Top things to do in Perth
PERTH’S MOST POPULAR EXPERIENCES/TOURS.
If you’re visiting Perth and looking for the best things to see and do, then check out our most popular tours right here. Perth is an easy city to explore with its nature, wildlife, pristine beaches, wine regions, buzzing cafes and small bar scene. Plus some incredible attractions, all right on the city’s doorstep.
Within an easy day trip of the city, you can visit the Pinnacles desert, cruise on the Swan River to the port city of Fremantle, or up river to the Swan Valley Wine Region. Or head to the outback and check out the wildflowers and mighty Wave Rock, or meet happiest animal on earth the Quokka on beautiful Rottnest Island.
You can book any of Perth’s most popular tours right here and you’ll receive instant confirmation and a paperless voucher. Even better…purchase one of our Discounted Passes which includes three tours for the one price and SAVE!
With so many choices, let us help you fill in your spare time with some fun!
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
For a slice of nature right on the city’s doorstep, check out Kings Park. Its the most visited attraction in Western Australia, with 6 million visitors each year. To get there it’s just a free bus trip from the CBD, or a nice walk. You won’t be disappointed in the epic views over the city, Swan River, Canning River and the Perth Hills. Spectacular in sunrise and sunset.
Enjoy a picnic overlooking the city, stroll through the gardens and see wildflower displays (in season) from all over WA, walk amongst the trees, on the Tree Top Federation Walk. See a 750 year old Boab Tree from the Kimberley region. Kids will love a range of nature based playgrounds and there’s lunch options from cafes to fine dining.
There’s so much to see and learn in our amazing park, so why not join our
KINGS PARK WALKING TOUR from just $89 per person.
Perth City and Small Bars
Perth city has an incredible small bar and dining scene. So, put on your walking shoes and head out for a night on the town. Discover hidden gems, where you’ll sample delicious cocktails and indulge in tapas and grazing boards to match.
Perth’s alleyways, rooftops, basements and side streets are teeming with the coolest drinking spots, that rival the big cities. Join an award-winning tour and let the experts guide you to the best establishments. You might even spot some of the colourful lane-way and street art along the way. There’s also fantastic roof top cinemas during the summer months.
Check out TRIP ADVISOR’S #1 NIGHTLIFE IN PERTH – Perth Small Bar & Street Art Tour
just $40 per person.
Perth’s Port City Fremantle was named Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 and it’s easy to see why. Freo as the us locals call it, has it all! Its steeped in colonial history that has been preserved in the street facades,.It’s a charming mix of old, new, funky and multi-cultural. You will love the artisan food, coffee, craft beer, boutique shopping, markets, arts, live music and festivals.
When you visit Freo you must: have coffee on the cappuccino strip, fish and chips on the Fishing Boat Harbour, jump on the tram to learn about the rich history and visit the fascinating Fremantle Prison. Peruse through the famous Fremantle Markets, sample craft beers at Little Creatures and Monk Brewery, explore the Fremantle Arts Centre and Museums, check out the boutiques along High Street and stroll along Bather’s Beach.
Freo is also a great place to base yourself with a range of fantastic accommodation. From here you can also catch the ferry for a day trip over to Rottnest Island, or a cruise up the Swan River back up to Perth.
Our most popular tour for Fremantle is our FREMANTLE TRAM AND PRISON TOUR, which allows you to hop on and hop off around all the attractions. It also includes a tour of the Prison, all from just $49 adults and $15 children.
Rottnest Island Paradise
Perth’s island paradise, Rottnest Island, is just 19 kms off the coast, an easy ferry ride away and a must visit. We rate the beaches on Rottnest (or Rotto as the locals call it) as the best beaches in the world.
Cycle, Segway, or bus around the island to your favourite beach, enjoy a spot of snorkelling and swimming and spot the wildlife on an Adventure Boat. See dolphins, fur seals, even humpback whales (in season) and the world-famous, happiest animal on earth the Quokkas! Or for the adventurous, try a Sky Diving Adventure and land onto the beach.
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR QUOKKA SELFIE!!
Swan Valley Wine Region
Just a 25 minute drive from the city is the 25km food and wine trail – the Swan Valley. Its WA’s oldest wine region and Australia’s first humane – Defined by the RSPCA as food that is animal welfare friendly.
Cruise the Swan River from the city, or join a bus tour. Families will love a wagon trail ride through the vineyards and having a photo with the cuddly koalas, feeding the kangaroos and meeting all the native Aussie wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park.
Join our ULTIMATE SWAN VALLEY WINE TOUR from just $99 adults and $75 children.
Perth’s Pristine Beaches
Perth has some of the best beaches in the world! It’s a big call but we’re making it and you can see for yourself.
Pristine white sands, turquoise blue waters, more sunshine than any other city in Australia, plus the sun setting over the Indian Ocean with a beverage in your hand is – holiday perfection!
Perth’s most famous beach would be have to Cottesloe Beach, the perfect spot for fish and chips or an ice-cream at sundown.
The coastline stretches north and the beaches are all just as beautiful as the next. One of our favourite spots is Hillary’s Boat Harbour. A great day out for families, where you can stroll the boardwalks and check out all the cafes, take an underwater journey at AQWA Aquarium, join a whale watching cruise (in season) or jump on the ferry to Rotto!
Our CITY EXPLORER TOUR will have you exploring Perth, Fremantle and beautiful Cottesloe Beach from just $65 adults and $40 children.
DON’T FORGET TO CATCH A FAMOUS SUNSET OVER THE INDIAN OCEAN!!!
The Mystical Pinnacles
Another of WA’s most visited attractions, the mystical Pinnacles Desert is a must-see! These other-worldly, natural limestone structures stand up to 5 meters and were formed around
30,000 years ago.
It’s an awesome day trip from Perth and a photographer’s dream destination. Take an adventure and combine your visit with sand-boarding the mighty white dunes of Lancelin and meeting the cute and cuddly wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park.
One of our favourite tours to the Pinnacles and #1 on TripAdvisor for Perth Tours, is our PINNACLES MAGIC TOUR from just $155 adults and $75 children.
You need to see this wildlife mecca and natural paradise! Just 45 minutes from Perth, is Penguin Island and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, it’s sanctuary to around 200 bottlenose dolphins, rare Australian Sea Lions and the world’s smallest penguins.
Cruise over to Penguin Island to meet the rehabilitated penguins and see them being fed in the Penguin Discovery Centre. Then join an Adventure Cruise or Glass Bottom Boat Cruise to Seal Island to see the playful, rare Australian sea lions, pelicans, an array of bird-life and dolphins surfing in the wake of the boat.
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Penguin Island you can swim with the wild dolphins from Rockingham Foreshore.
Surf this world-famous rock/ granite cliff, standing 15 metres high, 110 metres long, that is shaped remarkably like a huge wave.
It’s another of WA’s natural phenomenons and most visited attractions. A photographer’s dream and insta hotspot.
Other interesting rock formations in the region include Hippo’s Yawn, Mulka’s Cave and The Humps. You can even see the ancient indigenous rock art paintings of the area.
Learn more about one of our most popular tours WAVE ROCK, YORK & WILDFLOWERS….just $183 adults and $99 children.
Mandurah is a water playground. Known for its beautiful canals. You can cruise the waterways and see the playful dolphins leaping in front of the boat, or head out on a seafood cruise and catch your own fresh lobster and enjoy a seafood bbq banquet.
Find out more about the ever so popular MANDURAH DOLPHIN CRUISE
from just $32 adults and $18 children.
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