Perth attractions

Top Choice Park in Kings Park & Subiaco

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Rising above the Swan River on the city's western flank, the 400-hectare, bush-filled expanse of Kings Park is Perth's pride and joy. At the park's heart is the 17-hectare Botanic Garden, containing over 2000 plant …
Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison still dominates Fremantle. Daytime tour options include the Doing Time Tour, taking in the kitchens, men's cells and solitary-confinement cells. The Grea…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Housed in an intriguing sail-shaped building on the harbour, just west of the city centre, the maritime museum is a fascinating exploration of WA's relationship with the ocean. Well-presented displays range from yac…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwreck Galleries are considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the h…
Top Choice Gallery in Northbridge

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Founded in 1895, this excellent gallery houses the state's pre-eminent art collection. It contains important post-WWII works by Australian luminaries such as Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Grace Cossington Smith, Russe…
Aquarium in Perth

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

The 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. Bus 102 ($4.60) from Elizabeth Quay Busport goes st…
Historic Building in Fremantle

Round House

Built from 1830 to 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 Rottn…
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 to 1550. The bells were given to WA by the British government in 1988, and are …
Area in Central Perth

Elizabeth Quay

A vital part of the city's urban development is the Elizabeth Quay area taking shape at the bottom of Barrack St. Luxury hotels and apartments are under construction, joining recently opened waterfront restaurants. …