Things to do in
Perth

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The Pinnacles: Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour from Perth

1. The Pinnacles: Desert Sunset and Star-Gazing Tour from Perth

Discover the magic of the Pinnacles Desert on a 9-hour guided tour. Head west to the Turquoise Coast and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Stop in Lancelin for a walk along the beach. Experience the thrill of sandboarding down giant sand dunes. Board the bus and visit Ngilgen Lookout to see seasonal wildflowers and admire views over the Indian Ocean. Go for a guided walk on the beach at Hangover Bay to see native plants that were used by the Aborigines for food and medicine when they lived off the land. Enjoy dinner at the Observation Deck in the Pinnacles Desert, accompanied by a glass of Margaret River wine. See the sunset over the Indian Ocean and later marvel at the stars with the help of Astro binoculars and a telescope.  See the Rings of Saturn through the telescope and photograph the moon by attaching your smartphone to the telescope.

Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

2. Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

Experience Rottnest Island with same-day round-trip fast ferry tickets. Choose from two ferry departure times: 7:30 AM or 10 AM. Make your own way to Hillarys Boat Harbour or select complimentary coach transfers.  Arrive at the meeting point 30 to 45-minutes before boarding to collect your bike and tickets. Enjoy a coffee at Hillarys Boat Harbour before boarding. Relax on the 45-minute high-speed ferry crossing. Spend the day enjoying some of the island's 63 beaches and 20 bays. Rent a bike or snorkeling equipment. Join a guided tour to learn about the island's decades of history and involvement in WWII, or climb Wadjemup Lighthouse. Be sure to meet a smiling quokka and snap a selfie! Leave Rottnest Island on the 4:30 pm ferry, returning to Hillarys Boat Harbour at 5:15 pm.

Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

3. Perth: Pinnacle Desert Sunset and Stargazing with Dinner

Heading north away from the city towards Yanchep National Park, you will make a quick comfort stop which will provide an opportunity to see the koalas and kangaroos. From here you will go up the coast towards the magical Pinnacle Desert to view the mystical limestone rock formations. Arriving here in the late afternoon avoids the crowds and heat, and allows for breathtaking sunsets. Experience the moon-like landscape come to life as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean and the moon rises. Once darkness falls, you will head to the fishing town of Cervantes for your included dinner in a traditional Western Australian tavern to soak up a real Australian atmosphere. Following dinner, you will head out into the night to experience the star-filled night sky. You will head back into the Pinnacle Desert to the observation deck to experience the tranquillity of the national park, and view the night sky without light pollution. Once you have had your fill of the enormous night sky, you will return to Perth arriving at approximately 11.00PM.

Perth: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

4. Perth: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Enjoy bird's-eye views of Kings Park and Perth's many other attractions. Take photos from the open top deck-viewing platform. Jump on the bus at any of the 12 conveniently located stops around the city. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket also includes a tour around Kings Park. A complete circuit takes 2 hours. Buses run every hour. There’s shade on the top deck and air-conditioning downstairs, so you’ll be comfortable regardless of the weather. Tour Highlights: • Kings Park and Botanic Gardens • Northbridge • Crown Perth • Elizabeth Quay • The WACA • The Bell Tower • The Perth Mint • The Swan River • Museum & Art Gallery of WA • Perth Town Hall • Water Town Discount Shopping Complex • Perth City Shopping Malls

Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

5. Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

Combine a delicious buffet lunch with a premium cruise on the magnificent Swan River with the Fremantle Lunch Cruise. This unique cruise features a menu which reflects Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce. Upon boarding, you are shown to your reserved table. During the cruise downstream, your captain will give a detailed tour commentary on the sights along the river as you progress to Fremantle. As you cruise the calm waters, you are invited to enjoy a seasonal buffet selection and dessert, which offers a mixed variety of gourmet salads, mixed continental meats with chutneys and mustards. A brace of tempting hot dishes such as mild Indian curry and deep pan vegetarian lasagne complement the salads, all followed by a refreshing fruit platter. With a fully stocked bar on-board, you can enhance your light lunch with a cold beer, or a glass of wine.

Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Perth: Art, History, and Culture 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a leisurely walk on this small group tour and discover everything that is awesome about Perth city. This 2.5-hour guided walking tour is designed to showcase the exciting and special happenings in Perth, with a bit of an insight in what helped the city get to where it is. Your guide will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Perth local who is excited to share their lovely city with you! Everything you need to know has been bundled into an entertaining package, with a focus on art, culture, nightlife, new developments and the revitalisation of heritage precincts. On the tour, visit the key landmarks of Perth including The State Buildings / Cathedral Square, Stirling Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Wolf Lane, King's Square and the Perth City Link. Also discover Perth's malls, laneways, arcades, street art and sculptures. Discover where the best food and drink can be found with tips from your local guide as to the best cafes, bars and restaurants to visit during your stay. 

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

7. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air-conditioned bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at The Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

8. Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Cultural Tour from Perth

First stop on your 12.5-hour tour from Perth is in historic York. Enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) before continuing to Hyden. Check out the Hippo’s Yawn rock formation and sit down to an Aussie country-style lunch. Afterwards, visit Wave Rock, one of Western Australia’s most popular natural landmarks, in a shape that resembles a giant ocean wave. See the ancient Gnamma Holes, which is a sacred Aboriginal site. Continue to the Humps and finally Mulka’s Cave. Return to Perth via a different route and stop in the country town of Babakin for afternoon tea (at your own own expense). Wildflower viewing stops are made en route, seasonally.

Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

9. Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

Join an evening dinner cruise on the Swan River to see the impressive Perth city skyline after sunset. Your evening begins in Central Perth, where you’ll board your boat for your journey down the Swan River. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink provided throughout your cruise, and marvel at the twilight views of the city. Dinner includes a buffet of hot and cold dishes. Salads, bread, dessert, coffee and tea accompany your meal. Enjoy live entertainment on board the boat. Surprise entertainment may also be in store! Cocktails can be purchased from the full bar. After a delightful evening experience, the cruise returns you to Perth at 10:00 PM. Sample menu  (subject to change):   Turkish bread with olive oil  Cold dishes  • King prawns with cocktail sauce  • Selection of gourmet salads with side dressings  • Leg ham and continental meat selection served with assorted chutneys and mustards  • Assorted fresh dinner rolls  Hot dishes  • Rosemary and garlic-infused roast beef with red wine jus  • Thai-style chicken curry with steamed jasmine rice  • Baked vegetarian lasagna  • Roasted herb potatoes served with sour cream  • Medley of vegetables  Dessert  • Sliced seasonal fruit  • Assorted gateaux

Perth's Best Wildflower Tour

10. Perth's Best Wildflower Tour

With a botanical guide you will travel to various locations on Perth’s outskirts in search of the finest wildflowers. Whilst the slope, soils and ancient granite outcrops of the Darling Escarpment are traditionally the ideal habitat and location to view wildflowers, profusion varies daily and is dependent on sunshine.   You will visit locations all around the Perth region where you can expect to find the finest wildflowers to see and smell. Monitoring the progress of wildflowers once in season ensures travel time is minimised. Kings Park is renowned for its wildflowers, plus areas such as Wireless Park, Gingin and Toodyay are also prolific at various times.   An experienced guide will help you identify rare and delicate wildflowers including everlastings, orchids, red and green kangaroo paw, banksias, bottle brush and Western Australia’s most famous orange flowering Christmas trees. There is ample time to identify and photograph flowers, and a complimentary wildflower booklet on Western Australia’s unique wildflowers is included.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,026 reviews

- Great guide who provided very insightful info and history about the places. - Timing for each destination is well spaced out & you don’t feel like you are being rushed from 1 place to another - we have a fairly big group that day, the Guide may need an extra assistant to support him during the trip. Nevertheless, he was quite amazing as a 1-man show.

This is a real fun activity for family; swimming with wild dolphins in open water is a must do tour. 2 thumbs up!!

The whole experience was memorable. Would definitely recommend the day to our friends

It was such a fun time meeting others and tasting some very delicious wine

We were hampered by the weather, but Gavin did his best to compensate.