Perth is the beautiful capital of Western Australia. The city has an enviable location on the Swan River. Perth is a city with lots to offer, and there is something for everyone. Whether you are a beach lover, someone who loves nature and wildlife or even if you are after some culture and history, Perth is the place for you. If you love to party, Perth’s vibrant nightlife will definitely be right for you.
Things to do in Perth
There is plenty of things to do in Perth, making sure you have a holiday to remember.
For beautiful white sandy beaches and clear blue water, head over to Cottesloe Beach. This is a popular spot for relaxing on the beach as well as snorkeling and surfing. The beach-side bars are a great place to sip on drinks while watching the sunset.
Take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island. Here you can get a taste of history and culture as you take in the sights of the cottages which date back to the mid-1800s. You can also see the mini marsupial, the Quokka, found only in Western Australia. Rottnest Island also has many beaches to explore with a chance to snorkel in the coral reefs (image of Rottnest Island by Ken Masuda).
Something not to be missed is a visit to King’s Park. Situated on the crest of Mount Eliza, the park has spectacular views of Perth’s skyline. You can also go on a Bushland trail and enjoy strolling in the serene gardens.
A visit to the seaside port of Fremantle will give you a historical insight as you visit the Maritime museum and shipwreck galleries. Make sure to visit the famous Sail and Anchor where you can choose from a huge selection of 43 tap beers.
Where to Eat
When choosing where to eat, you will be spoilt for choice. Perth has lots of restaurants with different cuisines. SwanValley and CBD have some nice restaurants with delicious food. Perth is known to be one of the best places for seafood. When visiting Fremantle make sure to eat some fish and chips fresh from the boat.
When the sun goes down, the clubs come to life. The Crown hotel makes for a great night out. Here you can enjoy a nice meal, watch a show in the theatre, dance away in one of the many night clubs or try your luck in the casino. If you want to dance the night away, Northbridge has a vibrant nightlife with some good night clubs. The Metropolis Concert Club is Perth’s largest night club with good music and a friendly atmosphere. Some other popular night clubs are The Church and Club A. There are also lots of bars where you can relax and enjoy some drinks such as The Bird Wine Bar (image by Steve Kerrison).
Make that booking- Perth is a popular choice of holiday, and with so much to see and do there it is not surprising. The city has lots of good hotels offering a good location and comfort. To make sure that you get the best price and choice on your accommodation it is important to book in advance. So book your hotel in Perth now for a fun filled holiday that you will never forget.