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Nature and urban life coexist in perfect harmony in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. This is where the Swan River flows into the southern Indian Ocean, passing skyscrapers, lively boardwalks, and beautiful parkland – all under a canopy of clear blue skies.

Kings Park—a huge, 1,000-acre greenspace—sits in the heart of the city, full of giant white trees, botanical gardens, and the State War Memorial that overlooks the rive named for its black swans. Across the river is Perth Zoo, home to more native animals like koalas, crocodiles, and kangaroos.

Perth’s main highlight is its surrounding natural beauty. From the flower-filled bushlands and the lush Swan Valley wine region to golden stretches like Cottesloe and Trigg Beaches, there are countless destinations for escaping the city's bustle.

Rottnest Island is right off the coast of Perth, a protected nature reserve with white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and wildlife like the quokka – a small, wallaby-like marsupial. The island is also popular with surfers who come to ride the waves in Strickland Bay. Spend a day or two taking the ferry from the port town of Fremantle, known for its Maritime Museum and 19th-century prison.

Back in Perth, you can find chic boutiques, galleries, pubs, and a large selection of laid-back restaurants in the Northbridge area.

Tonight

From $153 per night

Next weekend

From $135 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AUD 10 = $7.03
Language English
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $124 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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4.0

The place is slow… a nanny state and shut after 8pm most...

May 16, 2022

The place is slow… a nanny state and shut after 8pm most nights. Seriously, wind your calendar back 20 years when you visit. Pain in the arse outpost to get to and get home from. Looks pretty but sterile and not much substance - a larger version of Canberra!

Mark
Mark Australia
10

I live in Perth, and honestly there is no where else in the...

May 15, 2022

I live in Perth, and honestly there is no where else in the world that I would rather live. There truly is something for every type of person. Love to go shopping and have a smart casual kind of day? CBD is perfect for you. Love to go clubbing? North bridge and a variety of amazing clubs and bars. Love the hippie kind of vibe? Welcome to Freo my friend. The people are generally super friendly and I’m truly yet to meet a Perthian that ISNT laidback and super kind. In central areas you can catch the free CAT buses which are super useful. Want a beach side holiday where you can relax and see THE best sunset in the world? Well my friend, Perth is the place for you.

Anonymous
10

We came over to Perth on a family matter so it was not a...

May 13, 2022

We came over to Perth on a family matter so it was not a holiday as such. My son and I stayed most of the time with family. The area around Perth is lovely with a lot to do for a variety of interests. A pretty city.

Debra
Debra Australia
10

Room was advertised with a coffee pod machine.

April 23, 2022

Room was advertised with a coffee pod machine. Not supplied. Room furniture was second hand and falling apart. Staff were rude, and whole experience was too costly with hidden costs, and lack of services.

Doris
Doris
8.0

This was a good option for a last minute staycation.

April 16, 2022

This was a good option for a last minute staycation. Good prices, satisfactory venue. Great location as the beach front walk was fantastic and there were lots of food options within a few minutes walk.

Nicole
Nicole Australia
10

We started off staying in Doubletree Bay by Hilton by the...

April 14, 2022

We started off staying in Doubletree Bay by Hilton by the Swan River which was fabulous. The dock area in Perth is just beautiful, plenty if lovely restaurants, 'the Island' & lots of river trips to Rottnest Island, Swan Wineries etc. There are free Cat buses to surrounding areas like Kings Park which is amazing. The CBD is within walking distance, lots of shops & beautiful parks & train station, where you can get to Fremantle within 30 minutes.⁸

Brenda
Brenda Australia

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