Perfectly positioned along the Swan River, Indian Ocean, and the Darling Range, Perth has flourished with cafes, small bars, relaxed dining and world-class shopping.
Perth is famous for its beaches and laid-back lifestyle
Being one of the world’s most isolated capital cities works in Perth's favour.
It’s a capital city that’s often voted most-livable, called slow-paced, and even once was begrudgingly labeled “The Nanny State” way back when. Sure, things move a bit slow in Perth in comparison to its capital city counterparts of Sydney and Melbourne, but it’s just the reason why people love it.
Perfectly positioned along the Swan River, Indian Ocean, and the Darling Range, Perth has flourished with cafes, small bars, relaxed dining, and world-class shopping.
When is the best season to visit Perth?
Perth has a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and cool wet winters.
The mercury reaches up to the late 30s in the summertime and during the winter, you can experience a chilly rain-filled day with averages of the late teens.
If you're looking to experience the ideal summer, head to Perth in January and early February when the temperatures start to climb but aren't too unbearable. Long summer nights marked by drinks by the sea are the best way to wind down.
The best time to experience calmer weather is from April to May, and then September to November.
What to see and do in Perth
Explore the mix of beach, nature, history and city life that Perth has to offer.
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Kings Park is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. It is rich in Aboriginal and European history, contemporary culture and offers innovative design, displays, and services. Kings Park has an international reputation for scientific research, leading horticulture, conservation, and public education.
The Perth Mint
Enjoy a guided tour of our grand heritage building, secured vaults, and 1899 melting house where you can see a live gold pour. Hear tales of the Mint’s golden past, and learn of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped WA.
Cottesloe Beach has been the favourite seaside destination for Perth locals for more than 100 years. Enjoy castles by the sea
Covering nearly 4,000 hectares, the Park is a place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – walking or cycling on peaceful bush paths, playing with the kids or simply delighting in the calmness of our unspoiled natural heritage.
King Street Precinct
The King Street Precinct is the jewel in the crown of Perth’s West End. Nestled between Murray and Hay streets, the precinct marries the sophistication of Europe with cosmopolitan Western Australia. Born of the natural beauty and evocative history of Western Australia, Perth’s pre-eminent heritage precinct and its surrounding area have evolved into one of Australia’s most unique and desirable shopping experiences featuring Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
Cappucino Strip, Fremantle
The Cappuccino Strip is unique to Fremantle and is a coffee lovers dream. Situated from the corner of Bannister Street to Parry Street, the strip is not exclusively coffee, as it is also home to restaurants, pubs, and breweries. The Cappuccino Strip is a five-minute walk from Fremantle Train and on weekends is the centre of Fremantle’s entertainment precinct. If you’re in the mood for a cappuccino, some other form of coffee, an alcoholic beverage or a refreshing juice, the Cappuccino Strip is your go-to spot.
Getting around Perth
To and from the Airport
Transperth operates regular bus services between Perth Airport, Perth City and other local centres. You can plan your journey on public transport using their Journey Planner. For up-to-date information about routes, rates and schedules, please contact Transperth.
As well as public transportation, you can get around Perth with a huge range of taxis, Uber and other ride-sharing apps, and car hire.
Accommodation in Perth
There's a huge range of accommodation styles in Perth, from boutique hotels to five class accommodation.
Here are some of the most popular hotels in Perth:
COMO The Treasury
COMO The Treasury is a 48 room contemporary luxury hotel in Perth’s newly revitalised historic heart. Occupying state buildings dating from the mid 19th century, COMO The Treasury opens up the city with new experiences by way of two restaurants, a bar, and world renowned COMO Shambhala wellness therapies.
Hougoumont Hotel, Fremantle
Welcome aboard the Hougoumont. Business or pleasure, the Hougoumont offers affordable luxury accommodation for the mobile, modern citizen in the heart of Fremantle. Your selection of accommodation comprises Superior Cabin and Stateroom. Opting for style and substance over unnecessary space, each lodging combines luxurious comfort with ultimate connectivity, including smart TVs and free Wi-Fi.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Located in the cultural and entertainment hub of Northbridge, the new DoubleTree Hotel is a short walk to the city centre, Yagan Square, Murray St mall, RAC Arena and Elizabeth Quay. You can unwind during the day in the swimming pool which overlooks Northbridge, or work out at the 24-hour fitness centre.
InterContinental Perth City Centre offers 240 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, an exclusive Club Lounge, Heno and Rey Tapas and Raw Bar, Ascua Spanish Grill, Graffiti on King, The Loft Lounge and Bar and The Gallery Meeting Suites conference and event space.