Perth Sights & Attractions

From its location on the Swan River, set between the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, Perth – the laid-back and sunny capital of Western Australia – provides plenty to see and do for honeymoon couples.


Kings Park, Perth

Kings Park, Perth – Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Perth Sightseeing

Perth offers several must-see attractions for inquisitive couples, including the following…

Swan River, Perth

What to do and see in Perth

Explore arty, bohemian Northbridge, taste the good life in Subiaco and unwind in Kings Park, among wildflowers and colourful birds, while enjoying the best views of the city's skyline from the top of Mount Eliza.

Discover some of the country’s best Aboriginal and Australian art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Watch pure gold being poured at The Perth Mint and strike your own coin or have a medallion engraved with your own message.

Stroll the working docks of bustling Fremantle and discover restored historic warehouses, old-fashioned architecture and fascinating museums.

Explore a network of paths in Kings Park, paddle a kayak along the Swan River or follow a choice of foot and cycle trails along the riverfront, around Fremantle and on to the beaches at Cottesloe and Scarborough, where you can swim, surf or relax at one of the famous beachside cafés.

Or catch the ferry to traffic-free Rottnest Island for a swim.

Major attractions near Perth

Then take control from the driver’s seat and explore a range of exciting getaway options just a short drive from Perth.

Spend some time exploring the local history, art and culture, then perhaps try an adventure activity followed by an evening of fine dining on fresh grown local produce and fine distinctive wine at an award-winning restaurant.

Must-see sights near Perth, easily reached on a weekend getaway, include:

Perth's Beaches

Choose from more than 80km of sun-kissed white-sand beaches that range in an almost continues stretch north and south of Perth.

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Margaret River

Escape to the world-famous vineyards of Margaret River, just a leisurely four-hour drive south of Perth. Indulge in a smorgasbord of gourmet treats at the many world-class wineries and restaurants scattered throughout the region.

Read more about the Margaret River

Golden Outback and Coral Coast

Take the Wildflower Way and discover nature’s breathtaking beauty as more than 12,000 wildflower species blanket the ground in the Golden Outback and Coral Coast regions. Visit settlements built by gold rush pioneers and return by way of Australia's Coral Coast beaches.

Read more about the Golden Outback and Coral Coast

Avon Valley

Take a journey through time as you experience the historic towns of Western Australia's Avon Valley – their romance and charm framed by picturesque landscapes and historic buildings from the Victorian era.

Read more about the Avon Valley

Pemberton and Albany

Explore one of Australia's most exciting emerging wine regions in the south-west corner of Western Australia. The region is renowned for mild weather and abundant sunshine, world-class family-owned wineries, gourmet food and spectacular forests and woodlands – the perfect setting for a relaxing nature-based getaway.

Read more about Pemberton and Albany

Where to stay in Perth

Perth offers newlyweds an excellent choice of accommodation options, including the following 5-star hotels…

COMO The TreasuryCOMO The Treasury
Location: 1 Cathedral Avenue, CBD, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD535 per room
Description: Located in the Perth Central Business District neighborhood in Perth, 400 m from Perth Concert Hall, COMO The Treasury features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. A flat-screen TV, as well as an iPod docking station are available. Each room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. There is a 24-hour front desk and shops at the property. Perth Convention Exhibition Center is half a kilometer from COMO The Treasury, and WACA is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Perth Airport, 9.7 km from the property.

Crown Metropol PerthCrown Metropol Perth
Location: Bolton Avenue and Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD428 per room
Description: On the banks of the Swan River overlooking the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol Perth features modern and stylish accommodations within a 15-minute drive of Perth’s International and Domestic Airports. Central Perth is a 5-minute drive away. Each spacious guest room features natural light, high-tech entertainment facilities, plush furnishings, a large executive desk area and large private bathrooms. Guests have access to the resort-style pool area, 24-hour casino and a theater. The selection of world-class restaurants and bars includes Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill. ISIKA Perth features deluxe spa treatment rooms, steam rooms, a hair and beauty salon, and a fully equipped fitness center. The pool area is surrounded by lounge chairs and is home to the outdoor Poolside Bar and Grill.

The Richardson Hotel & SpaThe Richardson Hotel & Spa
Location: 32 Richardson Street, West Perth, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD337 per room
Description: The Richardson has 5-star boutique accommodations located a quarter mile from Perth's renowned King's Park and Botanical Gardens. It features an outdoor heated pool with a garden and an award-winning spa. Free Wi-Fi is included. The rooms at the Richardson Hotel & Spa feature stylish contemporary décor. Each includes an espresso coffee machine, flat-screen TV with cable channels and individually controlled air conditioning. Guests can work out in the gym or relax in the sauna. The on-site spa has a variety of luxurious treatments. The Richardson Hotel & Spa is 35 minutes from Perth International Airport and 25 minutes from Perth Domestic Airport.

Best Western Premier The Terrace Hotel PerthBest Western Premier The Terrace Hotel Perth
Location: 237 St Georges Terrace, CBD, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD324 per room
Description: Built in 1892, this restored hotel features a bar, restaurant and guest lounge and is located in the West End of Perth’s CBD (Central Business District). Most suites offer a fireplace, a king-size 4-poster bed and a flat-screen TV. Each suite is decorated with a mixture of antique and modern furnishings. All suites have a stereo system and cable TV. All have a private en suite bathroom with bathrobes and slippers provided. The Terrace Hotel Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar serves a selection of local and international beer, wine and spirits. The tour desk books airport transfers, city tours and concert and event tickets. The reception desk at The Best Western Premier is available 24/7. Best Western Premier The Terrace Hotel Perth is 3 km from the WACA, 5 km from Perth Zoo and 8 km from Burswood Park Golf Course. Scarborough Beach is 20 minutes’ drive away.

Duxton Hotel PerthDuxton Hotel Perth
Location: 1 St.George's Terrace, CBD, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD299 per room
Description: Situated in Perth CBD (Central Business District), the 5-star Duxton Hotel Perth offers luxury rooms in a great location. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool. Each air-conditioned room at Perth Duxton Hotel has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom, many with a full-size bath. All rooms include cable TV and most have views over the Swan River. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The fully equipped fitness centre features a sauna and steam room. The outdoor heated pool with hot tub is surrounded by a private courtyard. The Firewater Grille Restaurant serves modern international cuisine and wines from Western Australia's premium wine-producing regions. Duxton Hotel Perth is located next to Perth Concert Hall and the Swan River is a 5-minute walk away.

Fraser Suites PerthFraser Suites Perth
Location: 10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, Perth
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD294 per room
Description: Fraser Suites Perth features free WiFi, an indoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Each apartment includes stylish kitchen facilities and a state-of-the-art home entertainment system. The property is located in the Perth CBD (Central Business District). All 1-bedroom apartments are air-conditioned and include open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas. Each includes a 40-inch LCD TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, work desk and an in-room safe. Guests can dine at Heirloom restaurant, which offers a menu designed by celebrity chef Pete Evans. You can also enjoy a drink at the Lobby Bar. Perth Fraser Suites are situated within Perth’s “Free-Transit Zone”, allowing guests to catch hop-on and hop-off city buses for free. The property offers secure car parking. Overlooking the Swan River in East Perth, Fraser Suites is a 5-minute walk from the WACA Cricket Ground. Burswood Entertainment Complex and the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre are a 5-minute drive away.

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Latest update Perth honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2018

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