Explore Perth City
Embrace Perth’s relaxed magic with a sunset drink on Cottlesloe Beach, a cruise down the Swan River or live music in inner-city enclaves. Walk Kings Park and visit historic Fremantle. Swim, bike and catch rock lobster along Rottnest Island’s secluded bays.
Perth has many great attractions that will provide countless hours of leisure and fun. There are many things to see and do whilst enjoying Perth’s many hours of sunshine, beautiful beaches and natural parklands.
Situated on the banks of the Swan River, the city of Perth is a hive of activity with many restaurants and bars, shopping areas, galleries and tourist attractions.
Please find below our list of some of Perth’s places of interest:
Across from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) lies Elizabeth Quay, a new world-class waterfront development featuring a mixture of community and corporate spaces, along with iconic landmarks and exciting new hospitality offerings.
Boasting 1.6 kilometres of riverside promenades and boardwalks, Elizabeth Quay offers new experiences for both visitors and locals. Children will be delighted with the playground and water park, while sophisticated visitors will appreciate the new retail and restaurant offerings.
This beautiful coastal port city bounded by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River is just 20 km from Perth. The City of Fremantle was established in 1829 as a port for the Swan River Colony and was the major city in Western Australia for much of its early history.
Fremantle’s unique character is captured by its landscape, its heritage architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village style atmosphere – making it a popular destination for local and international visitors.
A series of islands lie off the coast of Fremantle including the famous holiday island of Rottnest, Garden Island and Carnac Island. Rottnest Island is the only island that has a regular ferry service transporting visitors to and from Fremantle.
The enclosed and sheltered Fishing Boat Harbour and Success Harbour protect the city’s working and recreational fleets and are within walking distance of the city centre. The Fishing Boat Harbour precinct also features boardwalks, café’s restaurants and a brewery
- Enjoy fish and chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour and finish off with local WA beer at the famous Little Creatures Brewery.
- Explore the iconic Fremantle Markets and then relax and enjoy some al fresco food and coffee on the Cappuccino Strip.
- Visit the hugely popular World Heritage Fremantle Prison and Round House and relive the convict days.
- Explore Australia’s national centre for maritime collections at Australian National Maritime Museum.
- See Fremantle from the water with Westcoast Jet and Duyfken Sailing ship.
- Take a journey into Western Australian history seeing some of the oldest buildings and structures in the port city on a Segway.
Rottnest Island is located just off-shore from Perth and a 35 minute ferry ride from Fremantle. The island boasts the best this area has to offer, with secluded sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters for snorkelling the coral reefs and an array of native animals to view. Rotto, as it is called by the locals is a car free zone, adding to the relaxed feel of the island.