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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 $82 per night

Next weekend

From $46 per night

Most popular time to visit November-January
Cheapest time to visit May-July
Local currency AUD 10 = $7.84
Language English
Average weekend price $170 per night
Average weekday price $148 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

Comfortable trip from airport in hybrid taxi, informative...

April 21, 2018

Comfortable trip from airport in hybrid taxi, informative driver, saw improvements around motorways oohed and arhed over beautiful Optus stadium, new causeway bridge, then from hotel walked to new waterfront Elizabeth Park area, one word ‘great’. Never had time for anything further, great walk to and from Hotel, quiet environment for me to sleep before leaving at 0500 next day

INA
INA Australia
8.0

Very enjoyable

May 13, 2016

The location of our Hotel and the public transport system allowed us to move around Perth easily . There was lots to see and we could have allowed more time. Our accommodation at the Goodearth Hotel was all that we required and good value. The meal and the atmosphere at the Grovener Hotel was great. We enjoyed the walks around Kings Park, the Zoo and the Ferry Rides on the River. The weather was perfect.

Trevor
Trevor Australia
8.0

Rottnest Island, King's park, the cultural center and...

January 19, 2018

Rottnest Island, King's park, the cultural center and Elizabeth Quay are absolutely amazing; Northbridge is nice to visit, especially if you need to fill your belly. The CBD is not really exciting and it may also make you a bit uncomfortable to walk there at night, but still is a good location for hotels. One of the cons of Perth is that shops and cafeterias close at around 3 p.m. and there's not much to eat or drink after that time, unless you want to go to a supermarket (generally open till 9 p.m.).

Jessss90
Jessss90 Italy
8.0

A city with lots to offer

May 22, 2016

Perth is a slower paced city that has a lot to offer for travellers from beautiful scenery, parks and gardens to have a picnic or just relax, great beaches close by, lots of shopping, zoo, sporting facilities and a great casino. Theatre, live entertainment and plenty of football or cricket matches to keep you entertained. This city is so close to lots of other places to visit that day trips are easily achieved. If you have loads of time then wineries in the south west (only a 2-3 hour drive with lots of places to call in and visit on the way) are a must with medal winning wineries all within a short distance of each other or if you have less time then maybe spend a day walking around Fremantle and check out the historical sites and buildings, have lunch at the wharf etc. For tips on where to visit just ask at the front desks of your hotel or visit the visitors centres for the best information.

Annette
Annette Australia
10

Although we were only in Perth for a short time we were very...

June 28, 2016

Although we were only in Perth for a short time we were very impressed with how clean and fresh this city is and how we were able to go anywhere with a minimum of fuss. Excellent transport network. Plenty of things to see and do. Chinatown is small but must go to Ming's BBQ. Get the train to Freemantle for a great day trip.

CHRISTOPHER
CHRISTOPHER Australia
6.0

Almost spotless city and suburbs, Nice people, not much to...

June 17, 2016

Almost spotless city and suburbs, Nice people, not much to do there though. Almost empty streets, beautiful city, stunning Swan River. Hard to find a decent restaurant to dine in (Maybe there isn't any after all). lacking of good food stores around the city area. Infrastructure (bridges and roads) are excellent and attractive. City to visit for one day or a maximum two days. Surrounded by water but no fish restaurants or fresh fish shops or a market. North Bridge Inner Suburb is a maybe a place to find different types of restaurant (Egyptian, Chinese, Vietnamese) but once again you may feel reluctant and hesitant to enter any, because they may not look clean or attractive. Woolies food store in the city is a good shopping avenue for fresh food if you have the facility to cook in your hotel room.

Aboelkassem
Aboelkassem Australia

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