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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Perth’s Kerbside Cool: Eats, drinks and shopping

Steadily adding to the already established scene, each of Perth's leafy urban precincts offers varying proportions of contemporary restaurants, gastropubs, cafes, cool bars in heritage buildings and old theatres. Some even have dedicated festivals and pop-up farmers’ markets.

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Why Kings Park is the King of all Parks

Finding an immense native park studded with trees that live for 2000 years, a suspended bridge and dense wildflower carpets in the heart of a capital city is as unexpected as it is engaging.

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Ben Elton – My WA Top Ten!

Based in Perth’s bohemian neighbouring port of Fremantle, Ben Elton has spent 30 years exploring the wonders of WA. To celebrate the release of the WA-based film Three Summers by Perth local and internationally renowned writer Ben Elton, we asked for his Western Australia ten of the best!…

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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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