Western Australia is a massive state with huge mineral deposits of iron, gold, nickel and natural gas, making Perth an important city financially with many of the world’s leading mining companies making their head office within the city.
Perth has amazing tourist attractions and hotel accommodation to suit the needs of all travelers. So come to Perth and join the fun.
Perth is an amazing city, modern and vibrant, Perth is fast becoming the best city in Australia to visit because of it’s climate and location to some of the best natural attractions in Australia. On these pages you will find fabulous fun things to do while in Perth.
Perth was founded in 1829 by Captain James Stirling. Initially the colony struggled financially but with the arrival of convict labour propping up farms the wool industry eventually flourished and so did Perth.
Today Perth is the fastest growing capital city and looks set to continue this fantastic growth for some time into the future.
The Pinnacles Desert, Mary River wine region, famous Monkey Mia and the beautiful Fremantle all delight the visitor to Perth and are all within a day trip from the Western Australian capital city.
What about some of the things to see right in the city itself. Enjoy cruises on the Swan River, the cute animals at the Perth zoo, a visit to Western Australian Museum or a tour of Perth Mint to buy ingots, jewellery and coins.
There are many things to do in Perth and the friendly people will be too happy to give you directions to all the best places to see.
Hotel accommodation is among the best you can find in Australia, with 5 star luxury hotels to backpacker hostels, there is a room to suit the budgets of all travelers.
So join us for a great time and come to Perth for the sun, the adventure and the exciting times.
The Best Tours in Perth
City of Lights Swan River Dinner Cruise Perth
If you are looking for romantic things to do in Perth, this dinner cruise is for you. This has got to be the best location for a dinner date with good food, great drinks and exceptional views, how romantic is this.
Perth dinner cruise on the Swan River is available every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and is an all inclusive dining experience with a delicious buffet meal plus full bar service.
Enjoy the fantastic scenery on a 3 hour cruise of Perth’s beautiful Swan River. Have a dance, look at the city’s lights or the light in your partners eyes, there is no doubt that dinner on the river has a special quality unmatched by contemporary restaurants.
With prices around $120 per person for an all inclusive dinner experience, in the best Perth location, this is a bargain in anyone’s mind. Make reservations ahead as this romantic dinner cruise is very popular and you could miss your required date.
Pinnacles Desert Day Tour From Perth
Like a moon landscape the Pinnacles Desert is an eerie sight and yet is something strangely beautiful in itself. This bus tour from Perth takes you to this mysterious of places and also visits the huge sand dunes of Lancelin Beach.
Have a go at sandboarding down the huge sand dunes of Lancelin Beach or hang on tight with a bit of rough 4 wheel driving. It’s a real blast. This is an awesome Perth day tour, full of fun for all the family.
If you want a bit of adventure and a great day sightseeing, this Lancelin – Pinnacles day tour is just made for you. This is quite a comprehensive tour that has something for everyone. Wild life, wild rides and some eerie landscape.
First you visit Caversham Wildlife Park National Park, a refuge for Australian native animals. Take photos of koalas, kangaroos and other native species where you can get up close to get some fabulous memories.
After lunch near Cervantes, you will travel to the Namburg National Park and the Pinnacles Desert limestone pillars. This is striking and eerie, a miracle of nature that is so wonderful to see.
Your guide will explain the forces of nature that shaped the Pinnacles Desert and you will have the opportunity of capturing it all on film.
Then board the monster bus Desert Storm for some 4 wheel drive action over the Lancelin sand dunes. These dunes are among the largest in the world and the monster bus will give you a thrilling ride like you have never experienced before.
Later you can try sand boarding, which is so much fun. There’s no snow in Western Australia, but we have some of the best sand boarding in the world.
All your need to try sand boarding is a sense of adventure. Doesn’t matter how young or old, with the right attitude you will love sand boarding.
Duration of tour is between 11 and 12 hours. Pinnacles tour departs Perth daily. Prices start around AUD $215, half price child prices apply for children aged 4 – 14 years inclusive.
Perth Wave Rock Day Tour
Depart Perth early as this is a long day trip into the southeast of Western Australia.
First stop is the town of York in the Avon Valley. York is historic in that it was founded in 1831 and was the first inland European settlement in WA.
You then reboard the air-conditioned coach and set out for the popular Hyden. Hyden is located 330 km east of Perth, and is the base to explore the natural formations, the most famous being Wave Rock.
Before lunch you will visit Hippos Yawn, a spectacular rock formation. One look and you understand how it got the name. Lunch is taken at the Wildflower Shop.
Then it’s off to see the spectacular Wave Rock. Wave Rock is about 110 meters long and 15 meters high and really resembles a perfect surfers wave in the ocean.
Many people wonder how wave rock was formed. Experts believe the feature has been formed by weathering and water erosion, which has undercut the base, leaving a rounded overhang. However it was formed it is absolutely stunning and certainly worth the visit.
You then visit the ancient Gnamma Holes, these are holes dug by aboriginal to collect water and usually found in a series of three holes. See The Humps, beautiful granite outcrops and finally Mulka’s Cave, a place with many well preserved examples of beautiful aboriginal art cave paintings.
There is a fascinating aboriginal legend associated with Mulkas Cave and how Mulka’s handprints, on the walls of the cave, are higher than others of his tribe.
Tour operates daily leaving Perth Sightseeing Centre at 8.00am and returning around 8:30pm. This is a long tour yet fresh and exciting. Truly a tour you will remember forever.
Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth
This day tour to Rottnest Island is a fabulous way to see this wonderful subtropical paradise and enjoy the sea views and unique wildlife, especially the cute Quokkas.
There are an estimated 10,000 Quokkas on Rottnest Island and these cute animals have become major tourist attractions and they seem to like their star status. They have become very friendly creatures and will come right up sometimes for a pat. You can get some great photos with quokkas, but it is against the law to feed them.
Quokkas are not just unique to Rottnest Island, they are also found on Bald Island, in the Stirling Ranges and the Swan coastal plain near Perth. The first white men thought they were overgrown rats and the Island was known as Rats Nest, which eventually became Rottnest.
Quokkas are related to kangaroos and carry their babies in a pouch. They breed once per year with one child per year. Male Quokkas are called boomers, females fliers and the young joeys.
This rottnest Island tour includes an optional 2 course lunch plus a 2 hour coach tour of the Island. You will see the beautiful unspoiled beaches, emerald waters and reefs, boardwalks and coastal heath.
Tour prices start around AUD $135.00 per person with all transfers to and from Barrack Street Jetty. Hotel pickup is available.
Rottnest Island Day Tour depart 8.30 am Perth daily and returns to Perth around 6.00pm. It is certainly one of the best day tours that is available in Perth and Rottnest Island is a must see tourist destination.
Don’t let the locals keep it for themselves, see Rottnest Island while in Perth.
Perth Wine Cruise Swan River Wine Tasting
Set sail cruising the Swan River and sample some fine wine from the renown Houghton range before arriving at the Sandalford Estate.
Situated in the upper reaches of the Swan River, Sandalford is one of Western Australia’s oldest wineries, being established by John Roe in 1840.
You will have tasting of their distinctive premium wines and the opportunity to purchase some excellent varieties.
Re board the cruise vessel and journey to the Waters Edge Winery for a delicious 3 course lunch. Established in 1829, this historic site, now known as Waters Edge Winery, produced Western Australia’s very first vintages.
Situated right on the banks of the Swan River, the buildings stand on the prime waterfront section of what was once a colonial land grant and contains the oldest underground cellars in Western Australia.
On the cruise back to Perth, there is the opportunity for more wine tasting and some special entertainment. At the end of the cruise look back on a fantastic day sampling some of the most famous West Australian wines from leading wineries.
Cruise departs Pier 3, Barrack Square daily. Hotel transfers are available from all Perth city located hotels if advised at time of booking.
You don’t need to be a seasoned wine lover to enjoy this tour. During the course of the day, you will receive valuable information about each wine that you sample, which will point you in the right direction to becoming a connoisseur yourself.
A good wine is a delightful companion and enhances a great meal. Enjoy the day and learn some useful tips about what wine goes with a particular food. Personally I enjoy a good red with anything from hot dogs to garlic prawns. It’s always wine o’clock in my house.
Fremantle Lunch Cruise Perth
Experience the sights of the beautiful Swan river from Perth to Fremantle aboard Captain Cook Cruises. Cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch including hot and cold dishes, plus local seafood delights .
Departing daily at 11.00 am from Pier 3, Barrack Square, Perth, you will cruise down to Fremantle and return to Perth around 2.00 pm.
This is a really relaxing lunch cruise and something to share with friends, family or perhaps impress a business contact.
Fremantle lies at the mouth of the Swan River, some 20km down stream from Perth. It is a vibrant city and important port with many historic buildings situated along the riverfront.
Lunch cruise prices start around $70 per person, with child fares available for children aged between 4 – 14 years.
There’s several lunch cruise options available. You can select to cruise the upper reaches of the Swan River, take this Fremantle cruise or combine this cruise with a Fremantle Tram Tour.
You will find each cruise listed in the brochure below. Just select the more activities and tours option at the bottom and dream of the things that you can do while in Perth.
Perth to Monkey Mia 4 Day Tour
With overnight stays on genuine sheep stations, adventure trips in rugged country and the sights of the Pinnacles Desert and Monkey Mia dolphins, this tour is one of the best and cheapest around.
Start the 4 day journey with a visit to Lancelin Beach for a bit of fun sanboarding down the massive dunes.
Next up is the Pinnacles Desert, an amazing collection of sandstone monuments sticking up out of the sand. Eerie to say the least, yet somewhat beautiful in it’s own way as you appreciated the forces of nature. Then onto Horrocks Beach for the first nights accommodation at what is now a sheep station.
Day 2 takes you to Kalbarri National Park for some stunning views of massive gorges and rugged outcrops. Then north to Shark Bay for a look at the fascinating Stromatolites. Shark Bay is so significant that it has been listed as World Heritage Area so there is some superlative natural phenomena surprises waiting for you. Finally on day 2 you arrive for the night at Monkey Mia.
You spend the morning of day 3 with the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. Hopefully they come and cooperate with the tour group but seeing as they are wild dolphins, nobody can guarantee they will show up, they usually do and for the past 30 years people have been entertained by these friendly dolphins.
After lunch we make our way to Northhampton for the evening accommodation stop.
Day 4 and the tour makes it’s way back to Perth with stops at Yanchep National Park, where you will have lunch overlooking Lake McNess. Visit an Aboriginal community and time with the Noongar people.
You arrive back in Perth around 5.30 pm truly satisfied with a tour that is something you will remember forever.
This is a budget tour with all meals and accommodation supplied. An absolute bargain. Book online now and make sure of your seat on the bus.