Things to do

Perth is a safe, prosperous and multicultural city, with exciting opportunities for learning, shopping and exploring. For decades, it’s been an ideal destination for students and tourists.

Perth attractions

There is a lot to discover in and around Perth. Here are some of the main attractions to check out during your time here.

A photo of Kings Park

Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world. Its location offers breathtaking views of the Perth skyline and Swan River.

A photo of Fremantle's Cappuccino Strip

Explore the colourful port city of ‘Freo’. Enjoy a coffee along the Cappuccino Strip, wander through the Fremantle Markets and take a tour of the fascinating Fremantle Prison.

A photo of the bays at Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is WA’s very own island gateway. Cycle around, explore the dazzling marine life with your snorkel gear and meet the quokkas, Rottnest’s curious little marsupials.

A photo of kangaroos

Head to the Perth Zoo or the Caversham Wildlife Park to discover Australia’s unique native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and Tasmanian devils.

Beach and lifestyle

A photo of Cottesloe Beach

Perth gets more sunshine than any other Australian capital, giving you more opportunities to enjoy its stunning beaches and outdoor lifestyle. Learn how to surf at the iconic Scarborough beach and kick back at postcard-pretty Cottesloe.

Arts, music and culture

Perth is a vibrant destination combining a flourishing cultural life and relaxed vibe. Catch the latest exhibitions and discover local indigenous art at the Perth Cultural Centre.

Eat, drink and shop

A photo of London Court in Perth's central business district

Perth and its suburbs are bustling with an ever-increasing number of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Explore the city centre, or the inner-city suburbs of Northbridge, Mount Lawley and Leederville.

Take a road trip

Feeling adventurous? Over study break, gather a few friends and hit the road!

A photo of a car driving in the South West of Western Australia

Head south for towering forests, ancient caves, pristine beaches, world-class wine and gourmet food. Must-see destinations include Margaret River, Augusta, Denmark, Albany and Esperance.

A photo of a Whale Shark

Alternatively, make your way up the coral coast to discover Kalbarri’s spectacular national park, play with the dolphins at Monkey Mia or get up close and personal with the gentle whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef.