Regal Apartments – East Perth

This is WHY We Love Perth

Perth’s superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park make for a city centred on the great outdoors. But there’s more to the west coast capital than great sunshine and a sparkling river. A new cosmopolitan perspective and economic growth has given Perth a cultural confidence which is making its mark on the city skyline and on other aspects of urban life.

Things to do in Perth

  • Get back to nature at Kings Park – home to Western Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Visit Barrack Square where you can see The Bell Tower.
  • Explore the river on a Swan River cruise or tour.
  • Indulge in some city arts and culture at a theatre, museum or art gallery.
  • Watch a gold pour demonstration and browse the gold shop at The Perth Mint.
  • Head to the shopping and entertainment hot spots beyond the CBD.
  • Dine out at one of the many small bars, restaurants and cafes.
  • Explore the city and river by bikekayak or Segway.
  • Catch the city sights and attractions on a day tour.
  • Take a free guided walking tour of the city with the i-City Volunteers or join a walking tour.
  • Go shopping at the wide range of boutique stores and international brands.
  • Visit Heirisson Island – the home of a colony of Western Grey Kangaroos.

Skyscrapers are home to the state’s movers and shakers while city laneways have given way to an explosive new dining and small bar scene. The city is lined with pedestrian malls jam-packed with a wide variety shops from inventive boutiques to national and global flagship stores where you can stock up on stylish fashions, buy some Aboriginal art or simply sit at a café with a coffee and watch the parades of people passing by.

Perth is in the midst of an exciting period of expansion and new developments, with bold new design projects and redevelopments such as Perth Arena, Barrack St Jetty and Elizabeth Quay, Perth Stadium and Yangan Square dramatically changing the face of Perth.

Elizabeth Quay features ultra trendy new cafes, bars and restaurants for those looking to get the most out of their dining experience. There’s also a host of activities on offer at the Quay including cruises, gondola rides and sea plane rides.

There are many attractions to visit throughout the Perth City, including The Bell TowerThe Perth MintPerth ZooScitech, Perth Cultural Centre and Kings Park and Botanic Garden where you’ll find 400 hectares of stunning natural bushland and grand lookouts – a popular place for taking photos.

All buses in the Perth CBD are free too with the CAT services very popular for visitors – 4 routes visiting major attractions and dining strips. Remember to connect your mobile device to the free “Perth WiFi” while in the city centre also and tell your friends about our extraordinary city!

Fremantle

Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars. Spend a night or two with an excellent selection of accommodation options ranging from friendly backpackers to luxurious hotels.

Fremantle – A Lonely Planet Top 10 City in 2016

Fremantle was named in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016. The latest Lonely Planet guide has ranked Fremantle as the 7th-best city in the world, behind the top-ranked Kotor in Montenegro but ahead of the 10th-placed Rome. WA was also listed among the best-value destinations for 2016. Check out Fremantle’s listing on Lonely Planet to find out why!

Things to do in Fremantle

  • Enjoy a coffee along the ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or trendy Wray Ave, South Tce and High St.
  • Potter through the Fremantle Markets.
  • Enjoy street food at one of the outdoor food markets or food trucks.
  • Enjoy fish & chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour and stroll along the boardwalk to Bathers Beach.
  • Hop on board an historic tram ride or segway tour.
  • Go underground on the fascinating Fremantle Prison Tunnel tour.
  • Visit the WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Arts Centre.
  • Feast on the local flavours and indie vibe at the many restaurants and cafés.
  • Sample boutique beer at one of the great micro breweries.
  • Find fashion, unique & eclectic shopping shopping, original artworks and quirky gifts.
  • Follow a self-guided walking trail – interactive online maps available here.
  • Enjoy a swim at beautiful Bathers Beach, just a stone’s throw from Fremantle city centre.
  • Take a stroll (or jump on CAT bus) to South Fremantle and discover street art and murals.
  • Explore shops, galleries and cafes in the historic West End.

Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches encompasses the glorious Sunset Coast coastline of metropolitan Perth and from Cottesloe to Two Rocks. The evening sun dipping spectacularly into the Indian Ocean gives this region its evocative name and it’s a sight you can enjoy daily, from any number of picturesque locations. While the beaches and facilities are inviting and the weather is exceptional, it’s rarely crowded.

Getting around the Perth Beaches is easy, with an excellent road system that puts great beaches a short drive from the city centre, and the northern limits no more than an hour away. Most places are also accessible by bus or train and extensive walking and cycle trails hug the beaches allowing you to take in both the dazzling views and fresh ocean air.

When it comes to deciding on where to stay all needs are catered for. Whether it’s a resort or hotel, self contained apartment, bed and breakfast, caravan park or backpackers hostel, you will find it all here.