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Perth City Guide
Perth is the awesome and secluded capital of Western Australia, offering up a relaxed lifestyle with stunning scenery and tourism destinations. As the world’s most isolated city, Perth is a relaxed retreat from the hubbub of big, busy metropolises. In Perth, locals enjoy breathtaking national parks and beaches, pumping festivals, and fresh produce and culinary delights in peace, sharing these pleasures with a relatively small and friendly population. With plenty of amazing destinations to visit, such as iconic Rottnest Island, Swan Valley and Kings Park, this is a place to chill out, unwind and enjoy the serenity.
The largest city in the state of Western Australia and built on the traditional lands of the Noongar people, Perth is the gateway to WA’s gorgeous south-east.
Nestled between the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the rugged Darling Scarp, Perth is surrounded by some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes in Australia. Take off east into the Perth Hills and follow one of over 40 biking and walking trails that wind through the magical forests around Perth, or stroll through famous Kings Park, which overlooks the city from the south. As the largest inner-city park in the world, Kings Park is chocked full of vibrant native flora and amazing botanical installations, with expansive views across the Swan River.
Perth’s sprawling coastline stretches over 80 kilometres, with 19 pristine beaches boasting white sands and gorgeous clear seas. Teeming with unique marine life including sea lions, dolphins, turtles, sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, Perth holds some of the most spectacular snorkelling, surfing and diving destinations in the world.
Sitting less than an hour north of Perth CBD, Swan Valley is a thriving hub for wineries, breweries, and distilleries. With over 40 wineries across the 71-kilometre region, Swan Valley features a variety of wines produced by WA’s oldest vineyards in Australia’s second-oldest wine region.
Perth is a wonderful holiday location for friends and families, couples, or lone travellers to stay in. With accommodation available across the city, including beach-side hotels, farm stays, stunning camping sites and inner-city retreats, there is a place for every type of vacation.
Perth is accessible by road, air and sea. Serviced by an airport that flies return to most major cities in Australia, this is the most popular option for visitors to the city.
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Welcome to the Guide for Perth
The Highlights itinerary has been carefully compiled to combine a variety of day walks with off-Track accommodation. You will experience the varied landscapes of the Bibbulmun Track.
- Activity:Bush Walking
The Highlights itinerary has been carefully compiled to combine a variety of day walks with off-Track accommodation. You will experience the varied landscapes of the Bibbulmun Track from the spectacular ocean views and coastal heathlands in the far south through the magnificent karri and tingle forest up to the rolling hills and jarrah forests in the northern section.
We have selected a range of full and half day walks and our private bus will transport you to and from the Track each day. You will experience a number of unique eco-tourism attractions in the region. Each evening we will return to comfortable accommodation in the rural towns and villages along the Track to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
On the walks, you need carry only a small daypack containing your lunch, a camera, water bottle, etc. From the rocky escarpments that provide exhilarating views to the tranquillity of the tall forests, our flexible itinerary caters for all levels of experience.
We hope that you can join us on this unique journey … and discover the spirit of Australia’s south west.
Ace Rent A Car started in the car rental business in1986 and has continued to deliver the best in car rental service ever since.
- Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
- Type:Charters & Rentals
- Open days/Times:Monday to Friday 8am till 5:30pm, Saturday 8am till 1pm.
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Our branches near Perth airport, CBD and Mandurah enable us to provide both locals and visitors alike with a fast, convenient service at all times. We have a wide selection of new vehicles, including Small & Medium Cars, Suv’s , Utes, Freezer Utes, Commercial Vans, and 8-12 Seat Minibuses. So whether you are travelling alone or in a large group, you are sure to find something that is perfect for your needs in our modern fleet. We have Airport Pickup and Drop off Facility as well. Call us to know more.
- 0428 911 998
Pull their cray pots on the way to Rottnest Island and they'll even cook your catch and prepare a fresh crayfish lunch.
- Activity:Seafood Experiences
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,School holidays
Achievement Charters is an exclusive charter departing Fremantle specialising in fishing and crayfishing trips, family and corporate river cruises, lazy days at Rottnest and Abrolhos Islands trips departing from Geraldton starting 2021.
Leaving Fremantle at 5:30am with Achievement Charters to Rottnest you'll have the ultimate crayfish potting experience.
You will be served freshly steamed crayfish, barbecue crayfish cooked in garlic butter, crayfish ceviche, pickled crayfish, freshly baked bread and beautiful salads along with premium Western Australian wines, French Champagne and premium imported and craft beers.
After lunch, you may choose to relax and enjoy the view, go for a swim or snorkel, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding or venture onto the island for some sight-seeing before cruising back to Fremantle. What you don't eat for lunch they'll pack up for you take home to share with friends and family!
Another option you could go for is their Western Rock Lobster Catch and Dine starting at 10:00am.
- (08) 9417 9666
Spend an awesome day with family and friends enjoying over 25 rides and attractions at Adventure World, Perth’s only Theme Park/Water Park.
- Activity:Amusement Park,Water Park
- Suited For:Teens (13 - 17),Families
- Open days/Times:Open September to April
- Open Days:Public Holidays,School holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
Adventure World is Perth’s only hybrid Theme Park/Water Park and it has recently opened Kraken, a $7 million mega funnel waterslide, the tallest, steepest and longest funnel waterslide on the planet!
Spend an awesome day with family and friends enjoying over 25 rides and attractions including the world-class Abyss, named “Australia’s Best Roller Coaster” by the Founder of the Australian Coaster Club, the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom with Yarli the Loveable Dragon and Flossy the Fairy, and the popular Kahuna Falls with its water slides and giant 1000 litre tipping bucket!
Adventure World is only 25 minutes from Perth and 15 minutes from Fremantle by car. Public transport is easily accessible.
Open for the whole summer from 24th September 2015 to the 25th April 2016.
Children 3 years and under enter for FREE!
A visit this summer will be on everyone’s Things-To-Do list in Perth.
Head to Adventure World’s website www.adventureworld.net.au to buy your tickets today!
- 0434 908 481
At Alavant Tours we specialise in organising wine & beer tasting tours mostly through the beautiful Swan Valley.
- Open days/Times:Sat - Sun | Check website for public tour dates
- Tour Duration:Half or Full Day
- Tour Price:From $97
- Activity:Food & Drink,Distillery,Paintballing,Wine,Chocolatery,Dancing
- Suited For:Adults (18+),Adults Only
- Tour Capacity:10+
- Tour Locations:Various Locations
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday
We are based in Perth, Western Australia and take tours to surrounding regions such as the Swan Valley and Lower Chittering.
We are dedicated to creating a memorable experience, the best way to do that is to let someone else do the driving. You can take in the beautiful landscapes, relax and enjoy the day out.
We now run tours every weekend, with a good mix of public and private tours. We strive to cater for all groups, large and small. By visiting a large range of venues there is a great selection of wine, beer, spirits, chocolate, coffee, fresh produce, sweets & treats and heaps more to explore!
Our new series of tours which we've called the Alavant Adventure Series involves certain activities followed by great wining & dining. So if you're looking for something special, contact us to see what we can do for you!
- 9530 2400
Here at Alcoa there’s always something new to learn…so why not join us on a tour Discover Alcoa for yourself!
- Tour Price:Free
- Activity:Mining Site
The Alcoa Discovery Centre has for the last 30 years been a leader in industry and resource sector tourism. We have built a reputation of sharing knowledge and information with the community and have been an exciting part of the primary and secondary school curriculum. In addition we offer tailor made tours to university, dignitary and peer group visitors. Since this tour program was implemented Alcoa has had over 600,000 visitors.
Alcoa offers free tours of our bauxite mines, alumina refineries and aluminium smelters in Western Australia and Victoria. Contact us to book your seat on a tour and discover Alcoa for yourself!
For all tour bookings in Western Australia please contact our friendly staff at the Alcoa Discovery Centre on 9530 2400, or email us.
- 08 9595 1299
Amaze Miniature Park formerly known as Abingdon Miniature Village was built in 2003 and is home to many English replica scale model buildings.
- Open days/Times:Fri - Mon 10am - 4.30pm, Tue - Thur Closed.
- Tour Price:From $12
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12)
- Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Friday,Saturday
This wonderful attraction has an extensive display of scale model miniature buildings and railways. Many of the models are replicas of well known historic buildings from Abingdon Village, parts of the United Kingdom and Germany. Set amongst four acres of beautifully manicured gardens it is a superb must see attraction to visit.
Walking through the extensively landscaped gardens is like stepping back in time. The grounds provide you with a self-guided tour past the ornamental lake and miniature steam and diesel trains, canals, locks and barges to the town of Abingdon, the oldest continually inhabited town in England.
Included in your entry is the enjoyment of a hedge maze, circular maze, secret garden, lakes, water features, playground and other activities.
The grounds also have on offer a 12 hole miniature golf course for your enjoyment and entertainment.
Beers, Bowl, next to the Rock n Roll!
- Suited For:Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
3 FRAMES = $5
5 FRAMES = $7
10 FRAMES = $12
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your lanes.
Walk with your Nyoongar Guide on Country by the shores of the spectacular Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River) overlooking Perth City, Matagarup Bridge and the Optus Stadium Precinct.
- Tour Duration:60min
- Tour Price:$55 Adults, $35 Concession, $20 Children (5-17 years) *Discounted rate for school groups (minimum 15 participants)
- Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs
- Activity:Aboriginal Owned & Operated
- Tour Locations:Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), Matagraup Bridge and the Optus Stadium Precinct
Learn about pre-colonisation of the Nyoongar Nation
The importance of culture, language, values, relationships, responsibilities, a shared purpose, wisdom, knowledge and social structures
Hear stories of how the Nyoongar People lived in a functional community with value, purpose and leadership in nurtured environments
See Nyoongar cultural influence in the development of the Optus Stadium Precinct and Matagarup Bridge
Participate in a traditional Nyoongar Ceremony and view cultural tools and artefacts that paved the way for modern technology
- (08) 9447 7500
Go on an underwater journey at AQWA and discover more as you encounter the incredible and the iconic marine life of Western Australia! AQWA is WA's premier marine attraction open 10am-5pm every day!
- Open days/Times:Open Daily 10am - 5pm
- Suited For:Families
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays
The AQWA Journey
From the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the far north, AQWA takes you on an underwater journey along the coastline of WA.
The AQWA journey features 5 distinct exhibit areas which highlight the marine life from the unique regions of WA's coastline, including; Great Southern Coast, Perth Coast, Marmion Marine Park, Shipwreck Coast and Far North.
AQWA is Western Australia’s premiere marine attraction featuring:
-Australia’s largest single aquarium and walk-through underwater tunnel
-Giant sharks, rays and turtles
-One of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world
-Rare sea creatures, like leafy seadragons
-DangerZone, featuring dangerous and deadly marine life
-A turtle rescue centre
-Dive and snorkel adventure programs
AQWA also features the unique AQWA Gift Shop, fully licensed AQWA Cafe and the luxurious AQWA Function Centre, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
AQWA is located just 20 minutes north of the city at Hillarys Boat Harbour and is accessible by public transport.
- (08) 9482 1166
Produces about 34 million carats of diamonds a year - or one third of the world's production. Produces the rare Argyle pink diamonds.
- Activity:Mining Site
- Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
One of the world's most technologically advanced mines. Restricted access tours are possible but you must book.
- (08) 9399 6927
Opened to the public in 1995, the Armadale Reptile Centre houses a large variety of native reptiles (approximately 200 reptiles are housed at the Centre!!) and other wildlife.
- Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
- Suited For:Families
- Open days/Times:Closed Wednesdays
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
Over 50 different species on display including:
Learn to Identify Animals...
The main aim of the Centre is to enable people to see native wildlife in natural surroundings and to help them to able to identify animals, particularly venomous or non-venomous snakes, that they may encounter in the bush or possibly their homes or backyards.
Learn about their habits & habitats...
The Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to safely observe reptiles, to see what they look like, how they behave and to learn about their habits and habitats. The large enclosures enable visitors to see these creatures in their natural habitat settings. Experience a walk through our finch and skink enclosure. Visitors can experience close viewing of the animals for excellent photographs.
Rescue & Rehabilitation...
Centre Owners, Klaas and Mieke Gaikhorst, have been rescuing and rehabilitating reptiles for over 28 years and during that time have seen many harmless reptiles (including legless lizards and pythons) killed unnecessarily due to an inability by people to correctly identify them. Prior to opening the Centre, Klaas was the reptile keeper at Perth Zoo. He saw a very strong need for educating people about reptiles and left the zoo in 1993 to realise his dream of establishing an educational facility.
Adult and childrens art workshops try something new and exciting.
- Course Duration:2 Hours - 6 Weeks
- Activity:Art & Craft
- Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
At my home studio in the peaceful hills of Roleystone I hold art workshops for adults and children during the week, weekends and school holidays also after school art workshops. All art materials are included in the cost. I do mostly abstract art and and use acrylic paints.
A walking tour of six arts and crafts buildings in York.
- Tour Price:$10
- Suited For:Adults (18+)
- (08) 9221 2400
Aussie Perth Tours specializes in a wide variety of full-day, half-day and extended day tours and tour packages as well as interstate and New Zealand tours, operating since 1999 for the last 19 years.
- Tour Duration:4-12 hours depending on the tour
- Tour Price:125+
- Activity:Wine,Brewery,Bus,Chocolatery,Cidery,Fruit Farm,Wildlife Park/Centre,Dolphins,Sandboarding,Whale Watching,Aquarium
- Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
- Wheelchair Access:No
- Tour Capacity:4-30 people
- Tour Locations:Throughout all of WA
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays