Best things to do in Perth



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On your first trip to Perth, you'll want to explore the best highlights of the Western Australian capital city. The Perth city centre itself is a great place to start, walking through Kings Park and heading over the railway line to the cultural centre of Northbridge for some art, and a few drinks. While based in Perth you can get close to nature at the Caversham Wildlife Park which has the best experiences with kangaroos and koalas in Perth. Move down to the port of Fremantle for a couple of days, and enjoy the seafood and local beer, before taking a ferry over to Rottnest Island and staying overnight. Come back to the Hillarys Boat Harbour where you can explore the large aquarium, have a meal overlooking the water and stay in the local resort.

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Author: Amanda Kendle


Day 1 - Perth


While you're settling in to Perth, a stroll through Kings Park is the ideal way to get an overview of the city, and see local flora and birdlife. Stop for a meal at Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park and head to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the late afternoon to see Australian artists, including a large collection of Aboriginal art. Choose a hotel like Aarons or the Duxton in central Perth.


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Kings Park & Botanic Gardens

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Location:

Fraser Avenue
6005 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9480 3600
fax: +61 8 9322 5064
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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Location:

James Street Mall
Perth Cultural Centre
6000 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9492 6600
fax: +61 8 9492 6648
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Aarons Hotel Perth

Location:

70 Pier Street
6000 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9325 2133 / +61 18 0099 8133(Toll Free)
fax: +61 8 9221 2936
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Duxton Hotel Perth

Location:

1 St Georges Terrace
6000 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9261 8000
fax: +61 8 9261 8020
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Day 2 - Perth


Put aside most of a day to head out to the Caversham Wildlife Park - it's the best place to interact with Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos and wombats. Wander around Northbridge in the evening to find your favourite pub - the Brass Monkey is popular with everyone, or if you like the British cultural influence prevalent in Perth, try the Moon and Sixpence. The Deen is always full of backpackers and students so head there for a long night of dancing.


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Caversham Wildlife Park

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Location:

Lord Street
Whiteman Park
6068 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9248 1984
fax: +61 8 9248 1985
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Moon and Sixpence British Pub

Location:

300 Murray Street
6000 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9338 5000
fax: +61 8 9321 2443
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Deen (The)

Location:

84 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge
6865 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9227 9361
fax: +61 8 9227 5721
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