Laid-back, liveable Perth has wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing character.
Perth combines big-city attractions and relaxed, informal surrounds, providing an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors. It’s a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city, with myriad bars, restaurants and cultural activities all vying for attention. When you want to chill out, it’s easy to do so.
Perth’s pristine parkland, nearby bush, and river and ocean beaches – along with a good public-transport system – allow its inhabitants to spread out and enjoy what’s on offer.
Flights to Perth
The following carriers provide frequent direct flights from most major centre’s across Australia.
- Qantas – www.qantas.com.au
- Virgin Australia – www.virginaustralia.com
- Jetstar – www.jetstar.com.au
- Tiger Airways – www.tigerair.com
Every arrival at Airport is met by a shuttle bus and taxis that will take passengers into Perth city. The trip will take around thirty minutes.
If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available: Hertz, AVIS, Europcar, Thrifty and Budget.
To and from T1/T2 precinct
Bus Route 380, fittingly named after the Airbus A380, has dedicated luggage rucks and runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2.
To and from T3/T4 precinct
Bus Route 40 operates 7 days a week between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and T3/T4 via Great Eastern Highway, offering the most direct route between Perth Airport and Perth City.
Uber ridesharing services are available at Perth Airport.
Please wait until you have collected your luggage and are ready to leave the airport before requesting your ride through the Uber app.
There are dedicated rideshare pick-up bays within easy walking distance of each terminal. Simply follow the directions given in the app and terminal signage to the nearest rideshare pick-up bay.
To help us provide infrastructure that supports rideshare activities across the Perth Airport estate, a $3 airport fee applies to all pick-ups at Perth Airport.
Taxi ranks are located at the front of all terminals – simply follow the signs to the nearest taxi ranks. A taxi rank can also be found on Valentine Road within the General Aviation area.
You may be asked by your taxi driver to pay your fare in advance. To help provide taxi facilities at Perth Airport, including waiting areas, monitoring equipment and kerbside facilities, a $3 fee is added to your fare if you’re catching a taxi from the terminals.
A taxi from Perth airport to the city with cost roughly between $40-$60
Being one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, it’s no surprise that Western Australia produces such a profusion of fresh local flavours, succulent seafood, world-class wines and highly prized black truffles.
WA is home to nine sensational wine regions, each with their own unique characteristics and qualities, including the world-renowned Margaret River and the state’s oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley. On a tasting tour of the cellar doors, you’ll also find the perfect pairing of restaurants, as well as a growing number of award-winning boutique breweries.
In Perth, you’re spoilt for choice, with more restaurants per capita than any other capital city in Australia, many of which have been awarded for their commitment to food excellence. The bar scene is equally as impressive, whether you seek the grand heritage of an iconic colonial hotel, the character of a country pub, or the European elegance of the small bar scene that’s tucked away in the city’s charming lanes and alleyways.
Explore recommendations – www.tripadvisor.com.au
Swan Valley Wine Trail
Just 20 minutes east of Perth, the Swan Valley and Darling Range is a world away from city life. You can reach it by road, or take the scenic route aboard a Swan River cruise from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty. You can even winery-hop in the back of a horse-drawn wagon or chauffeured classic car.
Little Creatures Brewing
A huge shed (and former crocodile farm) on the water’s edge in Fremantle was to become the home of this beer and the birthplace of Little Creatures Brewing. Work began in 1999 and we swung the doors open in late 2000. Grab a pint & a pizza and soak in the brewery atmosphere or wander out into the backyard and enjoy your beer in the sunshine.
There are plenty of adventures to be had at Rottnest Island. Don’t just limit yourself to swimming and bike riding, there are so many exciting Rottnest Island tours, ocean and island activities to be experienced.
Just 30 minutes from Perth, the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Spend a night or two with an excellent selection of accommodation options ranging from friendly backpackers to luxurious hotels.
Free Perth Walking Tour
The iCity Volunteer Hosts help visitors discover the City of Perth. They staff the City of Perth Information Kiosk located in the Murray Street Mall at the intersection of Forrest Place and are on hand every day to answer questions about the city. Free specialty tours include:
• Icons of Influence (Mon 2pm)
• Art City (Tues 2pm)
• Convicts & Colonials (Wed 2pm)
• Town Hall (Thur 2pm)
• Boom or Bust (Fri 2pm)
Yagan Square is the place to meet both day and at night with a large array of cafes, restaurants, shopping and pop-ups there are plenty of things to see and do. The Square has a vibrant lighting display on the underside of the canopies and is home to the iconic Digital Tower.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is visited by over 6 million people each year. Kings Park’s stunning location overlooks the Perth City and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned.
Kalbarri National Park
While you’re in Perth, why not stay and explore more of what Western Australia has to offer. Kalbarri National Park is located 485 km north of Perth, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The major geographical features of the park include the Murchison River gorge which runs for nearly 80 km on the lower reaches of the Murchison River.
Perth’s newly built Optus Stadium opened in January 2018, offers visitors two unique dining experience both at the western end of the stadium showcasing 180 degree views of the Swan River. Stadium tours are available 7 days a week for all ages. You will be treated to a VIP experience with breathtaking views of the playing surface, the Swan River and Perth City. Discovering and reliving some of the greatest sporting moments and WA’s rich sporting history.