Tourism Information

Perth and surrounds

Perth is a vibrant and contemporary city, rich in culture and commerce with exquisite coastal scenery, a relaxed atmosphere and a reputation as one of the world's friendliest cities. Perth is surrounded by pristine natural environs including the Swan River, Kings Park and the Indian Ocean. Boasting magnificent weather, a thriving local food and wine scene and modern facilities, Perth is breathtakingly beautiful with plenty to see and do. We encourage you to explore this beautiful city and its surrounds while you are in the area for RMA21.  

See below a list of key attractions and activities to add to your itinerary while you're in Perth.

For further information, please visit the Experience Perth website.

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Whale watching

WA's Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere. September to December brings them much closer to Perth's coast, providing the perfect opportunity for an encounter on a thrilling whale watching cruise.

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Perth Cultural Centre

The Perth Cultural Centre is where the arts, culture, knowledge and community come together. As the cultural heart of the city, it’s a place to enjoy the sunshine and get involved in Perth events by visiting some of the institutions residing in the centre including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australia Museum, State Library of Western Australia and Blue Room Theatre.

Perth Zoo

Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to over 1,200 animals from around the world. Walk among Australian animals and get to know your local wildlife in the Australian Walkabout and Australian Wetlands. Explore the Asian Rainforest to see elephants, tigers, Sun Bears and a colony of Sumatran Orangutans, or go on safari through the African Savannah in search of rhinoceros, lions and giraffes. 

 

 

Rockingham Wild Encounters

Located on the shores of beautiful Shoalwater Bay, Rockingham Wild Encounters operates a ferry service to Penguin Island and a range of eco cruises that visit the local wildlife and take in the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Swim with wild dolphins or take a short 5-minute ferry ride to experience rare Australian sea lions before getting up close with the world’s smallest penguins. 

Swan Valley Winery

Spend a day in the Swan Valley and visit small family-run vineyards where winemakers are happy to share their wine making techniques as well as large well-known wineries Enjoy a gourmet lunch with local produce at one of the valley's most stunning vineyards sample gourmet cheeses and chocolate truffles and relax at a boutique craft brewery. 

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Nocturnal Woylie Walks – Woodland Reserve

Woodland Reserve is a protected habitat for rare and endangered WA fauna. You can experience the unique habitats of the Reserve, and see its wildlife in action, just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD. Watch woylies and quendas feed and learn about the WA bush. 

 

 

Whiteman Park Tours

The Park is home to Revolutions Transport Museum, the popular Caversham Wildlife Park and the world-class conservation facility Woodland Reserve. A range of guided tours are offered, allowing visitors the chance to see and learn more about the Park. 

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Catch and Eat Crab Cruise

This unique and exciting adventure will have you catching Mandurah’s famous Blue Swimmer Crabs. Departing from Mandurah Quay, cruise out into the Peel Inlet on board a luxurious crabbing vessel, with expert crabbing crew. Pull up nets, before you make your way to the unspoiled Boundary Island to go ‘scooping’ in the shallows. Once back on board, crew will prepare and cook the freshly-caught crabs, served with condiments and complimentary soft drinks.