Head on over to Australia’s west coast and pay a visit to the country’s sunniest capital city. If you’re the kind of person who can’t decide if they prefer the nature or urban scene more, fear not, Perth dishes up the best of both worlds.
We are on the corner of Great Eastern Highway and Belgravia near the Perth airport and offer a free shuttle service for collection and drop off.
Perth Airport information
Sandy white beaches flow into bustling urban centres and lush city parklands so large they make you feel like you’re in the middle of the bush. Once you’re done exploring, you have many small bars, cultural centres and creative restaurants available to fill your days.
Below are some of the top destinations to visit when in Perth.
Become besties with a quokka
Wild quokkas are exclusively found in Western Australia, and this is all the justification you need for visiting their home on Rottnest Island, just over 30 kilometres from Perth. These adorable little marsupials have become famous for their cute, smiling faces and friendly attitude towards tourists. You can understand how they’ve earned the title of “the happiest animal in the world” when they’re still grinning after putting up with tourists pestering them for selfies.
On that note, try to be respectful when getting your happy snap with your furry little friend and use a selfie stick to keep your distance so you don’t spook them. They may be trusting, but there’s only so much anyone can take of having a camera shoved in their face!
From the city to the park
Forget New York City’s Central Park, Perth is home to the expansive Kings Park – one of the largest city parks in the entire world. Situated in the core of Perth, this peaceful slice of nature affords generous views of the Canning and Swan Rivers and the city skyline nestled along their banks. Stroll the winding pathways and discover sculpted gardens, a treetop bridge, cafes and massive white-trunked trees.
Explore the historic Fremantle streets
Rent yourself a car and mosey on down to the port town of Fremantle, just a 30-minute drive from Perth. These historic streets are an echo of their former colonial days and blend heritage architecture with modern dining venues and the famous Little Creatures Brewery.
Choose from a smorgasbord of picturesque beaches
One of the perks of having a long, interrupted coastline is the sheer swathe of beaches available. All you need is a car and a desire to go, and the options are limitless. You can lose whole days simply cruising along the coast watching the crystal-clear, turquoise waters roll against the sandy white shores.
We recommend visiting North Beach for its interesting rock pools, Mettams Pool for its ideal snorkelling reef, Cottesloe Beach for its cafes, or Trigg Beach for its family-friendly playground and grassy areas.
Enjoy some vino in the Swan Valley
Once you’ve finished cruising the coasts, turn inland and head to Swan Valley to experience Western Australia’s oldest and most popular wine region. Home to over 40 vineyards, it’s needless to say you’ll find plenty to fill your time as you bounce from the winery, to eatery, to brewery and back again. If you can pry yourself away from the excellent food and drink, you can also pay a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park to cuddle some koalas and feed the kangaroos.
So, if wine, beaches, cute animals and nature are your jam, Perth is the destination for you.
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