Two Days

Kick off with a leisurely cafe breakfast in Mount Lawley or central Perth, then spend your first morning exploring the Perth Cultural Centre – don't miss the superb Art Gallery of Western Australia. Grab lunch and browse the shops in hip the Leederville 'hood before exploring verdant and view-catching Kings Park – a huge parkland area close to the city. The following day, discover the lustrous riches of the Perth Mint before catching the Little Ferry Co from Elizabeth Quay to view the city from the water. A night drinking cocktails in the city's laneway bars, or craft beer in the Northbridge pubs awaits…

Four Days

Follow the two-day itinerary then head for the beach. Pick up provisions for a picnic at Cottesloe or City Beach, or truck further north to booming Scarborough, with its brilliant swimming pool, precipitous skate bowl and rolling surf (and surf lessons). On your final day, visit Fremantle, Perth's raffish, soulful port town. Two of WA's best museums are here – the Western Australian Museum – Maritime and WA Shipwrecks Museum – plus the disquieting, World Heritage–listed Fremantle Prison. Take your pick, then conclude your Perth adventure with some chilly pints at Little Creatures.