Attractions

Top Choice Park in Perth

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 Gallery in Perth

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 Perth

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…
Landmark in 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 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. …
Zoo in Perth

Perth Zoo

Part of the fun of a day at the zoo is getting there – taking the ferry across the Swan River from Elizabeth Quay Jetty to Mends Street Jetty (every half-hour) and walking up the hill. Zones include Reptile Encounte…
Gallery in Perth

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

PICA (pee-kah) may look traditional – it's housed in an elegant 1896 red-brick former school – but inside it's one of Australia's principal platforms for contemporary art, including installations, performance, sculp…
Park in Perth

Lake Monger

In spring black swans and their cygnets waddle about the grounds – something of a meeting place for local bird life – nonplussed by the joggers circling the lake on the flat 3.5km path. There's plenty of grass for c…
Museum in Perth

Nostalgia Box

Ease into poignant low-pixel childhood memories of Atari, Nintendo and Super Mario at this surprisingly interesting collection of retro 1970s and 1980s gaming consoles and arcade games. Along the way, you'll learn a…