Perth attractions

Top Choice Park in Kings Park & Subiaco

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

The 400-hectare, bush-filled expanse of Kings Park, smack in the city centre and enjoying epic views, is Perth's pride and joy. The Botanic Garden contains over 3000 plant species indigenous to WA, including a giant…
Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its forbidding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison dominates Fremantle. Various daytime tours explore the jail's maximum security past, give insights into criminal minds and allow you into solitary-confin…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

WA Shipwrecks Museum

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwrecks Museum is considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the hull…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Significant West Australian boats are suspended from the rafters of this sail-shaped museum building. There's the yacht that won the America's Cup race in 1983, pearl luggers and an Aboriginal bark canoe. Take an ho…
Top Choice Gallery in Northbridge

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Founded in 1895, this excellent gallery houses the state's preeminent art collection as well as regular international exhibitions that, increasingly, have a modern, approachable bent. The permanent collection is arr…
Aquarium in Scarborough to Cottesloe

Aquarium of Western Australia

Dividing WA's vast coastline into five distinct zones (Far North, Coral Coast, Shipwreck Coast, Perth and Great Southern), AQWA features a 98m underwater tunnel showcasing stingrays, turtles, fish and sharks. (The d…
Beach in Scarborough to Cottesloe

Cottesloe Beach

Perth's safest swimming beach, Cottesloe has cafes, pubs, pine trees and fantastic sunsets. From Cottesloe train station (on the Fremantle line) it's 1km to the beach; there's a free shuttle that runs between the st…
Historic Building in Fremantle

Round House

Completed in 1831, this 12-sided stone prison is WA's oldest surviving building. It was the site of the colony's first hangings, and was later used for holding Aboriginal people before they were taken to Rottnest Is…
Landmark in Central Perth

Bell Tower

This pointy glass spire fronted by copper sails contains the royal bells of London's St Martin-in-the-Fields, the oldest of which dates from 1550. The 12 bells were given to WA by the British government in 1988, and…
Zoo in Central Perth

Perth Zoo

Part of the fun is getting to this zoo – take a ferry across the Swan River from Elizabeth Quay Jetty to Mends St Jetty (every half-hour) and walk up the hill. Zones include Australian Bushwalk (kangaroos, emus, koa…