Things to See and Do in Perth and Surrounds

Explore Western Australia, where the size and climate of Australia’s largest state means you can find summer any time of year.

The capital city Perth is where urban cool blends effortlessly with raw natural beauty.

Perth’s heart is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, and is also home to Kings Park – one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.

Just a short drive away are the beautiful wineries of the Swan Valley and a string of stunning beaches where you can watch amazing sunsets and even swim with wild dolphins.

A day in Perth

Not far from the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.

Join ‘Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences’ for a walk through the Park’s beautiful native flora against the backdrop of the city skyline led by a Noongar guide.

Catch a blockbuster sports or music event at Optus Stadium or climb the Matagarup Bridge.

Perth’s Boorloo’s captivating cultural precinct...

is home to performance spaces, art galleries and a stunning new museum that immerses you in the stories of Australia’s traditional owners and their spiritual connect to the land.

Located in Northbridge, the Perth Cultural Centre is where you’ll find the Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and many more iconic buildings.

Here for the weather? Take a dip or relax on one of Perth’s beaches only a short drive from the city centre.

Visit Fremantle

Take a cruise along the Swan River to arrive in Freemantle, a waterfront precinct bustling with cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Visit the Fremantle markets from Friday to Sunday, a haven of local produce, artisanal food, fashion, music and Aboriginal art.

Rottnest Island

Catch a ferry to car-free Rottnest Island

Have a care-free day of swimming, snorkelling, bush walks and of course make sure you get a ‘selfie’ with the island’s local resident the ever-cute Quokka!

Swan Valley

Visit Western Australia’s wine region.

Western Australia’s oldest wine region is within easy reach of Perth making it a great opportunity for a day exploring cellar doors, galleries, breweries and produce stalls. Sample internationally renowned wines at Sandalford and craft beer at Mandoon Estate.