Perth and Surrounds – The adventure you’ve dreamed of right on your doorstep

Can’t decide what else to do while you’re in Perth for the Games.  Here are 5 adventures within easy reach.  Just pick your direction.

Perth city – From your hotel doorstep, there is so much to discover. You can explore Kings Park, one of the world’s largest city parks, with botanic gardens, wildflowers and native plants, playgrounds and stunning views across the Swan River. At night head to Northbridge, the entertainment hub of the city with a vast array of restaurants and bars, museums, and theatres.  All located within easy walking distance of your hotel.

Sun, surf, sea and sand – With 19 stunning beaches within easy reach of the city, relaxing by the ocean is never far away. While you’re there, sip a cool drink or savour delicious local seafood as the sun sinks dreamily into the Indian Ocean. 

Fremantle fun – Just a 30-minute drive or train from Perth city, Fremantle is bursting with vibrancy, colour and quirky culture. Art galleries, museums, pubs and cafés are sprinkled throughout this bohemian harbour town as you take in the buskers, street performers and street art. Just come and wander.

Rottnest Island – This little pocket of paradise is jam packed with adventure, with stunning beaches, beautiful bays, and an abundance of marine life.  A car free island, Rottnest is just a 25 minute ferry ride from Fremantle.  Explore the island by bike and discover lighthouses, world war relics, pink salt lakes, caves and coves.  And don’t forget to get your own quokka selfie, the happiest mammal on the planet.

Swan Valley food and wine trails – A relaxed day trip from Perth/Boorloo, take a short drive or board a river cruise—it’s the only wine region that you can cruise to from an Australian capital city. Home to more than 40 wineries and 70 restaurants and cafes, the Swan Valley is both rich in history and contemporary, with much to offer curious eaters and drinkers.

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For advice on all your travel needs contact the WA Visitors Centre

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