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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.

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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.

Stay

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.

Getting there

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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Regions of Perth

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Things to Do

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Tours at Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison holds the key to history, mystery and fun. Step inside and do time on a fascinating Prison Day Tour, Tunnels Tour adventure or spooky Torchlight Tour.

  • Suited For:Families

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Tour Locations:Fremantle Prison

Description

Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and is the first building in the State to be inscribed on to the World Heritage list.

The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. Decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

If the walls of the Prison could talk they might tell stories of loneliness, pain and suffering.  As a place of execution between 1888 and 1984, 43 men and 1 women were hanged there.

Step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of Prison Day tours around this fascinating site. Daring escapes and colourful characters feature in tales laced with prison humour. Artwork on cell walls speak volumes, from the classical to the vibrant Aboriginal images.

For more information on WA’s World Heritage listed tourist attraction visit us at www.fremantleprison.com.au

Matters Of Taste

Matters of Taste is here for people who enjoy food and cooking. Connecting our WA customers with local primary producers through produce boxes and food tours makes the world seem a little smaller.

  • Activity:Fruit Farm,Farmer's Markets,Wine,Food & Drink,Cooking,Olive Oil Producer
  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Duration:3 to 5 nights
  • Tour Price:Varies
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

  • Tour Capacity:16 people
  • Tour Locations:Southern Forests - Manjimup and Pemberton, Southern Tasmania, Australia

Description

Life's too short for mundane food! At Matters of Taste, we believe your relationship with food should be a love affair. Connected, passionate, and fulfilling. And like all great love stories ours begins with a connection. A special one, between you (the people of Western Australia) and the local growers who produce our food.?From there we develop inspiring recipes and tutorials to spark creativity and fill your kitchen with passion. Finally, the fulfilment comes from knowing that when you shop with Matters of Taste, you’re helping the environment, supporting small business, and becoming part of a community on a mission to make the world a little smaller in a meaningful way. Inspiration is on your doorstep.

Ace Rent A Car

Ace Rent A Car started in the car rental business in1986 and has continued to deliver the best in car rental service ever since.

  • Type:Charters & Rentals
  • Open days/Times:Monday to Friday 8am till 5:30pm, Saturday 8am till 1pm.
  • Suited For:Seniors,Adults (18+)
  • Activity:Driving

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

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.

Achievement Charters

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

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

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. 

 

Adventure World

Spend an awesome day with family and friends enjoying over 25 rides and attractions at Adventure World, Perth’s only Theme Park/Water Park.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families,Teens (13 - 17)
  • Open days/Times:Open September to April
  • Activity:Amusement Park,Water Park

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

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!

Alavant Tours

At Alavant Tours we specialise in organising wine & beer tasting tours mostly through the beautiful Swan Valley.

  • Activity:Chocolatery,Wine,Food & Drink,Distillery
  • Open days/Times:Sat - Sun | Check website for public tour dates
  • Tour Duration:Half or Full Day
  • Tour Price:From $97
  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Adults Only,Adults (18+)

Details

  • Tour Capacity:10+
  • Tour Locations:Various Locations
  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday

Description

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!

Amaze Miniature Park & Mini Golf

Explore over 70 miniature buildings including model trains, set among 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Enjoy unlimited FREE mini golf, a large hedge maze, playground, picnic areas, and more!

  • Type:Attractions
  • Open days/Times:Wed to Sat 10am - 4:30pm, Closed on Sundays
  • Tour Price:From $12
  • Suited For:Families,Seniors,Wheelchairs,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Activity:Minigolf,Maze

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Public Holidays

Description

Amaze Miniature Park, formerly known as Abingdon Miniature Village, is home to over 70 replica scale model buildings and many different varieties of plants, trees, and birds. This wonderful attraction has an extensive display of scale model buildings and railways. Many of the models are replicas of well-known historic buildings from Abingdon Village (the oldest continually inhabited town in England) and parts of the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. The models are set among four acres with multiple pathways winding past water features and beautifully manicured gardens. Included FREE with your admission is unlimited mini golf and many other fun features including a large hedge maze, a circular running maze, secret rose garden, ponds, wishing fountain, water features, playground, and other things to enjoy. After strolling through the gardens, refresh yourself with an ice cream, barista coffee or cold drink available from our kiosk. Feel free to bring your own lunch as several picnic areas are available for your use. Please no BBQs or pets. Conveniently located just north of Pinjarra Road between the Mandurah Forum shopping centre and the Kwinana freeway.

Amplifier Bowl

Beers, Bowl, next to the Rock n Roll!

  • Activity:Bowling
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

3 FRAMES = $5
5 FRAMES = $7
10 FRAMES = $12

Simply email info@amplifiercapitol.com.au to reserve your lanes.

Ancient Gateway To Modern City

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.

  • Type:Tours
  • 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,Wheelchairs,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Activity:Aboriginal Owned & Operated

Details

  • Tour Locations:Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), Matagraup Bridge and the Optus Stadium Precinct

Description

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

AQWA The Aquarium Of Western Australia

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!

  • Type:Tours
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Diving,Aquarium
  • Open days/Times:Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

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
-Interactive touch-pool
-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.

Argyle Diamonds

Produces about 34 million carats of diamonds a year - or one third of the world's production. Produces the rare Argyle pink diamonds.

  • Type:Tours,Attractions
  • Suited For:Seniors,Adults (18+)
  • Activity:Mining Site

Details

Description

One of the world's most technologically advanced mines. Restricted access tours are possible but you must book.

Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre

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.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
  • Open days/Times:Closed Wednesdays

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Over 50 different species on display including:

Venomous snakes
Non-venomous snakes
Python
Lizards
Fruit Bats
Wedgetailed Eagle
Frogs
Wombats
Kangaroos
Possums
An Emu
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.

Art Workshops

Adult and childrens art workshops try something new and exciting.

  • Activity:Art & Craft
  • Course Duration:2 Hours - 6 Weeks
  • Suited For:Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)

Details

Description

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.

Arts & Crafts Building Tour

A walking tour of six arts and crafts buildings in York.

  • Type:Tours
  • Tour Price:$10
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

Description

York is fortunate to have six splendid Arts and Crafts buildings, all designed by Government Architect, George Temple-Poole.  These include the National Trust owned Courthouse.  Some buildings that are normally private may be entered.

Tour guide Rob Garton Smith, will discuss the Arts and Crafts movement and architecture, and take the group on a walk to each of the six Arts and Crafts buildings in York.  The last building requires a short drive in your car.  

 

Tickets available online.  $10 adults/$5 concessions/National Trust members $9/Children U16 free.

Avon River Walking Tour

Bilya Bidi (Nyungar for "River & Paths")- Avon River Town Pool Walking Guided Tour in Northam 2014

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Details

Description

Bilya Bidi Tours - Join experienced and knowledgeable local guides on the Avon River Pool Walking Tour to discover Northam's diverse, natural and cultural history. Discover the Avon River & all that it has bought to the Avon Valley.  Discover the formation and evolution of the Avon River catchment and become familiar with the native flora and fauna of the district. 

This tour takes approx. 90 minutes

Please bring: Sunscreen, hat, water bottle, sturdy shoes, comfortable & appropriate clothing, camera and a sense of adventure. 

*ALL tours subject to numbers & weather conditions. Credit given for the next available tour if tour cancelled.* Please call for alternative dates for this Avon River Pool Walking tour, Dorntj Koorliny tour, Historical Building Bus tour & our Cemetery tour.  

For more information, bookings & enquiries please contact: Northam Visitor Centre, 2 Grey St. (P.O. Box 613), Northam, W.A., 6401, P: (08) 9622 2100 or F: (08) 9622 5490 or E: tourist@northam.wa.gov.au

If your group has an alternative date in mind, please ring and alternative arrangements can be made suitable.