My favorite spots in Perth
Visit the iconic Swan Bell Tower with its Swan Bells and Barrack Street Jetty Boats.
Visit near attractions like Cultural Centre, Western Australia Museum, Perth Mint.
Stroll through the Laneways with cafes, little shops, small bars and restaurants
Explore Northbridge‘s cheap international food, bars and nightclubs.
Explore the Crown Hotel Complex
Tip: Get the special offer Ultimative Lunch at Crown and with it a free pool pass . I had an excellent 2 course lunch at the french restaurant and enjoyed a great afternoon at the Pool. Just an awesome fancy experience on a hot day. (limited availability!)
Catch the free CAT bus to Kings Park and Botanical Garden – one of the largest inner city parks of the world with big variety of typical Australians flora and fauna. Enjoy great views of the Swan River and City Skyline.
Swan Valley lays 25 min north-east of the centre. You will see up to 40 wine yards in western Australias oldest wine region. Many of the wineries are small and in family operation.
Check out the cafes, restaurants, also the breweries and distilleries. Along the roads are stalls selling local and fresh produce. Take a self drive tour of the 30 km Swan Valley Food and Wine Loop Trail.
Check out SwanValleyTours http://www.svtours.com.au
Visit Fremantle with its own character with the Harbor, Markets and the historical Prison. You reach it by train or bus 30 min from the city centre. Explore the many coffee shops with their long list of coffee options and get some of the fresh baked goods.
You get fresh seafood,fish and chips at the Fishing boat harbour.
I you are there on Friday-Sunday don’t miss the markets with fresh produce, crafts, arts, fashion and live music.
Visit the Fremantle Prison and choose from day or night tours and adventure tunnel tours.
Cruise down the swan river from Barrack Street Jetty Boats to Fremantle or take the faster and cheaper 40 min train ride.
Visit Perth beach side town like Scarborough for a coffee and or lunch in one of the restaurants. The cafes and bars are popular for teens and backpackers. A family friendly alternative is the city beach with white sandy beach.
Finish your day with the sunset at Cottesloe Beach, head to the beach strip cafes and restaurants for a sunset drink or dinner. Get there earlier for a stroll on the costal cycle path, swim or surf. Crystal clear waters make the beach a popular spot.
Rottnest Island enjoy a day on the car free island and explore various wildlife and the known Quokkas. See old lighthouses, guns and underground tunnels. The island offers many bays and beaches with crystal clear water. Ride a bike around the island, snorkel and swim in the beautiful bays. read more …. Rottnest Island
Getting around Perth
Withing Perth City centre you travel for free on the CAT busses.
The main ferry terminal is at Barrack Street Jetty and operates Ferries to and from Fremantle, South Perth and Rottnest Island. It has also River Cruises available.
Transperth operate a ferry service from Barrack street jetty and Mends Street in south Perth.
Taxis are expensive.