price is HK$782 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Fremantle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fremantle Markets and University of Notre Dame Australia. Fremantle Prison and Fremantle ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,111 reviews)

"My only complaint is that our ground level room had windows facing Essex street, and being a Saturday night and a busy street for foot traffic, i heard every hoot, holler, yell and conversation from everyone that walked past our window which meant i didnt get to sleep until after 5am. Other than ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Four Points by Sheraton Perth
4.5 out of 5

Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge ...

4.4/5Excellent! (968 reviews)

"Breakfast included With the price was amazingly good."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
5 out of 5
207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is HK$922 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Always nice to stay there. Rooms & views are good and easy access to he city."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Pan Pacific Perth
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Perth

Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,131 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Located in Mandurah, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Family Bathing ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (774 reviews)

"Great facilities, kitchen and utensils all spotless. Free movies were a bonus and view was lovely. Very close to restaurants, cafes and things to do, makes for a relaxing time."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Seashells Mandurah
Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is HK$755 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov

Located in East Perth, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of WACA and Perth Mint. Optus Stadium and SCITECH Discovery Centre are also within 3 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,052 reviews)

"Great apartment with good amenities. Very clean and comfortable, and in a great location - not too busy but close to the main city. We were disappointed to learn the hard way that we needed to turn the fridge on ourselves (even though there was milk already in it and the light comes on) and had to ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Fraser Suites Perth
Be. Fremantle
Be. Fremantle
4.5 out of 5
43 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA
The price is HK$1,048 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Fremantle, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bathers Beach and Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Prison is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Fremantle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (521 reviews)

"Wish we could have stayed more than one night, GLORIOUS views just WOW amazing location a nice 10 to 15 mins from the hub of Fremantle. The room was lovely, we loved, loved our stay!!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Be. Fremantle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Perth

Top things to do in Perth

Reviews of Perth

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
37
5 - Excellent 63.793103448275865%
4 - Good
18
4 - Good 31.03448275862069%
3 - Okay
2
3 - Okay 3.4482758620689653%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 1.7241379310344827%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Mar 2020

The staff are really friendly & lovely atmosphere!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jan 2020

Perth is a very clean and safe city. The waterfront area and Botanical Gardens are beautiful places. Freemantle is brilliant!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

Loved Swan River - recommend the Captain Cook wine cruise. Favorite beach was Cottesloe. Glad we visited Rottnest but probably wouldn’t return as spoiled by rundown accommodation. Freemantle was fine but a bit touristy. Trains were fab & cheap

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Jan 2020

Benefits of Perth and easy access to Fremantle Jim

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Compact modern city centre with some original buildings .excellent beaches and efficient transport system.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Dec 2019

Friendly people, excellent public transport. Thoroughly recommend a stay, I would definitely visit again. Rottnest Island very busy, but worth going to see quokkas.

Yanchep

Yanchep

Mandurah which includes surf and surfing

Mandurah

Photo by Lexi Ellen

Gidgegannup

Photo by Sara W

Serpentine