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Oceania, Australia, city lights of the Perth skyline and harbor in the late evening.

Perth Vacations

The top sights, highlights, tours & travel itinaries curated by our Travel Experts.

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    1. Destinations
    2. Oceania
    3. Australia
    4. Perth

    Travel to Perth on Vacation

    Fueled by an almost eternal sunshine (3,200 hours annually), Perth is the laidback capital of Australia. This western city invites you to enjoy long evenings outdoors riding a wave, a poolside dip, or a cold one (or two) at a backyard barbecue with friends. A post World War Two migration has resulted in an influx of foreign arrivals, adding a youthful vibrancy to a city known for its easygoing nature. Enjoy winelands, bushlands and beaches, as well as a kaleidoscope of personalities when on a Perth vacation.

    1. Fremantle Prison

    2. Kings Park and Botanic Garden

    3. The Bell Tower (Home of the Swan Bells)

    4. Swan River

    5. Cottesloe Beach

    6. Rottnest Island

    7. Pinnacles Desert

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    Things to Do in Perth

    1. Fremantle Prison

    This decommissioned prison is now a historical monument and is well worth a visit when you travel to Perth. It welcomes tourists to explore its expansive grounds (15 acres). Built to house British convicts and opened in 1855, it has since become a popular attraction that offers tours of the prison, as well as hidden underground tunnels. Learn about the slightly macabre past of this fascinating institution, and how life was for those contained by its walls.

    2. Kings Park and Botanic Garden

    There’s an almost overwhelming amount of flora and native species (3,000 and counting) at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. But fear not: tours offer insight that allows one time to stand back and admire the grounds of this inner-city park. Within its 990 acres is also a bushland, and a botanic garden that has an international reputation.

    3. The Bell Tower (Home of the Swan Bells)

    Described as one of ‘the world’s largest instruments,’ The Bell Tower stands at over 269 feet tall and is considered a city icon. Panoramic views can be enjoyed from an observation deck. Partake in The Bell Tower Experience and learn about the history of these 18 incredible bells.

    4. Swan River

    Swan River provides city dwellers and sporty types a place to explore or simply sit back and relax. Popular activities include sailing, canoeing, and a swim in well oxygenated waters. Views by the embankment provide an opportunity to people watch. Enjoy a bite under the shade of hanging trees.

    5. Cottesloe Beach

    When you travel to Perth, enjoy the seamless blue waters of Cottesloe Beach that are mirrored only by the summer skyline. 30 minutes from downtown Perth, the beach attracts tourists and locals alike for its cooldown Indian Ocean waters and amber sunsets. The usual outdoor offerings are all here—as are tasty fish and chip shops.

    6. Rottnest Island

    Offshore Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride away and considered an essential summer trip by locals. Once you’re here, you’ll quickly understand why: a car free environment means the best way to explore the island is by bike. A quick sighting of the cuddly Quokka, which has been dubbed “the world’s happiest animal,” is a delightful moment to experience.

    7. Pinnacles Desert

    While on a Perth vacation, venture 120 miles north to The Pinnacles. These towering limestones protrude from the desert surface of Nambung National Park, giving one a feeling of the extraterrestrial kind. Take a hike to Thirst Point Lookout and quench your thirst on the surrounding views of Cervantes before heading there to enjoy some local lobster. Less

    Other Places to Visit During Your Tour

    1. Oceania, Australia, Cairns seen from above surrounded by water and mountains in the background.

      Cairns

    2. Oceania, Australia, the city lights of the Brisbane skyline glowing in the late evening.

      Brisbane

    3. See Darwin and its waterfront at sunset on a Darwin vacation

      Darwin

    4. Visit the beautiful city of Sydney, pictured here by the water, on a Sydney vacation

      Sydney

    5. Oceania, Australia, Melbourne, frontlit view of the finders street station with a rose-colored sunset in the background.

      Melbourne

    6. Oceania, Australia, a fountain with the Adelaide skyline in the background with blue skies.

      Adelaide

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