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About Perth

Perth's superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park makes the city perfect for great outdoors activities. But there's more to the west coast capital than great sunshine and a sparkling river.

A new cosmopolitan perspective and economic growth has given Perth a cultural confidence which is making its mark on the city skyline and on other aspects of urban life.


Things to do in Perth

  • Get back to nature at Kings Park  home to Western Australian Botanic Garden
  • Visit Barrack Sqaure where you can see The Bell Tower
  • Explore the river on a Swan River tour
  • Indulge in some city arts and culture at a theatre, museum or art gallery
  • Watch a gold pour demonstration and browse the gold shop at The Perth Mint
  • Head to the shopping and entertainment hot spots beyond the CBD
  • Dine out at one of the many small bars, restaurants and cafes
  • Explore the city and river by bike, kayak or segway
  • Catch the city sights and attractions on a day tour
  • Take a free guided walking tour of the city with the i-City Volunteers
  • Go shopping at the wide range of boutique stores and international brands
  • Visit Heirisson Island - the home of a colony of Western Grey Kangaroos

Perth CBD
For an upbeat tempo, head to Perth city. Skyscrapers are home to the state's movers and shakers while city laneways have given way to an explosive new dining and small bar scene. The city is lined with pedestrian malls jam-packed with a wide variety shops from inventive boutiques to national and global flagship stores where you can stock up on stylish fashions, buy some Aboriginal art or simply sit at a café and watch the parades of people passing by.

Elizabeth Quay features ultra trendy new cafes, bars and restaurants for those looking to get the most out of their dining experience. There's also a host of activities on offer at the Quay including cruises, gondola rides and sea plane rides.

There are many attractions to visit throughout the Perth City, including The Bell Tower, Perth Arena, The Perth Mint, Perth Zoo, Scitech, Perth Cultural Centre and Kings Park where you'll find 400 hectares of stunning natural bushland and grand lookouts - a popular place for taking photos.

If you prefer to follow your own path, you can pick up audio and walking trail maps from the City of Perth website and carry your own personal guide in your pocket. The audio trails offer a new, fun way for visitors to experience the history and culture of Perth.

All buses in the Perth CBD are FREE too with the CAT services very popular for visitors - 4 routes visiting major attractions and dining strips. Remember to connect your mobile device to the FREE "Perth WiFi" while in the city centre also and tell your friends about our great city!

Important Links

City of Perth Visitor Information
Experience Perth
Tourism Western Australia

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