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Top 10 Greatest Summer Experiences in Perth

Cottesloe Beach

Perth basks in the summer sun, really turning on the shine as the warmer months roll around and this is the time when you see this vibrant city flourish. With its relaxed, laid-back style and natural beauty right on its doorstep, Perth has a plethora of experiences on show, which is why summer is the greatest show in Perth

Here are the top 10 experiences you need to have this summer:

1. Discover Perth’s 80 kilometres of metropolitan coastline, where you can swim, snorkel, and surf, or just relax on a pristine beach while taking in one of WA’s iconic Indian Ocean sunsets. Perth offers 19 city beaches including Cottesloe (pictured above), Scarborough, Trigg and City Beach all with coastal dining options so you can savour the view whilst you eat.

2. Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden – one of the world’s largest inner city parks offering stunning views over the Swan River and Perth CBD.

Kings Park
Kings Park

3. Spend a day on Perth’s island playground, Rottnest and discover its 63 stunning beaches and 20 bays, and meet the world’s friendliest and most photogenic animal, the famous quokka. Be sure to snap a selfie with one while you’re there too!

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island

4. Head into the Perth Hills and discover one of the many walking trails through the forests.

Perth Hills
Perth Hills

5. Visit WA’s oldest wine region, the Swan Valley. Only a short 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD you’ll discover award-winning wineries, breweries and local providores. The Swan Valley also plays host to a number of events during the warmer months.

The Swan Valley
The Swan Valley

6. A 40-minute drive south of Perth, Rockingham offers boat tours that include memorable swims with wild dolphins. Neighbouring Penguin Island, is home to over 1,200 fairy penguins and even more pristine beaches and bays perfect for swimming.

Rockingham Dolphins

7. Explore the waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay, enjoying the city’s Swan River views over a dinner or a cruise.

Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay

8. Explore the bohemian port city of Fremantle’s thriving craft beer and busker scene.

Fremantle Markets
Fremantle Markets

9. While in Fremantle, sample fresh local seafood straight from the boats. Blending the old with the new, Fremantle offers an enriching cultural experience. It has a unique maritime, convict and colonial history that is coupled with buzzing markets, lively bars and cool cafes.

Fremantle
Fremantle

10. Stay in one of the newly opened The Ritz-Carlton at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay or The Adnate Art Series Hotel by Accor.

Ritz Carlton
Ritz Carlton
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