Our most recommended things to do in Perth
1. Perth Harvest Your Own Pearl Experience with Refreshments
Enjoy refreshments of Margaret River sparkling wine and the rare delicacy of pearl meat canapes as you learn about why the finest pearls in the world grow in Western Australia. Discover the history of pearling to the intricate practices of modern-day cultured pearl farming. You’ll then be invited to harvest your very own pearl, straight from its oyster. Due to the nature of pearl farming, the value of the pearl is unknown until the time it is harvested. The pearl could range from $500 up to $5,000, and is yours to keep. After the pearl has been harvested, learn about the grading process and take the opportunity to have your pearl made into a stunning piece of jewelry.
2. From Perth: Rottnest Island Full-Day Bike and Ferry Trip
Enjoy the best of Rottnest Island with bike rental and same-day return ferry tickets. If self-driving, choose from two departure times. Make your own way to Hillarys Boat Harbour. 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. On arrival, enjoy a full day to explore Rottnest Island at your own pace. Add-on a snorkel set at check-out to discover the island’s beautiful marine life. Pedal to Wadjemup Lighthouse or race to the West End. Discover the many different bays and beaches. 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.
Amazing experience. Everything went smooth from booking to bike ride. And was dropped back to my hotel after the activity.
3. 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.
We live in Perth but have rarely made it across to Rotto. What a fantastic experience! We picked an off season 23 degree day and loved it - the beaches, facilities, service. It was like being on a desert island. A day to truly “get away from it all”. Highly recommended.
4. Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music
Join a 3-hour 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 wit...
It was a great experience although it was a DJ an not live music. But the atmosphere was fantastic
5. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour
Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations.
When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.
Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too.
The bus tour covers all of Rottne...
It was a wonderful experience in our trip that day!! Very much appreciated for the accommodations specially with our Tourist Guide Ted who feed us knowledge regarding the rottnest island history..
6. 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.
Big day out! Gavin was fantastic. Pinnacles and star gazing was magnificent, we’re so lucky to have such a clear night!
7. Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth
See the best of Rottnest Island on this full-day, all-inclusive tour of Western Australia's most beautiful island, just 19 kilometers off the coast of Perth. Begin your day at Hillary's Boat Harbor in Perth, where you can explore the harbor and savor a delicious morning tea before traveling to Rottnest Island. You will get there on a lightning-fast ocean crossing aboard the local partner's high-speed ferries. It is recommended to arrive at Hillary's Boat Harbor at 09:00 for the 10:00 ferry departure. Then, discover everything this beautiful island has to offer on a 3.5-hour all-inclusive fully guided bus tour. Explore the stunning beauty of this A Class reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes - all ending in a unique historic train ride. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as part of th...
Brilliant day. Only negative is chicken wrap had cheese in which wasn’t disclosed and I am allergic. Fantastic day. Highly recommend .
8. Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor
Watch the annual migration of humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor just north of Perth. Benefit from complimentary pickup by bus from selected locations, or make your own way to the harbor to board the catamaran. Get up close to the magnificent marine mammals aboard the air-conditioned boat, and save precious time over slower vessels. Make use of the three viewing areas to get stunning views of the animals on their migration from September to the end of November. Capture them on your camera from the large open-air deck. Listen to live commentary from a certified guide of The Aquarium of Western Australia. Meet more knowledgeable Aquarium workers with an optional visit to the aquarium after you tour. Avail of the on-board snacks and drinks from the licensed bar. Relax in the knowledge that in the event that no whales are seen, you can take a...
We had a wonderful whale watching experience. The boat was comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the educational presentation by AQUA. Would definitely recommend this trip.
9. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch
Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits. Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of t...
Me and my hubby had an amazing day met some awesome people had some good wine and food couldn't fault anything
10. Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle
Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Opt to depart from either port for an approximately three-hour return cruise. Your Captain will point out all the key sights along the river, such as Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor. Choose from three departures from Perth 9:30 AM (returns at 12:30 PM), 11:15 AM (returns at 2:00 PM), and 2:15 PM (returns at 5:00 PM) and from Fremantle at 12:45 PM (returns at 3:30 PM).
Great commentary but it did leave half an hour late without being given any reasons why.
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What people are saying about Perth
What a fabulous day. Alan was very informative about the region. Loved the little trivia games on the way. Great choice of wineries/brewery and chocolate factory. Thanks Alan for making it a fun and enjoyable day. If you have to pick a wine tour of the Swan Valley, then this is the one to pick.
Really interesting and informative. Pete the guide was able to provide great background commentary and point out lots of things that would otherwise be missed. Great value for money.
The guide was very informative. It was very well organised and good value for monet .
Really good choice of venues, good company on a small group tour.
The drivers were very good and knowledgeable. Food was horrible.