Perth & Surrounds

Want to enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset all within 30 minutes of a city? That’s just another day in WA when you come to Perth and explore the surrounding attractions such as Rottnest Island where the friendliest marsupial, the quokka, can be found.

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10 Reasons to Stay Another Day in Perth

Heading to Perth? Once you hear about the seaplane daytrips to Margaret River, the heli-skydiving over Rottnest Island and the open-sea swimming with wild dolphins, you might be tempted to miss the flight home.

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Perth’s Best Craft Beers and Where to Find Them

Perth’s beer scene punches well above its weight. Craft Beer connoisseur Max Brearley welcomes you to the cradle of Aussie craft beer, and tells where you can find the best drops.

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Photo Essay: Perth and Surrounds in 11 Must Do Experiences

The thing that surprises most about Australia’s sunniest capital city is the incredible variety of experiences you can enjoy under its clear blue skies.

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Perth’s Best Kept Secrets

For years, Perth has been hovering under traveller's radars, keeping its pristine beaches, hip small bar scene and festival fun to itself. Not anymore. Local travel journalist Fleur Bainger blows the lid on the places you shouldn’t miss.

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Three Day Checklist: Perth

Fleur Bainger is a freelance travel and food journalist. She lives in the inner-city village of Leederville, which she loves for its wide open spaces, hip cafes and boutique clothing shops. Here she shares her local tips if you've got three days to spend in Perth.

From Perth to Karijini National Park in 10 Days

New York-based travel writer, blogger and photographer Kate McCulley shares her travel tips from Perth to Karijini in ten days. "Travelling up the west coast takes in some of the best diverse landscapes in Australia. From pink lakes to yellow deserts, red sandstone cliffs and glassy green swimming holes, you’ll be able to see a striking collection of Western Australia in just 10 days".

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