Perth Vacations

Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is an incredibly laid-back city of 1.5 million people which has no need to interact much with the rest of the continent. And why would it? Surfing, barbecues, and swimming are all popular after work activities, as the "Fremantle Doctor" wind cools down the hot mid day air. Of course, the fact that Perth is ... Read more
almost 4000 km from Sydney contributes to its slightly isolated feeling. The 1980s brought rapid growth to Perth, which has a Central Business District with pedestrian only shopping and galleries along with restaurants and clubs in Northbridge. The Fremantle market is another popular stop in this city of 1.5 million.

Perth places to stay and top hotels

Perth things to do and experiences

  • Kings Park & Botanic Garden
    9.250 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
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  • Rottnest Island
    8.925 reviews
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  • Fremantle Prison
    8.719 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Perth Zoo
    8.818 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
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Perth reviews & trip reports

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Worked in W.A. for2 years. Loved weekends in Perth. Great nite life. Good bars. Friendly people, mostly Kiwis.

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I had a good time surrounded by magnificient green environment, refreshes atmosphere and kind people.

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Beautiful city with beautiful beaches, the absolute best in Australia! And the worldn

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Relaxing. A lot of nice national parks to explore. Make sure to visit the cellar door in Margaret River.

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I was here for 3 weeks and it was so relaxing !! I was in the suburbs of Perth. It was the most relaxing holiday I’ve ever been on

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Buffalo, New York State, USA

Perth is a beautiful city. The park along the river is great for running and I loved the pelicans and other birds that were around! There were dolphins in the river too! From Perth, take a trip to Rottnest island before jumping off to the rest of WA. There were some good rooftop bars as well and local coders to try! Be warned that it’s a tough place to find tourist activities if it’s raining for most of your trip.

Recommended for:BackpackersSolo Female Travelers
Bangkok, Thailand

Hospitality culture shattered from mining boom of 10yrs which drives the culture. Lack of people 1.5 mil in a huge country means space and wait a while for resources. Great for families and resting in a quiet theme and very Clear everything (too much as are the rules lol)

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Local from Perth

I grew up in Perth and returned here after living abroad, and in recent years it has really grown up as a city and is far from the boring, isolated town it used to be! It's still isolated, but has so much to do, lots of festivals happening all the time, amazing weather and lots of outdoor activities, and increasingly even good food (though a bit pricey - one downside!). But I love it!

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Local from Perth

Perth girl born and bred I love this place and have visited all the states in Australia and nothing beats it

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a nice size city - easy to walk around the CBD (central business district). They also have free bus lines which are fun to take to see the area. We came in by train from Fremantle where the port is located, took about 30 minutes and was very inexpensive.

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