your passport to perth


your passport to perth
Your complete guide to
experiencing extraordinary in Perth,
Western Australia
Greenhouse, Perth
3 About Western Australia
7 Map of Western Australia
9 Extraordinary facts
12 City map
14 Shopping precincts map
16Guide to Perth and surrounds
17 Perth CBD
47Guide to inner city precincts
57 Suggested itineraries
69 Essential information
80 Ten things unique
to WA
How to use this guide
Welcome to Perth, Western Australia. The Passport to Perth has been
created by Tourism Western Australia as a guide for visitors. For a more
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About wa
Pack an adventurous spirit
and bring your curious
nature, because there’s
nothing ordinary about a
visit to Western Australia.
Whether you’re travelling for
business or leisure, Western
Australia, or WA as the locals
call it, is extraordinary.
Bordered by the Indian Ocean,
WA is one of the oldest lands
on Earth with a living Aboriginal
history dating back more than
40,000 years.
European explorers came
much later, and while it
is widely believed that
Portuguese sailors plied the
waters as early as the 1500s,
the first recorded European
visitors in WA’s history were the
Dutch in the 1600s. European
settlement didn’t officially take
place in WA until 1826, when
the southern port of Albany
was settled as a military
outpost. However, the colonial
headquarters were moved to
the current capital of Perth.
On January 1, 1901, WA joined
the other Australian States to
form a federation, headed by
a Federal Government and
supported by individual State
Today, the Indigenous cultures
of WA provide a continuous
and living link with ancient
knowledge and the land,
passed on through song,
dance, visual arts, the reading
of the seasons and ceremony.
There are more than 250
Indigenous communities in WA,
home to around 16,000 people.
One of the largest State
jurisdictions in the world,
WA occupies 2.5 million
square kilometres or a third of
Australia. Its size is matched
by its diversity of landscape,
people, lifestyle, economy and
climate, which ranges from
hot and tropical in the North,
arid in the central regions and
Mediterranean from Perth to
the South West.
from the city, and a robust
economy, it is not surprising
that Perth is among the world’s
top ten most liveable cities.
Home to 2.3 million people
from over 200 different
countries, Western Australia
is a melting pot of diverse
cultures and influences. The
capital city Perth, is home
to 1.7 million people and
is currently experiencing
incredible economic and social
growth. As a result of the
booming resources industry,
Perth is attracting exciting
developments and paving the
way as a city for the future.
From the city, head to the South
West for world-class food and
wine, beautiful beaches, luxury
accommodation and forests of
tall trees.
Nestled between the
magnificent Swan River and
Kings Park and Botanic
Garden – one of the largest
inner city parks in the world
– Perth offers an easy-going
and natural lifestyle. With more
hours of sunshine than any
other Australian city, stunning
beaches only a short drive
The Golden Outback is where
you’ll find historic townships,
scenes of spectacular
desert wilderness, outback
characters, gold rush history,
and the beaches of the
Southern Ocean.
And north of Perth, on the
Coral Coast, you’ll find
awesome marine life, endless
white sandy beaches and the
warm, turquoise waters of the
Indian Ocean.
If it’s an Aussie frontier
adventure you’re after, head
further north to the Kimberley
in the North West and discover
one of the world’s last true
wilderness areas.
WA is home to many exclusive
experiences, including the
Horizontal Waterfalls in the
Kimberley; Ningaloo Reef –
the largest fringing reef in the
world; Lucky Bay in Esperance
- Australia’s whitest beach;
and wildflowers - the largest
collection on Earth.
And when it comes to arts,
sporting and cultural events
Perth city view from Kings Park
there’s plenty of diversity –
from the Perth International
Arts Festival, the oldest running
arts festival in Australia, and
Ironman 70.3 Busselton; to
the Argyle Diamonds Ord
Valley Muster, and the Perth
2011 ISAF Sailing World
For more information, visit
Antony Gormley sculptures on Lake Ballard,
Australia’s Golden Outback
Corner of William and
Murray Streets, Perth City
Western Australia is full of
extraordinary experiences,
including some that are
found nowhere else on
Earth. Here is just a sample.
• Perth, the capital of Western
Australia, is Australia’s
sunniest capital city
• Western Australia - the
largest State in Australia
spans more than 2.5 million
square kilometres, about
the same size as Western
• Western Australia is home
to the largest number of
companies in the mining,
technology and service
sectors in Australia
• The Super Pit at Kalgoorlie produces up to 850,000
ounces of gold every year
and is the biggest gold
open pit mine in the country
• Perth is the only city in
Australia where you can
watch a sun set over the
Indian Ocean, explore a
world-class wine region, or
relax in one of the world’s
largest inner-city parks,
Kings Park and Botanic
Garden, all within 30
minutes of the CBD
• WA’s 12,900 kilometre
coastline is surrounded by
two of the world’s biggest
oceans: the Indian Ocean
and the Southern Ocean
• WA has a wide range of
climates, from tropical in the
far north to cool temperate
in the south. Perth enjoys a
true Mediterranean climate
with long hot summers
(December - February)
and mild cool winters
(June - August)
• Each year from June to
December - during one of
the longest whale watching
seasons in the world Humpback and Southern
Right whales call WA
oceans home
• The Margaret River region
in the South West of WA
is home to more than
220 wine producers, 100
cellar doors and produces
more than 25 per cent of
Australia’s premium wine
• The Kimberley in the North
of WA is one of the world’s
last true wilderness areas.
It’s the only place in the world where you can ride
the spectacular Horizontal
Waterfalls; marvel at the
beehive like formations of
the Bungle Bungle Range
in World Heritage Listed
Purnululu National Park;
and, cruise on Lake Argyle,
the largest freshwater lake
in the Southern Hemisphere
• World Heritage Listed
Ningaloo Reef, on WA’s
mid north coast, is one of
the largest fringing reefs
in the world. Unlike many
others, you can get to it just
by stepping off the beach.
Swim with the world’s
largest fish - the gentle
whale shark - each year
from April to July
• WA’s South West was
selected by travel experts,
Lonely Planet, as one of
the world’s Top 10 Regions
in 2010
• Western Australia is home
to more than 12,000
species of wildflowers
– more than the rest of
Australia combined. Starting
in the north and sweeping
south, a kaleidoscope of
blooms can be seen across
the State from June to
• The Valley of the Giants Tree
Top Walk - near Walpole in
the south west of WA - was
the first walking trial of its
kind in the world. At 600
metres long and 40 metres
above the ground, it has
been specially designed
to minimise impact on the
• The Shark Bay World
Heritage Area on Australia’s
Coral Coast is one of
only 16 sites worldwide
that satisfy all four natural
criteria for World Heritage
listing - natural beauty,
biological diversity,
ecological processes and
link to Earth’s history. See
the world’s largest dugong
population, and the friendly
dolphins of Monkey Mia,
who have been visiting the
area for more than 20 years.
• Australia’s whitest beach Lucky Bay – can be found
near Esperance on WA’s
south east coast. It’s a
place so relaxed even the
kangaroos sun-bake on the
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Wesley Quarter
Murray Street
London Court
Piccadilly Arcade
Arcade 800
Carillon City
Bon Marche Arcade
Plaza Arcade
Harbour Town
Trinity Arcade
1907 Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
Andaluz Bar & Tapas
Bar One
Belgian Beer Café
The Boheme Bar & Restaurant
The Conservatory
The Cheeky Sparrow
44 King Street
The George
The Generous Squire
Old Brewery
The Old Brewery
The Quarter
Sentinel Bar & Grill
Tiger Lils
Tiger Tiger
Wolfe Lane
XO Lounge
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13 Duxton Hotel
Citigate Perth
14 Novotel Perth Langley
Marque Hotel Perth
15 Pan
Mounts Bay Waters Apartments
16 Goodearth Apartment Hotel
Somerset St Georges Terrace
17 Perth Ambassador Hotel
Medina Grand Perth
18 Crowne Plaza Perth
Parmelia Hilton Perth
19 Hyatt Regency Perth
Rydges Perth
20 The Richardson Hotel and Spa
Holiday Inn City Centre
21 Miss Maud’s Swedish Hotel
Mantra on Murray
Citigate Perth
Ibis Perth
Medina Executive Barrack Plaza 2
Marque Hotel Perth
Mercure Perth
Mounts Bay Waters Apartments
Somerset St Georges Terrace
Bon Marche Arcade
Piccadilly Arcade
Harbour Town
Carillon City
Wesley Quarter
King Street
Plaza Arcade
London Court
Hay Street
Trinity Arcade
Arcade 800
Murray Street
King Street is home to many
chic, leading fashion houses
including Gucci, Louis Vuitton,
Tiffany & Co, and Wheels &
King Street, Perth
Twilight Sailing, Swan River, Perth
Perth’s central business
district is brimming with
entertainment options,
which all add to the city’s
lively atmosphere. A wide
range of funky pubs and
bars are on offer ranging
from distinguished lounge
and wine bars, to olderstyle English inspired
pubs and even one or two
Then, there are the many great
restaurants, and the varied
shopping scene. Known to
locals as ‘the city’, Perth’s vibe
is business chic with an extra
dose of glamour in the historic
west end. Make sure you leave
yourself enough time to explore
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
– one of the world’s largest
inner-city parks – or take a
stroll along the Swan River and
admire its beauty.
WA’s restaurant and bar scene
is always evolving, so for more
updates visit
foodandwine or
1907 Restaurant
& Cocktail Bar
Embrace the old-world charms
and cocktails of 1907, housed
in a 100-year-old rag trade
factory in the heart of the city.
Restaurant and bar
28 Queen Street, Perth
9436 0233
Bar – Tue to Thu from 4pm to
midnight; Fri & Sat from 5pm to
1am (no access after midnight
on Fri & Sat)
Restaurant – Tue to Fri from
12noon for lunch; Tue to Sat
from 6pm for dinner.
Andaluz Bar & Tapas
Complete with Chesterfield
couches, mood lighting and
an elegant courtyard, Andaluz
Bar & Tapas is in the basement
of the 104-year-old Parker &
Parker building.
Bar and tapas
21 Howard Street, Perth
9481 0092
Mon to Thu – 12noon to
midnight; Fri – 12noon to 1am
(public holiday from 5pm); Sat
– 6pm to 1am (no access after
12.30am and kitchen closes
one hour before closing).
The Aviary
The Aviary offers a variety of
social vistas including The
Birdcage restaurant, circular
lounge bar, and a vibrant
outdoor rooftop bar - The Nest,
which boasts a bowling green,
astro turf and decking.
Bar and restaurant
Level one, 140 William Street,
Perth (corner of William &
Murray Streets, above the Perth
Underground train station)
9226 0259
Mon to Sat – 11am to midnight;
Sun – 11am to 10pm.
Andaluz Bar & Tapas
A sophisticated bistro with its
unique ambience, low lighting,
wine bottles lining the walls, and
European influenced modern
Australian cuisine, Balthazar
has been impressing guests
for over ten years.
Fine dining
6 The Esplanade, Perth
9421 1206
Mon to Fri - from 12noon to
3pm for lunch; Mon to Sat from 6pm for dinner.
Bar One
This slick modern bar in one
of Perth’s busiest office towers
is the place to be seen. Bar
One offers classy pasta and
antipasti, and a sumptuous
cocktail menu.
Bar and restaurant
QV1 Building,
250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
9481 8400
Mon to Fri – 7am to late; closed
public holidays.
Belgian Beer Café
The lively Belgian Beer Café
replicates a 1930s beer
lounge, complete with glorious
Belgian beers and a menu of
hearty treats.
Bar and restaurant
Cnr King and Murray
Streets, Perth
9321 4094
Mon to Tue - 11am to 11pm;
Wed to Sat - 11am to 12pm;
Sunday - 11am to 10pm.
The Boheme Bar &
Offers a vibrant and relaxed
atmosphere with food, local
wines, coffee, and boutique
and imported beers.
Bar and restaurant
300 Murray Street, Perth
9338 5251
Mon to Fri - 11am to late
(midnight at latest).
C Restaurant
The circular revolving floor and
carpet to ceiling windows allow
for breathtaking views of Perth,
the Swan River, Kings Park,
Rottnest Island and Darling
Fine dining
Level 33, St Martins Tower,
44 St Georges Terrace, Perth
9220 8333
Mon to Fri – 11am to late;
Sat & Sun – 12noon to late.
The Conservatory
An innovative roof-top bar
and restaurant which offers
panoramic views of the city.
Bar and restaurant
356 Murray Street, Perth
9481 1960
Tue to Thu - 11am to 1am; Fri
& Sat - 11am to 3am; Sunday
- 11am to midnight. Kitchen
closes at 9pm every day and
tapas closes at 10pm.
The Cheeky Sparrow
A warm, friendly and chic spot
for breakfast, lunch, coffee,
share plates and a drink.
Bar, cafe and restaurant
1/317 Murray Street, Perth
9486 4947
Mon to Sat - 7am to midnight.
Sun closed.
The Deck
Elevated on a purpose built
deck with vistas over and
among trees, The Deck serves
organic tea and coffee, and
sources its produce locally.
150B St Georges Terrace, Perth
(Central Park Gardens)
Mon to Fri – 6am to 4pm;
Sat – 8am to 4pm
9408 5444
Fraser’s Restaurant
For a sweeping view of the
city skyline and Swan River,
head to this award winning
establishment for breakfast,
lunch or dinner.
The George
A sophisticated establishment
located in the heart of Perth’s
CBD offering a selection of
mouth watering tapas to enjoy
with a refreshing beverage.
Fine dining
Bar and restaurant
216 St Georges Terrace, Perth
6161 6662
Fraser Ave, Kings Park (just
outside of the CBD)
9482 0100
Mon to Sun – from 11am to late
44 King Street
Reliably good food, coffee and
wine, this place is bustling from
breakfast and open until late.
44 King Street, Perth
9321 4476
Mon to Fri – from 7am to late;
Sat & Sun from 8am to late.
Earliest close 9.30pm, licensed
until midnight.
Mon to Fri - 7am to late; Sat 1pm to late. Sun - 1pm to 5pm.
The Generous Squire
Microbrewery and pub,
serving great food in a lively
Bar and restaurant
397 Murray Street, Perth
6311 7071
Mon to Thu - 11am to 12pm;
Fri & Sat - 11am to 1am; Sun 12noon to 10pm.
Designed with sustainability
principles in mind, Greenhouse
is one of Perth’s funkiest
restaurants with its coffee,
cocktails, food and wine all
attracting rave reviews.
100 St Georges Terrace, Perth
9481 8333
Mon to Sat - 7am to late. Dinner
until 10pm, open until midnight.
One of Perth’s chic small bars,
Helvetica offers an extensive
range of spirits, wine and classy
Bar and tapas
Rear 101 St Georges Terrace,
9321 4422
Tue to Wed - 3pm to midnight;
Thu12 noon - midnight; Fri 5pm to midnight; Sat 6pm to
Located right on the water
at Barrack Square, Halo has
glorious river views and awardwinning cuisine to match.
Barrack Square, Perth
9325 4575
Mon to Sat - lunch from 12noon
to 3pm; dinner from 6pm.
Closed Sundays.
The Old Brewery
This former brewery sits right
on the Swan River, with a stylish
restaurant offering excellent
views and quality produce.
173 Mounts Bay Road, Crawley
(just outside of the CBD)
9211 8999
Mon to Sun – open from
9am to late.
The Quarter
A swanky little restaurant, the
Quarter has quickly become a
dining hot-spot.
Fine dining
Ground floor, Wesley Centre, Cnr
William and Hay Streets, Perth
9322 2424
Mon 7am - 3pm; Tue to Fri 7am to late; Sat - 6pm to late.
Last orders 10pm.
Sentinel Bar & Grill
A sophisticated restaurant and
bar, encompassing breakfast,
lunch, dinner and all day dining.
Bar and restaurant
111 St Georges Terrace, Perth
6103 0510
Mon to Fri – 7am to late;
Sat – 6pm to late.
Tiger Lils
Pub priced drinks plus fresh,
affordable Asian food.
Bar and restaurant
437 Murray Street, Perth
9322 7377
Tue to Wed - 12 noon to
midnight; Thu - 12 noon to 1am;
Fri & Sat - 12 noon to 2am.
Tiger Tiger
Need coffee? How about
breakfast and lunch, wine or
beer? Tiger Tiger is the king of
Perth’s coffee jungle.
Cafe and bar
Shop 4, 329 Murray
Street, Perth
9322 8055
Mon – 7am to 5pm; Tue & Wed
– 7am to 8pm; Thu & Fri – 7am
to 10pm; Sat – 7.30am to 6pm.
This funky hang-out is an art and
design concept space featuring
an art gallery, design shop,
artists’ studio and bar/cafe.
XO Lounge
With a glowing onyx marble and
granite bar, XO Lounge serves
Cafe and bar
16 Queen Street, Perth
9481 5635
Bar and restaurant
Ground Floor Exchange Plaza,
2 The Esplanade, Perth
9325 5000
Mon & Tue - 6.30am to 5pm;
Wed - Fri - 6.30am to midnight;
Sat 8.30am - midnight.
Wolfe Lane
A contemporary night spot,
Wolfe Lane provides a vibrant
ambience in an ideal location
for sipping premium beverages
with a classic vibe.
premium top shelf spirits and
offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mon & Tue - 6am to 4pm; Wed
to Fri - 6am to midnight; Sat
6pm - midnight.
Wolf Lane, Perth
9322 4671
Mon & Tue - 4pm to late
(10pm earliest); Wed to Sat 4pm to midnight.
Howard Lane, Perth
Wolfe Lane
• Visit Kings Park and Botanic
Garden, one of the world’s
largest inner-city parks.
Take a picnic; walk across
the Lotterywest Federation
Walkway; browse uniquely
Australian arts and crafts
in Aspects; admire the
giant Boab tree which was
transplanted from WA’s
Kimberley region and is
thought to be around 750
years old; join an Indigenous
walking tour; visit the
Aboriginal Art Gallery; or
simply relax and take in the
breath-taking views
• Head to Barrack Square and
visit the Swan Bell Tower,
then take a cruise on the
beautiful Swan River
• Watch a live gold pour at
the Perth Mint. Home to the
world’s greatest collection
of investment gold bars,
and the world’s oldest gold
mint still operating from its
original premises
• Get close to nature at
Heirisson Island – just out
of the city and home to a
colony of Western Grey
• Shop! The Murray and Hay
Street malls house a variety
of retailers offering fashion,
jewellery, home wares and
more, while King Street is
home to many chic, leading
fashion houses including
Gucci, Louis Vuitton,
Tiffany & Co, and Wheels
& Dollbaby. For a bargain,
head into Harbour Town,
just out of the CBD, the hub
of outlet shopping
• Indulge in some of the
city’s cultural offerings –
see what’s playing at His
Majesty’s Theatre, the
only remaining Edwardian
theatre in Australia;
check out FORM Gallery,
showcasing the forefront
of WA design; or head into
the Perth Cultural Centre
• Catch an original local band
at Amplifier Capitol Bar, or
one of the other venues
supporting live music in
the city
• Unwind with a drink at one of
the city’s many small bars
• Dine at one of the city’s
many great restaurants
• Keep an eye out for some of
the city’s eclectic street art,
particularly in and around
• Hire a bike and ride around
the city foreshore, or hire a
kayak for a paddle on the
Swan River. Try About Bike
or 9221 2665
• Hop onboard a sightseeing
bus or tourist tram for a tour
of the city’s sights
• Take a free guided walking
tour of the city with an i-City
volunteer or book yourself
on a small bars walking
tour with Two Feet and A
Heartbeat -
au. Alternatively, download
an i-Walk City of Perth Trails
– free audio tours that can
be downloaded to any MP3
compatible player - perth.
Murray Street, Perth
Families at the Perth Cultural Centre
Northbridge is one of Perth’s
nightlife hotspots and the
cultural hub of the city. The
area is a kaleidoscope of
foods, wines, arts, culture
and bars. The area bordered
by Roe, William, James,
Aberdeen, Newcastle,
Parker and Beaufort streets
is full of restaurants offering
every cuisine imaginable, as
well as clubs, pubs and bars
galore, and hip boutiques on
William Street.
Catch a free Blue CAT bus; take
a 10 to 15 minute stroll or jump
into a taxi for a short (five to 10
minute) taxi ride.
With a baroque rustic charm
and ever changing wine list, this
tiny bar will win your heart. Stop
by on Sunday mornings for a
bargain breakfast.
Bar and food
399 William Street, Northbridge
Mon to Sat – 10am to midnight;
Sun – 10am to 10pm.
The Bird
Original live music venue and
bar, offering good music six
days a week
181 William Street, Northbridge
Tue to Fri – 2pm to midnight;
Sat – 4pm to midnight; Sun –
2pm to 10pm
Bivouac Canteen & Bar
The spot for rest and
recuperation on the William
Street trail open for brunch,
lunch and dinner.
Bar and restaurant
198 William Street, Northbridge
9227 0883
Tue to Sat – 10am to 10pm.
Brass Monkey
Right in the heart of lively
Northbridge, the Brass Monkey
offers great handcrafted beers,
food, entertainment and the
Grapeskin Lounge Bar & Cafe.
Bar and restaurant
209 William Street, Northbridge
9227 9596
Mon to Thu – from 11am to
midnight; Fri to Sat – 11am to
2am; Sun – 11am to 10pm.
Ezra Pound
Named after an influential
poet, Ezra Pound is one of
Northbridge’s coolest and
cosiest small bars attracting a
young and artistic crowd.
189 William Street (Williams
Lane), Northbridge
0415 757 666
Tue to Sun – 1pm to midnight.
Specialising in a premium
coffee service, Frisk also offers
fine wine, boutique beer and
ciders, premium spirits and
cocktail pitchers, and have free
Cafe & bar
103 Francis Street Northrbridge
0404 999 996
Mon & Tues – 6.30am to 3pm;
Wed & Thu – 6.30am to 10pm;
Fri – 6.30am to midnight; Sat –
8.30am to midnight; Sun – 8.30
to 10pm.
Geisha Bar
This exclusive nightspot caters
for upmarket 25 to 35 year olds
and hosts some of the best
national and international DJs
as well as a regular roster of
local talent.
135a James Street, Northbridge
9328 980
Wed – 10.30pm to 3.30am; Fri
& Sat – 11pm to 5am; Sun –
8pm to midnight.
The Library
The Library is making its mark
on the Perth social scene by
bringing a new concept of style
to Northbridge. The Library
fuses together the elements of
bars, clubs and lounges into
the one venue.
The Moon Cafe
The Moon is a relaxed urban
lounge popular with night owls.
The laidback café is the perfect
place for a well-priced meal.
323 William Street, Northbridge
9328 7474
Mon & Tue – 6pm to 1am; Wed
& Thu – 11am to 1am; Fri & Sat
– 11am to 3.30am; Sun – 11am
to 1am.
69 Lake Street, Northbridge
9328 1065
The Red Teapot
The Red Teapot serves some
of the best Cantonese food
in Perth in a funky, intimate
atmosphere. You can’t go past
‘Prosperous Fragrant Chicken’
– be early, it often sells out.
Fri & Sat – 8pm to late
Milk and Honey
The promised land of stylish
Milk and Honey promises top
quality coffee from around the
globe and an ever changing
reasonably priced menu.
82 James Street, Northbridge
9227 0500
Mon to Sun – 6am to 4pm.
413 William Street, Northbridge
9228 1981
Mon to Sat – lunch from
11.30am to 3.00pm; dinner
from 5.30pm to 10.00pm.
Uncle Billy’s
Chinese Restaurant
Open until the early hours,
Uncle Billy’s is perfect for that
late night bowl of noodles.
China Town, Roe Street,
9228 9388
Mon to Sun – 5.00pm
to 4.00am.
Universal Bar
Known as the house of blues
and jazz, the Universal has an
open airy pub feel with a dance
floor, two bars and good time
noise. There’s a snack menu
with hearty pub fare.
Bar and food
221 William Street, Northbridge
9227 6771
Wed – 3pm to 1am; Thu & Fri –
3pm to 2am; Sat – 5pm to 2am;
Sun – 5pm to 1am.
Trendy, cheap and offering
great coffee and light meal
options for breakfast and lunch.
Arcade 189, William Street,
Mon to Fri – 7.30am to 5.00pm.
Alfresco dining in James Street, Northbridge
Film nights at Northbridge Piazza
Northbridge nightlife
• Admire an exhibition at
the Art Gallery of Western
Australia. Located in
the heart of the Perth
Cultural Centre, the gallery
showcases an extensive
array of art. Regular works
include local WA, Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Island art
and international art
• Wander through the
Western Australian
Museum, also in the Perth
Cultural Centre and see
a series of fascinating
Street art, Perth
• Explore the Perth Institute
of Contemporary Art
(PICA) which houses
an outstanding range of
Australian and international
art including exhibitions,
dance and theatre
performances and a variety
of new age projects
• See what’s playing at the
spectacular State Theatre
Centre – which also houses
the Heath Ledger Theatre,
named in honour of the late
actor who hailed from Perth
• Shop for vintage and
designer clothing, quirky
gifts and antiques along
William Street
– Thai, Chinese, Indian,
Greek, Egyptian, Italian,
Vietnamese, Japanese –
the list goes on.
• Catch an art-house film at
Cinema Paradiso
• See what’s happening at
the Northbridge Piazza – a
community space with
an outdoor LED screen
operating 24 hours a day
and showcasing a variety of
• Party until the wee hours at
one of Northbridge’s clubs,
bars or pubs
• Enjoy a variety of cuisines
at one of many restaurants
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
Performer at the
Fremantle Arts Festival
Located about 30 minutes
drive or train ride from Perth
city, Fremantle boasts the
best preserved example
of a 19th century port
streetscape in the world.
Spend the day exploring
the heritage buildings and
fascinating maritime and
convict history. ‘Freo’,
as it’s known to locals,
is packed with pubs, live
music and great shopping
opportunities. You can easily
make a day of it, or head
down for a few hours to
shop, explore, have lunch,
coffee or dinner.
Catch a Fremantle line service
from Perth Station; or take a
30 minute (approximately) taxi
ride. If you’re seeking a more
leisurely experience, follow the
Swan River downstream on a
ferry from Barrack Street Jetty.
Once in Fremantle, the city is
serviced by a free bus shuttleservice known as the Central
Area Transit (CAT).
Aubergine Gourmet Foods
This café well and truly comes
alive, offering delicious meals
for breakfast and lunch. The
perfect spot after a morning
walk along the beach.
231 South Terrace, South
9335 2115
Mon to Fri - 6.30am to 3pm; Sat
& Sun - 6.30am to 4pm.
Cicerello’s Fish and Chips
Award winning fish and
chips with great views over
Fremantle’s famous Fishing
Boat Harbour.
44 Mews Road Fremantle
9335 1911
Mon to Sun - 9.30am to 9pm.
Flipside Burger Bar
This effortlessly cool burger
bar’s motto is that “there is
no love sincerer than the love
of a good burger”. Flipside’s
burgers are divine so it’s easy
to love them.
Burger bar
239 Queen Victoria Street,
North Fremantle
9433 2188
Tue & Wed – 5.30pm to 9pm;
Thu & Fri – 12noon to 2.30pm
and 5.30 to 9pm; Sat & Sun
12noon to 9pm.
Gino’s Café
For the quintessential Fremantle
experience, order home cooked
pasta or a short black and
watch the world go by from a
Gino’s table on South Terrace.
1 South Terrace, Fremantle
9336 1464
Mon to Sun - 6am to late.
A casual atmosphere in which
to enjoy seriously good food,
Harvest offers provincial French
cuisine featuring seasonal local
1 Harvest Road, North
9336 1831
Tue to Sat – dinner from 6pm to
late; Fri to Sun – breakfast, lunch
and dinner from 8am to late.
Hush Espresso
Widely touted as having the
best coffee in Freo. Head to
Hush for a quick pick-me-up.
32 Market Street, Fremantle
9430 4553
Mon to Fri - breakfast, lunch &
Jus Burgers
A fresh food, ‘no freezer
allowed’ burger ‘joint’, using
produce sourced from WA.
Jus Burgers has established
itself as one of Perth’s premier
burger bars.
Burger bar
Shops 10-14, 74 South Terrace,
(at the Fremantle Markets)
9335 5433
Mon – 11.30am to 9pm; Tue to
Sat – 11.30am to 10pm; Sun –
11.30am to 9pm.
Kailis’ Fish Market Café
A long-standing Freo resident,
Kailis’ is the place to go
for freshly caught seafood,
excellent value for money,
top service, and a friendly
46 Mews Road, Fremantle
9335 7755
Mon to Sun - 8am to 9pm.
Jus Burgers
Little Creatures
This award winning brewery/pub
is famous for its boutique beers.
Try to snare a seat outside in the
sunshine to enjoy a cold one
and some great eats.
Pub with food
40 Mews Road, Fremantle
9430 5155
Mon to Sun - 9am to midnight.
Mojo’s Bar
The little red room at Mojo’s
is always bustling with local
talent and relaxed regulars who
sprawl on the comfy couches,
listening to the band and
enjoying their pints.
237 Queen Victoria Street,
North Fremantle
9430 4010
Mon to Wed - 6pm to midnight;
Thu to Sat - 6pm to 1am; Sun 6pm to midnight.
Little Creatures
Mrs Brown
Keeping things simple, Mrs
Brown may not be fancy but
she does have a relaxed
vintage atmosphere and a firstrate wine and beer selection.
241 Queen Victoria Street,
North Fremantle
9336 1887
Newport Hotel
Smack bang in the middle of
Fremantle’s bustling café strip,
this historic hotel keeps the
party pumping with a mix of
DJs, live bands, and big screen
2 South Terrace, Fremantle
9335 2428
Mon to Thu – 12noon to
midnight; Fri & Sat – 12noon to
1am; Sun – 12noon to 10pm.
Mussel Bar
Sitting right on the water at
Fremantle’s Fishing Boat
Harbour; the Mussel Bar is one
the historic port’s finest seafood
restaurants. Specialities are
fresh oysters, crayfish and
Norfolk Hotel and Basement
The Norfolk Hotel offers the
real flavour of Freo with local
cuisine, selected wine and
premium beer. Head below to
the Basement for an intimate
live music venue featuring a
bevy of hip artists.
Restaurant & Bar
42 Mews Road, Fremantle
9433 1800
47 South Terrace, Fremantle
9335 5405
Mon – 6pm to 11pm; Tue to
Sun – 12noon to 11pm.
Mon to Sat - 11am to midnight:
Sun – 11am to 10pm.
Mon to to Thu – 4.30pm to
midnight; Fri & Sat – 1.00pm to
midnight; Sun – 1.00pm to 10pm.
Sail and Anchor
The Sail and Anchor is a
Fremantle institution and
Australia’s first micro brewery.
The lively atmosphere, bar
food, and brewery tours draw a
steady stream of locals.
Regular haunt of Perth’s indie
music set, X-Wray has it all.
Meals, snacks, coffee, tapas
and drinks. Enjoy it outside,
with alfresco dining in the
Pub with food
64 South Terrace, Fremantle
9335 8433
Cafe & bar
Mon & Tue – 11am to 11pm;
Wed & Thu – 11am to midnight;
Fri & Sat – 11am to 1am; Sun
- 11am to 10pm.
Shop 3/13 Essex Street,
Fremantle, 9430 9399
Mon to Sun – 7am to late.
The Fly by Night Club
This old aeroplane hangar
has been transformed into a
devoted musicians club that
showcases an assortment of
artists every week.
Pub and live music venue
Parry Street, Fremantle
9430 5976
Call the club for opening hours
and performances.
Mrs Brown
Jus Burgers at Fremantle Markets
• Enjoy a coffee and soak up
the atmosphere along the
famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’
• Potter through the fresh
produce and exotic flavours
at the 100-year-old Fremantle
Markets. Be entertained by
a local busker and see the
fascinating fusion of music,
art and culture
• Enjoy fresh fish and chips
at Fishing Boat Harbour
• Hop onboard an historic tram
ride or discover Fremantle’s
history on a self-guided
walking trail
• Step inside and do time
with experienced guides on a
fascinating Fremantle Prison
tour or explore the labyrinth of
tunnels 20 metres underneath
the prison by foot and by boat
• Visit the WA Maritime
Museum at Victoria Quay,
Fremantle Arts Centre or one
of the many other museums
and galleries
• Feast on the local flavours on
offer at the many restaurants
and cafés
• Sample boutique beer at one
of the great micro breweries
• Fremantle is a shopaholic’s
heaven, with a huge range
of eclectic retailers. Find
fashion, jewellery, crafts,
original artworks, homewares
and quirky gifts
• Visit the Round House – the
oldest public building in
WA. Opened in January
1831, just 18 months after
settlement, it was built to hold
any person convicted of a
crime in the settlement and
was used until 1886.Open
every day between 10.30am
and 3.30pm, you can take a
guided tour with a Fremantle
Volunteer Heritage Guide.
The Round House, Fremantle
Rockpool Restaurant, Burswood
Perth is overflowing with
vibrant inner-city precincts,
which are home to bustling
restaurants, cafes, pubs,
small bars and unique
shopping experiences.
In Burswood, you’ll find a hub of
entertainment situated on and
around Great Eastern Highway,
including the Burswood
Entertainment Complex, State
Tennis Centre, Belmont Park
Racecourse, Burswood Park
and Burswood Park Public
Golf Course.
Explore Burswood
Entertainment Complex
containing WA’s only licensed
casino, operating 24-hours.
The Complex is also home
to a multi-level nightclub, two
hotels, 21 restaurants and
bars including the renowned
Rockpool Bar & Grill, Nobu
Perth, Modo Mio and
sophisticated dining room
(A)LURE. The Burswood
Theatre and Dome can also be
found at the Complex, attracting
high calibre performances all
year round.
If you’re keen on golf, the
18-hole Burswood Park Golf
Course is a challenging and
picturesque course set against
the backdrop of Perth’s
beautiful Swan River.
And if you’re keen to get some
fresh air, you could enjoy a
picnic; admire the sculptures;
take a leisurely stroll; follow
the heritage trail or just relax
at Burswood Park. There are
also free guided walking tours
of the park departing from
the Burswood Park Visitor
Information Centre at 11.50am
Take a five to 10 minute taxi
ride; catch a Thornlie line
service from Perth station to
Burswood station – a courtesy
bus leaves Burswood station
every 15 minutes to take visitors
to Burswood Entertainment
Complex; or catch one of many
bus routes – visit
for more.
East Perth combines inner city
living and natural beauty with
funky public art and a wealth of
options for physical activities.
Set out on the Claisebrook
Cove public art walk to discover
the weird and wonderful talents
of urban designers, landscape
architects and artists, or take
to the water in a boat or kayak.
Get active and explore the area
and surrounds on a walking or
cycling trail, or wander into one
of the bars, cafes or restaurants
overlooking the Claisebrook
Cove and admire its beauty.
Take a leisurely walk through
the CBD; catch a Transperth
bus down St Georges Terrace;
or hop onboard a free Yellow
CAT bus.
MT lawley
Shopping, dining, entertainment
– Highgate and Mount Lawley
offer a diverse range of
activities. Visit Beaufort Street,
one of the hippest spots to
be seen, and find an eclectic
array of boutiques and stores
– vintage, designer, gifts and
home wares. For a hit of good
music and books, visit Planet
Video and Planet Books.
Then there are the pubs, bars,
restaurants and cafes – day
and night, Beaufort Street offers
plenty of options.
You might like to see what’s
playing at the art-deco Astor
Theatre – a former movie
cinema, now a dedicated
theatre featuring live bands,
plays and film festivals or
admire an exhibition at Emerge
Art Space which displays a
diverse range of Australian
contemporary and Indigenous
artwork. Catch a local band or
artist performing at the Velvet
Lounge, located behind the
Flying Scotsman or indulge
yourself in a day-spa treatment
at Keturah or Museo – the
street’s two main day-spas.
From the city, catch bus
number 21, 22, 67 or 68
from the Esplanade Busport
to Beaufort Street – visit for
more. Alternatively, take a
10-minute (approximately)
taxi ride or if you’re feeling
energetic, walking would take
around 30 minutes depending
MUST, Mt Lawley
on your pace!
Leederville is a meeting spot
for a range of demographics.
From working professionals,
to families and students,
there’s something for everyone.
Leederville’s funky Oxford
Street offers great shopping
– find fashion in diverse
boutiques, browse the local
bookstores, pick up the latest
tunes from Urban Records or
unearth a quirky gift. It is also a
fabulous spot to have a quick
bite, a sumptuous meal or a
few drinks.
You could also see a movie at
independent cinema, Luna –
Perth’s funkiest spot for films or
be enthralled by local skaters
at the YMCA HQ skate park,
and also see local skate art,
and maybe even live music.
Also nearby is Lake Monger –
one of Perth’s most delightful
parklands and home to the
famous black swan. There’s a
walk and cycle path, interpretive
displays and boardwalks.
Catch a Joondalup line
service from Esplanade or
Perth Underground station
to the Leederville station.
Alternatively, take a 10-minute
(approximately) taxi ride.
north perth
Fitzgerald Street and Angove
Street in North Perth is one
of Perth’s emerging inner-city
precincts and home to an
assorted bunch of cafes and
stores. Catch a local, national
or international band live at the
Rosemount Hotel or get your
game on with a round of ten-pin
bowling at Rosemout Bowl –
and admire the retro themed
Browse through design
studio and retailer Future
Shelter on Angove Street
where you’ll find a full range
of locally made unique gifts
and admire the designs of
Perth fashion designer Aurelio
(Ray) Costarella in his studio
and shop front on View Street
– hidden in an old Post Office
building. The designer’s
exquisite women’s wear has
been worn by international stars
and local celebrities.
From the city, take bus
number 17, 19 or 374 from
the Wellington Street Bus
Station to Fitzgerald Street.
Alternatively, take a 10-minute
(approximately) taxi ride.
SOUTH perth
With the magnificent Swan
River and Perth skyline as its
backdrop, the South Perth
foreshore is a popular tourist
attraction. Hire a surf cat;
walk through the gardens;
get active on the cycling and
walking exercise areas or relax
with a picnic and admire the
picturesque setting. Enjoy fine
dining and take in the scenery
from one of the restaurants
along the frontage or explore
the many accessible shopping
precincts and enjoy a bustling
cosmopolitan atmosphere.
South Perth is also home to
WA’s only zoo. Perth Zoo
is a beautiful natural haven
where you’ll find around 190
species and 1,100 animals.
The zoo gardens also contain
an impressive array of local
flora including WA wildflowers,
and a rainforest retreat. Perth
Zoo is open every day of the
year from 9am to 5pm. For a
totally different experience try
a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’.
Bookings essential
Take the ferry – a short ride
across the Swan River from
the Barrack Street Jetty. Bus
numbers 30, 31 and 34 from
the Wellington Street train
station will also get you there,
as will a taxi. You can also take
a leisurely walk across the
Narrows Bridge or Causeway.
Subiaco is well known for its
fine restaurants and glamorous
shopping. With two pubs, a
number of clubs and bars
and two theatres, there’s no
shortage of entertainment
for a great night out. Rokeby
Road and Hay Street are good
shopping spots – you’ll find
some wonderful boutiques for
designer clothing, jewellery
and gifts. For designer labels
galore, head to the Colonnade
and treat your wardrobe to
something special. On the
weekends, find a variety of art,
craft, food and entertainment at
the Subiaco Station Markets.
Catch a show at the impressive
Regal Theatre which features
a constant stream of stage
shows, concerts, comedies,
operas, film festivals and rock
The Subiaco Arts Centre is
Subiaco’s other performing arts
centre, where musical theatre
plays and live bands take
centre stage, or see a film at the
local Ace Cinemas.
Catch a Fremantle line service
from Perth Station to the
Subiaco station; or take a
10-minute (approximately)
taxi ride.
Victoria Park contains a range
of restaurants with varying
cuisines, cafes, pubs and a
good variety of stores – all
along Albany Highway. Relax
with a beer and a live band at
the Balmoral Hotel, one of the
pubs along the strip, browse
through the local stores or
enjoy the great outdoors at
one of Victoria Park’s natural
Take in city views along the river
foreshore, walk or cycle down
local garden paths, or simply
relax with a picnic or barbeque
under a gazebo.
Take a 10 minute
(approximately) taxi ride,
or catch bus route number
177, 170, 176, 177, 179, 213
and 220 from the Esplanade
West Perth is on the door-step
of Kings Park and Botanic
Garden, one of the world’s
largest inner-city parks, and
home to a healthy mix of cafes,
restaurants and bars. Visit
Kings Park and take a picnic;
walk across the Lotterywest
Federation Walkway; browse
through uniquely Australian arts
and crafts in Aspects; admire
the giant Boab tree which
was transplanted from WA’s
Kimberley region and is thought
to be around 750 years old;
participate in an Indigenous
walking tour; see Indigenous
art at the Aboriginal Art Gallery;
or simply find a shady spot to
relax and take in the breathtaking views.
Grab some bargains at Harbour
Town – Perth’s dedicated
factory outlet shopping centre
or engage your mind at WA’s
leading science institution –
Scitech. Great for the whole
family, this unique centre
offers interactive science
experiences everyone will enjoy.
Or for another educational
experience, learn about WA’s
parliamentary system with a
free tour of Parliament House,
held every Monday and Thuday
at 10.30am.
Take a free Red CAT bus;
or walk down Hay Street for
10 to 15 minutes.
In the heart of Perth’s leafy
western suburbs is Cottesloe
Beach. The iconic beach draws
international crowds all year
round which is no surprise
given its pristine water and
white sand, but the suburb
itself is also a drawcard – with
pubs and cafes overlooking
the water. Go for a swim, walk,
or run along the beach. Find
a spot on the grassed area
and admire the setting, or read
a book. Grab some fish and
chips and watch the sunset.
Have breakfast at one of
Cottesloe’s cafes, and watch
the morning swimmers, or relax
with a cold beverage at one of
the pubs.
Shop in Napoleon or Station
street in Cottesloe and
find yourself among trendy
boutiques. Nearby, the suburbs
of Nedlands and Claremont
also offer great restaurants,
bars and stylish shopping
opportunities. For a deluxe
shopping experience, visit
Claremont Quarter, one of
Perth’s newest shopping
precincts – home to a range of
designer brands, restaurants,
cafes and fashion events.
From the Perth Station, catch
a Fremantle line service to
Cottesloe or Claremont.
Nedlands is accessible by
bus. Alternatively, take a taxi.
Cottesloe Beach, Perth
Margaret River Chocolate Factory,
Swan Valley
2 - 4 hours
Eat, Drink,
Shop, Indulge
• Dotted around Perth city
you’ll find a range of eating
and watering holes. Spend
a couple of hours checking
out newcomers such as
Tiger Tiger, Cheeky Sparrow
and Venn in the West End.
Greenhouse, Andaluz Bar
& Tapas and Helvetica are
just a few favourites in the
central city.
• Head to King Street for
designer brands and
local labels. Here, Tiffany
& Co, Prada and Gucci
sit alongside WA brands
such as Kailis Pearls, Ruth
Tarvydas and Wheels &
Dollbaby. Nearby Queen
Street, and Wesley Quarter
and Enex100 on Hay
Street, offer boutique and
mainstream fashion.
• If vintage, antiques and
quirky gifts are more your
thing, make your way
over to William Street,
Northbridge. There are
plenty of eateries here too.
It’s a 10 to 15 minute walk
north of the city centre, or
take the free CAT bus.
• Indulge in an ESPA spa
treatment at The Richardson
Hotel & Spa in West Perth,
a five minute drive from
the city.
Arts, Culture,
• See (or ring) one of the
largest musical instruments
on earth - the Swan Bell
Tower - and enjoy 360
degree views of the river
and city. Home to the bells
of Saint Martin in the Fields
Church, which date back to
before the 14th century, the
Swan Bells are located at
the Barrack Street Jetty a 10 to 15 minute walk
from the city centre.
• Learn about the history of
gold mining in WA, see the
world’s largest gold bar
exhibition and watch a gold
pour at the Perth Mint – the
world’s oldest gold mint still
operating from its original
• Head into the Perth Cultural
Centre (Northbridge) and
explore the WA Museum,
Art Gallery of WA and PICA
• Hop onboard a sightseeing
bus or tourist tram for a
tour of the city’s sights and
The Great Outdoors
• Take a walk (or run) in
Kings Park and Botanic
Garden - one of the world’s
largest inner-city parks.
Spot wildflowers during
spring; check out the giant
Boab tree transplanted from
WA’s Kimberley region; or,
discover the park with an
Indigenous guide. Kings
Park is a 20 minute walk or
a five minute bus ride from
the city.
• Hire a bike and ride around
the city’s foreshore, or
hire a kayak for a paddle
on the Swan River.
• Take a free guided walking
tour of the city with an i-City
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i-Walk City of Perth Trails
– free audio tours that can
be downloaded to any MP3
compatible player - perth.
• Head to the beach and
take a dip, or at least soak
up the view and breathe in
the fresh sea air! Cottesloe,
City and Scarborough
beaches are between 20 to
30 minutes drive west of the
city centre.
The Bell Tower, Perth
4 - 6 hours
Eat, Drink,
Shop, Indulge
• Explore a couple of
Perth’s hip inner city
precincts - Leederville
and Mount Lawley ( both
approximately 10 minutes
by taxi from the city).
• Leederville’s cool Oxford
Street is a fabulous place
to have a bite to eat or a
few drinks, people watch,
shop or party. Independent
cinema, Luna, is Perth’s
funkiest spot for films.
• Mount Lawley’s hip
Beaufort Street is a hive
of activity morning and
night, and a mix of fashion
and homeware shops,
fresh food sellers, cafes,
restaurants and bars.
If you like books, then you
you’ll love Planet’s eclectic
range. Check who’s playing
at The Astor. Go to Keturah
Day Spa, or Museo for
• Hop on a train and head
to Claremont, about 15
minutes from the city and
home to Perth’s newest
retail precinct, Claremont
Quarter. Browse high end
brands and local labels;
lunch at one of the new
eateries. Drop into Subiaco
(Subi) on your return Rokeby Road features a
selection of stores, pubs,
cafes and restaurants. See
who’s playing at The Regal
• Head to the Swan Valley –
WA’s oldest wine growing
region and the perfect
destination for a long lunch
or spot of wine tasting. Only
30 minutes from the city, the
Swan Valley is an easy
self-drive destination or
you can also join one of
the many group tours.
Arts, Culture,
• The port city of Fremantle
is the perfect destination to
learn about early life in WA.
If you’ve only got half a day
then take a historic tram
ride or discover Fremantle’s
history on a self-guided
walking trail. Make sure to
spend some time at the
Fremantle Prison, which
was operational until
1991, and visit some of
Fremantle’s Indigenous art
• Explore the Perth Cultural
Centre (Northbridge) where the city’s major arts
venues come together.
Take a tour of the new
State Theatre, or better
still see what’s playing.
Wander through the WA Art
Gallery - home to one of the
world’s finest collections
of Indigenous art or pop
into PICA (Perth Institute of
Contemporary Art).
The Great Outdoors
• Take a ferry from Barrack
Street Jetty to the South
Perth foreshore. From here
it’s a short walk to the Perth
Zoo. Take a guided tour or
self guide. On your return,
stop at one of the cafes
and enjoy the city views.
• Go whale watching. See
majestic the Humpback
Whales as they make
their journey along the
Humpback Highway – one
of the largest migrations
in the world. Tours depart
daily from Perth, Barrack
Street Jetty and Fremantle
and; Hillarys Boat Harbour.
• Mill Point Road in
South Perth is home to
parasailing, or head for the
South Perth foreshore and
try your hand at sailing a
catamaran down the river.
• Experience the
magnificence of Perth’s
coastline at one of the
Trigg Beach
city’s 19 sensational white
sand beaches. Check out
Mettams Pool, located
between Trigg and Hillarys
Marina, for snorkelling,
Scarborough Beach for
surfing and Cottesloe for
swimming, people watching
and cool cafes.
More to
full day
Eat, Drink,
Shop, Indulge
• Only 30 minutes drive south
of Perth - is a melting pot
of cuisines - Italian, Greek,
Lebanese, Indian, Turkish
and more. You’ll also find
plenty of organic, raw,
vegan and whole foods.
Like its food, Fremantle’s
shopping is diverse - local
fashion, jewellery and art
can be found at markets,
shops and galleries.
• Start your day with coffee
(and people watching)
at one of the cafes along
South Terrace, or the
‘Cappucino strip’ as it’s
known locally.
• Browse the shops and
galleries on South Terrace,
Market Street and High
• Make your way to Fishing
Boat Harbour - sample
fresh seafood straight off
the boat. Quench your
thirst with a local ale from
the nearby micro brewery
before strolling back to the
city centre.
• If you’re in Fremantle on
Friday through Sunday,
check out the Fremantle
Markets, including The
Yard (fresh food area), on
Henderson Street.
• Sweet tooths will love the
choice of gelati, pastries
and cakes at one of the
city’s patisseries.
• After dark check out one of
the city’s many pubs and
bars for local brews, live
entertainment and great food.
Swan Valley
• A perfect day trip for food
and wine lovers. Only 25
minutes drive from the city
you can join a day tour
(bus, private chauffeur or
ferry) or self drive. If you’re
driving, download the Swan
Valley Food and Wine Trail.
• Visit some of the big
international wineries like
Sandalford and Houghton,
as well as some family run
• Partial to a pint? The
Swan Valley has four
• Indulge in divine local
produce - olives, cheese,
jams, preserves, chocolate
and nougat.
• Lunch at one of the
beautiful picnic spots or
stop for a bite at one of the
70 restaurants and cafes.
• Check out the local
galleries, home to
Indigenous art, pottery,
painting, sculpture and
Arts, Culture,
Perth, Northbridge and
• Start the day with a stroll
to the Perth Cultural Centre
in Northbridge - home to
the Western Australian
Museum, Art Gallery and
• On James Street browse
through the Perth Institute of
Contemporary Art or PICA
(for short). Further along
James Street, Cinema
Paradiso offers quality
foreign and independent
• King Street in the West
end of the city is home to
designer galleries and His
Majesty’s Theatre. Take a
tour, or see performances
by the WA Ballet, WA
Opera or WA Symphony
• Make your way to Kings
Park and Botanic Garden
for photos; and, view the
beautiful Western Australian
art at Aspects of Kings
Park and the Aboriginal
Art Gallery.
• At night take in a show
at the new State Theatre
Centre, Perth Concert Hall,
or at one the city’s more
intimate venues, such as
The Blue Room.
• Fremantle - boasting the
best preserved example of
a 19th Century portscape
in the world - it’s the perfect
day trip for history, art and
culture lovers - and only 30
minutes from Perth by car,
train, bus or ferry.
• Visit the Western Australian
Maritime Museum. Here see
famous vessels, including
Australia II.
• Drop by the Roundhouse,
the colony’s first jail, before
heading back into the heart
of town for a haunting tour
through Fremantle Prison,
built by convicts in the
1850s and in operation until
1991. Explore the labyrinth
of tunnels.
• Discover the secrets of this
fascinating port city on the
Fremantle Tram. Check out
the Fremantle Arts Centre
or one of the many other
museums and galleries.
• At night take in a
performance at Kulcha, Fly
By Night Club, Fremantle
Arts Centre or one of the
many pubs and bars.
The Great Outdoors
Rottnest Island
• A short high speed ferry
from Perth, Fremantle or
Hillarys. Rottnest Island is a
car free zone, which is easy
to explore by bike, or take
the hop-on-hop off bus.
On arrival pick up a map of
the island from the Visitor
Centre near the jetty and
start exploring.
• Discover some of the
island’s many sheltered
bays and pristine beaches.
• Go snorkelling, surfing or
catch some windsurfing
• Learn about the island’s
history at Rottnest Island
Museum, Lomas Cottage
and the Pilot Boat House.
• Head to the skies and enjoy
a scenic flight around the
island. Flights operate daily
out of the Rottnest Island
• Explore the island’s
amazing marine life on the
Underwater Explorer.
• At the end of the day stop
off at the newly refurbished
Rottnest Hotel for a drink
before heading to the jetty
for the late afternoon ferry
back to the mainland.
Rockingham and the
Shoalwater Islands
Marine Park
• A 45 minutes drive south
of Perth, the marine park
is home to over 260 wild
dolphins, as well as a
myriad of other marine and
bird life.
• Swim with the dolphins on a
guided tour (allow a full day)
or observe the dolphins on
a cruise.
• Visit Penguin Island, WA’s
largest colony of little
• Take a glass bottom boat
tour and see penguins and
sea lions.
• Go sea kayaking or
rockinghamwild ;
Perth Hills
• A 45 minutes drive east
of Perth you’ll find eight
beautiful national parks perfect for walking and bike
riding, wildlife sanctuaries,
food and wine trails, art
galleries, studios and quaint
• Head to Lake Leschenaultia
- for canoeing, swimming,
cycling and bird watching.
• Stop by the Karakamia
Sanctuary; a haven for local
• For the more active, the
Munda Biddi off road cycle
trail begins in Mundaring
and heads through
spectacular scenery south.
The Bibbulmun Track also
begins in the Perth Hills.
• For a different type of
exercise follow the Perth
Hills Wine Trail, which winds
its way through Mundaring,
Kalamunda the BickleyCarmel Valley and Chittering
Bicycles at Parker Point on Rottnest Island
Vineyard in the Swan Valley, Perth
Perth Airport (domestic and
international terminals) is
approximately 18 kilometres
east of the city centre, or a
30 minute drive. From
Fremantle, the airport is a 40
minute drive.
Business hours
Normal business hours are
Monday to Friday from 9.00am
to 5.00pm. Many food stores
and delicatessens are open
until 9.00pm from Monday
to Sunday. Most shopping
centres and stores are open
on Saturday, with the Perth and
Fremantle city centres also
open on Sunday.
Perth experiences more hours
of sunshine than any other
Australian capital city. The
climate is true Mediterranean
with long hot summers
(December to February) and
mild cool winters (June to
August). The average October
temperature in Perth ranges
from a minimum of 11 degrees
Celsius to a maximum of 23
degrees Celsius. The average
October rainfall is 53mm over
an average of nine days.
Local phone calls are charged
at a 50 cent flat rate. Interstate,
international and mobile phone
calls are charged by the
duration of the call. Hotel phone
call charges may vary, so check
with reception prior to making
a call. Useful phone numbers
• Directory assistance
(national) - 12455
• Directory assistance
(international) - 1225
• Reverse collect charges 12550
• International calls - 0011
(followed by country code).
Wireless internet
Free wireless internet can be
accessed at many cafes in
Perth and nearby precincts.
Some hotels also offer free
WiFi. Below are several WiFi
‘coffee’ hotspots in the Perth
city centre:
• McDonalds - corner of Hay
and William Streets, Perth.
• Castro - 191 St Georges
Terrace, Perth
• Tiger Tiger - Shop 4 Murray
Mews, 329 Murray Street,
Perth. Access via laneway
off Murray Street. Ask staff
for the password
• Shots Espresso - 528 Hay
Street, Perth
• Infusion Coffee and Tea 13/185 Murray Street, Perth
• Ineke - 259 Adelaide
Terrace, Perth
• Perth Cultural Centre - to
access, scan for available
WiFi access points and
click on CulturalCentreNet
A helpful website to find other
free wireless hotspots is http://
For information on the best paid
wireless plan while in Perth,
visit the following websites;
People with a
There is a wide range of
experiences suited to seniors
and people with a disability in
Western Australia. The City of
Perth Access Maps publication
contains useful information
about parking, public transport,
pedestrian access and
accessible conveniences.
Download at cityofperth.
For holiday experiences visit and
use the search facility. For
more information on disability
services in Western Australia,
Medical advice
24 hour access to health
information, including after
hours General Practitioners
(GPs), is available by calling
Healthdirect Australia on 1800
022 222 or visit
au/services. A GP Afterhours
APP can also be downloaded
from this site -
WA Police Assistance
131 444 for general police
Emergency assistance
Fire / Police / Ambulance - 000 for life threatening emergencies
Fire / Police / Ambulance - 112
(from a GSM mobile phone).
Money and banking
Australian money is in dollars
($) and cents (¢) - with 100
cents in a dollar. Currency
denominations include $5,
$10, $20, $50 and $100 notes.
Coins are in silver 5¢, 10¢,
20¢ and 50¢, and gold $1
and $2. Foreign money can
be exchanged at international
airports, banks and major
Banks provide a full range of
financial services including
currency exchange and are
open from 9.30am to 4.00pm
Monday to Thursday, and
9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays.
Automatic Teller Machines
(ATMs) are readily available
for withdrawals 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. Most
restaurants, stores and taxis
also have Electronic Funds
Transfer at Point of Sale.
(EFTPOS) terminals that enable
direct payment from a bank
account, and cash withdrawals.
Australia Post Shops can also
organise Money Transfers or
Money Orders; its website also
provides a currency conversion
tool -
Credit Cards
The most commonly accepted
credit cards are MasterCard,
Visa, Bankcard, American
Express, Diners International
and their affiliates. Most
businesses including taxi
services, accept credit cards
as payment.
Goods and Services Tax
The Travellers Refund Scheme
enables international visitors
to claim a refund, subject to
certain conditions, of the goods
and services tax (GST) and wine
equalisation tax (WET) paid on
goods bought in Australia. Visit to learn
how to claim for a refund.
Places of worship
Perth has a multicultural society
and many different religions
are practised in the State.
Throughout the metropolitan
area there are churches,
synagogues, mosques, and
other places of worship. To find
a place of worship in WA visit and use
the key word search ‘places of
worship’ and your location.
Postal services
Australia Post provides
high-quality letter and parcel
services within Australia and
internationally. Send mail in
person by visiting one of the
many Australia Post Shops.
In the Perth city centre there are
five Australia Post retail outlets
including the Perth General Post
Office, shops 3 & 4, 3-7 Forrest
Place, and the Australia Post
Shop at 66 St Georges Terrace.
personal for information on
Australia Post’s online courier
service ‘Click and Send’.
Road/pedestrian safety
Perth observes the same
driving laws and regulations as
the rest of Australia. Vehicles
travel on the left-hand side
of the road and wearing
seat-belts is compulsory for
all passengers. Observe the
relevant speed limits, which are
clearly sign-posted, but can
vary depending on the type of
road. Speed limits are enforced,
and fines can be severe.
safe driving tips.
Driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs is prohibited,
as is talking on a mobile phone
while driving. If travelling
outside of Perth, visit roadwise. or call 9213 2066 for
• Read and obey the signs,
and if you are unsure of
conditions ask a lifesaver
Safety at the beach
Have an enjoyable and safe trip
to the beach by following the
tips below:
• Where possible, always
swim or surf at a beach
patrolled by lifesavers; swim
with a friend if possible
• Swim between the red and
yellow flags as they mark
the safest areas to swim
• Conditions change
regularly; check before you
enter the water
Sunset barbecue at Cottesloe Beach
• Don’t swim directly after a
meal, or under the influence
of alcohol or drugs
and London Court. Barrack
and William streets are also
peppered with retail outlets.
• Don’t run and dive in the
Normal shopping hours in
Perth city centre and Fremantle:
• If you get into trouble in the
water, don’t panic. Signal
for help, float and wait for
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Thursday; and
• Float with a rip current or
undertow, do not swim
against it.
For more information, visit
Perth’s city centre is a shopping
hub open seven days a
week. From unique designer
goods to major department
stores, the city’s rich mix of
retail outlets encompasses
the latest in fashion, style
and technology. The main
shopping strips include King
Street (for designer fashion),
Hay Street and Murray Street,
and the arcades - Enex100,
Carillon, Plaza, Piccadilly, Trinity,
9.00am to 9.00pm Friday
11.00am to 5.00pm Sunday
Smoking is prohibited in
enclosed public areas. In
addition, the no smoking rule
also applies ‘between the flags’
at patrolled swimming areas
on a beach, in outdoor eating
areas, and at sporting venues.
Sun safety
Australia’s sun can be intense
- especially between the hours
of 10.00am and 3.00pm therefore when outdoors wear
a wide brimmed hat, longsleeved shirt, sunglasses and
at least an SPF 15+ sunscreen.
Also drink plenty of water, and
Time zone
Perth time is GMT plus eight
Tipping is generally not
expected in Australia, however,
it is acceptable in restaurants
and cafes to leave a small
amount (five to 10 per cent) if
the service is exceptional. A
tip for taxi drivers can be done
by rounding up the fare to the
nearest dollar.
There are plenty of transport
options for getting around the
CBD, city and metropolitan
area, including trains, buses
and ferries operated by
Transperth; free guided walking
tours offered by the City of
Perth; and private operators.
A Free Transit Zone operates
in the Perth city area where
passengers can travel for
free on any bus. Look for the
red FTZ logo on bus stops
to identify the free travel
boundaries. Free CAT (Central
Area Transit), pictured overleaf,
bus services also operate in the
Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup
city centres.
The CAT bus stops are easily
recognisable. Simply press
the information button at the
CAT stop to find out when
the next bus is to arrive. A
comprehensive bus network
operates outside the city centre.
There are regular ferry services
from Perth (Barrack Street Jetty)
across the Swan River to South
Perth (Mends Street Jetty).
Train There are five train lines that
service the Perth metropolitan
area departing from the
Perth city centre, Armadale/
Thornlie, Fremantle, Midland,
Joondalup and Mandurah.
Many train stations along these
lines provide connecting bus
Visit or
phone 13 62 13 for bus, ferry
and train schedules, as well as a
comprehensive journey planner.
Self drive
Rental cars and motor homes
are readily available and
require a valid driver’s license;
international licenses are
recommended. Hire cars can
be picked up from the domestic
and international terminals, and
Perth city. For more information
go to
Taxis can be hailed on the street
or ordered by telephone 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
Designated taxi ranks can also
be found at transport hubs,
such as train and bus stations,
hotels and shopping areas. An
illuminated sign on the roof of
a taxi indicates it is vacant; the
cost of the fare is calculated
by a time and distance meter
system and most taxis accept
credit cards. The two main taxi
companies in Perth are Swan
Taxis (13 13 30) and Black &
White Taxis (13 10 08). For more
information visit
Hop-on hop-off options
Major coach and rail services
offer hop-on hop-off packages
throughout WA. ‘Travel passes’
can also be purchased and
provide flexible travel on coach
and rail services. For bookings
contact or
phone 1300 662 205.
Tour companies
There are a number of bus
tour companies that offer city
sightseeing, one day, overnight
or extended tours of Perth and
its surrounding regions.
Most companies depart from
the Perth city centre, and offer
courtesy pick up from selected
hotels in the city, Fremantle
and along the coast. For a full
range of touring options visit
Walking and cycling
Perth has an excellent network
of walking paths, and on-road
and off-road cycle paths. The
circuit around the Swan River
is one of the most popular
routes for leisure cyclists and
walkers. A cycling and walking
pathway also traverses much of
the metropolitan coastline. Bike
hire information, cycle maps
and guides can be accessed at
City of Perth Information
Kiosk - Murray Street Mall,
(southern end of Forrest Place),
Perth 9461 3444.
Free walking tours depart the
Information Kiosk at 11.00am
Monday to Saturday; and,
12noon on Sundays.
While travelling in Western
Australia look for the blue
and yellow ‘i’ logo, which
identifies accredited visitor
centres. Alternatively, visit and
Tourism information
While in the Perth city area,
tourism information can be
sourced from:
Western Australian Visitor
Centre - 55 William Street,
Perth 1300 361 351 (Toll free)
Western Australian Visitor
Centre Information Booth
Murray Street Mall, (near Perth
Underground Train Station)
Free CAT bus service
Visit today.
Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth International
Arts Festival
V8 Supercars Trading Post
Perth Challenge
Exhibit by Chen WenLing
Perth Fashion
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe
Avon Descent
Kings Park Festival
ten things
unique to wa
• Ningaloo Reef is the world’s
largest fringing reef and can
be reached by the world’s
shortest swim. It’s also one of
the few places in the world you
can swim with the gentle whale
• Explore the largest collection of
wildflowers on Earth
• Witness one of the longest
whale watching seasons in the
world along WA’s coastline
from June to December,
when Humpback Whales and
Southern Right Whales call
WA’s oceans home.
• Visit the largest, salt lakebased, outdoor gallery in the
world at Lake Ballard. World
famous sculptor Antony
Gormley created his vision
of an Australian community
over an area of 10 square
kilometres with 51 extraordinary
• Catch a ride and watch the
sunset on a camel train on
Broome’s Cable Beach which
spans 22 kilometres of pristine
• Walk among multi-coloured
cone shaped sandstone rocks,
which are around 350 million
years old at the Bungle Bungle
Range in Purnululu National
• Admire the world’s best
preserved example of a 19th
century port streetscape in
• Visit the world’s oldest gold
mint still operating from
its original premises at the
Perth Mint, home to the
world’s greatest collection
of investment gold bars and
Australia’s largest gold nugget
• Witness the natural
phenomenon, Staircase to the
Moon, in WA’s North West. It
happens when the full moon
rises over exposed mudflats at
extremely low tide, from March
to October.
• Ride the world’s only horizontal
waterfalls in the Kimberley.
Created by large tidal
movements, you can get up
close by taking a boat ride
through the falls.