The adventures you’ve dreamed of, right on your doorstep
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With weather as welcoming as its friendly locals, Australia’s sunniest capital city of Perth | Boorloo offers adventures for everyone. Framed by the Swan River, the city boasts 19 pristine beaches, each blessed with dreamy Indian Ocean sunsets, and is home to one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.
Perth is home to the Swan Valley, the only wine region within an Australian capital city — just one of the effortless day trips to enjoy within an hour of the city. You can also explore Perth’s historic and bohemian port city of Fremantle | Walyalup, swim with playful wild dolphins in Rockingham, or cruise to Rottnest Island to meet plenty of quokkas, the world’s happiest animal.
Add a thriving metropolis of curated cultural experiences, luxury hotels, shopping precincts, rooftop bars and waterfront dining at Elizabeth Quay | Goomup on the beautiful Swan River, and it’s easy to see why Perth is such a relaxed and naturally adventurous capital city.
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An eclectic port city with spirit and soul
Fremantle | Walyalup, or ‘Freo’ as it is affectionately known, is Perth’s | Boorloo’s port city, situated where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean. Just a 30-minute drive or train from Perth city, it’s bursting with vibrancy, colour and quirky culture.
It’s not just art galleries, pubs and cafés that are sprinkled throughout this bohemian town — the bustling Fremantle Markets (still going strong after 100 years) and one of Australia’s first micro-breweries are there too. Savour fresh seafood harbourside, fine fare in historic buildings or sip a refreshing drink on the beach as you watch an Indian Ocean sunset.
Get to know Freo intimately on a walking tour with a local guide, passing buskers, performers and street art. For history buffs, no trip here would be complete without a visit to the WA Maritime Museum and the convict-built, World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison. And just outside the city centre, you’ll find gorgeous beaches, plus walking and cycling trails that meander along the river’s edge.
Fremantle is like nowhere else in Australia: an eclectic collision of character, creativity, culture and cuisine.
Perth’s | Boorloo’s relaxed island playground
Rottnest Island | Wadjemup — or ‘Rotto’ as it’s affectionately known — is a little pocket of paradise, jam-packed with adventure and a favourite local getaway. Getting to this car-free, protected nature reserve is easy: take a short ferry ride from the mainland or arrive in style by helicopter or airplane.
You’ll be greeted by 63 stunning beaches, 20 beautiful bays, an abundance of spectacular marine life, and the world’s happiest animal, the adorable quokka. Discover Rottnest Island’s cultural significance and history on an Aboriginal guided tour, then enjoy an ocean boat cruise dining on sumptuous local seafood.
Explore the island by scenic flight, segway, bus, boat, waterbike, or even a glass-bottom kayak. One of the best ways to see the island is by bicycle — pedal from bay to bay at your own pace or take a guided bike tour to discover lighthouses, world war relics, pink salt lakes, caves and coves. Just make sure you stop at the legendary Rottnest Island Bakery for a delicious treat.
Hike through nature or join a guided snorkelling tour of the island’s underwater wonders. Jump on an adventure boat to watch whales, dolphins and seals. Savour dinner and a refreshing drink while the sun sets over Thompson Bay, and then retire in luxury, eco or glamping accommodation.
And whether you choose to live the ‘Rotto life’ for a day or a week, one thing’s for sure: this is definitely the island getaway you’ve dreamt about.