Located approximately 20km from the city centre, Perth Airport is your gateway to Western Australia. Whether you choose to enjoy your time and relax at the beautiful beaches or stroll through the numerous parks and gardens, you’ll have a great time in Perth.
Things to See and Do Around Perth
Relax at Cottesloe Beach which is approximately 15km away. Spend the afternoon basking in the sun and swimming in the sparkling ocean before watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Travel to King’s Park and the Botanic Gardens adjacent to Swan River. It’s a great place to spend a sunny afternoon, walking through the 400 hectares, nearly two thirds of which is natural bushland.
Explore Caversham Wildlife Park for a truly authentic Australian wildlife experience. Here you will be able to see many of Australia's unique native animals, including koalas, wallabies, possums, Tasmanian devils, and wombats. You can hand-feed kangaroos and have a photo taken with the koalas too!
Hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island. Cars are not permitted here so hire a bicycle and discover some of the island’s 63 beaches.
Drive to Shoalwater Islands Marine Park which stretches from the northern point of the Garden Island Causeway to the southern point of Becher Point. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, pleasure boating, kayaking, boat skiing, kite and windsurfing, or paddle boating.
Exploring Western Australia by Car
Lancelin is a great holidaying spot if you love surfing as well as kite and windsurfing. The weather is especially suited during September and April. It is also a great place to have fun at the famous sand dunes.
York is situated 97 kilometres east of Perth, a pleasant 1.5 hour drive by car. It is one of the most charming and picturesque towns in Western Australia. It has so much to offer including its naturally beautiful scenery to picturesque farmlands alongside plenty of activities and attractions.
Ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins? Head to Rockingham, just under an hour from Perth. You might see mothers nursing calves, discover how they use stingrays to catch their dinner or watch the boys showing off for the ladies.
Visit Kalgoorlie, a mining town surrounded by desert and famous for gold mining. Popular attractions here include The Museum of the Goldfields, the Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Centre, The Tjulyuru Cultural and Civic Centre, and the Golden Mile Super Pit - Australia's largest open-cut gold mine. Still mined today, it’s so large it is visible from space.
For the scuba divers and snorkeler’s amongst you, head to Ningaloo Reef. It is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef and the only one close to a landmass. Snorkel through coral lagoons and gardens in calm, protected Coral Bay. Meet graceful manta rays, dolphins and brightly coloured fish. If you’re ready for deeper waters, jump on a glass-bottom boat or join a snorkelling tour from Exmouth.