Natural wonders, a flourishing arts and entertainment scene, and a diehard sports culture – the western capital has an energy and appeal all of its own. Base yourself in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city and explore nearby urban and natural environs with these fabulous touring options.
FREMANTLE & ROTTNEST ISLAND
Perth’s neighbouring port city of Fremantle is endearingly eclectic – a lively enclave of cafes, historic pubs, galleries and museums. A short ferry trip offshore, Rottnest Island is prime getaway territory, with fabulous beaches, meandering bicycle trails, resident quokkas and colourful history. Back in Fremantle don’t miss a tour of notorious Fremantle Prison and a drink at Little Creatures, Australia’s pioneering craft-beer brewery.
Western Australia’s shimmering capital, Perth is rapidly evolving into Australia’s hippest city. Fabulous foodie offerings, a dynamic live-music scene and colourful street art fill the city’s laneways and arcades. Further down the Swan River, history and creativity collide in the charming port city of Fremantle. Explore Perth and ‘Freo’ on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, ferry and tram, then uncover some hidden spots on an urban walking tour.