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What to see in Perth

Perth Attractions

Sunbathe, indulge in some wine tasting, shop for pearls, wander the waterfront of Fremantle, or visit the funfair. These are just some of the many diversions that draw people to enjoy a holiday in Perth, Australia's laid-back, remote western city, which is surrounded by some stunning scenery, including lovely, sandy beaches.

Perth is packed with attractions to suit everyone, especially food-lovers, who will find more restaurants here per capita than in any other Australian city. With an abundance of fascinating local wildlife and landscapes on its doorstep, Perth has plenty to offer families travelling with kids.

Pristine sandy beaches mean there's hours of fun in the sun to be had on Perth's family beaches, such as Cottesloe Beach and Leighton Beach, but be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen as the Australian sun can be ruthless. Another great outdoors option is the Kings Park and Botanic Garden where visitors can hike, bike or just relax in the shade with a picnic.

The Perth Zoo is the perfect place for animal lovers, while the Aquarium of Western Australia is not to be missed either. The Museum of Childhood is great for kids.

The Perth Sightseeing Pass is useful for those planning to do a lot of sightseeing, and parents should grab a copy of The Parent's Paper, free every month, for ideas on attractions and events for kids.


Despite having been absorbed into Perth's urban sprawl, Fremantle, affectionately known as 'Freo', retains its own strong identity and is a popular destination for day-trippers from Perth. Its harbour…

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Comprised of more than 400 hectares (988 acres) of parkland and gardens, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens is one of Perth's most popular attractions for locals and tourists alike. Set on Mt Eliza, the…

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London Court

Built in 1937, Perth's London Court is set among modern skyscrapers in the heart of the city. The small pedestrian 'street' is located between the Hay Street Mall and St Georges Terrace, and is reminiscent…

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