When someone starts summarising the characteristics of Perth, the list can start to sound a little make-believe: Always sunny. Very relaxed. Friendly locals. Beautiful city parks. Spectacular food scene. Untouched natural beauty. Incredible beaches. And world-class wine regions on your doorstep.
Surely that can’t be real - surely one city can’t have all that? But it is very real, and one city can have all that - and more. But if you’re short on time, there’s no need to fret; you can still enjoy the capital of Australia’s west in one day.
Where to stay
The Adnate, This boutique hotel is an art lovers dream, centrally located and close to the cultural precincts of Yagan Square, Northbridge and the city centre, making it perfect for a short stay in Perth.
What to doStart your day the right way and grab a coffee from La Veen, one of the best coffee spots in the city. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, take a stroll around Raine Square which is the new home for premium fashion and brand accessories.
Then it’s time to begin sightseeing, and what better way to start than with the jewel in Perth’s Crown, Kings Park. Kings Park spans more than 400 hectares, making it one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. From high above in the park, you have stunning views over Perth city, the sparkling Swan River, the distant Perth hills and the beautiful blue sky Perth is so famous for. Walk along the famous Fraser Avenue and Federation Walkway for the best views.
No visit to Perth would be complete without a trip to the beach. Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth's top tourist destinations and for good reason! Perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling and surfing with a huge grassy area for picnics. Enjoy a dip in the sea, relax on the sand and soak up Perth’s world-famous beach culture.