A lot of Perth’s magnetism is probably to do with the laidback atmosphere the city exudes. The warm sunny climate, picturesque location on the banks of the Swan River, and rich café culture all lend themselves to a holiday that’s all about slowing down and catching your breath.
Fremantle is one of the best known destinations in the area immediately surrounding Perth. This historic seaport, which has become a haven for artists, writers and musicians, is a great place to spend a few hours or a few days. Act like a local and potter through the Fremantle markets, enjoy some street food at an outdoor food market and head down to one of the great micro breweries for a popular Sunday session.
Head to Rottnest Island, just 19km off the coast of Perth, for a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of Australia’s fi nest beaches and bays. Having a photo taken with the infamous Quokkas is an absolute must whilst on the island.
If you are looking for great food and wine, look no further than Swan Valley, only 25 minutes east of Perth. Home to over 150 places to wine and dine, including award winning wineries, microbreweries and distilleries.
Further afi eld there’s an array of different experiences within a two hour drive. There are stunning beaches like Swanbourne, Cottesloe, Scarborough and Sorrento, or if you’re into food and wine, there are plenty of wineries and piles of fresh seafood. If you prefer to get active there’s surfi ng, golf courses, beautiful walking and cycling tracks or rivers to explore.
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