Complete Guide to Hotels & Things to Do in Perth, Australia
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Perth is one of Australia's star cities, isolated on the West Coast and abundant with things to do. One day, you can be in the city shopping and dining and, the next, be sunbathing (with sunscreen, of course) on one of the region's many beautiful beaches. Luxury stays, beach days and Quokkas: Perth has it all.
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Where to stay in Perth, Australia
The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
Refined luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spa and an an infinity pool in Perth.
COMO The Treasury
Set in Perth's historic district, this contemporary hotel is brimming with luxe rooms and amenities, including two restaurants, a holistic spa and a cocktail bar.
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Amaroo Retreat & Spa
Rejuvenating retreat center with a full-service spa and wellness center surrounded by natural bushland in Western Australia.
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Things to do in Perth, Australia
Soak Up The Sun At Perth's Beautiful Beaches: Cottesloe & Scarborough Beaches are two of Perth's most iconic beaches, but being on the coast, there are plenty to choose from. My top picks are Yanchep Lagoon Beach (north of Perth) and Port Beach for a unique blend of city with seaside paradise.
Stroll King's Park & Botanic Garden: Take a walk and explore Perth's most famous park and botanic garden. In the summertime, Moonlight Cinemas hosts outdoor movie screenings here, so bring a blanket and popcorn!
View The City From Reabold Hill Summit Lookout: Find Reabold Hill Summit Lookout in Bold Park, mere miles from the beach. Take in the sights from afar, and catch the sunrise or sunset if you're there at the right time.
Watch A Show Or Game At Optus Stadium: Want to see a football match, or induce adrenaline from hanging off the roof by a harness? Optus Stadium offers an array of events and activities including sports, hosting concerts and thrill experiences.
Hunt For Purple Jacaranda Trees: Jacarandas are a big deal when they bloom during Australia's springtime. There are multiple places to find them around the country, but the neighborhood of Applecross takes the cake, as it is adorned with the purple flowers in front of high-end homes.
Watch The Day Come To An End On Scarborough Sunset Hill: Near Scarborough Beach, you will find this hill perfect for watching the sunset over the ocean, one of the best ways to end the day, not to mention a great spot for pictures.
Stargaze At Perth Observatory: Officially founded in 1900, the Perth Observatory is a great educational spot for the night sky. You'll find it 35 km east of the city, nestled in the forest. If you're looking for awe, you can find it in the stars!
Indulge In A Relaxing Massage At The Ritz Carlton Perth's Spa: Fancying a de-stressing massage, or wanting a hydrated glow to your skin? The Ritz Carlton Perth's Spa offers a full menu of treatments sure to meet your needs.
Day Trips from Perth
Rottnest Island is just a hop, jump and swim away from Perth with plenty of beaches to explore and opportunities to take one of the infamous 'Quokka selfies'. The island is accessible by a ferry trip, a yacht charter, a short flight or you can book through companies such as Charter 1 that will take you on tours via their bright yellow catamaran.
Places to eat & drink in Perth, Australia
Tsukaya: If you're looking for Japanese food with influences from other cultures (ex: umami french fries), then don't pass up Tsukaya.
Shorehouse: This is a top pick for eating delicious food with an amazing view of the ocean. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you're covered no matter when you want to eat here. Is anyone hungry for buttermilk fried chicken?
II Locale: Pizza loaded with toppings is this place's bread and butter. With a location in Scarborough and a new one in Subiaco, II Locale is popular for pizzas including their Margherita and Tropical kinds. Plus, they have a dessert pizza with Nutella. Shut up and take my money!
Hunter & Barrel: Steak lovers like myself will love Hunter & Barrel's menu with items like wagyu skewers and filet on their menu, but not to worry! This sleek restaurant also offers other meats, fish and a selection just for the kiddos, too.
Ohana Acai Bar: Happen to be in Fremantle and in the mood for something fruity? Stop by and grab one of their famous Kapuka Bowls or other smoothie bowl options.
Duck Duck Bruce: Another beloved place to grab a bite is also in Fremantle, offering healthy meals and a separate takeaway menu if you're in a hurry to get somewhere (let's be real here: it's the beach).
Whisk Creamery: If you're ready to devour a lot of sugar, Whisk Creamery is ready for you, offering ice cream and gelato of all flavors with loads of topping options. Not feeling a sugar-fest? They also offer iced coffee and smoothies.
Sweetwater Rooftop Bar: Plenty of food and plenty of views is the name of the game here! At this rooftop Fremantle restaurant, you're sure to find something you'll truly enjoy off their menu whether it be steamed lotus buns, a Porterhouse steak or seaweed salad, just to name a few of the options they have.
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