Perth Travel Guide

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, which is also well known to be home to many famous people. The cricketer Wayne Clark, musician Dave Faulkner, and broadcaster Brian Hayes were all born here. Perth was named after Perth in Scotland by settlers who moved into this area around 1829. The discovery of gold in the 1890s expanded the small settlement into a large town. Today, it has a Mediterranean climate which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Places to Visit in Perth

Rottnest Island

When it comes to places to visit, Perth has it all. Head for Rottnest Island to relax on the wonderful beaches or go shopping in King Street, ideal for a bit of retail therapy. Check out the Arts and Crafts Market which provides visitors with the opportunity to buy aboriginal pieces of artwork. There’s also lot of activities you can do at the Swan River, where you can also indulge in a day trip out to the Swan Valley to see Western Australia’s oldest grape-growing region. You can also have a night out at His Majesty’s Theatre or head for live rock music gig at Northbridge, Subiaco or Fremantle. If you love churches and cathedrals, then you should not miss out on touring the St Mary’s Cathedral located at the Victoria Square.

Finding Accommodation in Perth

There is an extensive range of accommodation options to choose from when you are in Perth. Hotels and motels provide comfortable rooms while hostels offer backpackers a cheap place to stay. Most of Perth’s luxurious hotels are situated in the city centre, making a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas, especially by coach or minibus. On the other hand, caravan park accommodation is very cost-effective and provides great value for money for families, groups of friends or couples who may be on a budget when on holiday.

Eating Out in Perth

Perth has no shortage of restaurants and cafes. Norbridge provides diners with a huge choice of restaurants specialising in southern European and Asian cuisine. Victoria Park is very popular with both locals and holidaymakers who can try crayfish or chilli mussels which are cooked in tomato and chilli juice. Restaurants in Perth also cater for vegetarians, so there’s something for everyone, no matter what their palate may be.

Travelling Around Perth


When it comes to travelling around the busy city, economical coaches and minibuses are the best options. As an established coach company, we provide passengers with affordable sightseeing tours on a daily basis with onboard commentary from experienced drivers. You will be taken around the city driving past historical houses, the Perth Zoo, and John Forrest National Park towards the coast which faces the Indian Ocean. Of course, there are lots to explore in the surrounding regions of Perth so with bus charter or minibus hire in Perth, your day trips can be as excellent as you want them to be.

If you would like to find out more about our coach and minibus hire services at Transport Network Australia, please call or send us an email.

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