A Perth holiday offers the delights of a thoroughly metropolitan city and the pure escapism of vast national parks. The sunniest city in Australia, Perth boasts no fewer than 19 stunning beaches, all lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Whether you want to enjoy the sun on your skin in the Kings Park botanical gardens or experience the thrill of the ocean breeze in your hair at a watersports centre, your holiday in Perth has it all. Soak up the truly unique atmosphere of Yagan Square, which brings together the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people with clever architecture and modern eateries.
Blissful days and vibrant nights on holidays to Perth
A variety of short breaks from Perth offer you the chance to further enhance your holiday. Retreat from the city centre and lose yourself among the picturesque vineyards and galleries at Margaret River. Spend the day marvelling at the colonial buildings and river vistas in Fremantle City. A trip to the pristine Rottnest Island is an opportunity to meet the world famous quokka – a charming marsupial who always looks pleased to meet you.
When you’re on holiday in Perth, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down - the bustling nightlife simply can’t be ignored. Immerse yourself among street art and lively bars while sampling fresh, exciting cuisine at every turn. Try tasty tapas and mouth-watering seafood, paired with world-class Australian wines, for a meal you’ll talk about for years to come.
Holidays to Perth encapsulate the very best of Australian culture, from sun-worshipping on the beach to unforgettable outback adventures. It’s the perfect holiday destination or stop-off during your tailor-made tour of Australasia.
Great sample itineraries
Here's a selection of popular itineraries to give you some ideas. But almost anything's possible so call us now and we'll create an amazing holiday just for you.
Wine and Wilderness Discovery
West Coast Australia Tour
Walking tours of Perth
A trip down to the modern waterfront complex provides splendid views over the clean and compact city centre. But stroll around the leafy haven of Kings Park, and you’ll start to get a feel of Australia’s natural diversity. From the harbour, take a trip to Rottnest island and experience the wild side of the coast.
Kings Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world, situated practically in the city centre. There are fantastic views over the Swan and Canning rivers, as well as walking trails lined with immense trees and diverse botanical gardens. This is the perfect place for a picnic and provides an oasis away from the bustle of the city.
Beaches on the Perth coast
Discover hundreds of beautiful beaches of along the Perth coast. From the central Cottesloe Beach, to the reef at Mettams Pool, or the calm waters and white sand of Leighton Beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Scuba divers should head underwater for a tour of the colourful coral, while sailing and surfing are a must for water sports enthusiasts.
Only a short boat trip from Perth, Rottnest Island offers a stunning coastline of tranquil rocky creeks and sandy coves. Spend a day in this tranquil oasis, soaking in the beautiful sights and finding your own secluded beach. The protected island reserve is home to Australia’s cutest rare marsupial, the Quokka. These friendly creatures are only too happy to have their photos taken.
The oldest of Western Australia’s wine growing region, Swan Valley has over 40 producers and hosts regular wine tastings. You’ll find a selection of gourmet food producers where you can sample some of Australia’s delicacies. The wildlife park allows you to get up close to some of the country’s unique creatures, and you can explore the area by car, bike or by boat.
“Visit the beautifully kept Kings Park for breath-taking panoramic views over Swan River and the city of Perth. Meander along the garden trails and between exotic plants, before stopping to savour a picnic or barbeque, just like a local.”
“Sample the delights of the Margaret River wineries, before embarking on an indigenous tour of the ancient Ngilgi Caves. Learn traditional fire-lighting and tool-making skills to bring historical times back to life, right in front of your eyes.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Perth holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Fringe World Festival
The Fringe World Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, held during the summer months of January or February. It features live music, dance, theatre, world-famous comedy, visual arts and more.
Perth Festival is an exciting festival of the arts and is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere. Perth Festival brings together everything from films and writing to circus performance and classical music during the months of February and March.
Perth International Jazz Festival
Expect a dazzling array of jazz performances and events as they take place across different venues at the Perth International Jazz Festival during the month of November, offering something to suit even the choosiest jazz aficionado.
Western Australia Gourmet Escape
The Western Australia Gourmet Escape is a tantalising exploration of the best food and wine across the whole of Western Australia during November, featuring a who’s who of culinary wizards and live music to boot.
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Perth holiday. Here are a few of our favourite ways to enjoy the local cuisine.
Al fresco dining
You’ll find outdoor dining options for every exotic cuisine you can imagine, allowing you to soak up the uniquely laid-back Australian atmosphere while you eat on your Perth holidays.
Margaret River produce
Sample world-famous wine, handmade chocolates and ice cream and the luscious produce that thrives in the local sunshine during a day trip to Margaret River from Perth.
Take advantage of the public barbecues located around Kings Park and the local beaches for a truly delicious and thoroughly Australian experience.
Take a taste of the city with you on your outback adventure or Perth tours to enjoy the sights and sounds with a little touch of luxury.
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