Accommodation in Perth
Perth with 1.6 million residents is by far the largest city in Western Australia. The center of Perth is made up of modern skyscrapers but also of historic homes and churches from the middle of the last century. You can enjoy great shopping but also an exciting nightlife. On the coast about 15-20km from the city center you will find the port of Fremantle and the beach resorts Cottesloe, Scarborough Beach and City Beach. 18km off the coast in the Indian Ocean is Rottnest Island.
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20 kilometers off the coast of Perth you will find an abundance of beautiful scenery and beautiful bays to enjoy. This is also a great dive spot here. Find Out More >
2. Monkey Mia Dolphins
Part of Shark Bay Marine Park, Monkey Mia is on the world heritage list. The main attraction is the daily feeding of wild bottleneck dolphins which have been coming to shore since the sixties. Find Out More >
3. Swim with Whale Sharks
Swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef is an experience of a lifetime. Daily tours leave from Exmouth on the Coral Coast from mid-March until the end of July. Find Out More >
4. Karijini National Park
With massive gorges, clear turquoise rock pools and gushing waterfalls there is plenty to explore. There are many amazing hiking trails to explore the park. Find Out More >
5. Camel ride along Cable Beach
Broomes cable beach has it all – 22 kilometers of white sandy beach, turquoise water and stunning sunsets. The best way to explore the beach is on camel back. Find Out More >
6. Penguin Island
Visit Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins as well as dolphins, sea lions and sting rays. Located in the Shoal water Island Marine Park just 45 minutes south of Perth. Find Out More >
7. Perth Beaches
There are an abundance of beautiful white sandy beaches in and around Perth. Popular spots include Cottesloe Beach, the basin at Rottnest Island and City Beach. Find Out More >
8. Galleries and Museums
Explore the variety of art galleries and museums that are located throughout Perth. Highlights including Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Western Australia Museum. Find Out More >
9. Wine Tasting in Margaret River
Located 3 hours from Perth, Margaret River is a premium wine region of Australia. You will find d a number of stunning vineyards, beaches and forests. Find Out More >
10. Lake Argyle
Cruise or fish the beautiful waters of Lake Argyle – the biggest manmade lake in the southern hemisphere. You will find an incredible variety of wildlife – native fauna, fresh water crocodiles, fish and wallabies to a vast bird population. Find Out More >
If you want to travel across WA by road, be ready to drive a lot to get from point A to point B. There are only a limited number of sealed roads, if you plan to leave them to get to more remote areas you will need to consider renting a 4WD. Contact the company to which you rent the vehicle to check the policy concerning driving on unsealed tracks, as you might have to get their authorization.
Given the distances involved, plane travel is a vital connection to many Western Australian communities. Many towns based on mining have private ‘Fly-in Fly-out’ (FIFO) services for their employees, which are difficult for travellers to access.
Most larger towns have some form of commercial scheduled air service
Train services are limited outside of Perth and Mandurah. In addition to the Great Southern Railway’s Indian Pacific, there are three regional train services all operating from Perth.
Bus services comprehensively cover the towns in the South West of the state. Greyhound run a coastal service from Perth through to Broome and onto Darwin via Kununurra.