A gem on Australia’s west coast, Perth and the surrounding region offer a wide range of exciting attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. Combining a rich arts and culture scene with vibrant nightlife and magnificent outdoor destinations, Perth is yours to discover.
With a calendar packed full of events and educational programs, there is always something fun going on at Perth Zoo. Conservation and research feature prominently in the zoo’s activities, and visitors are treated to encounters with animals in their natural habitats.
Take a guided tour to learn more about the daily lives and quirky habits of the zoo’s animals. Perth Zoo is only five minutes from Perth’s central business district.
The historic City of Fremantle, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Perth, was founded in 1829 and was a major city in Western Australia for much of its early history.
You can get a feel for Fremantle’s rich heritage thanks to its colonial architecture and historic sites such as The Roundhouse and Fremantle Prison, which is open to tourists. Be sure to try some of the superb fresh seafood at one of the many eateries lining Fremantle’s popular waterfront.
The spectacular AQWA lets you experience an underwater journey spanning 12,000km of Western Australian’s coastline in one spectacular marine park.
Discover the incredible diversity of life that exists just below the ocean’s surface, where sharks, turtles, stingrays and countless types of colourful fish turn the sea into their playground. One of Perth's must-see attractions, AQWA is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Hillarys Boat Harbour is one of Perth's most popular recreational destinations, with both locals and visitors attracted by the endless possibilities for swimming, boating, barbequing, shopping and much more.
If you are looking for an adventure at sea, you can join one of the fishing, diving or whale-watching tours that depart from the harbour. After a busy day under the sun or out on the water, unwind with a casual alfresco dinner.
It’s worth the trip to Rottnest Island to explore its wealth of natural attractions, including 63 beaches, superb snorkelling, and an extensive trail network to explore on foot or by bike.
Kids will love the Family Fun Park, Mini Putt-Putt and Just 4 Fun Aqua Park – the biggest challenge may be getting them to come home at the end of the day. You can travel to Rottnest Island via air or sea from a variety of locations in and around Perth.
Appropriately dubbed Perth’s ‘Valley of Taste’, Swan Valley is a premium destination for food and wine lovers with over 150 wineries, restaurants, cafes, breweries, distilleries, arts and crafts shops, and boutiques.
Swan Valley is perfect for a driving day trip, allowing you to see a bit of the countryside while enjoying plenty of tasty pit-stops along the way. Be sure to check out the many roadside stalls selling local produce fresh off the fields.
Whether you are a fashionista, foodie or simply looking to buy a book, Karrinyup Shopping Centre has you covered. In addition to major department stores like David Jones and Myer and a Woolworths grocery store, you’ll also find everything from clothes and homewares to electronics and a food court.
The mall is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am, closing at 9:00pm on Thursday, 5:00pm on Saturday and 5:30pm on all other days.
For the discerning golf enthusiast there are many choices in Perth, including the Royal Perth Golf Club, Burswood Park Golf Course and Nedlands Golf Club.
All three of these clubs are within a 30-minute drive from Rendezvous Hotel Perth.
Overlooking the majestic Swan River, Kings Park and Botanic Garden offers a tranquil getaway in the heart of Perth. Take a stroll along the 620-metre walkway winding through the park, which includes an arched bridge of glass and steel that rises 16 metres up into the forest canopy.
Along the way you’ll spot wildflower gardens, bushland vegetation, Aboriginal art and views of the Mount Eliza escarpment.
For some of Perth’s best nightlife, make your way to the lively Northbridge district. Famous for its many sidewalk cafes and restaurants, this is a great place to enjoy an alfresco meal and some people-watching.
You can get caught up in the action watching sports on TV in some of the neighbourhood’s pubs or you can check out the live music scene in the local bars and nightclubs.
Scarborough Beach is one of Perth’s finest world class beaches. Set on the Sunset Coast, just twenty minutes’ drive from the heart of the city, Scarborough offers a long, wide sparkling beach for sports and sunbathing and clear waters for swimming and surfing. Along the beachfront are a wealth of restaurants, cafes, shops and accommodation offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean.