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Perth

Perth

City guide and travel tips

Perth makes the perfect base for your Western Australia adventure. The sunniest city in Oz offers all the cool bars, restaurants, cultural and shopping experiences you expect from a big city and mixes these with it's laid-back and relaxing charm, 19 surf beaches and the largest inner city park in the world (move over Central Park). So whether you surf at Cottesloe Beach, picnic in King's Park or ride a segway at Elizabeth Quay, anything goes in Perth and its surrounds are worth a visit. Check out Little Creatures brewery in picturesque Fremantle, only a 30 minute drive from Perth or take a ferry across to Rottnest Island for a bike and snorkel adventure.

Top Things to Do in Perth

  • Kings Park
    Explore this expansive park (1003 acres) that combines botanical gardens and natural bushland with impressive views of Swan river and the Perth CBD sky line. 
  • Surfing at Scarborough
    Rent a board for the day and embrace Scarborough's varied swell that makes it perfect for beginners to intermediate surfers. Rad.
  • Cottesloe Sunday session
    Casual bevvies by the beach quickly develop into a day-time party with djs, delicious food and drinks that keep on flowing. Be sure to cheers that epic WA sunset.
  • Swan Valley Winery
    Try over 45 wines, snuffle truffles and feast on vineyard platters and cheeseboards at the Swan Valley wineries. Stretchy shorts at the ready.
  • Rottnest Island
    Grab a selfie with a cutie-pie quokka, check out snorkel trails teaming with tropical fish, relax on white beaches or explore this unique island by bike!
  • Brunch by the beach
    When the weekend hits, Perth locals flock to their easily accesible coastline for walking, swimming, water-sports and epic beach-side brunches that needs no instagram filter.

Perth Neighbourhoods

From its cosmopolitan centre to arty Fremantle, Perth and its surrounds ooze the chilled out vibe Aussie's are famous for. Wander farmers markets, admire unique WA art, people watch at Cottesloe beach and grab a craft-ale whilst listening to local music talent. 
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Perth CBD
Situated right by the river and kings park, Perth CBD is a perfect combination of city with nature. Perth is fast becoming a hot spot for the foodie, art and music lover. From the cosmopolitan workers hub, ecclectic Elizabeth Quay to trendy clothing stores, hidden bars and coffee shops. Looking for a cheap bite? Dine with the locals at Viet Hoa in Northbridge for BYO Pho.
Cottesloe beach
Cottesloe & The coast
A drive along the coast reveals a whole host of white sandy beaches to lounge on, snorkel and swim at. By far the favourite is Cottesloe due to accesibility from the city, good swimming conditions and nearby bars, small shops and gourmet beach cafes. Feeling flashy? Sip on cocktails surrounded by beach-chic furniture and the Perth elite at Cottesloe Beach Hotel (aka CBH).
Fremantle
Fremantle
Play spot the 'hipster' as you sip your perfectly crafted coffee in this quirky, eccentric port city. Explore the musuems and vintage shops, listen to live bands and pick up delicious worldwide street food at the bustling indoor market. Fancy a cold one? Head to the lively Little Creatures brewery and try the beer tasting board!
Subiaco
Subiaco
This leafy residential suburb is popular with students heading to local bars, 'op shops' (second hand clothing stores) and a weekend market that draws in crowds wanting fresh european pastries, gigantic bowls of Laksa as well as the usual fresh fruit, veg and artisan items. If you're into your aussie rules, then Subi Oval is the place to catch all the footie action.

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