Standing on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the Swan River running through its heart, surrounded by jaw dropping scenery and with a warm sunny climate, Perth is a chic modern city that strips away your inhibitions and gets you dancing to the relaxed rhythms of its beat.

Facts

Population

1.9 million

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Tourist precinct opening hours are Mon–Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. Suburban opening hours Mon-Wed 8am-6pm, Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun – closed.

Newspapers

The West Australian Newspaper The Australian

Tourist information

Western Australian Visitor Centre Forrest Place, (corner Wellington Street and Forrest Place) +61 8 9483 1111

Travel to Perth

Book your flights to Perth with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy this scenic coastal city in Western Australia that is basking in the sun all year. Perth is home to a large community of eclectic retailers, atmospheric eateries, and many other services and cultural experiences just waiting for you to enjoy.

While many destinations claim to have it all, Perth really does – sunshine and blue skies, beautiful beaches, history and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle. 

Top 5 things to do in Perth

From amazing man-made attractions and parklands, to nature and marine life, history and science, there are plenty of attractions to choose from in Perth, with fun-filled activities for everyone. Here are our top five things to do in Perth:

  • Take an exciting walk above the trees on Federation Walkway and get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful Kings Park
  • Take a scenic and relaxing cruise down the Swan River at dusk and enjoy a moonlit meal
  • Ring a 14th century bell and marvel at the world’s largest musical instrument at the Bell Tower
  • Spend a day surrounded by gold and see the world’s largest gold coin at the Perth Mint
  • Relax the day away at one of the many pristine beaches that surround the city

Shopping in Perth

Seasoned shoppers looking for a dose of retail therapy will love Western Australia's quality shopping centres and cutting-edge boutiques. Perth has become quite a hotspot for shoppers looking for everything from haute couture to antiques, and each shopping district radiates its own unique charm.

Start in Perth City and head to Subiaco, Claremont, Cottesloe and Fremantle, followed by a trip to Perth’s main shopping malls – Murray Street and Hay Street.

Restaurants in Perth

Visit Perth and prepare to enjoy delectable foods, in sensational surroundings. Taste tempting creations inspired by Perth’s vibrant multiculturalism which can be enjoyed in delightful al fresco settings, thanks to the year-round sunshine. Perth's natural attractions also add to its dining pleasure.

Whether dining in elegant settings overlooking the coast or, enjoying seafood caught fresh from the dazzling waters of the nearby Indian Ocean, restaurants in Perth are not to be missed.

Nightlife in Perth

This picture-perfect paradise by day, transforms into a spirited party town when the sun sets.  

From relaxed evenings dining by the ocean to dancing the night away to a live band, Perth has a whole host of things to do in the evenings, which cater to all ages and tastes.   

Plan your Perth holiday

Perth is a magnificent city and a world-class tourist destination. The natural setting and well-thought-out design in the city are a tribute to eco-friendly urban design. There are many places to explore here including the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts along with several other state-of-the art museums. The Western Australia Maritime Museum is worth a visit because of its distinctive and stylish design as well as its exhibits. The many cultural offerings come to life elegantly during the annual Perth International Festival of the Arts, held in late February and early March. Buy your tickets to Perth early if coming for the festival.

Perth enjoys nearly 365 days of sunshine a year making the peak tourist season somewhat constant. If you want to avoid some of the crowds, visit from December to February. Cheap hotels in Perth are also easier to find then. Flight deals to Perth are always just a click away with Etihad Airways and there are fantastic deals throughout the year.

Book your flights to Perth today

If you are ready to book your tickets to Perth, take a look at Etihad Airways’ popular deals before you do.  Whether you book seats in Coral Economy, Pearl Business or Diamond First Class, you will be welcomed with great service and a smile during every step of your journey. You can also take advantage of Etihad Airways’ baggage allowance on all flights to Perth.

Perth receives over 300 days of sunshine a year making the peak tourist season somewhat constant. If you want to avoid some of the crowds, visit from December to February. Cheap hotels in Perth are also easier to find then. Flight deals to Perth are always just a click away with Etihad Airways and there are fantastic deals throughout the year.