Isolated but exciting, Perth is an endlessly surprising capital city boasting both natural beauty, world class food and wine, and a laid back, friendly attitude.
Read on to discover the best things to do and see in Perth or find and book your holiday park accommodation in Perth today.
Located on the west coast of Australia, Perth offers pristine beaches, world-class wineries and natural bushlands within 30 minutes of the city. Couple this with fantastic weather all year round and Perth makes for a perfect getaway. Take in the best of the city’s museums, galleries and boutiques or discover the architectural time capsule that is the port city of Freemantle.
Things to do in Perth
One of the most popular attractions in Perth is Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy the expanses of bushland, parkland and manicured gardens? Perth also boasts over 19 urban beaches including the iconic Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach and City Beach all offering white sand and clear waters. Or head to the Cultural Centre in central Perth and visit any of the wonderful state galleries, museums and libraries for a gold coin donation. Fremantle offers a fascinating maritime history but it is also worth exploring the quirky shops, the famous Cappuccino Strip and various microbreweries in the area.
Head just out of Perth and explore the world class wineries and natural bushlands on offer. Just over an hour north of Perth you will find the town of Lancelin which provides perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing but is more famous for sandboarding on the infinite pure white sand dunes. For scenic vineyards head inland to Swan Valley, the oldest wine growing region in Western Australia. And head further east to the Shire of York to see the perfectly preserved historic buildings of Western Australia’s oldest inland township. Or head down the coast and visit Rockingham for your chance to catch a glimpse of pods of wild dolphins and other marine life.
Attractions in Perth
Take the short ferry ride to Rottnest Island to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and even a spot of fishing. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the islands famous quokkas!
Jump on board another ferry and head to Penguin Island and be sure to catch one of the daily penguin feedings to get up close and personal with the waddling creatures.
Fraser Avenue Lookout
If you are looking for a vantage point, you can’t beat Fraser Avenue Lookout for views of Perth City and Swan River.
Caversham Wildlife Park
Children will enjoy Caversham Wildlife Park with a vast collection of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, emus, dingoes, camels and more.
Perth’s only theme park with over 25 rides and attractions where you can spend an adrenaline-filled day with family and friends.
Getting to Perth
Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and is located on the south west coast.
As the world's most isolated capital city, the drive to the nearest capital city, Adelaide, will require 28 hours, and you will cover about 2699km.
Perth can easily be reached by air from all capital cities in Australia, with the flight to Adelaide lasting nearly three hours.
When to visit Perth
The west coast city of Perth enjoys weather ranging from mild to extremely hot. The period December to March is particularly dry and sunny with very rare rainfall during these months. The winter months (June to August) are much cooler and this period is also the rainy season in Perth. Spring and autumn prove to be popular visiting periods as the heat is not as intense as in summer months yet there is not too much rain to prevent one from enjoying Perth’s outdoor lifestyle.
Where to stay in Perth
There are numerous places to stay in Perth, tailored for every taste and budget. For more accommodation options in Perth, click here.