Perth and surrounds
Perth is a vibrant and contemporary city, rich in culture and commerce, with a reputation as one of the world’s friendliest cities, exquisite coastal scenery and a relaxed atmosphere. Perth is surrounded by pristine natural environs including the Swan River, Kings Park and the Indian Ocean. Boasting magnificent weather, a thriving local food and wine scene and modern facilities, Perth is breathtakingly beautiful with plenty to see and do.
Key attractions and activities
See below a list of key attractions and activities to add to your itinerary while in Perth. For further information, please visit https://www.experienceperth.com/.
WA’s Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere. September – December brings them much closer to Perth’s coast, providing the perfect opportunity for an encounter on a thrilling whale watching cruise.
Rockingham wild encounters
Located on the shores of beautiful Shoalwater Bay, Rockingham Wild Encounters operates a ferry service to Penguin Island and a range of eco cruises that visit the local wildlife and take in the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Swim with wild dolphins or take a short 5min ferry ride to experience rare Australian sea lions before getting up close with the world’s smallest penguins!
Perth Cultural Centre
The Perth Cultural Centre is where the arts, culture, knowledge and community come together.The cultural heart of the city, it’s a place to enjoy the sunshine, learn about sustainable gardening in the urban orchard or ecosystems in the wetland, get involved in the program of activities and Perth events by visiting some of the institutions residing in the centre including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australia Museum, State Library of Western Australia and Blue Room Theatre.
Outdoor cinemas in Perth
Catch up on the latest movies or an old classic at one of Perth’s outdoor cinemas.
Perth’s outdoor cinema season usually runs during the warmer months – it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Why not pack a picnic, some wine and a rug and venture out to one of the outdoor cinemas around Perth and catch up on the latest movies, an old classic or something alternative.
Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to over 1,200 animals from around the world.
Walk among Australian animals and get to know your local wildlife in the Australian Walkabout and Australian Wetlands. Explore the Asian Rainforest to see elephants, tigers, Sun Bears and a colony of Sumatran Orangutans, or go on safari through the African Savannah in search of rhinoceros, lions and giraffe.
Swan Valley winery experience
Spend a day in the Swan Valley. Visit small family run vineyards where the winemakers are happy to share their wine making techniques as well as large well-known wineries. Enjoy a gourmet lunch with local produce at one of the valley’s most stunning vineyards sample gourmet cheeses and chocolate truffles and relax at a boutique craft brewery.This tour is all inclusive
Whiteman park tours
The Park is home to Revolutions Transport Museum, the popular Caversham Wildlife Park and the world-class conservation facility Woodland Reserve. A range of guided tours are offered, allowing visitors the chance to see and learn more about the Park.
Nocturnal Woylie Walks – Woodland Reserve
Woodland Reserve is a protected habitat for rare and endangered WA fauna. You can experience the unique habitats of the Reserve, and see its wildlife in action, on this fantastic guided tour, just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD. Watch woylies and quendas feed and learn about the WA bush.
Murray river lunch cruise
Enjoy a relaxing half-day cruise exploring Mandurah’s picturesque waterways and the serene Murray River. Cruise past wetlands abounding with bird life. As we cross the Peel Inlet, be on the look-out for playful dolphins, who love to surf in our vessel’s wake. Sit back, relax and take in the scenic views of the beautiful Murray River. Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at a waterside restaurant on the banks of the Murray River (see menu options below) OR bring your own (BYO) picnic lunch to enjoy on the beautiful grassed area or on board the vessel, before cruising back to Mandurah.
Catch and eat crab cruise
Join us for a unique and exciting adventure, catching Mandurah’s famous Blue Swimmer Crabs. Departing from Mandurah Quay, cruise out into the Peel Inlet on board our luxurious crabbing vessel, with our expert crabbing crew. Pull up nets, before we make our way to the unspoiled Boundary Island to go ‘scooping’ in the shallows. Once back on board, our crew will prepare and cook the freshly-caught crabs, served with condiments and complimentary soft drinks.