Perth Royal Show - every city or town
of any size around Australia has an annual Royal Show.
We still have to add some more events here, don't
think Perth is boring and this was the only one!
Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth's many beaches
Perth has many beautiful beaches right in the city, life guards
patrol most city beaches and you are guaranteed some spectacular
sunsets, something all the visitors to the east coast miss out
Eating and drinking in Perth
Fremantle's historic old pubs are a good place for a drink
Visit Fremantle where you will find a huge variety
of old hotels, cafes and restaurants.
Extended tours along the west coast
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Whales, dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod
or sharks can be seen in abundance on this tour…
260-kilometre-long Ningaloo Reef offers world class diving through
to family snorkeling in sheltered lagoons crammed with coral gardens.
Ningaloo is the largest fringing coral reef in Australia. It is
the only large reef in the world found so close to a continental
land mass; about 100 metres offshore at its nearest point and
less than seven kilometers at its furthest. The park covers more
than 4000 square kilometers and was declared in 1987.
This 4WD adventure starts from Perth and will have you enjoying
Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay, the dolphins at Monkey Mia, Coral Bay,
Kalbarri and the Pinnacles. Swim, snorkel, scuba, ride a quad
bike or take a boat cruise. The tour is accommodated on sheep
stations, farms and country lodges. More
Perth sight seeing tours
Perth City Skyline
Save money when you buy in advance and choose an open-dated touring
package that takes the hassle out of planning, leaving you free
to relax on your vacation. The Perth Sightseeing Pass is a great
design-it-yourself touring pass with 4 different options. Passes
are only available for purchase prior to your arrival in Western
Australia & provide savings of up to 26% off the cost of making
the same arrangements once in Perth.
All 4 passes are open-dated and include personalized airport meet
& greet, and return accommodation transfers, plus a Perth
and Fremantle tour. Depending on which pass you select, there
is also the option to include 1, 2 or 3 exciting Full Day Tours.
More info and reservations....
Have a walk or a picnic in the world's largest inner city park!
In the heart of Perth's central business and shopping district
you'll find Kings Park, over 4 square km of native flora and fauna,
art, walking tracks and lakes. Enjoy magnificent views of the
city skyline and surrounding rivers and lose track of time here.
Margaret River Wineries
Margaret River Wineries, Limestone Caves, Ocean
Coastline… what more could you want? Stunning beaches, rivers,
the inland waterway of Peel Inlet, blue mountains in the distance,
villages and towns and the wine growing region of the South West.
Taste the wines without having to worry about drink driving and
explore vast underground limestone caves in a day of discovery
along this Indian Ocean coastline. A day not to be missed! More
The Pinnacles are a spectacular natural phenomena
out in the desert and not far from Perth.
This is a day of 4WD adventure no one should miss! A fascinating
day of spectacular natural contrasts. Head for the small settlement
of Lancelin, where we engage 4WD to drive over massive sand dunes
and along bush tracks. There is also the opportunity to try sand
boarding. Then onto the famous Pinnacles, standing like weathered
soldiers on a moon-like landscape. More
© Adrift Surf Tours
The Western Australia coast gets some awesome waves
and around Perth and the whole south-west coast you wil see surfers
in action catching those waves. Give it a try while you are there!
Swan River cruise
© Captain Cook Cruises (WA)
Whilst you are visiting Perth, it is a must to take
a cruise along the Swan River. See the wonderful sights that can
only be viewed from the river, as you cruise to Fremantle and
back to Perth. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting on the return
journey, cruising past the magnificant homes overlooking the the
calm and picturesque waters. More
Snorkeling off Rottnest Island
A visit to Perth would not be complete without a visit to Rottnest
Island, preferably with an overnight at the Rottnest Lodge. Originally
a colonial barracks, the lodge has been converted to the premier
accommodation destination on the island.
Walk along pristine white beaches, snorkel in aqua blue waters
over colorful coral, bike around the island, enjoy an alfresco
cafe lunch or just relax in the sun. More
Out in the wide sky wheat plains, Wave Rock stands
as a perfect surfers wave yet frozen in solid rock.
The colonial town of York, set in the lush Avon Valley, tiny wheatlands
townships and other strange rocks protruding from arid soil show
the real Australia, ever waiting for life giving rains. More
© Captain Cook Cruises (WA
Perth is surrounded by wineries and to avoid drinking
and driving you can join Perth's famous wine cruise to Sandalford
Estate and Houghton Winery for one of the best days out in Perth!
Your Captain will keep you well informed as you cruise upstream
into the picturesque and tranquil upper reaches of the Swan Valley.
Enjoy morning tea soon after you board, followed by cheese with
biscuits and some 'Wines of the Month' from selected local vineyards.
On arrival in the Swan Valley area, you will be transferred to
two of Western Australia's most respected wineries, Houghton and
Sandalford, via air-conditioned coach. At these wineries, you
will have the opportunity to sample some of their distinctive
premium wines and the chance to purchase from cellar sales.
Delight in a delicious BBQ style lunch at the riverside restaurant,
Mulberry on Swan, with sweeping views over the Swan Valley. Aftter
lunch, you will have a short coach ride back to the boat to enjoy
your cruise back to Perth, complete with live entertainment. More
Talk about wildflowers and most people think of Western Australia.
It is no wonder with up to 12,000 species found in a vast area
of the state, from the Pilbara region in the north to the Southern
Coastal region. The wildflower season spans from July in the north
to November in the south. Each region has species and varieties
that are endemic to that area and are not found anywhere else
in the state or the world. The wildflowers rely on the rains and
sunshine and so each year the wildflower season varies which adds
to the magic of Natures exquisite display of dazzling wildflowers
In the Pilbara and Mid West region you will see the famous display
of kilometre after kilometre sheets of yellow or pink or white
everlasting daisies interwoven with flowering shrubs and bushes.
Creating a colourful contrast is the Outback’s magnificent
The Central and Wheatbelt region you will be amazed at the variety
of bushes and shrubs in vibrant clusters that cover the landscape
in a riot of colour. Intermingled with exquisite orchids.
The Southern part of the state is one of the world’s most
important areas of flora in different locations of tall timber
forests, woodlands and scrub. Varying terrain from sand coastal
strips, undulating woodland and scrub to ragged mountain ranges.
The Stirling Range National Park, which lies north of nearby
Albany on the southern coast, is abundant with 1,500 species of
flora, 87plant species occurs nowhere else on earth. There are
123 orchid species, 38 per cent of all known Western Australian
The Stirling Ranges are unique for flora because of the varying
altitudes of the peaks in the National Park and the low lying
surrounding plains producing different climatic conditions.
A visit to Western Australia in the Wildflower season is a must
for everyone who is a nature lover you will be enchanted by the
floral display, seeing Western Australia’s unique and varying
terrain and an excellent opportunity to see the bird life, lizards,
kangaroos, emus and echidnas.
This article and photo courtesy of Sylvia Mills
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