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 and Surrounds as experienced by travel experts

Perth’s latest and greatest evening eats

A night out in Perth is all about the highs and lows. From basement bars hidden in art-strewn laneways to rooftop eyries sitting high above it all, some of Perth’s best venues are tucked away in unexpected corners.


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.


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.


#quokkaselfie: How to Pose Like a Quokka

Want to pose like a pro with the world’s happiest animal? Fleur Bainger unlocks the art of the quokka selfie, and discovers it’s not as straightforward as you’d think.

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Three Day Checklist: Perth

Fleur Bainger is a freelance travel and food journalist who also writes features and food for Perth’s local glossy, The Sunday Times Magazine. She lives in the inner-city village of Leederville, which she loves for its cool vibe, 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.

Two Days of Local Perth Living

Russell Blaikie is a well-known West Aussie chef and partner of Must Winebar shares his tips for some great local places to visit in and around Perth – and where to eat! As a chef he combines the best of his international experience with local Western Australia produce in the kitchen. The rest of the time, he just loves living in Perth.

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