Explore Kings Park and Botanical gardens

A short walk or a free bus ride from the city centre brings you to one of the largest inner city parks in the world – Kings Park. These 400-hectares of flora offer some of the best views of Perth’s iconic city skyline and the Swan River. Wander through the native wildflowers, join a free walking tour, then refresh at the beautiful Fraser’s restaurant or Botanical Café.

See some of the World’s biggest attractions…

Play one of the world’s largest musical instruments – the Swan Bells. See a live gold pour and the world’s largest collection of gold bars at the Perth Mint. Catch a ferry across the Swan River to view Perth Zoo’s collection of more than 1,500 animals. Or head out to Caversham Wildlife Park to meet koalas, wombats, kangaroos and many other native fauna.

Shop local and luxury

Designer labels rub shoulders with local brands along King, Queen, Hay and Murray Streets in Perth city. Browse the boutiques for fine jewellery crafted from Western Australian gold, Argyle diamonds and Broome’s famous South Sea pearls. Or, if vintage, hip and quirky is more your style, make a beeline for the boutiques of William Street in Northbridge.

Find cultural enlightenment

Start your day of cultural indulgence at Perth’s Cultural Centre in Northbridge – home to the Art Gallery of WA, WA Museum, State Library, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, State Theatre and Heath Ledger Theatre. From here, follow the City Public Art Walk in search of a series of art installations.

Experience the dining boom

Perth city and the surrounding precincts of Mount Lawley, Leederville, Northbridge and Subiaco are brimming with exciting dining options. Sample the finest fresh WA produce and premium wines at one of the many small bars, cafés and restaurants.

Discover the vibrant port city of Fremantle

The best preserved 19th century port streetscape in the world provides a striking stage for a vibrant café, shopping, arts and cultural events scene. Inside a single day you can discover Fremantle’s maritime and convict history, experience the buzz of the iconic Fremantle Markets, taste the freshest seafood, sample the finest hand- crafted beers and hang-out with the locals on Cappuccino Strip.

Watch an Indian Ocean sunset

Take your pick from 19 pristine metropolitan beaches, and find your own patch of white sand where you can relax and enjoy one of Perth’s famous Indian Ocean sunsets. Surfers head to Scarborough and Trigg, while swimmers cool off at Cottesloe.

Relax on Rottnest Island

There are 63 beautiful beaches and bays and not a single car on Perth’s tiny island playground of Rottnest Island. Take a short ferry ride from Perth, Fremantle or Hillarys Boat Harbour, hire a bike, catch the Bayseeker Bus, take an eco-cruise, join a guided walk, snorkel, dive, fish, surf, or just sit and enjoy the ocean views from a café or restaurant.

Take a day trip

Within one hour’s drive from Perth city centre, there’s a huge choice of destinations for day-trippers. Treat your taste buds to in WA’s oldest wine region – the Swan Valley. Get nearer to nature in one of Australia’s first conservation areas – John Forrest National Park. See the scenery that lured colonists to establish WA’s first inland settlement in York. Or explore the vibrant seaside city of Mandurah, a train will get you there.

Swim, Kayak and Cruise with the dolphins

In the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, near Rockingham, you can have unforgettable close encounters of the marine kind. These waters and islands are home to WA’s largest colony of little penguins, as well as friendly pods of dolphins, Australian sea lions and seabirds. Join a dolphin watching or swimming tour, a wildlife cruise or kayaking adventure in Rockingham.

Visit Wave Rock

Travel to the spectacular Wave Rock, a unique rock formation shaped in the form of a perfect surfer’s wave. Visit the historic town of York and the unusual rock formations at Hippo's Yawn, and learn about ancient Aboriginal cave paintings. On your journey back to Perth, pass endless farms and view Perth's evening lights from the majestic Darling Ranges.

Explore the Pinnacles Desert

Although otherworldly in appearance, the Pinnacles Desert is 100 percent on planet earth, located along the Indian Ocean's Coral Coast in Nambung National Park in Western Australia (WA). This vast sandy expanse is filled with towering limestone pillars, and at only a few hours' drive from the city of Perth, the site makes for a popular Perth day trip.

Enjoy Margaret River's wineries and caves

Margaret River is both a region and a bustling market town famed for its wine, incredible surfing, gorgeous coastline, multi-chambered caves and mysterious karri (eucalyptus) forests. Award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon vintages are produced at the area’s more than 200 vineyards. The annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival is a vintner’s paradise, attracting gourmet enthusiasts from around the globe.